Okay, I am 17, and am looking to buy my first car, and im torn. Its between a Nissan Altima or a Jeep Wrangler. I will be in boot camp next summer (enlisted in US Marines). So I will have to take the car with me wherever I get stationed. I wanted a Jeep Wrangler since I was little. Just always thought they looked cool haha. But recently I want a nissan altima, and mainly just for the speed aspect of it, and how they handle/feel. The jeep came back to my mind after I went to a park with my girlfriend and she had to drive on a dirt road. She had to go so slow, and be so careful while driving on the road. I said to myself if I had a jeep i wouldnt have to drive like this, like I would in an altima. I am leaning towards jeep. But just want some advice, and knowledge of a jeep. I know they get bad gas mileage, and can roll easier. But that has to do with driver error not just the jeep itself. So can you give me some basic knowledge of a jeep wrangler. Best wranglers to get, can a all stock jeep off road good? If not what mods do I need for it? Stuff like that.
A stocker can off road. You can expect some biased opinions from a wrangler enthusiast forum tho hahaa. Im 16 and even though the gas is kind of a buzzkill, I couldn't be happier. I see kids looking at vehicles they ill never own and its weird because I HAVE my absolutely favorite vehicle EVER, and its a good feeling. You can't help but smile driving a jeep.
I don't think anyone on this forum will tell you to get the Altima! I personally wouldn't worry about rolling the jeep. As for gas mileage, well its like driving a box down the road. Stock jeeps are very capable offroad and you will learn a lot about how it handles driving it stock first on the trails.
As someone who sold his first TJ 3 years ago when my daughter was born, I had some regret. I acutally drove an altima and just sold it this past january to get another TJ. You won't regret it. And go with a TJ(1997-2006), just my opinion though.
Of course the bias is going to be toward the Jeep on a Jeep forum and would take it any day of the week over an Altima.
If I was looking for quick and worried about gas mileage I would lean towards the 6 cyl Mustang 305 HP 31 MPG Highway
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to be honest with you everybody i know who has had an altima has had tons of problems with them and its not like its a speed demon no dose it look good imo i say if your gunna get sumthing other then a jeep get a mustang or a camaro but not an altima
Do you think I could find a Jeep within $5,000? Because thats all I have to spend. And I really want it now hahaha
Considering I just looked at Craigslist in Arkansas in 5 major cities( don't know where in AR you are located) and found several in the 5-6000 range, I assume you can find something with a little digging.
Good luck and enjoy your Jeep
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I have an '06 unlimited and I can vouch for the fact that it can off-road just fine. Not a rock crawler by any means, nor would I want to bury it and try to get out without help and a winch or two; but it's certainly more capable than a lot of vehicles I've been in that are modified for off-roading.
I do a lot of shooting and the ranges I use are literally out in the middle of nowhere and absolutely nowhere on friends' remote property. These places obviously don't have roads and when it's wet they can get downright ugly. I've had times when I've almost backed out of going when I first looked at them but decided to try anyway and the TJ hasn't let me down yet. No worries about they're capabilities, buddy.
And BTW - It's AWESOME that you've enlisted in the Marines. I appreciate your willingness and ability to serve where I wasn't able to. You're a good man and a hero. And you deserve to drive a Jeep, not a scrap-heap Altima.
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That's spot on. I personally don't recommend the Jeep as the only vehicle anyway. Mine is parked in the garage with the top off waiting for sun drenched days. There is no way I would want a Jeep with the top on. I have other cars for that. I would never want to have to put the top up and down if that was my only vehicle.