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Old 06-06-2012, 09:25 AM   #61
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I bought the JKU for the kids, they love having their own doors ( or lack there of)

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Old 06-06-2012, 09:34 AM   #62
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That's what I'd like to do... have a JK and a JKU! I keep trying to convince the wife to take my JKU for more family room and I'd get a JK since they're cheaper... (trying my damnedest to convince her I'm being frugal...)
Heck yeah! I don't know if my wife actually knows we're trading her liberty for a jku....but she'll figure it out at the dealership She loves mine so I don't see why it would be a problem

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Old 06-06-2012, 10:03 AM   #63
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Please point out when I ever called you names. I will be looking for exact quotes. I expressed my different opinion, and I've explained why I disagreed with yours.

P.S. I don't drive a JKU. So, you're welcome to say I'm being oversensitive about my vehicle all you want.



Also, the JK is about 1.5 to 2 feet shorter than the JKU. That is a fairly considerable amount. If someone is 2 feet shorter than me, they are a midget. I wouldn't discredit him for saying that he prefers the short length of the JK. The JKU just isn't a monster.
When it comes to a car that is 2 feet longer than another, it's not that big of an issue. It's the same thing as age. If you're 18 and date someone 6 years younger than you, it's most certainly a problem, but if you're 60 and dating someone 6 years younger than you, it's perfectly acceptable. While someone 1-2 feet shorter than you may be considered a midget, someone standing a foot shorter than me (I'm 5'11), while they're considered short, they're not considered midgets. Take a guy who's 7'0 and a guy who's a foot shorter and he's considered of average height.

I'd be willing to bet a Fiat 500 is 1.5-2.0 feet shorter than a JK. Does that make a JK a boat?

It's funny how he accuses everyone of whining for stating opinions and calling names, yet nobody ever called him names. I just stated my opinion by calling his Ford Expedition a sissy-mobile and mentioned it was nice to see his wife finally let him get what he wanted. That's hardly calling names, but maybe I hit a bit too close to home. Nevermind he "whined" about it in one of his last posts.

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Seems like there are always those folks who want to try to point out how much of a Jeep someone else's isn't.

Screw those people, who needs'em?
Yeah, it is funny, kinda like the whole "I have more mods so my Jeep's better" or the whole "pecking order" argument. Just last week somebody tried telling me my Jeep was the "bottom class," coming from a guy with a set of 33"s and a 2.5 inch lift on an early 90s Sport. While my intention certainly isn't to offend anyone with a Sport, as it's a great vehicle, I found it kinda funny when this guy told me my Jeep was at the bottom of the "pecking order" when I'm the one with the Rubicon and he's the one with the 20 year old Sport. I'm not saying the Rubicon is the be-all/end-all, but I don't think it's any secret that from the factory the Rubicon is a more capable offroader. Start talking mods and the deepest pockets are gonna win.

My basic opinion of this guy is that he's more of a Jeep owner than enthusiast. I think he's a soccer-dad suffering a midlife crisis and wanted something to make himself feel young again. Hey, that's just my opinion, sort of like he has his.

For the record, I can't claim to be the Jeep enthusiast, as I'm more the guy who would love to be offroad but am perfectly happy being on asphalt as well. It's more about the whole "tops off and ride with the wind in the hair" experience for me; the feeling of "freedom." I can't tell one from another other than for the square headlamps on those older models and a JK.

Come winter time, I'm gonna be in heaven. Unfortunately, given there really isn't anywhere to offroad here, most of my "offroading" will probably be limited to hoping for a big snowstorm. Yeah, it sucks, especially because I definitely wanna take advantage of some of its capabilities, but it is what it is.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:44 AM   #64
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When it comes to a car that is 2 feet longer than another, it's not that big of an issue. It's the same thing as age. If you're 18 and date someone 6 years younger than you, it's most certainly a problem, but if you're 60 and dating someone 6 years younger than you, it's perfectly acceptable. While someone 1-2 feet shorter than you may be considered a midget, someone standing a foot shorter than me (I'm 5'11), while they're considered short, they're not considered midgets. Take a guy who's 7'0 and a guy who's a foot shorter and he's considered of average height.
2 feet longer on a car is going to depend on the person. This is why I stated that if he is more comfortable or happier in the JK because it is shorter, then it should be on that. If you added 2 feet to my car, I would not drive it. I would not be comfortable in that length. But, that's why I used a standard 2 door car as comparison to the length of the JKU. That isn't to say that the next size up is a huge beast of a vehicle, but it may not be comfortable to the driver.

I don't think there's anything wrong with the JK. I don't think there's everything right with the JKU, either. I just feel like people talk about the JKU as if it is the biggest vehicle they have ever driven.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:14 PM   #65
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2 feet longer on a car is going to depend on the person. This is why I stated that if he is more comfortable or happier in the JK because it is shorter, then it should be on that. If you added 2 feet to my car, I would not drive it. I would not be comfortable in that length. But, that's why I used a standard 2 door car as comparison to the length of the JKU. That isn't to say that the next size up is a huge beast of a vehicle, but it may not be comfortable to the driver.

I don't think there's anything wrong with the JK. I don't think there's everything right with the JKU, either. I just feel like people talk about the JKU as if it is the biggest vehicle they have ever driven.
Had to pick up some stuff at the dealership today so I decided to park next to a 2dr Rubicon while I was there. Compared to the 2dr it appeared to dwarf it in size but in reality, it didn't. I think a lot has to do with the aesthetics, starting with the tire size. The 2dr Sports looked far larger than the 2dr Rubicons with their base wheels even though they're the same sized vehicle. Putting larger wheels on the 4dr would certainly make it look shorter than the standards.

Nobody's faulting the guy for being more comfortable with the 2dr model, but he cries like the JKU is bigger than his Ford Expedion is. I find it perplexing he didn't cry about how that one was so tough to drive, considering its substantial size.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:30 PM   #66
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I love the family trips in the JKU and the extra space behind the back seat is great for beach chairs etc..

I've been debating a similar trade up to a rubi so I'm curious to see how you make out.
Two cents...and when adjusted for taxes, inflation and such probably not worth that much ...but I just upgraded from a JKU to a JKU Rubi and glad I did. I originally thought I was going to drop money into my Sport as a project Jeep and mod it. But I found I really just wanted something that was more capable to hit the all levels of trails and not having to store up cash over the next 3 years to just begin giving me elevated capabilities.

Interesting thing was that I was initially upside down when I bought the Sport as I rolled 2k in negative from the prior vehicle and added some additional service packages at purchase; however was able to get it all back at trade because dealers love pushing the new '12s, but they were seriously hurting for well-taken-care used. Talked with my sales guy the other day in a follow up and he said mine is the only manual they have in used stock. By the time I was done I ended up with a JKU Rubicon and lower payments! Strictly my opinion but if you can find a good deal, it doesn't pinch your coin then "no time like the present".

Headed for trails this weekend and next
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:09 PM   #67
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Two cents...and when adjusted for taxes, inflation and such probably not worth that much ...but I just upgraded from a JKU to a JKU Rubi and glad I did. I originally thought I was going to drop money into my Sport as a project Jeep and mod it. But I found I really just wanted something that was more capable to hit the all levels of trails and not having to store up cash over the next 3 years to just begin giving me elevated capabilities.

Interesting thing was that I was initially upside down when I bought the Sport as I rolled 2k in negative from the prior vehicle and added some additional service packages at purchase; however was able to get it all back at trade because dealers love pushing the new '12s, but they were seriously hurting for well-taken-care used. Talked with my sales guy the other day in a follow up and he said mine is the only manual they have in used stock. By the time I was done I ended up with a JKU Rubicon and lower payments! Strictly my opinion but if you can find a good deal, it doesn't pinch your coin then "no time like the present".

Headed for trails this weekend and next
Congrats, and enjoy your Rubicon!
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:13 AM   #68
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If I may offer a comment ? I simply LOVE your spare wheel cover ! Gotta contact those guys who made mine, and ask them for a rate. One of my buddies will simply LOVE it !

PS: I drive an Unlimited myself, that's what happens when the dog wants her own place. She agreed to share it with a second GS soon, but that's HER territory. We once tried to carry a small box in it, and before I had exited our driveway she was on the back seat all by herself. So I removed the box - and she went back to her room without being even told !

PPS: before buying this car, and the one we had prior to that one, I was hesitant on the car I'd be buying. My wife just told me that I would have a loan on it anyway, so I might just as well be paying for something I wanted and enjoyed. That's how I ended up with this rig - and I know I have a fabulous wife !
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:12 AM   #69
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whatever floats your boat.... I have seen a few posts where guys wish they bought the 4 door. I have yet to see a post where a 4 door owner wishes they bought a 2 dr? Mine is 2dr shoulda bought JKU.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:32 AM   #70
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whatever floats your boat.... I have seen a few posts where guys wish they bought the 4 door. I have yet to see a post where a 4 door owner wishes they bought a 2 dr? Mine is 2dr shoulda bought JKU.
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I wish I'd bought a two-door. Had I bought a two-door, I'd own a real Jeep instead of a glorified minivan.

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Old 11-03-2012, 08:13 AM   #71
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Ladies, ladies, please take a Midol and calm down! I can settle this once and for all and with irrefutable photographic evidence to back me up. When I finally broke done and sold my trusty 95 YJ after 15 years it was to move to a '10 JK, of course, as I am a real man, it was a 2 door. After 2 years I decided to upgrade once again and I did try out a JKU at the dealers insistence, he said he drove one and it was absolutely "FABULOUS", he was an odd little fellow with very delicate features but, I digress. When I took it back to the dealer he said, 'Wow, judging by the big grin on your face you must really like that unit'. I think it hurt him a little when I tossed the keys back to him and said that if I had wanted an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser I would travel back to the '70's and buy one. Nothing but a 2 door me me thank you but, that is my personal preference and I know everyone on this forum will respect my druthers just as I respect theirs. Now, take a look at the picture below, is it a JKU or a Vista Cruiser?? WTH? I cant tell the diff! You?
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Ladies, ladies, please take a Midol and calm down! I can settle this once and for all and with irrefutable photographic evidence to back me up. When I finally broke done and sold my trusty 95 YJ after 15 years it was to move to a '10 JK, of course, as I am a real man, it was a 2 door. After 2 years I decided to upgrade once again and I did try out a JKU at the dealers insistence, he said he drove one and it was absolutely "FABULOUS", he was an odd little fellow with very delicate features but, I digress. When I took it back to the dealer he said, 'Wow, judging by the big grin on your face you must really like that unit'. I think it hurt him a little when I tossed the keys back to him and said that if I had wanted an Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser I would travel back to the '70's and buy one. Nothing but a 2 door me me thank you but, that is my personal preference and I know everyone on this forum will respect my druthers just as I respect theirs. Now, take a look at the picture below, is it a JKU or a Vista Cruiser?? WTH? I cant tell the diff! You?
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:43 AM   #73
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Not to take away from the 4-doors- they are practical for those who have kids. I'd hate to be putting kids or people in that excuse of a back seat. It's even worse if that is your only vehicle. The 2-door Jeep is the only Jeep for me.

Since I have none of these problems/limitations (I have another 4x4- my 4Runner) the JK is far easier to drive and safer than the JKU on the tight trails we have here. That's basically its primary advantage for me. I'm not a Chrysler fan, so am not a loyalist.

Buy what works for you- not what others think is cool. I'd be happy with an old 4Runner, a Defender, FJ, etc. - anything reliable that gets me safely through the trails and mining roads I frequent.
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I'm waiting to hear what happened . Did the trade get done? There was more fighting than what oil is best and how often to change it. Who would have thought it?
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OK, 73 replies later and the op still is wringing his hands in anguish.



As of now, no one yet has expressed the obvious...




DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE...



anticipate the needs of a growing family...
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Celtic-too funny!
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I don't know if this is accurate but a friend told me that dealers try to get rid of inventory late November to avoid having to pay taxes for vehicles still on lot. Maybe you could sell-by-owner your jeep (may be able to recoup more of what you put into it then going to a dealer for trade in) and then work on a good deal for a JKU. If you have kids, JKU is definitely the way to go.
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OK, 73 replies later and the op still is wringing his hands in anguish.



As of now, no one yet has expressed the obvious...




DON'T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE...



anticipate the needs of a growing family...
I WANT IT! Yes, I really do!
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:53 PM   #79
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My wife had a 2010 2 door Flame red Rubicon.
I had a 2011 JKU flame red Rubicon.
Now we have ....
My wife has a 2013 2 door commando green Rubicon.
I have a 2013 JKU deep cherry red Rubicon.

My wife loves how her 2 door is "zippy" for city driving and what not.
I do too.
We both love the JKU for any kind of a longer drive...30 miles or more.
My JKU does go off road more than hers, it's just more comfortable, plain and simple.
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I went from a JK to a JKU last year and I am happy. I miss the tight turning radius and no one wanting to ride in the back seats of the JK. I do like the extra room in the JKU. The only reason I changed was my daughter and grand kids moved in with us.
I used the opportunity to buy upgrades that I thought I didn't need when I bought the JK.
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I WANT IT! Yes, I really do!
Con Artist,

OK, OK. I posted it in Silver just for you.

(Btw, still waiting for you to post a picture of your JKU under the Wrangler Lane street sign off the old route 9 a bit west of the VA hospital.)

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