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Old 09-05-2013, 09:51 PM   #31
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Just buy the jeep

Hello for what its worth.....yeah all three are ours.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:15 PM   #32
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The great thing about buying a jeep is that if after a year, you find that you don't like the experience, you can sell it or trade it and practically not loose a penny.

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Old 09-05-2013, 10:39 PM   #33
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The great thing about buying a jeep is that if after a year, you find that you don't like the experience, you can sell it or trade it and practically not loose a penny.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Troof. After two years, trading mine in is costing me $1500.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:28 PM   #34
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To the OP,

I had an '02 Subaru Impreza and I had alot of good years with it. I've had my '13 Wrangler Sport for exactly a month now and I don't regret my purchase. Its definitely a different beast altogether. The Impreza was about handling- hugging those curves without slowing down, trying to master corners. The Impreza was also about speed but not in the same way as a Corvette or a 911. The Wrangler isn't either of those.

Driving a Wrangler is quite the opposite- its about getting off the pavement and taking on obstacles that force you to slow down unless you want to get stuck or blow a tire. But for me, the thrill of an adventure away from the city and into a canyon, valley, or desert is worthwhile.

I thought like some of the posters before I bought mine. Wranglers retain their value and can be traded for something else if it just doesn't suit you. But I don't think I'll ever sell or trade my Wrangler. I'll always love my Impreza. But I'm gonna drive my Wrangler until the wheels fall off.
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:35 AM   #35
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I converted from a 350z roadster to a 2013 unlimited sahara, about 2 months ago.
Very different. The 350z was getting frustrating, I found it only fun when I could let loose. And as a daily driver, your more often stuck behind other people.

I feel more for my wrangler than I ever felt for my 350z....

It's more comfortable, I don't feel like I have to go fast to have fun, I can actually put my twins in the car, still take the top down, do stuff to it myself etc (change things, paint wheels, so much aftermarket stuff. A new hobby!)

It's not the most practical car, but it's soo much fun. And if you use it as your dd, it's probably more comfortable than your s2000...
Even the mpg's are comparable for me. 16.5 on the 350z, 15 on the wrangler. but the wrangler is the cheapest gas.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:42 AM   #36
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I have owned three Wranglers in the past. When I finally finished residency and fellowship, I decided that I would get a BMW (a car I've always wanted since I was a kid).

I've had my 328 now for a little over 2 years. It's a beautiful vehicle that handles wonderfully. However, when my lease is up, I will be back in a Wrangler for sure. As everyone has said, they are two completely different machines (sports/luxury sedan vs. Jeep). There is just something about being able to stop, roll back the top, and enjoy the open air when you're on a trip. With 2 dogs, getting the inside dirty isn't a big deal, and being in Upstate NY, having the ground clearance in the winter snow is priceless. The added bonus of being a part of a "community" is quite unique. No one in a BMW waves to me. Plus, this forum kicks !

It's been said that (for those who enjoy them) once you have a Jeep, you'll probably own more than one. I'm looking to make it 4 (if I can just hold out until my lease is up--this will be brutal).
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Definetly do it, we have something in common too except I have a 350z, and still do and now have a jeep with it. I need something to drive in the winter because I store my cars. I'm getting about 8 miles to the gallon right now driving my jeep and idec because I enjoy taking the tops and doors off and knowing I can go up and over anything with my 35's. I had a chance to take a pic of them together yesterday and I forgot...

Edit: actually if you want to talk about making a change, go from driving your s2k to a 71 cj5 like I did that has no power steering, no power brakes, and no handling at all. I went from my 99 eclipse that I had which was lowered 3 inchs, and I could take turns at about 70 in it with no problem to that CJ5.. that was a major difference. And since Im in a picture sharing mood heres a pic of my eclipse and the cj5 I got for it.. smh never should of done that. If you're getting a new jeep go for it don't get a old one though atleast not for your first one like I did!
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I converted from a 350z roadster to a 2013 unlimited sahara, about 2 months ago.
Very different. The 350z was getting frustrating, I found it only fun when I could let loose. And as a daily driver, your more often stuck behind other people.

I feel more for my wrangler than I ever felt for my 350z....

It's more comfortable, I don't feel like I have to go fast to have fun, I can actually put my twins in the car, still take the top down, do stuff to it myself etc (change things, paint wheels, so much aftermarket stuff. A new hobby!)

It's not the most practical car, but it's soo much fun. And if you use it as your dd, it's probably more comfortable than your s2000...
Even the mpg's are comparable for me. 16.5 on the 350z, 15 on the wrangler. but the wrangler is the cheapest gas.
16.5mpg??? are you smoking the tires from every stop or something? lol my average is 23.8mpg in my Z. my jeep is about 7.4mpg . Don't get me wrong I've had my Z down to 7mpg a couple times, but thats from going sidewayzzz .
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:57 AM   #39
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Well I don't think in general you are going to get anyone here that is going to advise against you getting a jeep - that being said - I am a total sports car guy (as seen in a few of my daily drivers here) and since I bought my jeep 5 weeks ago I have used it 10 to 1 easily over any other car I have.

My moab the day after I bought it we towed it to OBx (the burban is my better halfs daily driver)
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That doesn't mention my other Harley and our boat - so trust my when I tell ya I know toys and I am do glad to be back into Jeep life after about an 8 year break.

Oh shoot I forgot to mention I have a very fast skateboard too! Lol
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:24 AM   #40
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Well I don't think in general you are going to get anyone here that is going to advise against you getting a jeep - that being said - I am a total sports car guy (as seen in a few of my daily drivers here) and since I bought my jeep 5 weeks ago I have used it 10 to 1 easily over any other car I have.

My moab the day after I bought it we towed it to OBx (the burban is my better halfs daily driver)
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That doesn't mention my other Harley and our boat - so trust my when I tell ya I know toys and I am do glad to be back into Jeep life after about an 8 year break.

Oh shoot I forgot to mention I have a very fast skateboard too! Lol

Uhmm... Can I go for a ride in the Bentley? That's probably the most awesome Harley I've ever seen. I love Harleys but yours is FREAKIN SICK!
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:31 AM   #41
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I'm still on the fence about purchasing a Wrangler. I'm coming from a Honda S2000 which is a small lightweight 2 seater convertible that handles like it's on rails. I totaled it on black ice last February and I'm trying to find something that is safe, but equally fun. I doubt that I'll get heavily into rock climbing and I obviously won't be able to drive the Wrangler like a sports car. All that being said, do you think I'll still find the car as enjoyable as everyone on this forum seems to? As I've trolled along on here, I've noticed that several members either have or had sports cars, but seem to love their Wranglers equally if not more. I'd LOVE to hear some feedback from anyone in that boat.

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I had a 2007 rio yellow s2000 myself for about 3 years. I loved it. Wife hated it. It was too cramped for her so we hardly went anywhere in it. The wrangler has more space and she enjoys riding in it so much more and therefore we take it more.

It's not that the Wrangler is better or worse, it is just different but equally thrilling to drive.

If took me a while to take the plunge thinking I'd miss the s2000 and on some days I do (nothing like rowing through those gears) but I have no real regrets.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:38 AM   #42
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i have fun in my jeep all the time where i have to have fun in the mustang by breaking the law...
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I think I'm gonna pay cash for a Harley Sportster in order to fulfill my need for speed and twisty enjoyment. I'll likely get a wrangler for the other end of fun. So many responses!!! THANKS!!!!!!!
Can't go wrong with that decision. My story is this (and hopefully it will help you feel even better about your decision). I also owned an S2000 but had to give it up when I had kids. But, I know how fun the S2k can be. Now, I have the Jeep and a Pontiac G8 GXP with Kooks headers, Solo catback exhaust, CAI, and a tune (it would smoke my old S2000 -- at least in a straight line). The Pontiac is a blast to drive, goes like mad, and sounds f'ing incredible. But, I still find myself in the Jeep 85% of the time. I think a Harley and a Jeep would provide a similar experience. Have fun!
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Wow, didn't realize this site has so many ex s2k owners I guess I should expect that, after all, guys that drive wranglers have good taste.
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Uhmm... Can I go for a ride in the Bentley? That's probably the most awesome Harley I've ever seen. I love Harleys but yours is FREAKIN SICK!
HA thank you - as you can see I like rare -even the jeep (triple black moab) is uncommon.
As for the ride absolutely - you get overt way I'm happy to. I will be in OH in a cpl weeks but I have to bring the jeep it's for a show
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:52 PM   #46
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If they made a 14 in Gecko I would have already traded for a Rubicon.
Since they dont I will be saving for lockers................
Wonder if they will re release any of the skittles colors later in 14 ?
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Loved my sports cars, 350Z, BMW, Firebird and more but to me and my wife there's nothing like taking the top and doors off and taking a ride.
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I figure it like this, When I park it and I have to turn and look at it and it brings a smile I have bought the right vehicle. Jeeps and motorcycles do that for me.
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HA thank you - as you can see I like rare -even the jeep (triple black moab) is uncommon.
As for the ride absolutely - you get overt way I'm happy to. I will be in OH in a cpl weeks but I have to bring the jeep it's for a show
Awesome where at in Ohio? I live in canton
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That cobra is give-up-your-left-nut gorgeous. Aluminum or fiberglass? What company is that by if you don't mind me asking?
It was a Superformance manufactured in South Africa as a complete car minus the drive train.

Fiberglass body. I looked at the Kirkham which has an aluminum body and actually preferred the fiberglass. Aluminum is more susceptible to damage. And when I bought it, it was with the intention to drive it. I put over 21,000 miles on it in the 5 years I owned it, and it would have been more except I live in western Washington state and the weather was a factor.

During the summer of 2011 we took it on vacation for a month. Went to Lake Tahoe, then over to Carmel, and then up highway 1 and 101. It was one of my life time dreams that I was able to fulfill.
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Awesome where at in Ohio? I live in canton
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You guys are awesome. No BS. These thoughtful posts are enough to sway me... My girl LOVED the Jeep too when we drove it, sooooo... I'll post pics when I have mine in silver ; ) SERIOUSLY... You guys rock.
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You guys are awesome. No BS. These thoughtful posts are enough to sway me... My girl LOVED the Jeep too when we drove it, sooooo... I'll post pics when I have mine in silver ; ) SERIOUSLY... You guys rock.
You won't regret it!

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One very noticeable difference I have discovered to having the Wrangler is that I have no compelling desire to go fast. In my Prelude or my supercharged Tundra or even in the Prius, I tended to want to lead-foot it on the highway, with 70-80mph being standard fare. In the JKUR I'm pretty happy to loaf along at 55-65, and rarely want to go 70. I guess I haven't yet taken it on a long road-trip where covering a lot of miles in a given period of time becomes desirable, but that's coming up in the next month or so...... But I wondered if you guys have noticed a "slowing down" following the purchase of a Wrangler?
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man i live 5 miles from columbiana....you at the street fair?
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One very noticeable difference I have discovered to having the Wrangler is that I have no compelling desire to go fast. In my Prelude or my supercharged Tundra or even in the Prius, I tended to want to lead-foot it on the highway, with 70-80mph being standard fare. In the JKUR I'm pretty happy to loaf along at 55-65, and rarely want to go 70. I guess I haven't yet taken it on a long road-trip where covering a lot of miles in a given period of time becomes desirable, but that's coming up in the next month or so...... But I wondered if you guys have noticed a "slowing down" following the purchase of a Wrangler?
That's funny in that I'm the opposite.

I generally did not go that fast in the Cobra. I had nothing to prove because it was one of the most bad ass cars on the road.

With more sedate vehicles, I tend to drive faster.

Go figure.
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One very noticeable difference I have discovered to having the Wrangler is that I have no compelling desire to go fast. In my Prelude or my supercharged Tundra or even in the Prius, I tended to want to lead-foot it on the highway, with 70-80mph being standard fare. In the JKUR I'm pretty happy to loaf along at 55-65, and rarely want to go 70. I guess I haven't yet taken it on a long road-trip where covering a lot of miles in a given period of time becomes desirable, but that's coming up in the next month or so...... But I wondered if you guys have noticed a "slowing down" following the purchase of a Wrangler?
I set my cruise at 69 or 70 and call it a day. My Jeep has never seen 80 mph, and has rarely seen 75 (it only happens when I'm not on cruise and I'm in a hurry...the new engine and tranny can get up in speed pretty easily).
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One very noticeable difference I have discovered to having the Wrangler is that I have no compelling desire to go fast. In my Prelude or my supercharged Tundra or even in the Prius, I tended to want to lead-foot it on the highway, with 70-80mph being standard fare. In the JKUR I'm pretty happy to loaf along at 55-65, and rarely want to go 70. I guess I haven't yet taken it on a long road-trip where covering a lot of miles in a given period of time becomes desirable, but that's coming up in the next month or so...... But I wondered if you guys have noticed a "slowing down" following the purchase of a Wrangler?
I am at least 10 mph slower in my JKUR than my BMW 330i on the highway. Also, I just don't feel the need to be in a hurry as much around town.

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