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Old 05-26-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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It's a Jeep Thing- Kinda

I bought my first Wrangler last week- 12 Sport Unlimited. The guy who originally ordered it selected the Wrangler ST tires so he could afford a hard top and ordered an automatic transmission over power windows and locks. I saw it, it was priced right for me, enough so for me not to care a lot about the tires and doors, and I got more than enough for my trade-in of the Grand Cherokee. The Jeep is for my daily drive, to get me to my out of the way hiking trails, camping spots, and hunting locations. I won't be doing any "hard core" trails.

My overall impression is that it's great. I spent the first week with the top front panels and doors off. I don't think I want to go back to any other vehicle.

I noticed and looked up the unwritten rule about waving to passing other Jeep drivers. There are a lot of Jeeps in this area so it was hard not to notice.

Overall- I love driving the Wrangler but it may take some time to understand the "It's a Jeep Thing". Let me know if there is something I am missing on the whole- "It's a Jeep Thing" culture.

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Old 05-26-2012, 11:06 AM   #2
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It's like driving home at night with no doors on and your top down....and it's now 38 degrees eventhough it was 65 when you left for the day and your enjoying it and laughing. That's a "jeep thing" that most people just don't understand...

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Old 05-27-2012, 07:02 PM   #3
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I bought my first Wrangler last week- 12 Sport Unlimited. The guy who originally ordered it selected the Wrangler ST tires so he could afford a hard top and ordered an automatic transmission over power windows and locks. I saw it, it was priced right for me, enough so for me not to care a lot about the tires and doors, and I got more than enough for my trade-in of the Grand Cherokee. The Jeep is for my daily drive, to get me to my out of the way hiking trails, camping spots, and hunting locations. I won't be doing any "hard core" trails.

My overall impression is that it's great. I spent the first week with the top front panels and doors off. I don't think I want to go back to any other vehicle.

I noticed and looked up the unwritten rule about waving to passing other Jeep drivers. There are a lot of Jeeps in this area so it was hard not to notice.

Overall- I love driving the Wrangler but it may take some time to understand the "It's a Jeep Thing". Let me know if there is something I am missing on the whole- "It's a Jeep Thing" culture.
I understood it the first day I had my YJ. You should prolly sell yours.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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"it's a jeep thing"
To me it means this.
With no other vehicle would I put up with a leaky roof, a noisy ride, poor mpg's, lack of storage, lack of seating, as aerodynamic as a brick, hot as hell during the summer and cold during the winter. It's just a jeep thing
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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ohhyea and it hurts when ya pee----lol...

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Old 05-28-2012, 03:01 AM   #6
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Haha ^
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:55 AM   #7
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"it's a jeep thing"
To me it means this.
With no other vehicle would I put up with a leaky roof, a noisy ride, poor mpg's, lack of storage, lack of seating, as aerodynamic as a brick, hot as hell during the summer and cold during the winter. It's just a jeep thing


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Old 06-02-2012, 02:57 AM   #8
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im on my 7th jeep and felt it the first time i mashed the skinny pedal!!! so if you dont understand it, hit the trails, and if you still dont understand it, then sale it.
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I understood it the first day I had my YJ. You should prolly sell yours.
Ayup, I bought a new 95 in 96 & loved it immediately. Used to take the top down in May & not put it back up til late Oct. I did finally trade it after 6 yrs. It was my only vehicle & I thought I was tired of it. I've been wanting another one since I got rid of it. Now I've been looking a couple times everyday online for months, just haven't found 'the one' yet. Wonder if I'm being to picky. :shrugs:
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Ayup, I bought a new 95 in 96 & loved it immediately. Used to take the top down in May & not put it back up til late Oct. I did finally trade it after 6 yrs. It was my only vehicle & I thought I was tired of it. I've been wanting another one since I got rid of it. Now I've been looking a couple times everyday online for months, just haven't found 'the one' yet. Wonder if I'm being to picky. :shrugs:
You looking for a DD, weekend warrior, or project trail monster?
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I bought my first Wrangler last week- 12 Sport Unlimited. The guy who originally ordered it selected the Wrangler ST tires so he could afford a hard top and ordered an automatic transmission over power windows and locks. I saw it, it was priced right for me, enough so for me not to care a lot about the tires and doors, and I got more than enough for my trade-in of the Grand Cherokee. The Jeep is for my daily drive, to get me to my out of the way hiking trails, camping spots, and hunting locations. I won't be doing any "hard core" trails.

My overall impression is that it's great. I spent the first week with the top front panels and doors off. I don't think I want to go back to any other vehicle.

I noticed and looked up the unwritten rule about waving to passing other Jeep drivers. There are a lot of Jeeps in this area so it was hard not to notice.

Overall- I love driving the Wrangler but it may take some time to understand the "It's a Jeep Thing". Let me know if there is something I am missing on the whole- "It's a Jeep Thing" culture.
One thing that I try to do at least is go out of my way to park next to another jeep. It could be straight across the lot, up hill both ways and driving rain, it's all part of the experience.
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I understood it the first day I had my YJ. You should prolly sell yours.
Same here. The second I sat in the drivers seat of my uncles YJ I knew what had to be done. 4 months later and I had my own. I can't even imagine driving anything else at this point.
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You looking for a DD, weekend warrior, or project trail monster?
I'm looking for a 95 & under/DD

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