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Old 07-01-2013, 05:06 PM   #61
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When - Enzo Ferrari said “The Jeep is America’s only real sports car” he was talking about a two door.
All vehicles are a compromise to some degree. I am sure they could sell more Corvettes if they put four doors on them, but it wouldn’t be a real Corvette. I bought a two door because I didn't want to compromise with the essence of a real Jeep.
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you already said it, 80% of the time its just you and the missus. 4 doors are great but if you don't need the room ALL the time then no issues

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Old 07-01-2013, 05:37 PM   #63
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3 adults camping, no hitch carrier, old big camping equipment.
The JK can fit a lot. Awesome pics, Omar. When my daughter came home from school her mom was going to use her mid-size SUV to pick her up and all her stuff. I get a text later that my daughter stayed to put in some work hours and needed to be picked up. When I arrived in the JK I found out her mom never came to pick up any stuff so I had to pack a whole dorm room full of stuff into my JK.



Folded the seat, got creative and got it all in including a lamp with room to spare. At first sight I thought it was impossible but the 2-door JK really can swallow a LOT of gear. No regrets on the 2-door whatsoever!
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First there is no such thing as a 4dr Jeep, they are Wagoneer's around here they are mall crawler, driven by soccer mom's. All the other Jeep's series before JK had it right. The JK got it wrong building a 4dr and not calling it what it is a Wagoneer.
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First there is no such thing as a 4dr Jeep, they are Wagoneer's around here they are mall crawler, driven by soccer mom's. All the other Jeep's series before JK had it right. The JK got it wrong building a 4dr and not calling it what it is a Wagoneer.
I guess you havent gone on a lot of 5 diamonds with 4 doors.
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First there is no such thing as a 4dr Jeep, they are Wagoneer's around here they are mall crawler, driven by soccer mom's. All the other Jeep's series before JK had it right. The JK got it wrong building a 4dr and not calling it what it is a Wagoneer.
My wife's Grand Wagoneer isn't a "mall crawler", and she's not a "soccer mom".

I've been on trail runs in FSJ's that would challenge 2 or 4 door Wranglers. FSJ's have their advantages and disadvantages, but being "mall crawlers" isn't one of them.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:31 PM   #67
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When - Enzo Ferrari said “The Jeep is America’s only real sports car” he was talking about a two door.
All vehicles are a compromise to some degree. I am sure they could sell more Corvettes if they put four doors on them, but it wouldn’t be a real Corvette. I bought a two door because I didn't want to compromise with the essence of a real Jeep.
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They did make a prototype vette station wagon though. Thankfully it never saw the light of day They have one at the vette museum in bowling green Ky, check it out sometime. There's also a 4 door prototype for the next gen vette, again i hope that never sees the light of day.

And then there's Porsche with that panamera 4 door thing.

It's sad sometimes, but inevitably tradition eventually gives way to functionality and sales figures. In this case it's 4 door vehicles that should be 2 door vehicles. The JKU's are selling well enough I don't see jeep taking them out of the lineup anytime soon.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:46 PM   #68
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I am going to keep my reply as polite as possible. I have not for a single second regretted my 2 door purchase in the 2+ years I have owned my JK. To the other extreme, I am constantly thankful I did not get a 4 door as I am off road fairly often. One comment that I must add is that if a wave is not returned, I have found that 9 times out of 10, it's a 4 door. I do believe that 4 doors are true Wranglers, just not the Wrangler that suits my needs!
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:58 PM   #69
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One comment that I must add is that if a wave is not returned, I have found that 9 times out of 10, it's a 4 door.
^This!!!

Most 4 Door owners here seem more occupied with applying lip gloss and yelling at the hell-spawn in the backseat than waving at their Jeep brothers and sisters.



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I had a 98 wrangler, went from that to a 2007 JKU and I loved it, saw an opportunity to pick up an 08 rubi 2-door and I jumped on it. It's me my wife and our little boy and it works great for us. Now we have a second car as well, an infinity fx35 and for the most part that's our road trip car but the jeep is our nice weather driving car and it works for all sorts of trips...

To he honest, I agree, to many jeeps don't wave and they tend to be 4-doors. Too many non-jeepers driving 4-doors and just don't understand the code!

I love my 2-door, your gonna have two times a year that it would be nice to have 4 doors but over all, you have the space you need!!

NO REGRETS!!!
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:11 PM   #71
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What are these things called "friends" you guys keep talking about? They must take up lots of room.

2 doors, 3 pedals, fun for the whole person!
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:24 PM   #72
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I love driving my 2 door around. But eventually i will have to upgrade or just get another car for a daily driver so TJ can be a play toy finally. The dogs are gonna be mad when I have to put the rear seat back in and they have to share it with the baby. And baby is gonna be mad when the dogs won't quit bugging it. That little space behind the seat isn't big enough for both of them.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:36 PM   #73
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I don't understand why people don't want to get "stuck driving" everyone else around. I love driving my JKU and hate being driven by anyone else.

I like the 2 doors and the 4 doors- both are cool. For me, the idea of loading a baby seat into the back seat of a 2 door just seemed tortuous. If that makes the JKU a "family hauler," or mall crawler, so be it. I want kids, I want a Wrangler, and I can't afford to have a spare car just for carting the family around. Why is that considered lame?
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:37 PM   #74
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No Regrets at All!

Hello!

I have never regretted having a 2-dr Jeep! Is there any other kind, really? LOL

Seriously, we've always made due with the available space, even with the kids...heck, my new JK has a ton of room compared to my TJ, YJ or CJ!

For "family" outings, I have one of those basket carriers for the tow hitch. It's never been a problem for me. And now that the kids are grown and off to college, I usually have the back seat out for the dogs.

The 4-Dr is probably great for a growing family, and I can see the appeal, but it's just not the same for me. At the end of the day, a Jeep isn't a minivan, family sedan, SUV, or sports car...it's a Jeep! Enough said!

So, enjoy your 2-door and have fun with it! No regrets.

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Old 07-01-2013, 09:46 PM   #75
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I love this forum! After reading what everyone else has had to say there is not a single person out there that regrets their purchase decision! And now I don't either! I mean HELLO I OWN A JEEP!!!!!

I grin ear to ear every time I drive my Jeep! I love this thing!
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:52 PM   #76
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I hate to say it but you might not be trying hard enough or packing too much sh!t. I can fit 3 people, their boards and gear for a weekend backcountry trip or 2 people and my dog and all our gear. Gotta practice up on those tertris skills, man ;-) this is all with the back seat in, btw...
I dunno, I found with trying to fit 2 Bergens filled for week long hikes in the back, and make enough room for the dog, even with the back seat out it just wasnt practical for me.. Sure, I could have played Tetris, and made it fit, but in the end, the 4 door was more practical for me, and I like the look and handling of it.
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First there is no such thing as a 4dr Jeep, they are Wagoneer's around here they are mall crawler, driven by soccer mom's. All the other Jeep's series before JK had it right. The JK got it wrong building a 4dr and not calling it what it is a Wagoneer.
I agree.
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:32 PM   #78
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let me fix the title of this thread for you.

"any regrets buying a "real jeep"?

The answer is no, no regrets...
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:34 PM   #79
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Two door all the way. I took the back seat out the day I brought it home. I am not interested in being a carpool.

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Old 07-01-2013, 11:54 PM   #80
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Enjoy your JEEP!

OP, the only regret to have is if you buy into the idea that there is "one real jeep format" or that by buying a certain vehicle you are "part of history" and the rest of the hype. Also, don't be offended and don't take note if another "jeeper" doesn't wave at you. No, they are not your "family" and it appears (from this thread) that studies already exist outlining the JEEP 2/4 Door Format v.s. Wave Ratios if you ever need that info. Finally, you are 100% legit even if....gasp...you only use your Jeep...bigger gasp...to commute to work and go to the...oh no....mall. Rest easy, you do not have to climb rocks (though, its a lot of fun and I highly suggest it) or hunt zombies to be proud that there is a plastic jeep emblem on your vehicle.

I always loved the 2 doors (used to have one and would be 100% happy with one again). I just happened to see a 13' Commando Green 4 door on the lot and bought it immediately. No family, no shit to lug around...I just like it. That's all. I hope you have a blast with your vehicle!
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:09 AM   #81
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I don't regret my 2 door at all, even though I wish I had a bit more space some days. Especially the days I need >2 seats.

I got myself a 24"x60" cargo tray for my 2 door with a trailer hitch. A full trailer might be even better, but I don't usually need that much extra space, and the cargo tray is easier to drive with.

I only need to load up my Jeep like the OP described a couple times a year. When I do, I pop on my Hidden Hitch cargo tray and load it up. I got the water-proof bag so the rain is no issue.

Problem solved.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:59 AM   #82
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As someone who has owned a TJ Rubicon and a JKU Rubicon, I can say definitely they both have their pros and cons.. and in my opinion 2dr or 4dr are both excellent vehicles.

I had my TJ pre-kid, the 2008 JKU Rubi during the car seat years, and now that he's approaching 4 years old and can hop into the back seat himself, I'm looking at a 2dr JK Sport.

As for wheeling characteristics, I must say I hit a couple inclines in the TJ that although there was probably no danger of tipping backwards, it sure felt this way. And of course I never noticed this with the longer wheel base of the JKU Rubicon when hitting the same trails and inclines.

I also have a back rack and small utility trailer so space will not be an issue for me with a 2dr.

As for cool factor, 2dr in my opinion (unless you have to deal with car seats!)
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I wanted a 2dr but ended up getting a 4dr. At first I had buyers remorse every time I saw a 2dr. Last march we went to Maui and I rented a 2dr for 10 days and prior to landing I told my wife that if after driving the 2dr for 10 days it was as good as I thought it was going to be that I was going to trade the 4dr when we got home. My wife agreed that I could do that if after 10 days I still felt like I needed a 2dr. It was a low mileage new rental and after about the 2nd day I realized that the 2dr, while more agile was not near the ride of the 4dr. I like the look of the 2drs but for me the 4dr makes more sense. I just got back from a week in Moab and only once did I wish I had a 2dr vs the 4dr and that was on the White rim trail.
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I love this forum! After reading what everyone else has had to say there is not a single person out there that regrets their purchase decision! And now I don't either! I mean HELLO I OWN A JEEP!!!!!

I grin ear to ear every time I drive my Jeep! I love this thing!
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99% of the time it's just me and my wife, so the back seat stays in the garage, and there's plenty of room in the back.

When we want to go with more than 2 and need to pack a lot of gear (for camping), you don't need a trailer, just strap the equipment to the top:
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Took the back seat out first day, put in a Quadretec rear cargo liner (stays put when doors are off), no regrets, plenty of room for the 2 of us.
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Had my two door since the New Year and love it. I have two his, 4 & 7 abd they simply crawl into the back. Only wish is that Jeep still made a long base two door, hate four doors only unlimited...wanting a jklj :-)
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Had my two door since the New Year and love it. I have two his, 4 & 7 abd they simply crawl into the back. Only wish is that Jeep still made a long base two door, hate four doors only unlimited...wanting a jklj :-)
Same here I got a 07 Sahara 2dr... 2 kids one 4 and the other one 1 the only thing is my little boy he can't crawl in back yet but soon he will be able to I love it take the top off the kids love it as well .... But wife hates it when we have to take kids some where with us in it... So we normally don't drive my jeep when we need to take the kids... Other than that I love my jeep!
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Its so cool!

Tom Sheppard that has more than 40 years of Vehicle expeditions experience and he have choosed by all 4x4 vehicles out there a 2 door wrangler for his expeditions in Africa.

And Yes I have a 2 door

I hope Tom will wrote an article why he choose a 2 door wrangler and what modifications he will do.

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