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Old 09-05-2014, 05:37 AM   #1
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I Love my Wife but......

I wish she would make up her mind sometimes
We had decided on an unlimited but today she came home from work and things had changed. The thinking was we needed the unlimited for the family when they come to visit. Today she came home and wanted a 2 door. She says with just the 2 of us we don't really need the 4 door. Plus we could probably get a Rubicon for what we would have gotten in a 4 door. Im not one to argue with my wife

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Old 09-05-2014, 06:20 AM   #2
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The 2 door is a lot of fun especially knowing that we really can't take others with us, at least not comfortably.
With our children we won't fit anyway so they drive there vehicle also if we go somewhere together.
I was looking at a black automatic, (been shifting gears over 30 years and was looking forward to enjoying the ride). She......I mean, we..... settled for a red 6 speed. Couldn't be happier!!!

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Old 09-05-2014, 06:23 AM   #3
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first world problems ;o)
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:50 AM   #4
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Maybe it's just me but cramming everything into the jeep for a road trip or to where ever is part of the fun. Thought about actually removing the back seat all together but if one of the young ones is with us, cram away is my motto. Never will I ditch a 2dr for a 4dr.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:59 AM   #5
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The 2 door is a lot of fun especially knowing that we really can't take others with us, at least not comfortably.
With our children we won't fit anyway so they drive there vehicle also if we go somewhere together.
I was looking at a black automatic, (been shifting gears over 30 years and was looking forward to enjoying the ride). She......I mean, we..... settled for a red 6 speed. Couldn't be happier!!!
So if I get a two door I CAN'T use MY Jeep as a limousine to chauffeur the planet around???????? Like I was considering four door anyway.

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Old 09-05-2014, 08:27 AM   #6
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2Drs. rock. Keep it old school, the way a wrangler should be!
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:00 AM   #7
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I suggest having a TJ for the fun of it and a JKU for family trips. It has worked well for us.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:10 AM   #8
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My thoughts when the 4dr came out.....nobody is going to want one of those !!!

Now I see the the JKU's everywhere as I'm out and about in my 2dr with the 2dr's actually being a rare sight.

And yes it's true. Part of the fun about camping and roadtrips is the challenge of perfectly packing everything you need into the cramped confines of a 2dr.

If the dogs had a choice, I'm sure we would have a 4dr.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:46 AM   #9
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so....the choices are either a 2 door Rubicon or a school bus? If you do go with option #2 (pun intended) then be sure an order your first mod....

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Old 09-05-2014, 09:51 AM   #10
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I wish Jeep would have LJ version of the JK. That would have been extremely popular (with me at least).

Good luck on the decision. It's one that only you two can make. Drive em both if you haven't.
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:14 AM   #11
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I have kids and a 2 door. They love my Jeep. Nothing wrong with a 4 door, but if you want a 2 door, get a 2 door.
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Get one of each. I'm trying to trick.. uh, CONVINCE my wife to go this route!
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:12 PM   #13
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Get one of each. I'm trying to trick.. uh, CONVINCE my wife to go this route!
Thats what we did. 2 door is mine. Usually I m only one in it. Have 2 say I like it that I cant haul alot of people..husband has 4 door we use most of the time...I prefer the 2 door...like the way it looks 4 door maybe a little smoother ride but love my 2 door
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:13 PM   #14
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so....the choices are either a 2 door Rubicon or a school bus? If you do go with option #2 (pun intended) then be sure an order your first mod....


You can get two people in the back in a JK. Just not comfortably. I like it that way.
But seriously- I can get my really short, not-too flexible, joint pained, bad hip, bad back mother-in law in the rear seat with a folding step stool (that we keep behind the seat) and patience. She loves riding in the Jeep so much she just deals with it. Tell your family if they don't like it to rent a car. Which makes life easier for you. All problems solved.
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I was sneaky....... we got her a Jk in'12 I already had a TJ...when the grand daughter came along guess who wanted 4doors? Enter the '14 Polar Edition!!

In my opinion we got it all covered!!
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:34 PM   #16
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I was sneaky....... we got her a Jk in'12 I already had a TJ...when the grand daughter came along guess who wanted 4doors? Enter the '14 Polar Edition!!

In my opinion we got it all covered!!
All you need now is a CJ7 lol.
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:51 PM   #17
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All you need now is a CJ7 lol.
And more garage SPACE!!!
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:05 PM   #18
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Me, my wife and 13 year old son... and 2 doors. I absolutely love it, because 90% of the time it is just me in it. My son is already 5'6" and is starting to whine about crawling in the back... but then he whines about a lot of things (takes after Mom?). Anyway, I think the 2-door just looks and drives right. I love how easy the back seat pops up and down - great flexibility.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:09 PM   #19
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I love the 2 door and in the over two years I've had it I've only used the back seat three times so out it came and now it's the largest trunk I've ever had in a vehicle...lol

It's nice having the kids grown and gone and I don't worry about taking people anywhere, they'll just have to follow us in their car ...well as far as they can.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:30 PM   #20
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Both are cool.
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:33 PM   #21
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I suggest having a TJ for the fun of it and a JKU for family trips. It has worked well for us.


We will be keeping our 4 door ,98 Mitsubishi Challenger (were in Australia not sure they made this car in US) for when the kids come and visit. Her son is kinda rough on cars so I like that idea better anyway.
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Me, my wife and 13 year old son... and 2 doors. I absolutely love it, because 90% of the time it is just me in it. My son is already 5'6" and is starting to whine about crawling in the back... but then he whines about a lot of things (takes after Mom?). Anyway, I think the 2-door just looks and drives right. I love how easy the back seat pops up and down - great flexibility.
Yeah only problem is her son is 6'3" and probably 260lbs, he wont fit in the back to easily. But hes 20 so I don't feel like that is my problem anymore
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:50 PM   #23
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2 door all the way for me. Jeeps represent fun, freedom and adventure. Don't buy a 4 door because you think you 'should' for the family visits. Buy what you want. I struggled with having to make that decision when I bought my 2014 2 door. I knew at some level the 4 door made more sense, gave more flexibilty and room for passengers and luggage etc... BUT I didn't want it. You could always buy one of each!!
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Nailed it. I feel the same. I would bet that most, like 90% of the 2dr.jk's Owners have owned a cj-tj. Most 4 Dr. Jku owners have never had a jeep before.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:05 PM   #25
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I think the Unlimiteds look better. The JKs proportions just don't look right to me. But that's just my opinion and you know what it's worth........
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Nailed it. I feel the same. I would bet that most, like 90% of the 2dr.jk's Owners have owned a cj-tj. Most 4 Dr. Jku owners have never had a jeep before.
I am not sure which category I would fall into...first Jeep was a YJ in '94 traded for a truck...than the '04 TJ (still have) than the '12 JK (still have) and than the '14 JKU (still have)...to me it is like the tool box.... I have more than one tool.

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Old 09-05-2014, 06:26 PM   #27
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I have a wife and 2 kids and we have a 2 door. We love it. We don't really use it for family trips because will everyone in the Jeep, there's not much room left to pack stuff. But that's not a big deal. We bought it to have fun in around town and off road. Not for trips

I can't see buying a 4 door for two people based on some additional people coming to visit every once in a while.
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:28 PM   #28
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I am not sure which category I would fall into...first Jeep was a YJ in '94 traded for a truck...than the '04 TJ (still have) than the '12 JK (still have) and than the '14 JKU (still have)...to me it is like the tool box.... I have more than one tool.

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That's awesome. You had the chance to try all. If I was a young guy with kids my wife would definitely have a 4 Dr. Jku. They are cool if you need the room..
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Nailed it. I feel the same. I would bet that most, like 90% of the 2dr.jk's Owners have owned a cj-tj. Most 4 Dr. Jku owners have never had a jeep before.
First Jeep was a YJ, loved it but needed more space as my life changed. JKU fit the bill perfectly. Easily fits me, my wife, our daughter, the dog and all of our camping stuff. Plus I don't like having to call on friends when I need to haul things, like the antique cabinet my wife bought last week. JKs are nice, but it's JKUs for me.
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First Jeep was a YJ, loved it but needed more space as my life changed. JKU fit the bill perfectly. Easily fits me, my wife, our daughter, the dog and all of our camping stuff. Plus I don't like having to call on friends when I need to haul things, like the antique cabinet my wife bought last week. JKs are nice, but it's JKUs for me.
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