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Bought the wrong one in the first place. 9 6.00%
Switched from 2dr to 4dr (or vice versa). 27 18.00%
Wore out the first one. 40 26.67%
Currently have more than one. 38 25.33%
Bacon 36 24.00%
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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For those who have owned more than 1 Jeep...

I hear of a number of people who have owned more than 1 Jeep. Why?

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Old 12-06-2013, 08:42 AM   #2
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I plan to at some point. Love my jk but I do baby it some.

Would like to get an older rig that I can take mudding topless. Let it get dented and scratched up and not have to care about it.

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Old 12-06-2013, 08:45 AM   #3
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We currently own more than one, but that's just because neither one of us wants to share drive time.
2014 JKU FE - 'Celticon' - Hydro Blue Pearl - Auto - 3.73 - Premium Soft Top - TeraFlex 2.5" Lift w/Rancho 9000xl Shocks - 15" MBTKO/33" DuraTracs - ACE Rock Sliders/Cargo Basket - Rampage Recovery Bumper
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:53 AM   #4
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None of the options apply. I almost bought a new YJ way back in 1989, but as I was a young father with another on the way, it just wasn't practical...and NO, I would not have bought a 4 dr version of the same thing if they would have made one.

Many years later (after the kids were grown) I bought a lightly used 2000 TJ Sahara and loved it. It was everything I had ever dreamed of the Jeep experience...noisy, bumpy, drank lots of gas, cold in the winter, hot in the summer....LOVED it. Ended up putting 135K miles on it and rather than spending a bunch of money of "freshening" it up and continuing to drive it, I sold it for very good money (I drove it for 5 years...bought it for $11K, sold it for $7400) and used that cash as a down payment on a 2013 JK. Couldn't be happier. It's not as noisy, nor as bumpy, drinks less gas, warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer.....and far more capable than my TJ.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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on my third.......sold xj to build a tj ...still got tj but not so good on the rd so got a grand for that .........grand drive nice but needs a few slight mods...
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:56 AM   #6
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We're on our second, the first was totaled. I had an unlimited and stuck with it, love the 4 doors!
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:01 AM   #7

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On my 3rd. Other stuff in between. Never again will I drive anything else.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:04 AM   #8
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On my 2nd. I miss my TJ but I needed something more reliable... plus it's fun to start fresh with mods.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:14 AM   #9
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My xj seen better days so got rid of that.
Didn't plan on selling my last Jk but couldn't pass up buying the one I got now. I do plan to keep this one till it no longer runs

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Old 12-06-2013, 10:19 AM   #10
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I've had 6 since the 80's and have bought and sold for various reasons. I currently have 2 (14JK 97TJ).
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:22 AM   #11
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My family is on our ninth. Lol. It's a jeep thing
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:30 AM   #12
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Bough a CJ 5 with a 304 in my early 20s that was in middle 70s beat the crap out of it modified it as much as you could then went where ever I felt like (woods mud snow). Now I'm in my late 50s and have a 12 Sport 2dr to tow behind my Motor Home while full time RVing traveling around the USA going off road when ever I get a chance. But I'm not beating the crap out of it I don't think my body could take the abuse but still enjoy getting off road when I can mostly on trail rides.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:35 AM   #13
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I had 2 CJ7's back when I was younger. I knew I'd get back in another one and when I saw the Crush I was sold.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:40 AM   #14
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My wife didn't consider the CJ to be "baby safe." So I brought home the TJ.

1999 TJ Sahara - Purchased 2007, Daily Driver
1985 CJ Laredo - Purchased 1994, Retired 2007

"Sometimes the road less traveled isn't a road."
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:44 AM   #15
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Wanted a Jeep for ever! Bought my first one in 2002 a two year old Black Safari. I loved every bit of it. Sold it about 5 years later 'cos gas here was getting so expensive. Never fell out of love with them. Returned recently and got another, this time the 4 door 2.8 CRD. This is a very different animal in my opinion, I love it as much as my first one, but for different reasons. Interestingly my wife drives a new Land Rover Discovery but she far prefers the Wrangler ( and so does everyone else where she works!)
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #16
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I bought a '98 TJ as my first Wrangler. Was a "winter beater" which turned out I didn't need when I moved from MN to VA (I had a '98 M3 that sat about 2" off the road as my "summer" car). I feel in love with the Jeep, kept it, and my wife drove it up until she was 8 months pregnant and couldn't climb into it. Also, we were concerned about a kid-safe car seat with the removable backseat...

Fast forward... 3 M3s (2 convertibles) and a Lexus GS450h later and I wanted a new convertible. My wife's requirements was "4 doors" - thinking that I could never find a 4 door convertible... Lo and behold the Unlimited! Ha ha. I got a 2012 Sahara, which I just sold because I wanted to lower my auto payment... so now I have a totally loaded Rubicon Unlimited X package coming on order.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:50 AM   #17
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Put 160,000+ miles on one.

Traded it for another. Put 130,000+ miles on it, then my oldest son rolled it and totaled that Jeep. The Jeep protected him.

Am now on my third, and real happy about that. This is over a period of many years, and we had a few other 4x4's along the way as well.

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Old 12-06-2013, 11:00 AM   #18
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Started out with an '87 Wagoneer Limited (XJ with four headlights and wood grain sides). Traded this in in '92 on a '92 Wrangler.

Sold the Wrangler in '98 to buy a fuel efficient car.

In '02 picked up a '00 Cherokee and drove that until '05 when I needed something bigger when my first daughter was born.

My wife is driving a SUV now, which is now our primary road trip vehicle, so I replaced my aging Durango with a '14 JKUS.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:04 AM   #19
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I've owned some sort of 4X4 truck or SUV since 1976. One of each more often than not. I'm on my 4th Wrangler. I've owned an 89, 95, 99 and currently a 2010, all purchased used.

I really like the Wranglers, but traditionally they are not the best daily drivers. My wife and I have always viewed them as a 3rd vehicle, sorta like our motorcycle on 4 wheels. Raising kids was better suited for the 4 door trucks, vans, or full size SUV's. At least up until recently.

One big plus is that they maintain their value so well that I haven't minded selling one if something came up. We sold 1 to pay for a new roof on the house. When we saved enough, we bought another. When I needed a new truck, that Jeep was sold to finance the truck and significantly reduce payments. We lost very little when we sold because we had purchased used. We are now in a position to buy another and I did in September.

My 2010 is far more civilized than the older versions and if it had 4 doors would be something I'd consider now as a daily driver. Our kids are grown and we opted for a 2 door again this time. We don't need the back doors for our uses, and with our budget, got us a lot newer vehicle than buying 4 doors. If I were younger, with small kids a 4 door would be a viable option. Maybe I'll go that route when the grandkids get older.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:45 AM   #20
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I started with an '88 YJ, sold that, got a '99 XJ. Traded it in on a mini van for my wife. A few years later I picked up an 'JKU Sahara. It was totalled and now I have a '13 JKU loaded Rubicon. Definitely my fave of the 4.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:03 PM   #21
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Picking up my "new" 2012 Jeep Wrangler 4D Unlimited Saturday!! I'm 40 years old... This will be the 3rd Jeep I have owned... The first was a 1954 Willys Army Jeep that I had in high school.... Couldn't go more than about 50 miles an hour, but I loved it....changed out the gas tank one summer and found 7 or 8 Korean coins, which was pretty cool! Had to get rid of it when I went off to college, and got a Honda Prelude... My last year in college I bought a used 1987 Jeep Wrangler; that was around 1995... I had a love/hate relationship with that Jeep.... It was definitely the definition of Just Empty Every Pocket! I changed a starter out in the middle of North Alabama at a Texaco, after hitch hiking to a Carquest for a new starter.... Changed a water pump in a Napa parking.... Replaced the alternator, just outside of Memphis - on the road..,, had to get a tow truck on I-20 in Chunky Mississippi at 1:00am after the fan clutch detached and tried to blow a whole through the new radiator I bought a couple of months earlier, while destroying a water hose and belt in its attempt.. Blew out a rear seal on I-55 just South of Grenada, MS on a rainy day, couldn't see all the smoke trailing me because of the rain and locked the motor up as I was pulling in to a rest stop... a new motor and 2 transmissions later I was on the way to work and my love began showing signs of needing another tranny!! I threw in the towel and took her straight to the Ford dealership where she performed flawlessly during the test drive to determine her worthiness of a trade in.... That being said, I left her heartbroken at that cold dealership and headed home in a new 2001 F-150 Supercrew..... and BTW, she and my soon to be wife did not get along... at all! So, I have regretted that day ever since... One day, I hope to find her and bring her back.... But in the mean time, I will take ownership of a new improved version of her majesty.... I will post some pictures when I get it, if anyone wants to see....
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:23 PM   #22
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:27 PM   #23
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ITs a JEEP THING...we have had 4 our First was a 93 YJ ...that was it to get it started then we bought a 2010 JKU for me....sold the YJ for a LJ . Just yesterday we traded in the JKU on a 2014 JKU...Love to drive them, such a versatile vehicle other company has anything that comes close!!!!
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:47 PM   #24
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I had a '92 Wrangler as my first Jeep. I bought a new one in 2010 and gave my YJ to a bunch of locals to build a trail rig. Sandy killed my 2010 and I have a 2012 JKU now.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:38 PM   #25
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I bought a bone stock 05 TJ with 8000 miles in October 2006 and spent the next five years building it exactly how I wanted it.

I traded it for a 2011 Dodge Ram Laramie Crew Cab last summer and rode in luxury for a little over a year before I admitted to myself how much I missed my Jeep.

Now that my wife and I are starting to talk about having a kid, I need more room than what a TJ offers, so I sold the truck and picked up a new-to-me 2007 JKU Sahara last weekend. Saved some money and got back into a Jeep.

The best part: It arrived just in time for unseasonably warm weather. (It's in the 80s today, and the high is something like 36 on Sunday. I forgot how much I loved topless/doorless driving.)
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:39 PM   #26
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My first Jeep was pretty old when I bought it and I wore it out. I currently have more than two (my JK and my Willys)

Hey JK LOL, I hope you don't mind, I modified your poll since it seemed many of your responders currently have more than one Jeep. Also, every poll needs bacon.

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Old 12-06-2013, 01:44 PM   #27
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I had a 79 CJ7 back in the late 80's had to sell it way to much rust and didn't have the money to fix it. Traded in for an 87 YJ which I loved but tranny gave me to many problems traded in for a 98 TJ which I kept for about 30 days then the wife says I pregnanat with the 3rd baby. Needless to say not enough seats now so I staryed away for a few years and then once my doughter was old enough to drive bought her a car and myself a 2012 JKU. This one is by far the best jeep ive owned but each one was special in it's own way. To better answer your question i think people own multiple jeeps through out there lives because of different needs and just basic improvment of the brand.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:08 PM   #28
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I have wanted a Jeep since I was a little girl. I was always fascinated with them. I finally bought my first Jeep (2010 JK Sahara) used, with only 5000 miles on it at the end of 2010. It was a good deal, and a good Jeep, but this fall I made the mistake of going to the Jeep webpage and "building" my dream Jeep. That's how I ended up driving across the state and trading in the 2010 for the 2013 Rubicon 10A this past September! LOVE it! Now I just want a classic that I can beat on the trails so I can baby this one!
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:22 PM   #29
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I guess the choice that fits me best, having had four of them, is 'bought the wrong one in the first place'.

My chili pepper red '98 SE was my first brand new vehicle at 28 years old. I test drove one just like it (5-speed), found it adequate, and ordered mine to suit. Little did I realize that it could scarcely pass another vehicle on the highway despite downshifting and planting your foot to the floor (with the AC on, acceleration was but a dream).

The gutless '98 gave way to my desert sand '99 Sahara, which was loaded to the gills and got black tube bumpers and a Borla exhaust. I loved that Jeep. Alas, I later found myself needing a pickup due to a move and a building project, not to mention said pickup was better on gas.

Having no real need for a pickup many years later, the Jeep bug bit again when a new '12 Arctic in white languished on a local lot for months and I made an offer that they grabbed. Too bad the 6-speed was such a gear-popping, noisy POS and it had many little electrical gremlins that I decided that long-term ownership wasn't in the cards.

So I ordered up my billet '13 with every option but the touchscreen radios and here we are.....
Gone but not forgotten:
'98 TJ SE - '99 TJ Sahara - '12 JK Arctic
'13 JK Sahara...too many other toys...

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Old 12-06-2013, 04:24 PM   #30
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Traded in 2012 Sahara for 2013 10A Rubicon.

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