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Old 04-10-2012, 09:26 AM   #31
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As far as meeting cool people, I thought that one was covered, you're here aren't you?

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Old 04-10-2012, 02:52 PM   #32
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:14 PM   #33
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Subarus are notoriously safe vehicles, so I can't deny the safety of that car certainly played a part in the outcome. Even after the accident, all four doors opened as if nothing had happened!

My wife and I should be dead. The force was so great, my wife's seat-back was bent backwards!

I don't know how, but both of us walked away from the crash, albeit quite slowly. I won't discuss too much detail due to obvious reasons. I'll just say that we are both extremely sore and in a lot of pain, as you can imagine. Surprisingly enough though, neither of us sustained broken bones, internal bleeding, or needed stitches. Sadly, another STi/STI was not on the agenda as my next car. I decided over a year ago that my next vehicle was going to be something different; I've done the sports car/muscle car "thing" and it's time for a change.

Unfortunately, there was a very slim chance I would have been able to keep the STi and get a Jeep; I'd reserved myself to the fact the STi would probably have to go, but no offense to Jeep (obviously...), but at this time I just couldn't see myself giving up an STi for a Jeep. It was just way to fun and reliable of a vehicle to give up. It was in extremely good running/cosmetic condition and very well-taken care of.

What hurts the most is that while I would have more than likely had to get rid of the STi for the Jeep, I was unable to make the decision as to when that was going to happen. Now, I'm basically being "forced" into the Jeep before I was ready to make the decision regarding the STi, and who knows, maybe in the future, I would have been able to keep the STi and get a Jeep. That was the goal I was striving for. Unfortunately, that changed.

In the end, I will love the Jeep I plan on purchasing, and while I will be very excited, there will still be that slight "resentment" because I was basically forced into it instead of being able to make the decision on my own. It wouldn't be any different than if I found myself in a 2012 STi, or even another 2005 STi. The one I lost was the one with the sentimental value, there is no replacement.

That aside, I've been seriously wanting a Jeep now for over a year and that's the vehicle I've had my heart set on. While some of that "celebratory feeling" of owning a new car will be robbed from me due to an inattentive driver, I will still be excited to hop in, pop the top, and enter into a previously unexplored "realm." I'm looking forward to finding a great camaraderie with fellow Jeep enthusiasts as I did with fellow Subaru enthusiasts. I will certainly be looking for a local Jeep club or just a group of fellow owners/enthusiasts to go mudding with or whatever.

In the end, I know I'm going to absolutely love my new Jeep; everything from enjoying nice sunny days to warm summer nights, not to mention throwing nature's muddy and snowy challenges at it. It's gonna be great!

FWIW, renting a Jeep would be a great idea, and I think I may just try to do that for a few days...and I absolutely love your Jeep. It's AWESOME! When I think of "my" Jeep, that's pretty much the picture I get in my head!
And the Oscar goes to..... Con Artist!!!

Seriously, i know you got a claim or suit pending... but this is some serious drama, for someone asking for a color recommendation.
Dozer FTW, IMO.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:55 PM   #34
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And the Oscar goes to..... Con Artist!!!

Seriously, i know you got a claim or suit pending... but this is some serious drama, for someone asking for a color recommendation.
Dozer FTW, IMO.
Haha! Ya know, given the week I've had, I'll take any award given to me. Right now, I'd be happy to take home the "Douchebag of the Year" award. I'm just happy to be alive...
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:18 PM   #35
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Welcome! I'm glad you're ok as well!

You won't regret getting your Jeep.
I wanted a Rubicon and was fortunate enough to be able to get one.

I don't regret it one bit. I love it, the wife loves it.
It's our all season adventure-mobile.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:42 PM   #36
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I liked the Dozer color but my better half really disliked that color. I used to have a VW bus that matched my airplane. Both dozer yellow.



I liked Orange Crush as well but as they say... "Happy Wife Happy Life"

We ended up with Cosmos Blue.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #37
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Welcome! I'm glad you're ok as well!

You won't regret getting your Jeep.
I wanted a Rubicon and was fortunate enough to be able to get one.

I don't regret it one bit. I love it, the wife loves it.
It's our all season adventure-mobile.
I'm looking forward to cruising in a Jeep. The weather's getting nice and I wanna be able to enjoy it to its fullest. I think it'll be a lot of fun! My biggest worry is how long it'll take to get one.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:43 PM   #38
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Best of luck with the Rubi. I have an '11 Sport S and I love it. The STi's are nice don't get me wrong but there is so much you can do in a Jeep. Top down, soft top, winch, lights, whatever you want it can be done.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #39
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Best of luck with the Rubi. I have an '11 Sport S and I love it. The STi's are nice don't get me wrong but there is so much you can do in a Jeep. Top down, soft top, winch, lights, whatever you want it can be done.
...except hang a corner or stop on a dime.

I'm just really looking forward to a different experience. I've never owned a vehicle with true offroad capabilities. Gravel and light mud just doesn't count.
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My other car is an Evo IX. Since getting a Jeep, I haven't even thought to myself, lets pull the Evo out of the garage. It's getting pretty lonely now. After going offroading two weeks ago, I canceled all my trackdays for the Evo. and planned out more offroading days. You'll love the Jeep.
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Glad ya'll are O.K!! I think you are going to create some AMAZING new memories in your new Jeep brothah!
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:28 PM   #42
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My other car is an Evo IX. Since getting a Jeep, I haven't even thought to myself, lets pull the Evo out of the garage. It's getting pretty lonely now. After going offroading two weeks ago, I canceled all my trackdays for the Evo. and planned out more offroading days. You'll love the Jeep.
That's a pretty serious machine! Unfortunately, I can't make the decision as to whether I wanna drive a Jeep or an STi.

I still have my Camaro, but that doesn't run. I think it needs an alternator. Regardless, I'm gonna have a Hell of a lot of fun with a Jeep.
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...except hang a corner or stop on a dime.

I'm just really looking forward to a different experience. I've never owned a vehicle with true offroad capabilities. Gravel and light mud just doesn't count.
You just have to be creative:

Go out for drinks with your buddies that have STI's (I'm sure you have at least one) and volunteer to be the DD. Then you can get a little behind the wheel time in.

Help your STI friends work on their rides in exchange for a little drive.

I'm sure your a thinking man, you'll find a way to get a little fix when needed

You may have to take them wheeling in the Jeep though, you know when they see it they will be jealous

(these are all suggestions meant in fun, although your welcome to try them, lol)

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You just have to be creative:

Go out for drinks with your buddies that have STI's (I'm sure you have at least one) and volunteer to be the DD. Then you can get a little behind the wheel time in.

Help your STI friends work on their rides in exchange for a little drive.

I'm sure your a thinking man, you'll find a way to get a little fix when needed

You may have to take them wheeling in the Jeep though, you know when they see it they will be jealous

(these are all suggestions meant in fun, although your welcome to try them, lol)

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I'm gonna get a Rubicon and then lower it and put some 26s on it. I'm never going to offroad it or anything.
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I'm gonna get a Rubicon and then lower it and put some 26s on it. I'm never going to offroad it or anything.

I have no words

Haha
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I have no words

Haha
Yep, that's right, I'm gonna get a Crush Orange Jeep, lower it, and put some big wheels on it, a chain steering wheel, swinging nuts off the trailer hitch, and tint the windows a glittery white.

...and to top it all off, I'm gonna get the license plate, "LAB LVR."
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Yep, that's right, I'm gonna get a Crush Orange Jeep, lower it, and put some big wheels on it, a chain steering wheel, swinging nuts off the trailer hitch, and tint the windows a glittery white.

...and to top it all off, I'm gonna get the license plate, "LAB LVR."
Oh that's just mean, and here I actually felt bad for you and your situation. Now I don't think you deserve a Jeep, you better go check out a Hummer. I hear those chain steering wheels are now a factory option
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Oh that's just mean, and here I actually felt bad for you and your situation. Now I don't think you deserve a Jeep, you better go check out a Hummer. I hear those chain steering wheels are now a factory option
Not a bad idea, if I got a Hummer, I could get the license plate, "MONICA 1."

In all honesty though, I wouldn't even wanna be seen in a Hummer, let alone drive one. Same goes for the FJ Loser. As far as I'm concerned, if it ain't a Jeep or Land Rover Defender, it ain't worth looking at.
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Not a bad idea, if I got a Hummer, I could get the license plate, "MONICA 1."

In all honesty though, I wouldn't even wanna be seen in a Hummer, let alone drive one. Same goes for the FJ Loser. As far as I'm concerned, if it ain't a Jeep or Land Rover Defender, it ain't worth looking at.
Ok, maybe I'll take back my horribly mean comment about you buying a Hummer. You really should reconsider those 26's on your Rubicon though
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Ok, maybe I'll take back my horribly mean comment about you buying a Hummer. You really should reconsider those 26's on your Rubicon though
I've reconsidered. I'm going to go with 28s!

Seriously, I'm JOKING. Big, goofy wheels and "rubber band" tires are the biggest bucket of suck I've ever seen.
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I've reconsidered. I'm going to go with 28s!

Seriously, I'm JOKING. Big, goofy wheels and "rubber band" tires are the biggest bucket of suck I've ever seen.
Yes and unfortunately there are people out there that have actually done that to a Jeep Their bucket of suck is overflowing, lol.

I knew you were joking, that's why I felt it okay to make the Hummer comment
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Yes and unfortunately there are people out there that have actually done that to a Jeep Their bucket of suck is overflowing, lol.

I knew you were joking, that's why I felt it okay to make the Hummer comment
Thanks for that laugh! It was MUCH needed!

Yes, I've seen a few of those atrocities (some in the "Photo Section") and all I can say is that it pains me...like the accident My wife and I were just in last week.

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