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Old 04-13-2013, 07:00 AM   #1
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Am I too old?

Hi - this is my first post. I think I'm having a mid-life crisis. Recently, I've become smitten with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I recently took one a test drive and loved. Right now I have a MB C280. I'm seriously thinking of selling and getting the Jeep. The Jeep would be my only vehicle so there's lots to think about before I make a move. To make things even more impractical I'd want a manual.

Am I crazy? Has anyone else traded/sold a luxury car to get their Jeep? And I'm a woman. I really don't care what other people think BUT I don't want to look like those old guys with the red corvettes.

Thoughts?

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Old 04-13-2013, 07:11 AM   #2
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go for it !!!!
no your not having a midlife crisis , you have jeep fever tho

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Old 04-13-2013, 07:18 AM   #3
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I think luxury cars are boring, however you will look like all those old guys with the red Jeeps.
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My wife drives my Jeep more than her Lexus Rx. And she looks darn good doing it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:19 AM   #5
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I completely agree. Go for it. You only get one shot at this life. Live it to the fullest. Obviously, we all love jeeps, I'm on my third. But, I believe you will fall in love with one too. After I just bought my new one, my girlfriend fell in love with it and wants one of her own. Let us know what you decide. Good luck and be safe out there. Jason
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I've had Navigator, BMW, Avalanche, H2 etc... I traded in my Caddy SRX w/V8 motor. Simply, you can't go wrong. It's perfect for summer, beach, night time drives and...Bad weather days. No other vehicle has this many pros. And the cool factor is unmatched. Whether 2dr or 4dr it doesn't matter. You will not be sorry.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:22 AM   #7
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course your not to old I bought mine a couple of months ago (midlife crisis).
You've test driven it now you cant shake it out of your head.
Just go for it. There's nothing else out there like the jeep. If you get slightly bored with it in a few years you can almost change anything .There's nothing wrong with wanting a manual.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:23 AM   #8
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Jeep isn't a stereotypical mid-life crisis vehicle, since there really isn't anything else like it, you sort of transcend being judged for it.

As kind of a side comment, I really don't care for that judgement on certain cars... I would have loved to have a Corvette convertible at any point in my life, but if I were to get one now mid-life crisis (or worse, lol) is the judgement I would face.

The reality of the situation is that most people have no hope of getting such an expensive car until the kids are grown and the house is paid off. Get what you want, or you'll probably regret it later!
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:31 AM   #9
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Age doesn't matter ... Unless your driving a hooptie ! I'm 45 just got my 3rd jeep... Well I only had my 2nd for 6 months and traded it for my 3rd
I thought about posting a thread about how old all of us are...
Go for it !!!!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:38 AM   #10
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Hi - this is my first post. I think I'm having a mid-life crisis. Recently, I've become smitten with the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. I recently took one a test drive and loved. Right now I have a MB C280. I'm seriously thinking of selling and getting the Jeep. The Jeep would be my only vehicle so there's lots to think about before I make a move. To make things even more impractical I'd want a manual.

Am I crazy? Has anyone else traded/sold a luxury car to get their Jeep? And I'm a woman. I really don't care what other people think BUT I don't want to look like those old guys with the red corvettes.

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The ONLY way to look like an old guy with a red corvette is to be an old guy with a red corvette!!!!!!
Go for the JEEP. I am an old guy with a JEEP, and it ain't exactly a mall crawler!!!

PS: I laugh because my brother just turned 70, and for his birthday, bought himself a RED CORVETTE!!!!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:39 AM   #11
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By now OP, you hv already imagined a model type, color and accessories. You can't/won't shake it now. Just head to the dealer, remember, 3% below invoice.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:41 AM   #12
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I'm, at a minimum, on my third mid-life crisis (Vette, Harley).....


Life's short.......
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Cougar in a red wrangler......gtg
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I'm too old, but the Jeep really makes me feel young and active. Taken about 8 trips this winter into the mountains and had a couple older women driving their Jeeps. It's really fun to watch as their confidence in off roading increases. There are plenty of groups that go out and it's a friendly way to be social and meet new people. If you get one join a club or go out with people you meet here. There are Jeep events constantly across the country and you can even take courses on off roading. Until you do all that there is some truth to the saying, "its' a jeep thing, you wouldn't understand".

I think of my Jeep as a substitute Harley for those of us that just wouldn't look right on a Harley. lol
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Cougar in a red wrangler......gtg
Thats hot must say there nothing more sexy. Then a woman and her jeep total turn on. I say go for it !!!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:46 AM   #16
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Life is too short to care what anyone else thinks, at the end, you have to accept what you did and didn't do, no one else.
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I'm too old, but the Jeep really makes me feel young and active. Taken about 8 trips this winter into the mountains and had a couple older women driving their Jeeps. It's really fun to watch as their confidence in off roading increases. There are plenty of groups that go out and it's a friendly way to be social and meet new people. If you get one join a club or go out with people you meet here. There are Jeep events constantly across the country and you can even take courses on off roading. Until you do all that there is some truth to the saying, "its' a jeep thing, you wouldn't understand".

I think of my Jeep as a substitute Harley for those of us that just wouldn't look right on a Harley. lol

Your right

Ps nice jeep love the color
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:52 AM   #18
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Thats hot must say there nothing more sexy. Then a woman and her jeep total turn on. I say go for it !!!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:04 AM   #19
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I've wanted a Wrangler since I got out if college, and here I am, 20 years later, in my first Wrangler. I wouldn't give it back for anything! Don't worry about what anyone thinks. You need to be happy driving it. Since you've taken it for a test drive an liked it, then just go for it and have fun driving it. Enjoy it!
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:06 AM   #20
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Men in red Corvettes and Hummers are just screaming "I have to overcompensate for my small...uh...stature" I think you'll be fine in a Jeep.

Have you ever driven a manual as your primary car? Do you drive in a lot of traffic on a daily basis? Try to see if your dealer will let you take an extended test drive. A Wrangler is a very different vehicle than a Benz. Test driving one for 30 minutes, especially when you're excited will not give you an accurate picture of what it's like to live with one on a daily basis. There really is nothing like it though!! Enjoy!
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:55 AM   #21
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I'm almost 58. I could care less what someone else thinks about my JK cause I know deep down they are really jealous.

I may just be an old guy in a red convertible though.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:58 AM   #22
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Traded an Infiniti G37x for a JKUR in Sept. and have not regretted it once.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:05 AM   #23
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Hell Girl go for it! I am 59 and got my first Jeep. Lifted it already and can't wait to go off road with it. Mid life crisis is for those who need to get back what they lost. In a Jeep you never need to do that as you stay young. Buy it and enjoy it. I do ever since I bought mine.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:08 AM   #24
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...I don't want to look like those old guys with the red corvettes.
When I see them I just shake my head.
Everybody knows it's a jeep what makes you look better.
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Traded an Infiniti G37x for a JKUR in Sept. and have not regretted it once.
This is good to hear. That was the dilemma for me. Was looking at a g37x/q60(the new name) and a Rubicon. My wife told me the car would be boring. To worry about it when I cannot crawl into a Jeep. So, I ordered the wrangler. Good woman.

Probably wished I had one all along.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:16 AM   #26
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just make sure to do your research on the wrangler forum, and make sure you get the jeep you want. you will not regret it. I never cared about my vehicle until I got my jeep. now a quadretech magazine is like porn to me.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:19 AM   #27
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I say go for it! I'm 42 and just bought my second JKU. As we get older we can't all drive Buicks and Crown Vic's. Actually it's nice to own one this late in life, I have more disposable income to spend on stuff for it. Besides, my teenage kids love the Jeep when we head out without he top and doors. I haven't heard many people who regret trading ANYTHING in on a Wrangler.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:19 AM   #28
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"Too Old" is a matter of perspective because everyone has 3 ages:
  • Your chronological age (how long you have been on the planet)
  • Your physical age (how old your body feels)
  • Your mental age (self explanatory)
That being said,
  • I was born a little over 54 years ago.
  • I'm in pretty good shape so I think my body is in it's late 30's
  • The best part is that when I'm behind the wheel of my Jeep I feel like I'm in my late teens
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:21 AM   #29
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I have had several BMW's and a Lexus RX. I bought my first Jeep in January on a whim. It is not my DD because I drive over 100 miles a day for work. I love my Jeep. I have used it to work and it was great. I am 40 and a female and refer to it as my mid-life crisis Jeep. Good luck deciding.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #30
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Topless Jeep .....It will keep you young! I've got a nice P.U, and nice SUV, a nice Harley.......and when Im not working, and leave the house, I grab the Jeep keys!

If your plan is to only have a jeep as your sole vehicle, I would suggest you rent one for a few days to ensure it is what you want/ need. If it is, don't worry about what others think.....pick YOUR model, color, etc ......and WELCOME to the JEEP NATION!

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