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Old 10-15-2013, 09:58 AM   #61
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It's changeable, customizable, no blizzard will stop it, if the end of the world comes I can plow my way into the back country guns-a-blazing MRE's in tow and live like Ted Nugent. My kids (8 & 4 both girls)LOVE it!

3) I'm a mild prepper and I was interested in having something with off-road capability which would serve as a better bug-out vehicle[/QUOTE]

^^This. Plus, I have always, always wanted one and I now had the means to own one. The kids are not in car seats anymore. So why the hell not. Haven't regretted my decision since. And I never will.

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Old 10-15-2013, 10:19 AM   #62
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I bought mine because I have always enjoyed going off road but never did anything that my 2wd truck couldn't do. Mostly just dirt roads and washes that were in good shape. I wanted something that was way overbuilt for easy climbs and moderate to difficult trails but also wasn't confined and closed in. I find it's easiest to wheel when I can see my tires and have a smaller footprint so a jeep met all of my needs.

Unfortunately I had never really considered owning a jeep because I always wanted a truck bed to haul stuff around (which I do a LOT). I bought one with a hitch and bought a trailer so I didn't lose that ability. Now I wish I had bought a Jeep when I was in high school.

One thing I didn't consider is how much I would love my Jeep. I didn't buy it to jump into the "jeep culture" but it sure pulled me into it. I'm working on it ALL the time, crawling forums, going to get togethers and spending hours on /r/jeep.

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I live in Ouray County Colorado, I had a Mustang. Now I can go anywhere, drive in winter.
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Old 10-15-2013, 01:38 PM   #64
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I sold my 95 YJ after not wheeling for 2 years and I was laid off so 1 of my 3 vehicles at the time had to be sold. So I sold the one that got the worst gas milage and it was not registered or insured. After regretting it for 3 years I Bought another YJ
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Old 10-15-2013, 06:13 PM   #65
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Just to have one and add to the collection.

Plus it's awesome!!
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:14 PM   #66
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Couldnt wait to get back in a jeep. I had jeep fever when I had to sell my 88 yj and have jeep fever more now that I have a JK.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:41 AM   #67
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Because I was tired of fixing my 13 year old TJ.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:34 AM   #68
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Because I slowly turned up the dial on wheeling for the last 20 years or so. Wheeled stock Subarus thru Evans Creek in 96, started building them in 2000. Bought my 85 Toyota in 03. Wheeled it stock except for a 3 inch lift and 33s. Learned it well, added lockers and gears. The two kids are bigger, need to be able to bring them too. Didn't want a Cherokee, wanted a wrangler. Settled for my Rubicon. Now the obstacles don't look as big, push the "unstuck" button twice and off I go. We have a Subaru wagon for a family car, this one doesn't need to be a grocery getter. But it does do this:

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Old 10-18-2013, 11:41 AM   #69
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I did NOT buy it for a fashion statement like this group we got stuck behind at Evans Creek.
They had no business on the trail.
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Old 10-18-2013, 11:42 AM   #70
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I live in Colorado and it's the perfect place for a vehicle like this. I'm into hiking and exploring a lot and got tired of seeing all these places with 4x4 / high clearance required to get to. There are still places in CO that make a stock Rubi cringe, but I can get everywhere I need/want to go.

The unlimited also has lots of cargo room I can cram it full of camping supplies, etc.. that don't fit in the trunk of a normal car.
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:16 PM   #71
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I did NOT buy it for a fashion statement like this group we got stuck behind at Evans Creek.
They had no business on the trail.
Why do you say they bought as a fashion statement?
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Old 10-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #72
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:04 PM   #73
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I bought a 93 yj as a project recently.

The reasons I got it are:
1. My dad has been telling me of his awesome jeeps for years.
2. I had money.
3. I needed a vehicle.
4. I have no girlfriend , so all of my money is play.
5. And I have a love of the outdoors and adventure.

Plus, heck anything that the top comes off I like.
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Old 10-19-2013, 10:00 PM   #74
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It just makes me feel good........
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:02 PM   #75
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Because I couldn't find a Chevy Vega
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:40 AM   #76
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I Always wanted a jeep, so swapped a $2500 landrover even swap for a 91 YJ with 120,000 miles on it and a brand new tranny in it, 2 weeks ago, that looks almost new, love the jeep should have bought one years ago.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:22 AM   #77
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I Always wanted a jeep, so swapped a $2500 landrover even swap for a 91 YJ with 120,000 miles on it and a brand new tranny in it, 2 weeks ago, that looks almost new, love the jeep should have bought one years ago.
What!? You got a YJ for 2500?
God damn you did real good..
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:40 PM   #78
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Yep sure did, got it from a used car dealership who really wanted my landrover for a hunting vehicle, I wanted the jeep, so I made the swap.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:58 PM   #79
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Yep sure did, got it from a used car dealership who really wanted my landrover for a hunting vehicle, I wanted the jeep, so I made the swap.
I f**king hate my landrover, British junk.. Chasing after electric issues and sky hight repair bills...
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I fucking hate my landrover, British junk.. Chasing after electric issues and sky hight repair bills...
And piss poor resale value, at least in north Texas.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:44 PM   #81
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Yea on my land river I was always chaseing abs brake issues, and my turn signal relay went out once $80.00 new one factory item only couldn't get at any part house or salvage yard , also oil cooler started leaking before I sold it for no dang reason and dealership wanted $185.00 for a replacement also a dealer item, I said heck with that let new owner deal with it, and yes resale sucks on land rovers and parts are too d#%n high., jeep better
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:48 PM   #82
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But it was awesome on off road with my large new mud tires on it, only got stuck one time when I bent my front control arm and couldn't steer at all, I took it off and heated it up with a torch, bent it straight, then welded a large piece of steel angle iron on it, it was better than before and drive straight down road no problems, never bent again.
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And saved me $240.00 dollars for a new one factory cost.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:54 PM   #84
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I bought mine because my Grand Cherokee was enough to wet my whistle, but living only four hours from Moab made me realize it wasn't going to cut it forever
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:57 PM   #85
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This has been great. So many different reasons why each of us bought them, and they all boil down to "why, personally" we did. Looking forward to more responses.
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:10 PM   #86
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I bought my YJ after dumping a good amount of money into my old XJ and was still not happy with it. It just seemed like my XJ was never going to be what I was looking for so I sold it and bought my YJ. I wanted a frame and the thought of taking the top off seemed cool.
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I have had 5 Jeep" universals" over the years and 1 Jeep Wagoneer prior to buying this used 07 JKU-X....
I was hauling my grandkids to skool and I needed something that they could all get into.
I also wanted something that was 4 wheel drive , as I hunt and fish and explore back country for old Ghost towns and rail road and logging artifacts...
I used to "wheel" quite a lot in the mid 60's, yes, I am an old fart. I don't wheel anymore but on occasion I do get myself into a mud hole or a place that I NEED 4 WD to get out of....I'm also 90% disabled so it helps to have a vehicle that works when I need it.
No, I don't have Mud tires, not yet, thats a lot of coin that I just don't have right now and so far I haven't needed em, except in the snow....
Jeeps are different things to different people....Some have grown out of mud holes and climbing rocks....And are happy just driving thru the country looking it over, and being able to turn left and just explore....
Have Fun !! "BH"
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:17 PM   #88
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Because I couldn't find a Chevy Vega
Hey, I had a 73 Vega GT and I loved that car until it imploded. Out the door, brand new $2,964. those where the days.
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:48 AM   #89
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Because Iíve always been fundamentally attracted to vehicles with personality. At my age, Iíve owned my share of athletic sports cars, pompous luxury sedans, and semi-luxurious Land Rovers that aspire to be off-road vehicles. Theyíve all had their merits but their designs were confusingly cast by compromises dictated by shrewd marketing people in an effort to meet essentially irreconcilable goals. Wrangle are not immune to these influences, of course, but its design seems driven a more focused and steady hand; remaining true to its off-road origins where brands have strayed into SUV soccer mom territory or worse. Mine is a daily driver and I puzzle over those criticize it for this purpose because even after 15 years of commuting to work on sport bikes, I look forward to climbing into it every day. Driving along in the dark in the early morning hours, I always feel itís the most capable vehicle on the road
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