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Old 01-31-2012, 04:21 PM   #31
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Just remember willee, after you retire, it'll take a couple months to get all your financials balanced and the residual "honeydo list" will always keep you busy-


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........... it's been around 17-mi each way for the past 42.75-yrs! For about the last 3500-mi, it's been in my 2012 JKU and have loved the JK ride

Hopefully, I will retire at the end of Feb, and maybe ride with Jimbox in his "chopper"

You'll be in the 15% bracket--try to keep your daylight schedule--pretty close to how it's been for years-our mind/body won't tolerate sudden time/work/sleep/ambient changes--

I'm going on 19 yrs retired and now I really don't like sudden changes !

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Old 01-31-2012, 04:47 PM   #32
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Last year I was driving 60 miles (round trip) for work to the office. I only worked part time, and I am glad I did not buy a JK a few years ago because I was doing 16k miles/year for about 3 years straight. But now my commute is only 6 miles round trip! I just have to hit one back road and I am there. So I am thinking a 2012 JK is in order. I need the ruggedness because sometimes I need to go off road for work (I mainly do environmental noise control) which means I am in the woods a lot. I also need to get places at a moments notice, even in winter and cannot have snow stop me like it did last year. Having a RWD BMW was a tragedy last year here in Massachusetts.

Anyone else get a JK because of work? How many miles a day do you put on it? Might be just what I am looking for as I spend a lot of time in Cape Cod as well.
I drive Weymouth to Plymouth 60 mi round trip 3 days a week, new Sahara Unlimited. My old (2007) Sahara Unlimited got much better MPG on Rt 3, perhaps the Flomaster exhaust helped and of course the '12 has only 1000 miles on it? Hoping for better MPG when broken in and new exhaust? My Yamaha FJR1300 is much more eco than the Jeep in commuting but in foul weather the Sahara is tops! Oh ya, by the way I'm a sissy I got heated seats! Drive safe!!

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Old 01-31-2012, 04:50 PM   #33
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My commute is about 25 miles each way along 2 lane county roads. Not too bad and the new JKU is getting better MPG than my previous Jeep so I am happy. The 2012 JKU rides really nice, firm but not jarring.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:28 PM   #34
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Jeep used for work... Can you say "Tax write off!?!" I wonder if mods work for tax write off too cause you need a lift and bigger tires to get out in the woods.
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Heh Heh, seemed like that, but I was 6 months away from 51 !


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Old 01-31-2012, 07:34 PM   #37
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Right now my commute is only 5 miles (about 15 minutes) and I have the option of taking surface streets when the freeway is backed up. Rumor has it that my office is going to move to the San Fernando Valley this year and that is going to make it a 20 mile each way commute which will suck. Here in Los Angeles, that translates to anywhere from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours each way. Damn you 405!!!! Damn you Sepulveda Pass!!!!
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:48 PM   #38
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35 mile round trip commute. It is awesome. Back roads parallel the main road to work. One for road for being late, one road for taking off road detours. Couldn't ask for a better commute. Just enough time to pamper the skinny pedal and unwind from work. My 2012 JKU is a Ferrari compared to my 1999 Mazda B4000 pickup.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:59 PM   #39
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We are averaging about 16.2 mpg mostly city driving. Not that bad for a Rubicon with BFG MT's.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:46 PM   #40
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About a mile each way. I got no complaints.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:50 AM   #41
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50 miles each day. no issues. i look foward to getting behind the wheel. just have to watch strong winds. being the jk is tall, it will get thrown around. i think jeep did their homework. the hardtop is quiet. and the added sound proofing in the 2012 is noticeable. compared to my 07 soft top, BIG IMPROVEMENT. about 17mpg with the auto and stock bfg m/t.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:27 PM   #42
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About 20 miles each way mostly highway driving. That's why I got the hardtop for the winter and softop for the summer. That's why I'm cautious about tire and lift mods. I don't do a lot of offroading and I'd like to keep the mileage as high as possible and the highway driving as manageable as possible. I'll probably go with 33 Duratec's and a small lift once I wear out the stockers.
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #43
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My commute to work is far too short. I work 2.7 miles away.. so o take backroads by the river and get to work in 14.3 miles
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HAHA. This is a funny thread. I spent my first 35 years on the East Coast - mostly upstate NY. I did not Even know what a commute was until I moved to SoCal. My current commute is 34 miles round trip (just two towns away) and that is nothing! Previous to this job, it was 150 miles/day, and previous to that 110 miles/day.
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:03 PM   #45
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60 miles round trip, mostly highway. Getting about 18 mpg at 72-75 mph. Smooth ride!
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:41 PM   #47
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Work two on two off, so I do my 125 mile round trip commute once a month.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:03 PM   #48
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1.2miles which includes a side trip to star bucks. I love to drive and hate having my office so close. I can't even listen to one of my favorite songs in it entirety, " take the long way home."
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:34 PM   #49
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40 miles each way in my new 2012 JK Sahara. The first half is on back roads (paved) and the rest is on a 4-lane State Highway. I've had the JK for a month and I love the ride and the decent gas mileage...so much better than the old TJ I had a few years back.
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About a mile each way. I got no complaints.
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:55 PM   #51
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8 miles a week
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:35 PM   #52
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My dog owns my Jeep, I drive, and only every other weekend. Each time we load up we look at each other and giggle. Life is good.
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You'll be in the 15% bracket--try to keep your daylight schedule--pretty close to how it's been for years-our mind/body won't tolerate sudden time/work/sleep/ambient changes--

I'm going on 19 yrs retired and now I really don't like sudden changes !

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my commute is 5.5 miles each way, about 10 minutes, all back roads. my rubicon is awesome! I'm averaging right around 16 mpg but it only has 750 miles on it. I describe it to my friends as "it's like a car that I can take in the woods." it really does drive like a car which surprised me given the bfg mt's. there are a lot of turns and a couple of hills on my little commute which make it fun. my previous daily driver was an 08 Infinit G37s sport 6MT. The Jeep is equally fun to drive just in a different way. When I decided to merge my G37 and my lifted 02 TJ into one vehicle, I looked at a lot of cars until I read about the 3.6 in the '12 Wrangler. A little bit of research and a '12 JK Rubicon was the only way to go.
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10 miles round trip.
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Old 02-02-2012, 02:34 PM   #56
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4.4 miles roundtrip. If I take a different route, I can stretch it to 6.5 miles. If it's rained, I take the short route so I can drive through the puddles. If it's a nice day, I take the long route...and being in Texas, it's usually the long route.

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