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Old 08-14-2013, 03:32 PM   #31
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Just tell Dad he can drive it once in a while. That should take care of it.

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Old 08-14-2013, 03:36 PM   #32
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Tell them the speedometer only goes to 100mph so you can't go fast. And once you get bigger heavier tires it will go even slower.

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:02 PM   #33
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Just tell Dad he can drive it once in a while. That should take care of it.
Lol nooo if he drives it he will love it and keep it
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Old 08-14-2013, 11:38 PM   #34
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I'm 16 and my dad really wanted me to get a truck because it was more practical. I said a jeep or a 350z. Well 3 months later I have my lift kit sitting in the garage bfg 33s and waiting on my debit card to order some wheels. My mom loves driving the jeep and my dad wants to start a fabshop for jeeps. He's a union welder and pipefitter. Jeep thing it's contagious watch out
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:30 PM   #35
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1. They think me and my friends will be rowdy and wreck less
2. Used 2006
3. My moms first was a VW Jetta and she thinks that would be perfect for me
1. Your 16 you can be rowdy and wreckless any place and in any vehicle.
2. good choice.
3. As stated, parts are not common and the cost $$$..

Here is what might work.... tell them instead of going 50/50 with you you on the 2006.. you would like for them to give you 400k instead. How? simple get a Jeep that is around 6-7k.(I will guess that is about half the cost of the 2006 your looking at?) Then tell them to invest their half, 6k-7k in a long term fund for you, you of course pay for all of the jeep.... when you retire that might be close to the 400k. Far better investment.

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Old 08-15-2013, 01:32 PM   #36
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"Its the wrangler or drugs mom, pick one!"


They are safe, awesome, will get you laid (don't tell mom that, just dad) and you can't speed in them (easily).
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:49 PM   #37
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An inexperienced driver can be dangerous in any vehicle. You just need to use your brain with a Jeep. If it sounds like a dumb idea, it probably is. Once you get it, you'll learn its limits and learn to drive within them. Mine doesn't feel tippy in the least, but I also don't haul a$$ around sharp corners like an F1 driver. Be prepared to be broke. You'll seem to find a lot of money going into your Jeep. However, it's totally worth it. And you will pull chicks like you wouldn't believe haha. Honestly, I think it's a perfect first vehicle. You'll quickly learn a lot about maintenance and how things work. The Jeep is fun and easy to tinker with. My dad loves it almost as much as I do. He loves working on it with me and always gives me his opinion on what mods I should do. Oddly enough, even my mom has come to enjoy it. She came out and started helping my dad and I while wiring up my CB. It's awesome and I'm sure your parents will warm up to it fast after you get it. The investment idea mentioned above is also a very good one. You can get a nice Jeep for 5-8k, you just have to be patient and look around.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:11 PM   #38
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1. They think me and my friends will be rowdy and wreck less
2. Used 2006
3. My moms first was a VW Jetta and she thinks that would be perfect for me
Honestly, good advice here. I'll add some more to answer the concerns.

1. As for the recklessness, if you express a desire to be able to do your own work, you'll not be doing stupid stuff to have to fix all the time. Jeep's CAN be a handful if you do stupid things in them, but they can also be the most fun you'll have in a vehicle if you do it right. Offroading with my son has made him a better driver (yes, he's driven it offroad). You learn more about your vehicle's limits offroad so you don't blow it on road. It seems paradoxical, but offroad driving will help you.

2. Not a bad choice at all, but if you DO manage to get one, you may have oil pump (OPDA) issues. Perhaps a clean 2004 would be a better option, and perhaps cost a bit less.

3. Jetta's and VW's in general (as well as Audi) can be an electrical nightmare. Both my wife's Audi and my daughter's Jetta have gremlins that light everything up on occasion. While I love the European safety standards, they will be expensive to maintain. Are your parents willing to spend the money to fix electrical and mechanical issues frequently? If they are expecting you to do that, you cannot afford a VW. Sorry.

Finding a good car for a teen is an art. Find something somewhat practical and affordable, but something they'll want to drive and take care of and not screw it up. A Wrangler is a great choice.

- Affordable to maintain (expensive to modify when the bug hits though).
- EASY to maintain (with a Haynes or Factory Service Manual), most things can be found/done.
- Lots of online support via forums.
- Lots of like-minded folks of ALL ages willing to help when needed.
- Great way to learn additional driving skills offroad
- If you love it, you WILL take care of it and be more careful with it.

Insurance isn't too bad on them either, especially if you have an older one. My son has a Mazda 3, but he's rated on my 97 Wrangler. So it saves money there too.
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:37 PM   #39
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"Its the wrangler or drugs mom, pick one!"
My mom thought that was funny. Hahaha
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Old 08-15-2013, 02:39 PM   #40
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My mom thought that was funny. Hahaha

It's how I got where I am today..

okay not really but it makes a funny story.
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Have your parents contact their insurance agent. He/she have all the statistics on safety and I'm sure that when they hear the difference in rates between a 16 year old in a Jetta as compared to a Wrangler, they will be sold.

I almost forgot to mention...I'm a mom and my daughter's first car is a Jetta. I wish that she would have bought a Wrangler instead. The sad thing is that even she now wishes that she had.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:24 PM   #42
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The Jeep I have now was my first car three years ago when I was 17. Just try to tell them how practical it is. It's relatively small (easy to park), relatively safe, extremely slow (no 75mph+ speeding tickets), can get you places safely in the snow, repairs are generally easy and cheap, and you can easily get 200,000-300,000 miles out of one before needing major repairs. Once most cars hit about 100,000 miles they start needing major repairs. Not jeeps. It will be the best car you will ever own. Everyone you drive around in it will fall in love with it. I wouldn't trade mine for the world.
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:35 PM   #43
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I love the comments in this thread. Personally, my son just turned 16 and has already logged over 60 hours driving on ORV trails in the last few years since he got his ORV permit at the age of 10. He started out w/four wheelers then moved up to driving Jeeps around the age of 14.

For him, like me, roads are boring...
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:34 PM   #44
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Lol nooo if he drives it he will love it and keep it
One week into owning my Jeep, and my dad is guilty of this lol.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:49 PM   #45
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One week into owning my Jeep, and my dad is guilty of this lol.
Ahhaha
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Old 08-16-2013, 05:51 PM   #46
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It has a roll cage and it gets the girls
Pointing those facts out may reassure a dad but not a mom
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:08 PM   #47
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LOL, I would say your parents should be lucky and counting their blessings. I had an 11 second mustang when I was in high school.
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Pointing those facts out may reassure a dad but not a mom
Will get neither, " great the little turd is gonna make me a granddaddy, oh hell no!
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:19 AM   #49
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Join a club take them to a meeting maybe get an open seat in a trail ride. Maybe that will help. Check insurance rates against something else they want you to drive see if it is less.

If they meet some Jeepers as old as I am maybe they will find out we are a diverse group and not all crazy.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:06 PM   #50
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Definitely have them look at insurance. I just traded a 2008 Ram 1500 hemi 4wd for a brand new 2013 JK 2 dr. I was afraid my insurance would go up with it being brand new and smaller. Nope, I'm paying 40 bucks less a month for it than a full size truck that's five years older. I've also seen Jeeps rolled on the highway. They looked alot better than cars with crushed roofs I've seen, and I've personally rolled a car. Not pretty.

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