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Old 09-17-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Escalade Ownage: And my Jeep was parked!

I wrestled the top down and drove the Widowmaker to a local sandwich shop. I parked where I could keep an eye on it. I just sat down when a pearl-white Escalade pulled in one space from me. A very cute girl got out of the passenger side. The driver was a metro-yuppie type. The girl was pointing at my jeep and saying something in a very animated way. Metro boy not only ignored her, he pointedly would not look at my Jeep.
I'm guessing the closest Metro boy got to off-roading was curbing the tires at the bank drive-through.
Can anybody else have this kind of fun?

Thinking back on it, I should have asked her if she wanted a ride.


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Old 09-17-2011, 06:39 PM   #2
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All day today!

Usually the wifey or girlfriend in a behemoth in on coming traffic or in a traffic jam. Eyeballing hard, while the husband/boyfriend does the 'ole quick glance and stares straight a head while she continues.

Funny today nearly the last day of summer, pretty cold, lots and lots of "nice" cars on the road, lambo, ferrari, bmw, lots with the roof down even though pretty cold. The behemoths above include that huge Audi, Land Rovers, Benzes and assorted US machines. Almost all eyeballed the jeep, yet me in it, didn't give them a second thought. Figgered it out en route home. E.g. a brand new black clean BMW Mx6 looks super nice, like a piece of art but....

It and all the others simply do not look cool. All those fancy Euro SUV LOOK nice, like look like pieces of art. Yet not one of them look cool.

Very very simple. The Jeep looks cool. Always has and always will.

Of course not to even have to mention it is and it does what it is supposed to do.

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Old 09-17-2011, 06:41 PM   #3
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Scratch,

Great story. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:42 PM   #4
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Ahh yes...good ole Escaladers. Jeep looks good, keep it up without having to do anything.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:44 PM   #5
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Wait until the Zombie take-over......
I rather be in a Jeep than a Caddy!
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:51 PM   #6
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All day today!

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It and all the others simply do not look cool. All those fancy Euro SUV LOOK nice, like look like pieces of art. Yet not one of them look cool.

Very very simple. The Jeep looks cool. Always has and always will.

Of course not to even have to mention it is and it does what it is supposed to do.
Yep, Positrak. Form follows function.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:53 PM   #7
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p.s. no where else to say it but here. Love the jeep. 2 weeks + in and the love is increasing. Family friends think you're insane to even be discussing it. So thanks for this forum and outlet. One more time, loving the new Jeep !

So far the auto locking after a while is it speed? Puts a smile on my face every time. Just love the damn Jeep. Funny even after 22 years minus 2 weeks, took the old '89 er out for it's last run before decommissioning, and simply loved it. Fighting to start it after two weeks, cranking the carb, 'come on come on come on', firing it up, flying around the hood bouncing over speed bumps, just a hoot. Loved it. Felt kind of sad disconnecting the battery and pouring in the stabil.

Thing is regardless of age, a jeep is a jeep, there's no difference at the core, you can feel the essence of it whether new or old. Can't pinpoint what it is, the diamensions, the shape the size, something. There's the same natural feeling in either new or old. Having spent 2 hours there and 2 hours back in someone else's Toyota Runner, there's a such a difference, narrow confined, something all wrong. That and any other truck SUV that isn't a Jeep. Jeeps got something that is "right".

Sorry last time.

LOVE THE JEEP !

To that dude with the hot rod struggling with getting one, get rid of it and buy the jeep. There's no turning back. Not even sure I would know how to drive a car even if I won one!
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:54 PM   #8
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Ahh yes...good ole Escaladers. Jeep looks good, keep it up without having to do anything.
Thanks ESP,
In about 12 hours I'm headed up tp Buena Vista for some prospecting and then to Cinnamon Pass for some photos. Might even find some mud!
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:25 PM   #9
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I've had Jeeps for a while now and I will never go back to a car. Now that I have a wrangler, I truly know how special they are. Long live Jeeps!!!!
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:10 PM   #10
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I get looks all the time in my 2011 Mango Tango Rubicon. I just laugh and think to myself, boy...pick up that lip and put a bib on for all the drool. I've never seen so much rubberneckin'.
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Old 09-18-2011, 08:33 PM   #11
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Yeah I always get surprised when people honk at me and give me the thumbs up. It'll take some getting used to

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