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Old 02-12-2012, 07:09 PM   #31
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My cool cousin had a CJ5 with 304 V8 back in the 70's. I don't think he even had a top for it but it had big tires and loud headers. I was hooked on Jeeps ever since.

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...and on another note.
I was looking at a Harley at the same time, but the thought of getting was more powerful. So I bought my 'Mistress' and haven't looked back. However, the motorcycle idea is still being considered in the near future.
Sorry got re-directed, my first jeep ride was in Fort Worth, Texas on some back woods and to this day, 28 years ago, it still remains fresh in my mind. And wanted one since!

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I shattered my wrist in a dirt bike accident after 30 years of riding. The wife/RN said the bike had to go, because I still ride it like a maniac.

We used to go camping/riding all the time, and I would always see groups of Jeeps up in the mountain trails. I always thought that looked like a blast.

One day we went camping at a State Park near the ocean. As we started to walk the long trail down to the beach, a motorhome like ours pulled up towing a TJ. By the time we arrived at the beach, the family with the TJ went ripping by with the top down.

I stood there with my mouth open, just staring at all the fun they were having. My wife looked at me and said, "That looks fun, why don't you buy one?"

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In 1987 I had just finished high school and was driving a 72 Corvette. Through no fault of mine, it was totaled just before I was to go off to college. With the insurance money it was either a new 87 Wrangler or a new Alfa-Romeo Spyder.... Since I was going to a "beacj" school I went with the Jeep.... been hooked ever since for various reasons, the main being the community of Jeep owners and they are just so much damn FUN
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:52 PM   #36
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Why did I buy a jeep or 2?? When I was a kid my dad had a CJ and I have some great memories from that time and I want my kids to have the same... This is my 2nd wrangler.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:52 PM   #37
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I started out looking at trucks. Lifted ones with big tires. Then one day my dad said that mabe i should start looking at jeeps because they looked cool. I then started looking into jeeps not knowing much about them. My mom said that why would you want a jeep you cant tow or haul anything in a jeep! and then I kept looking and couldnt make my mind. So i think that i just kept looking and i just ended up talking my parents into it. I had saved up my money for my whole life and knew that when my friends could spend their money on stupid video games and phones, gadgets, I could save up my money and once i could drive I could have a good vehicle and something that I would be proud of. So I ended up with a 2003 wrangler sport as my first vehicle I owned. And it took a while to find the right one. But once I did, I was hooked i ended up finding WF and joined a local jep club and havent regreted it once. It is an American icon that almost anyone can relate to or at least point out in a croud. It is easy to work on, I havent had much expierence since i bought it in july but it seems very simple. It has an engine that is a workhorse and is durable and can withstand a lot of tough conditions. It has a lot of heritage and it is something that will never be able to be replaced and nothing compares to it. I only took my jeep offroad once and it surprised me. It is an awsome vehicle, and a friend asked me today do you think you will get another jeep after this one and I have had many friends askk me this and I say yes, and think to myself that id like to have a jeep for the rest of my life if possible. So it has a ton of benifits. You can also just go up to a jeep you dont know the owner in the parking lot and just keep your distance and look at it and talk to the owner and they are usually very nice and understand the jeep thing. And it really is a jeep thing that you have to drive one and own one to really understand. My parents and friends make fun of me sometimes because I talk about jeeps too much but thats ok. Because, it really isnt only a jeep but its a lifestyle that you live every day of your life. Hopefully all you other jeepers can agree. Sorry for the rant.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:13 PM   #38
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I started out looking at trucks. Lifted ones with big tires. Then one day my dad said that mabe i should start looking at jeeps because they looked cool. I then started looking into jeeps not knowing much about them. My mom said that why would you want a jeep you cant tow or haul anything in a jeep! and then I kept looking and couldnt make my mind. So i think that i just kept looking and i just ended up talking my parents into it. I had saved up my money for my whole life and knew that when my friends could spend their money on stupid video games and phones, gadgets, I could save up my money and once i could drive I could have a good vehicle and something that I would be proud of. So I ended up with a 2003 wrangler sport as my first vehicle I owned. And it took a while to find the right one. But once I did, I was hooked i ended up finding WF and joined a local jep club and havent regreted it once. It is an American icon that almost anyone can relate to or at least point out in a croud. It is easy to work on, I havent had much expierence since i bought it in july but it seems very simple. It has an engine that is a workhorse and is durable and can withstand a lot of tough conditions. It has a lot of heritage and it is something that will never be able to be replaced and nothing compares to it. I only took my jeep offroad once and it surprised me. It is an awsome vehicle, and a friend asked me today do you think you will get another jeep after this one and I have had many friends askk me this and I say yes, and think to myself that id like to have a jeep for the rest of my life if possible. So it has a ton of benifits. You can also just go up to a jeep you dont know the owner in the parking lot and just keep your distance and look at it and talk to the owner and they are usually very nice and understand the jeep thing. And it really is a jeep thing that you have to drive one and own one to really understand. My parents and friends make fun of me sometimes because I talk about jeeps too much but thats ok. Because, it really isnt only a jeep but its a lifestyle that you live every day of your life. Hopefully all you other jeepers can agree. Sorry for the rant.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:03 PM   #39
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I found this:


"What you need to know is that a Jeep Wrangler is a lifestyle changer:
  • You will want to drive places you've never been before (off-road, for example!)
  • You will long for days when you can take the top and doors off and feel the wind through your hair .
  • You will crave the attention you receive from other drivers - those in Jeeps, and those just envying yours.
  • You will keep your eye out for yet another add-on that will make your Jeep uniquely yours.
  • You will have a new fraternity of friends - those you'll meet around town who own a Wrangler, and those you'll meet at Jeep events across the U.S., Jeep message boards, chat rooms, and listservs.
  • You will be inclined to become a do-it-yourself mechanic, as repairs are quite simple.
  • You will enjoy driving during all weather conditions and in all four seasons.
In sum, a Jeep Wrangler gives you the ability to express yourself, and allows you the freedom to drive anywhere you want to drive. It's the ultimate "go anywhere, do anything" vehicle! Buying a Jeep also admits you into an extremely active and public fraternity. Whether you're young in age or young at heart, it's the youthful sense of adventure that make a Wrangler a great vehicle to own. And to top it all off, Wranglers hold their value quite well, so you'll get excellent resell value when you're ready to sell."
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:14 PM   #40
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You can make a quick U-turn instead of a few shorter movements to get turned around. How many other vehicles can bounce off a tree and not bust a piece of side glass or back glass? What other vehicle can be beat all to hell and people think it's cool when they see it and not a piece of shit ---ONLY A JEEP
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #41
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I can't think of any other vehicle that can have so many pieces changed from drivetrain, interior and exterior.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:46 PM   #42
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It's a capable vehicle. It will take you anywhere you need to go. Besides the Jeep itself, it allows you to be part of a community such as this forum.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:00 PM   #43
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My wife said I couldn't have a mistress...boy was she wrong! she jokes that my Jeep is the only thing that she has ever been jealous of, LOL.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:24 PM   #44
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I bought a jeep cause thats what I pushed my GI Joe around in when I was a kid. And believe it or not I still have that GI Joe jeep over at my parents house it also came with a trailer that towed behind the jeep, Dad claims it now, he says those thinks have become very collectable.

How many of you remember the GI JOE song from the old tv commercials back in the 1960's? It goes like this:

GI Joe, GI Joe fighting man from head to toe
in the air, on the land, in the sea.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:43 PM   #45
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"What you need to know is that a Jeep Wrangler is a lifestyle changer:
  • You will want to drive places you've never been before (off-road, for example!)
  • You will long for days when you can take the top and doors off and feel the wind through your hair .
  • You will crave the attention you receive from other drivers - those in Jeeps, and those just envying yours.
  • You will keep your eye out for yet another add-on that will make your Jeep uniquely yours.
  • You will have a new fraternity of friends - those you'll meet around town who own a Wrangler, and those you'll meet at Jeep events across the U.S., Jeep message boards, chat rooms, and listservs.
  • You will be inclined to become a do-it-yourself mechanic, as repairs are quite simple.
  • You will enjoy driving during all weather conditions and in all four seasons.
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That covers just about everything I was going to say haha

A wrangler has been my dream ride ever since I was a little kid and I saw a Jeep with the top and doors off. That's what really hooked me. I wasn't into offroading or car repairs or forums or anything like that... until I got the Jeep. So I can't say thats what made me get it, but thats the result. Just about every single thing I know about car repairs, how cars work etc is solely due to me owning a Jeep.

Good luck on the paper! Sounds like a good topic to me
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My wife wanted a vehicle. She wanted a Mustang or a Jeep Wrangler. She was leaning towards the mustang more but left the decision up to me....so I got a toy with her permission!!
What other choice did I have...LOL!!
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My wife wanted a vehicle. She wanted a Mustang or a Jeep Wrangler. She was leaning towards the mustang more but left the decision up to me....so I got a toy with her permission!!
What other choice did I have...LOL!!
Teach her: camaro, not mustang!
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Teach her: camaro, not mustang!
I'd take either...they're both fast
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as of right now not sure on the offroad aspect havnt had the jeep but a few weeks. i got mine cus its the ultimate vehicle will get me around in the bad weather and i can also have the top off on the nicer days. and i dont really have the need for speed when driving it if i wanna go fast i hope in the mustang and take it to the track. (plus the jeep gets better gas milage then my mustang) hope th is helps your paper
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Built a beach house and wanted something I could take on the beach and drive without a top. I can't wait for the weekend so I can drive it.
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"What you need to know is that a Jeep Wrangler is a lifestyle changer:
  • You will want to drive places you've never been before (off-road, for example!)
  • You will long for days when you can take the top and doors off and feel the wind through your hair .
  • You will crave the attention you receive from other drivers - those in Jeeps, and those just envying yours.
  • You will keep your eye out for yet another add-on that will make your Jeep uniquely yours.
  • You will have a new fraternity of friends - those you'll meet around town who own a Wrangler, and those you'll meet at Jeep events across the U.S., Jeep message boards, chat rooms, and listservs.
  • You will be inclined to become a do-it-yourself mechanic, as repairs are quite simple.
  • You will enjoy driving during all weather conditions and in all four seasons.
In sum, a Jeep Wrangler gives you the ability to express yourself, and allows you the freedom to drive anywhere you want to drive. It's the ultimate "go anywhere, do anything" vehicle! Buying a Jeep also admits you into an extremely active and public fraternity. Whether you're young in age or young at heart, it's the youthful sense of adventure that make a Wrangler a great vehicle to own. And to top it all off, Wranglers hold their value quite well, so you'll get excellent resell value when you're ready to sell."
Perfect - absolutely perfect!

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