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Old 03-08-2013, 04:04 PM   #91
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Well a jeep was my first car. It was a WWII Wilys. Khaki with a big white star on its bonnet. Gorgeous it was. Pedal powered. I was 5 years old 😃



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Old 03-10-2013, 07:19 PM   #92
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Exactly. Several have posted that they recently got a Jeep for their first CAR. If that's the case they still haven't gotten a first CAR yet.

One person said he just bought a Jeep for his daughter's first CAR and then went on to describe a Jeep he bought for her. I'm still waiting to read what type of CAR he bought.
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car (kär) n. 1. An automobile.
2. A vehicle, such as a streetcar, that runs on rails: a railroad car.
3. A boxlike enclosure for passengers and freight on a conveyance: an elevator car.
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Definition of CAR
A Jeep is NOT a car. You kill a kitten each time you refer to it as such.

By your definition a Greyhound bus would be considered to be a car.
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A Jeep is NOT a car. You kill a kitten each time you refer to it as such.

By your definition a Greyhound bus would be considered to be a car.
A jeep and a greyhound bus are without a doubt cars.
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A jeep and a greyhound bus are without a doubt cars.
I wonder how many kittens meet their demise when someone calls a Greyhound bus a car?
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I wonder how many kittens meet their demise when someone calls a Greyhound bus a car?
A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car.


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a greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car.

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Originally Posted by jreed615;a greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car. A greyhound is a car.

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To the OP... Did you get a jeep?
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:30 PM   #100
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I'm 18, bought a 95 4cyl 5speed for $2250 with 112000 miles for my first car when I was 16. All it needed was a soft top and tires. I've only put another 2000 into it since then. Majority of which was personal preference add ons and not necessities. I love it, great first car for me, reliable, everything mechanically beautiful. Second stick shift car i've driven and it is very easy to drive.
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Terrible idea, what are you going to use to go to the auto parts store to pick up parts when the Jeep needs repair?
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:48 PM   #102
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Terrible idea, what are you going to use to go to the auto parts store to pick up parts when the Jeep needs repair?
How's he gonna get to the store with any car he gets when it needs repair?
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How's he gonna get to the store with any car he gets when it needs repair?
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:27 AM   #104
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I am 17 and I have had my Jeep for a year now. It is my first car and I love it. I bought a stock 2001 TJ SPORT. I always wanted one, they are simple, fun, and easy to fix yourself if something goes wrong. (nothing has really gone wrong!) A GREAT first car.
I made sure i bought a non-lifted jeep because they can be cheaply lifted and unsafe. so I went stock for a year and saved up to lift it properly and keep it a good safe DD. I just recently ordered the ultimate kit from DPG off road, and slapped on some 32's. It rides like a dream, and handles really great. This makes it a fantastic every day vehicle.
the other thing i looked for was the 4.0 I6 engine.

Bottom line, It is a fantastic first car. My friend just got one as his first car, and my younger brother is getting one when he turns 16.
Buy a stock one so you can make it exactly what you need it to be, and make sure you have the engine that will last long past your lifetime (4.0 I6)
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I am 17 and I have had my Jeep for a year now. It is my first car and I love it.
You may have your first JEEP but you still don't have your first CAR.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:45 PM   #106
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New guy here. I have already introduced myself. I am 17 years old and looking for a TJ era Jeep. My budget is 10k and under. Alot of people from what I have been reading, can get great deals. I originally wanted a JK, but realized the killing it would give my parents, I decided not to.

They said 10k and under. I wanted a jeep after a snow storm and my friend picked me up in his Jeep with ease. I was amazed. I love guns and the jeep would be great for a commute, SHTF, and overall off roading experiences that few can enjoy.

Now, I have been looking but is there any difference between the 2005 model and 98 era TJs? If not, I would just want a Jeep. Khaki/Sahara Tan is my favorite color.\

Finally, Insurance is quite frankly cheaper from what im reading, regarding ignorance in my distant with Jeeps tipping over and insurance rates.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:07 AM   #107
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Where are you young guys getting all your gas money these days? When I was 16, gas was around a dollar a gallon or less so 8mpg in my F250 wasn't a big deal!
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My parents, they wont let me get a job. Schoolwork and my future career is more important to them. However it leaves me limited to Jeep selection. TJ I heard are great. What are good price ranges to pay for a used one?
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:52 AM   #109
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I just got my Jeep a 99 TJ Sahara paid under 10 for it. So you can Deff find them out there. As for insurance it's cheaper then my Honda civic. But it makes up for it in gas!
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My '97 TJ has been a very reliable Jeep. I bought it new in late '96 and have 253K miles on it. Obviously over the 15 years we've had to replace parts ie. heater core, wiper motor, u-joints, radiator (2012), master break cylinder (2012), brakes (that's a given) power steering unit (under warranty), serpentine belt (that's another given) steering wheel damper (had the death wobble) of course 4 sets of tires (they can be expensive for Goodyear Wranglers).
Make sure whatever Wrangler you're thinking of buying, have it checked out by a mechanic. Buyers remorse is a terrible thing. I have two tops, but hardly ever put the soft top on, it's a pain and noisy. A lot of the noise comes from my husband who has to do the switch.

Advice: never, never let your buddies use your Jeep it's your baby, keep up with the oil changes, don't drive it like a car, because it's not (I did kill a cat once) poor kitty, I felt so bad. The farmer didn't care, he said he had a barn full. WHAT!

Try to get at a '97 or newer. Big changes were made that year besides the round headlights.

I hope you find your Jeep.
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:13 PM   #111
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You will get way more chicks with a Jeep than a Civic...

Why are we talking about insurance rates and MPGs? What is really important to a 16 year old?
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OP, just go for it. I'm 24 now and a proud new owner of a 2013 JKUR. When i was 16 my whip was a 1962 Plymouth I restored myself. It had many of the same features as 90's wranglers -- zero safety, a significant amount of body roll, road noise, broke down lots, weight, and terrible gas mileage. I'm still here with all my appendages and was still solvent enough after the gas and insurance costs to put myself through University in Civil Engineering as well. Just don't think buying a vehicle is gonna get you chicks, it's got far more to do with the dude behind the wheel haha.
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I laugh at the people on here who complain about the gas mileage. HOW many used vehicles out there, that's under 10k, has great gas mileage. A few... but not many.

Someone owning a Jeep can probably make some repairs to it. Anyone that's competent under the hood can work on a Jeep. You gotta learn at sometime and somewhere. My first was an early 80s Chevy truck.

Owning a Jeep is an experience. Not only will you enjoy it, but you will be able to make repairs on your own. There's little you can't do on your own, to a Jeep. Hell, they sell books on it.

At 16, I had no money and no job, but my first vehicle that I drove was an '84 Cadillac El Dorado, with a 350. It guzzled gas. But, it was built like a tank... and long. With an engine that size, I could also change my own fluids and do my own tuneups. Loved that car. That was, until it blew a rod and knocked a hole on the side of the block, size of your fist... but I digress.

As a little kid, my dad had an old CJ out back by the barn that didn't work. I sat in that Jeep for hours almost every day, pretending to be driving it, changing gears, playing with the switches at the top of the wind shield that controlled the wipers... Fun. That's where my love for a Jeep was born. Took me twenty years before I owned my first one. Now I'm on my second. To this day, I love driving my Jeep. Even when my old one had problems, ran rich, road rough because it needed a tune up and I didn't have time to do it... still loved every minute of it.
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I've had Jeeps in the family for decades. It's a cult vehicle ( that's a good thing).
They are everything you have read about them and more. Go for it .If you decide you don't like it and you haven't trashed it ,you won't loose any money.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:07 PM   #116
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I laugh at the people on here who complain about the gas mileage. HOW many used vehicles out there, that's under 10k, has great gas mileage. A few... but not many.

Someone owning a Jeep can probably make some repairs to it. Anyone that's competent under the hood can work on a Jeep. You gotta learn at sometime and somewhere. My first was an early 80s Chevy truck.

Owning a Jeep is an experience. Not only will you enjoy it, but you will be able to make repairs on your own. There's little you can't do on your own, to a Jeep. Hell, they sell books on it.

At 16, I had no money and no job, but my first vehicle that I drove was an '84 Cadillac El Dorado, with a 350. It guzzled gas. But, it was built like a tank... and long. With an engine that size, I could also change my own fluids and do my own tuneups. Loved that car. That was, until it blew a rod and knocked a hole on the side of the block, size of your fist... but I digress.

As a little kid, my dad had an old CJ out back by the barn that didn't work. I sat in that Jeep for hours almost every day, pretending to be driving it, changing gears, playing with the switches at the top of the wind shield that controlled the wipers... Fun. That's where my love for a Jeep was born. Took me twenty years before I owned my first one. Now I'm on my second. To this day, I love driving my Jeep. Even when my old one had problems, ran rich, road rough because it needed a tune up and I didn't have time to do it... still loved every minute of it.


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If you really like it get it. You'll learn fast how to drive a jeep great. I have a 97 I picked up for 5grand. It's stick. I had never drove stick before so it was a new experience. But it wasn't that hard. Just make sure you get what you want in a jeep because hard doors and such are SO HARD TO FIND!
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It won't roll on the road unless you are extremely dumb or in certain extreme cases, which would have most any other SUV on its top, too. I would recommend a TJ (I'm a little biased) since it's more up to date, but not new enough to have tons of electronics. It is very easy to work on, most things you can do yourself and learn about it as you go. Plus, you can go offroading, something you can't do in a Honda sedan. It's easy to drive, has very few blindspots, and will put a smile on your face every time you drive it. You just have to be safe and smart. But that is true of any vehicle you may buy.
I'm with NCJeepin. Love my tj and also a little biased. LOL. All the points here are valid. I think it will be fine for you but you might want to keep in mind a couple of the points made here, as far as safety (keep stock until you know what you're doing) and the fact that you are going to want to learn to do repairs yourself. And yes a honda would be faster but at 16 and just starting you should be taking it easy and learning control and discipline rather than worrying about driving fast, and really if you want speed you want to avoid jeeps altogether. Even if you make it a fast vehicle you can't drive it like one.
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How will it work for you

I am now in my 40s and I have had many, many vehicles. Many of the comments above say that the Jeeps will be money pits and that is only true if the vehicle is drove hard or if you constantly wish to do all kinds of modifications. Any vehicle you get could need repairs. That is just part of owning a vehicle. Jeeps are fantastic because they are easy to work on, there are many places to get parts so they are less expensive than some foreign cars, and they are versatile with their capabilities. I would say if you like the style and you like driving them then get one!
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Adam - Go for it. My son is 15 and I bought him a 2005 (TJ) a year ago for him to have as his first "car". He's been driving it off and on and now has a learner's permit. It's not all that practical. It's a rag top with soft door uppers and someone can easily break in or damage the top. We don't live in a high crime area so I'm not too worried. It only has 4 seatbelts and very little storage. But we put a hitch on it and can haul bikes, beach gear, surfboards, etc. We absolutely love this thing. He is proud of it. So it will get him around, it's unique and it's fun! It has been easy to work on. We've done a few mods, change oil, etc. Will do spark plugs soon. Engine is more accessible than others I've seen. It's loud on the highway, it leaks oil, smells like hot coolant. I don't see it flipping over. It's solid and drives straight. We love it and we're going to have to have a knock down drag out fight when it's time to give him the keys!

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