40 when I bought my first one, a 2001. Now have my 2005. Looking at buying a four door model when it comes time for the wife and I to buy another car. Considering how much they hold their resale value, I can't imagine being very young and being able to afford one, unless it was a rust bucket or the motor was shot.
2005 Jeep Wrangler Sport
1982 Datsun 280ZX All right. I warned ya'. Move that rice-burner or I go Jeep all over your a$$!
Crrrriiiiiiippppps-40???? I have 3 that actually have plates and run (55, 68, & 2012) and quite a few more as static "yard" art. I learned to drive in a 2A when my legs got long enough to reach the pedals at about 11 years old and that was 57 years ago. Have owned both the 55 CJ3B and the 68 CJ5 for better than 40 years. The 68 is titled as a 69 and that was when I bought it.
That the 2012 JKUR is actually a Jeep only becomes readily apparent when you get it off road. It IS the daily driver.
1947 CJ 2A, 1949 CJ 3A, 1955 CJ 3B, 1968 CJ 5, 2012 JKUR
53 and no plans to quit. Summer days, top off, doors off, a nice trail, my sweetheart sitting next to me and I'm a happy camper. If someone doesn't like it they can just...
2013 Wrangler Sport S. Max tow, 3.73, connection package, power package, upgraded Alpine, Rough County stubby bumper mod, Rugged Ridge light bar, Ace rock sliders, Rough Country 2.5" lift, 15" MB TKO's, 33" Duratrac's, Spiderweb Shade.
I'm 40. Without my jeep I wouldn't have been able to participate in any of the things I have done in the last 15 years...
United Four Wheel Drive Association member-at-large
Camp Jeep trail guide 2000-2004
Virginia Rock Crawl and Offroad Challenge participant
Rausch Creek park staff (private events and competitions)
Rausch Creek trail guide 2006-08
Camp Heap I, II, and III Coordinator and trail guide
Tread lightly Master Tread Trainer
Currently serving on Maryland's OHV Committee to open new trails with DNR
All thanks to my jeep...and tow rig...and trailer...
No chance is 40 too old! I just bought my first one last year at 43. My dad bought his 06 LJ a couple of years ago at 64. Love 4-wheeling with my dad and his friends. Heck, most of the guys in his jeep club are older than me at 44....