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Old 06-19-2013, 07:13 AM   #1
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Exclamation justifying a jeep wrangler

once my house is paid for I wish to get a wranger.
would like to know all the pros and cons. I started out wwith a chevy-broke down constantly with no abuse. got a 2wd ford ranger. ive litorly town to pieces wheels. dragging the floor and bumbers off. twisting the truck bed and brackets to the point I can no longer pump gas in it.
bougth a jeep grand cherooke Laredo. LOVE IT NO ISSEIS. never been hung up. im thinking jeeps are for me but 20-30k would be a exspensive lesson to learn.
ia have learned nothing drives like a jeep everything else seems cheap and fragile plz help

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:36 AM   #2
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Were you drunk when you posted this? I think if you buy any new, expensive vehicle, you will baby it somewhat - so there's that.

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:41 AM   #3
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Maybe English isn't his first language

If you are truly paying off your house soon then what is 20 to 30K? Nothing... (assuming you aren't living in a cardboard house)
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:42 AM   #4
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Unless you live on the top of a mountain, there is no logical justification to own a Wrangler. you do it because it is a fun reward for yourself, and it expresses the type of person that you are!
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:47 AM   #5
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Maybe English isn't his first language
Perhaps... I thought Google Voice translated it for him or something.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:48 AM   #6
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New Wranglers are pricey, but you can get a quality vehicle with a great history, a unique look, and the practicality of a 4 wheel drive platform in a convertible. You can do hundreds of things to customize your ride and make it reflect your personality or interests. Scan these pages a bit and you will see that Wrangler owners Love their Jeeps, and share a sense of community. This forum alone shows you how helpful other Jeep owners can be, and if you join a local Jeep club, you can have a blast no matter what your level of experience.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:11 AM   #7
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Come on guys, this is just a Jeep forum. Cut the guy some slack. Some people are just not great at spelling. He could be dyslexic.

To answer the question, it's easy to justify a Wrangler. You go out and buy one. Take it out and have fun with it. If it works out, great. Keep it. If you don't like it, you won't have any trouble selling it and you won't lose much money. Wranglers are one of the best vehicles for keeping their value. They're always in demand and you can get a lot for it.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:17 AM   #8
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...you do it because it is a fun reward for yourself, and it expresses the type of person that you are!
How is this not a logical reason?

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Old 06-19-2013, 09:23 AM   #9
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Chicks dig 'em, what more do you want?
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:32 AM   #10
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Bottom line......there's nothing like a Jeep Wrangler!!
(translation: bottm lin tHers noting licka Jep Rangerler - just kidding!!)
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:40 AM   #11
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My wife and I traded in two perfectly good vehicles to buy two wranglers. We never offroad except to go fishing maybe three times a year. Why did we do it? Simple... Because we wanted to. The end. We haven't looked back!


Also, that original post had me laughing. Not just the spelling, but everything that was said.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:30 AM   #12
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Thanks to Hawaii

My wife and I had a CJ about 20 years ago. It was a 4 banger with no power but was still great. In Feb. of this year, we went to Hawaii. When we went to the rental car place, they didn't have the car we wanted and asked us if we would take the JKU instead. We did and just had a blast in it. It was so much fun to drive. When we got home, we sold our 2012 Tahoe and bought a new 2013 JKU. Why, because they are fun, on and off the road. Since then, I have joined some local 4x4 clubs around my area and have been going off road ever since. This jeep has made driving a blast again. That is how you justify it.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:49 AM   #13
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There is no reason to justify buying a wrangler.... If you want buy it. i've always been partial to them, and now since i sold two of my toys im ready to get one.

Point blank do what makes you happy , you only live once.

by the way after reading your post..... Yeaaa i've done that numerous times after a good night drinking. carry on !!
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #14
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These are emotional purchases; no way to justify an emotional purchase other than to go out and get it.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:05 AM   #15
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I found plenty of practical reasons for it.

It's more suitable for driving to a business meeting than a truck, and more practical for hauling large and unwieldy objects back from Home Depot than virtually any SUV.

It's better in the winter than any convertible sports car, and better in the summer than any hard top four wheel drive vehicle.

It's far less expensive than any custom vehicle, and has far more personality even in its stock form than most other mass produced vehicles.

If you're only going to own one four wheeled vehicle, the Jeep Wrangler (especially in Unlimited format) is about the most versatile and practical one I can think of.
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:31 PM   #16
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most fun vehicle on the best day of summer, and most fun vehicle on the worst day of winter... nuff said!
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I bought a new '13 last year and it was my first Jeep. Always wanted one but found it hard to pull myself away from V8 cars. I think of mine like a swiss army knife. It's as close as I'm likely to get to owning a bike again, so I can put the top down and take off the doors. It's like a convertible (without feeling self-conscious about what others think about a grown man in a convertible - if it's not a Mustang or Vette). I can flop the rear seat forward and load it up sorta like a pickup. Oh yeah, and it goes pretty good once you get off the pavement too.
Resale value on these is pretty incredible. I spent about 6 weeks looking for a decent used Jeep before realizing that I could get a better deal buying new. Build quality isn't like a Lexus, but they have a certain charm to them. I traded in a nice 2011 Charger RT last year for my Jeep and can honestly say I smile more driving this than I did my hemi.
Another bonus is you (or at least I) don't feel as anal about keeping it clean. I used to spend hours and hours cleaning my cars inside and out. They looked great, but I'm kinda liking having some weekends off from wash/wax/vac/repeat.
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I bought a new '13 last year and it was my first Jeep. . It's as close as I'm likely to get to owning a bike again, so I can put the top down and take off the doors. It's like a convertible (without feeling self-conscious about what others think about a grown man in a convertible - if it's not a Mustang or Vette). I can flop the rear seat forward and load it up sorta like a pickup. Oh yeah, and it goes pretty good once you get off the pavement too.
Resale value on these is pretty incredible. I spent about 6 weeks looking for a decent used Jeep before realizing that I could get a better deal buying new.

Similar to my thoughts. A friend of mine who likes motorcycles (I dont own one nor do I want to) says its like a motorcyle of Jeeps. Haha. Practical for hauling stuff around, and Fun to drive. My first time doorless couldn't stop smileing. I purchased new for smiliar reasons that you did. Also being new, I know it's 100% bone stock, so the warranty is still in tact. Though I do plan on makeing a few changes here and there....
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #19
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like justifying beer or a cigarette.
you do it because you want to!
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Its an SUV convertible that easily handles the road on and off. Millions of mods to make it yours. Can haul wood and other items on top. Can pull stuff easily, nice to work on yourself, and you will learn alot. My dream car is a 70s trans am with tee tops, but if I had that, Id still want my jeep.... One for speed, one for crawling over anything.

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