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Old 06-21-2012, 08:40 AM   #61
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oh, honey, they aren't staring at you, they're staring at the jeep.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:47 AM   #62
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:36 AM   #63
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-I've learned that a Jeep can go so many places that other vehicles can't.
-My 3 year old daughter always wants to go riding in my Jeep & not my truck.
-I don't mind working on my Jeep.
-I don't have enough money to do everything I want to do, but I will in time.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:00 AM   #64
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I've learned that it doesnt matter if you get the top Chrysler stereo option (2012 Infinity/730N) if you like to listen to music & have it sound good you have to go aftermarket. $2000 down the drain for me!
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #65
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I've learned that it doesnt matter if you get the top Chrysler stereo option (2012 Infinity/730N) if you like to listen to music & have it sound good you have to go aftermarket. $2000 down the drain for me!
I have the first upgrade, which was the basic uConnect package ($385) with the Infinity system, and it sounds pretty decent.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:54 AM   #66
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I don't know. I had an aftermarket setup in my previous Jeep and loved it so much I guess I had higher than reasonable expectations for the 730n. Or maybe I'm just nuts! The 730n is going up in eBay; so hopefully I'll recoup some of the money
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:57 AM   #67
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I don't know. I had an aftermarket setup in my previous Jeep and loved it so much I guess I had higher than reasonable expectations for the 730n. Or maybe I'm just nuts! The 730n is going up in eBay; so hopefully I'll recoup some of the money
Your previous Jeep probably had a better head unit and speakers in it. While I never even considered the 730n, you're probably paying the largest part of the premium on the NAV system, not the stereo or speakers.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:10 AM   #68
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I've learned not to stare at hot chicks staring at me while my wife is in the Jeep with me.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #69
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I learnt that getting my long hair cut really short means I no longer have to mess with pony tails and getting hair-whipped all over my face, and now I can totally enjoy open-top driving.
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:45 PM   #70
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I've owned a jeep approximately 3 weeks now. Sorry to say it, but I've already stopped waving at the 4 doors. They just don't wave back. Living in a city proabably has something to do with it.

As for what I've learned.

I've learned that the craigs list app. for your smart phone will cause you to spend money quickly.

I've learned that I love my jeep enough to actually want to go out and work on it. First time in years that I've owned a vehicle which I like well enough to even change the oil myself.

I've learned that I don't have enough disposable income.

This. I have always hated wrenching. Just never been my thing. Since I bought my Jeep a month ago, All I want to do is get under it and start tweeking things, even though I have no idea what I'm doing.

And sadly, the disposable income is a hard reality to come to terms with. So many mods, so little room on the credit cards left.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:11 PM   #71
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6 day old 2012 Unlimited Altitude owner here with my 2 cents:

1. You can't take the top down any more than off, wish there was another level ...
2. I enjoy saying " my top is off "
3. Mods and Forums and upgrades oh my ...
4. I drive so slow now I annoy myself
5. The neighborhood kids now think I'm a badass.
6. I make up things to do so I have to drive.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:25 PM   #72
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Something else I learnt - that there comes a point at which it is not possible to get any wetter, when caught in a thunderstorm minus your roof. On a highway upon which everyone is doing about 5mph due to how heavy the rain is coming down. At this point, I learnt to relax and enjoy it, and to smile back at all the odd looks I was receiving. And later on, I learnt where my drain plugs were
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:29 PM   #73
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1. Living in Florida requires constant weather checks if you want to take the top off.
2. Switching lanes without side mirrors requires multiple blindspot checks.
3. Non-Jeep owners don't care about your mods or plans for mods. I don't care if they care either, I'll still tell them.
4. If it's important, don't leave it in the Jeep.
5. If you have a soft top, don't lock the doors. Whatever is stolen, won't cost as much as replacing your slashed windows.
6. ALL Jeep owners that don't wave back... SUCK!
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:50 PM   #74
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I've learned that the best part of my day is whenever I'm driving my Jeep
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:30 PM   #75
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I've learned my wife thinks the Jeep is awesome but refuses to admit it. She did comment to me over this past weekend, "Let's take the Jeep, it's more fun than my car!"

Yeah, she knows what's up.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:42 PM   #76
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I have learned that jeeps are just one of a kind and you never know the true thrill until you own one then you are hooked for life! Expect myself to own a jeep the rest of my life there is just no other car like it!
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:45 PM   #77
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I've learned my Jeep is not a replacement for the 2005 STi I lost due to an inattentive driver, but it is certainly as much fun (albeit, a different kind of fun...).
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:14 AM   #78
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I learned to buy a hat. The top of my head hadn't seen that much sunshine in a long time.
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:59 AM   #79
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Yes, I too was under the impression I purchased a "real" Jeep until it was brought to my attention by more than a few members here through various posts (and threads) that I was indeed duped.
Con, don't feel bad. The JK is going through its XJitis phase.

Now my list-
- After the first Jeep, you're doomed to a life of poverty.
- One Jeep is never, ever, EVER enough.
- Spare parts will overtake every free spot in your garage.
- Your friends kids, when given the choice, will always choose to ride with you.
- Other peoples dogs will stare longingly at your Jeep.
- Men in neuter cars will stare longingly at your Jeep and secretly hate their wife for making them buy the crap they're driving.
- Your Jeep will strand you when you least expect it.
- You will learn to put MacGyver to shame with your trail repairs. Hmmm, I have a stick, a button, and some chewing gum...
- Dana 35s make great boat anchors.
- Bologna sandwiches really aren't that bad...
- Jeeps MUST park next to other Jeeps per Jeep Law.
- Passengers can and will double as a cup holder.
- There's no point in turning the radio on anymore since you can't hear it over the hum of your mud tires or the eight trillion other rattles.
- Your calendar will be overfilled with upcoming runs.
- Vacations no longer revolve around the destination and are more about the journey.
- Manifold burritos are the bomb.
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:49 AM   #80
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Con, don't feel bad. The JK is going through its XJitis phase.

Now my list-
- After the first Jeep, you're doomed to a life of poverty.
- One Jeep is never, ever, EVER enough.
- Spare parts will overtake every free spot in your garage.
- Your friends kids, when given the choice, will always choose to ride with you.
- Other peoples dogs will stare longingly at your Jeep.
- Men in neuter cars will stare longingly at your Jeep and secretly hate their wife for making them buy the crap they're driving.
- Your Jeep will strand you when you least expect it.
- You will learn to put MacGyver to shame with your trail repairs. Hmmm, I have a stick, a button, and some chewing gum...
- Dana 35s make great boat anchors.
- Bologna sandwiches really aren't that bad...
- Jeeps MUST park next to other Jeeps per Jeep Law.
- Passengers can and will double as a cup holder.
- There's no point in turning the radio on anymore since you can't hear it over the hum of your mud tires or the eight trillion other rattles.
- Your calendar will be overfilled with upcoming runs.
- Vacations no longer revolve around the destination and are more about the journey.
- Manifold burritos are the bomb.
Hey, it's cool with me. I honestly couldn't care less if some CJ, XJ, TJ, or Whatever-J owner doesn't like my Jeep.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:13 AM   #81
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I have learned that jeeps are just one of a kind and you never know the true thrill until you own one then you are hooked for life! Expect myself to own a jeep the rest of my life there is just no other car like it!
Amen to that!
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:05 AM   #82
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i have learned
-who needs a top on..i havent put my top on for 3 months..
-my new 2012 ram 4x4 sits all the time
-who needs to look at the gas gauge, it doesnt work anyways, so 200 miles and filler up...lol
-the wife has learned to redo the budget for "jeep related items"
-i took the radio and speakers out because 1. top off dont need them stolen. 2. cant hear them anyways
-and i love my jeep more than i did my ol motorcyle
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:26 AM   #83
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What I've learned as a Jeep owner:

- I love my Jeep more and more each day
- Most people complain about fixing a vehicle, I don't! Love getting a chance to work on it!
- Gonna rain? Don't put the top back on, Put a tarp over it!!!!
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:11 PM   #84
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What I've learned as a teenage jeep owner:

-chicks really LOVE going on a ride in the jeep, especially with the top down and doors off.

-driving in the rain is a lot more fun than you first imagine.

-my parents don't have to worry about me speeding.

-no matter how many minimum wage teenage jobs I get, I won't be able to afford the mods I truly want for years to come.

-you will be come the envy of all your friends who are non-jeep owners.

-no matter what kind of a mood you are in, take a spin in your jeep and try not to smile the whole way home.

-I will never have money to buy the cool new gadgets out on the market , between paying for gas and new mods.

-no matter the size of the mod, it makes the biggest difference to the owner, even if others don't see it like you do.

-when someone asks you to run somewhere for them, you gladly accept.

-it's best first vehicle a kid could ask for.

-don't get mad if other owners don't wave, there's gunna be times when you miss other people waves.

-when riding girls around, one top must be off at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS!

-your 20year old brothers mustang is really not that cool.

-jeep for life.

-and did I mention that chicks love to go for rides.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:49 PM   #85
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What I've learned as a teenage jeep owner:

-chicks really LOVE going on a ride in the jeep, especially with the top down and doors off.

-driving in the rain is a lot more fun than you first imagine.

-my parents don't have to worry about me speeding.

-no matter how many minimum wage teenage jobs I get, I won't be able to afford the mods I truly want for years to come.

-you will be come the envy of all your friends who are non-jeep owners.

-no matter what kind of a mood you are in, take a spin in your jeep and try not to smile the whole way home.

-I will never have money to buy the cool new gadgets out on the market , between paying for gas and new mods.

-no matter the size of the mod, it makes the biggest difference to the owner, even if others don't see it like you do.

-when someone asks you to run somewhere for them, you gladly accept.

-it's best first vehicle a kid could ask for.

-don't get mad if other owners don't wave, there's gunna be times when you miss other people waves.

-when riding girls around, one top must be off at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS!

-your 20year old brothers mustang is really not that cool.

-jeep for life.

-and did I mention that chicks love to go for rides.
Well agreed! 'Cept in my case all the guys love to go out or rides in my Jeep lol
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:07 PM   #86
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I've learned that a lot of stuff is more water proof than you think.

no doubt!!!

no chance of speedin tix

no top, no doors , no problems... whatver gets wet will dry

even a 4cyl can get as low as 12 mpg

no texting/talkin tix cause ya cant hear your phone over the tires anyway

how to budget imaginary lottery winnings for jeep stuff

ive also learned that the wrangler i bought for my son in a yr and a half... may not be his after all

and you dont get jeeps until you own one.
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That there's nothing in front of me I can't really go over if I'm driving around the city
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:05 PM   #88
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- learned i don't own a real jeep because it has four doors.

- learned not to wave at anything but jks because waves from any other generation will just thumb their noses at my 4dr, fake jeep.

- learned my jeep isn't worthy of a wave because it doesn't have aftermarket wheels and a lift.

- learned to not give a damn about the wave rule.

- learned i shouldn't have bought a jeep because i don't wave at people who probably wouldn't wave to me anyway for all the above reasons.
well said!!
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well said!!
Thanks!
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:04 PM   #90
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My hardest thing IS do I get a 2 door which I dig the looks or for more room get the 4 door, Oh it will be a yellow Rubicon, I also heard you can pull more than 2,000 pounds with the Ribicon, is this true???

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