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Old 10-09-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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why did you buy your Jeep

Since there's been a bit of judgment lately, let's try something. Why did you personally buy your Jeep?

I bought mine because I've always loved them. I love the look and the capability, even though I'll most likely never use it to it's full capability. I've 4wd like my trucks have had so it's there if I need it. I can have more fun with it than a car convertible. Personally I think it looks better than a car. There's more top options than a convertible. Mostly though, I bought it because I WANTED IT.

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Since there's been a bit of judgment lately, let's try something. Why did you personally buy your Jeep? I bought mine because I've always loved them. I love the look and the capability, even though I'll most likely never use it to it's full capability. I've 4wd like my trucks have had so it's there if I need it. I can have more fun with it than a car convertible. Personally I think it looks better than a car. There's more top options than a convertible. Mostly though, I bought it because I WANTED IT. Anyone else?
:/ i'm not judging anyone but thanks man. i was just confused because i've never seen it before and yes in boca raton there are plenty of people that should be judged because they do things to try to show off. my neighbor has two Lamborghini's and a Bentley and a Ferrari and then a two door sport and they use the sport to get groceries and that's it but recently they lifted it because they saw mine. boca is all about jeeping up with the joneses. i don't know whether or not running pirelli's on a wrangler is normal, but i have never seen it before.

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Not aimed directly at you. There's been a few threads and comments lately, but if they're Jeeping with the Jonses, so what. That's how they want to use it. Personally, I like the beefed up look of some bumpers and bigger tires, and may do it to mine, though I may never even need it. I just like the look.
Look at this way, you're setting the trend.
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:42 PM   #4
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And to the point of this thread, why did you personally buy yours?
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:43 PM   #5
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Virtually no storage space, impossible to get passengers in and out of, poor gas milage, lousy tow rating, crappy radio, noisey on the highway, can't turn ESP off, TPMS alarms goes off all time, both tops leak water like mad, won't fit in 90% of public parking garages, quite possibly the most capable off road vehicle ever made...Couldn't imagine driving anything else
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Old 10-09-2013, 12:50 PM   #6
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And to the point of this thread, why did you personally buy yours?
I love the outdoors and the beach. i fish and boat and jet ski and scuba dive so i wanted something that could get dirty as well as trailer my 17 foot Boston Whaler. I also always wanted to try some off road driving and i've been twice so far and love it. i just wish there was better off roading around me.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:12 PM   #7
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Loved jeeps my whole life. Love the look, love the capabilities (although there's practically no offroad trails anywhere near where I live). I wanted a 4wd vehicle for WI winters, since I've never had the luxury, plus the ability to haul a trailer if I would need to.

Wanted something for skiing, deer hunting, camping, etc. did I say I just really love jeeps? that's the main reason.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:33 PM   #8
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In short: Year round ability to handle gravel roads and whatever state they are in...part of my daily commute...
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:04 PM   #9
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Yep: year round transportation regardless of weather or terrain. Great bugout vehicle too....
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Jeeps become as unique as the people that own them; over time, sometimes overnight. They are almost entirely made in North America. And like I tell people when they ask me why I took off the Jeep badge on the grill, "find me one person in the world that doesn't know what I'm driving." I think the Jeep and wrangler badges are redundent.
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:24 PM   #12
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I I bought mine because a friend of mine introduced me to his jeep and took me out for a spin after that I was hooked. After that it took me a year and a half to hunt one down that was in my price range which just reinforced my want and love for it once I got mine. Now I'm hooked and don't regret my decision what so ever.
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Old 10-09-2013, 05:58 PM   #14
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Because I've been saving up for years to get one.

It is the only 4 door, 4WD, convertible that is made in the USA on the planet.

I'll probably never use it to its full capacity, but I'm glad to know it is there.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:20 PM   #15
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Bought ours to be a dingy behind our motorhome when I retire.

Easy to tow and if we want to explore any easy trails or roads, we can.

Not for hard core four wheeling. I did that in the 70's and don't need to do it again.
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I had so much extra money and needed something to do with my evenings and weekends.

I met my objective!!!
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:19 PM   #17
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I had so much extra money and needed something to do with my evenings and weekends.

I met my objective!!!
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:23 PM   #18
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Been my dream car since I was six. Wasn't gonna give up on my dream! 16 years old haha
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #19
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I owned 2 jeeps when I was a lot younger and I remembered the excitement I received driving them. I think Jeeps look really nice from the old ones to the new ones.
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because I hate my savings account and enjoy talking to debt collectors.

all kidding aside, I bought it as a DD. I wanted something that had more utility. I just had no clue it would turn into this monster in 5 months.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:31 PM   #21
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Why did you personally buy your Jeep?
It's like a Swiss Army Knife, a little bit of everything and can be taken anywhere. That's why I bought it.
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:45 PM   #22
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:43 PM   #23
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Since there's been a bit of judgment lately, let's try something. Why did you personally buy your Jeep?
Wife's midlife crisis vehicle. She came real, real close to buying a Dodge Dart but we read that there were too many first year model bugs to work out and thus the Wrangler.
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It's like a Swiss Army Knife, a little bit of everything and can be taken anywhere. That's why I bought it.
That's a good analogy
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Wife's midlife crisis vehicle. She came real, real close to buying a Dodge Dart but we read that there were too many first year model bugs to work out and thus the Wrangler.
Lol. My wife calls mine my early midlife crises. She's fallen head over heals now though. When she pays her outlook down some more we will be looking for an unlimited for her.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:03 AM   #26
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My uncle had a renegade with a v8 when I was a kid. I learned to drive a stick shift in that one. My buddy had a YJ a few years ago. I have wanted a jeep of my own since I was a teenager. Finally at 45 I broke down and had to get my own YJ. It needed some serious work but loved it at first sight. Been a long and expensive project but can't imagine having more fun in any other vehicle io have ever owned.
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My uncle had a renegade with a v8 when I was a kid. I learned to drive a stick shift in that one. My buddy had a YJ a few years ago. I have wanted a jeep of my own since I was a teenager. Finally at 45 I broke down and had to get my own YJ. It needed some serious work but loved it at first sight. Been a long and expensive project but can't imagine having more fun in any other vehicle io have ever owned.
I learned to drive stick on the CJ that the owners of a ranch my Dad ran had. Luckily, we had full personal use of everything. That's where I fell in love.
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:34 AM   #28
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I bought mine for work. I use to work on pipelines and I got to play in the mud for a living
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:59 AM   #29
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I bought mine because I had a land rover before, lol
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:07 AM   #30
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I have always wanted a crawler, grew up camping near the rubicon and would always get excited when a line of crawlers would drive by. I put my 2004 ram up for sale on a whim, told the wife and got a typical " oh yeah? Ok that's nice" response. 2 days later I was without a vehicle but had $8300 in hand.

The next logical step was to spend way to much money on a completely impractical vehicle that doesn't have enough room for groceries let alone my family. It leaks, it's noisy, it's questionably reliable at times....it's awesome and it's mine! It takes me where I need to go, it's more reliable than I give it credit for, any vehicle that can be beat up and drug over boulders then drive you 85 miles back home, is ok in my book.

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