So the girlfriend did total the 99 TJ she had. Although she LOVED it more than anythign she ever had she does a lot of driving. Either work which is somewhat close, but does have some more years of college that she wants to do and its not close. The Jeep was killin her on fuel. And unfortunatley she really isn't the top down kind of girl which makes me mad but haha, o well. So if you were in the market for something what do you suggest. Needs to be 4x4. were avoiding the "car" choice right now. Thinking smaller SUV stuff. She is still a huge fan of jeeps. I personally think the JK's are no fun and she doesn't like them either. To me they lost the jeep in them even after watching my friends do work in the rocks. She is thinking now a Liberty Renegade and similar.
So suggestions anyone own anything and have some insite for me? She won't be doing any offroad. If she got a Jeep though im sure we would set it up for a light trail.
Well, you have the following and can be found pretty inexpensive.
Blazer/Jimmy All 95+ have the 4.3, reliable engine and plenty of power. Reliable overall.
Ford Explorer I don't know much about them, but everyone I know seems to have issues. AKA: Exploder
Dodge Durango: Can be reliable depending on engine, but horrible gas mileage.
Liberty: Reliable, can be decent offroading. Decent gas mileage.
Out of those, the liberty or S-series would be my choice, but you can find the s-series a lot cheaper than you can a liberty. If she's already having money issues, I wouldn't be putting a lot of money down on a new or used vehicle. Just get something to get by and is still reliable.
But no matter what, if you want 4x4, don't expect too good of gas mileage. Although I know people with blazers and can still get 20+ mpg.
2011 RCLB Silverado, It's got the power I need. Wiring Diagrams!
"You're just about to get a bump and poke back.."
As for "Price" on things. not super worried but in the same way were not gettin silly rich with things and being stupid with buying some crazy stuff. She plans on buying it outright for the first time. Money wont be an issue... all I need to say. Again still want to be human and just get what is right the first time. Even considering a nice certified used, were not wasting anything. So as of now considering VW Tiguan... if we go crazy it would be the VW Toureg. We are big Diesel fans and would love anythign diesel so thats a help. Also considered VW cars with the TDI but she wants to stay in a smaller SUV thing as her splurge to be safe and likes being up higher than cars.
May try test driving the Libery and those when she physically can. Online they just don't impress me so hopiong in person they feel solid and quality. Wouldn't mind still ahving a trail friendly vehicle. And still love the Jeep. I am all about the Grand cherokee but she hates them for some reason. Bummer.
So after a lot of tossing around... She is coming around to her senses.
Thinking 2 door Wrangler Sahara. She loved hers before so shes thinking go all out with the new one. Like Sahara for the painted flares and a few options. She will only be doing a few trails a YEAR at the most. And no need for anything more than basic 4x4. Im happy with it, nothing really gave me or her a good vibe that we liked it. This round were thinking heated seats for her, mirrors, hardtop in the pieces since she never even took the soft top off. Typical girl whos always "cold" even when hot. She would probably take off the top half and doors on good days. Im pumped. She likes the Burnt Orange. So I appreciate the ideas everyeone I showed her and helped her think while still sit here in the chair cause shes still waiting for surgery.