Yes, what was I thinking when I ordered a Gecko green Jeep? It was the result of offroading with a rental in Sedona. I had my pick of colors and the green Jeep just grew on me. So I ordered my own Jeep Gecko color and boy do I get lots of approving comments from people who love it (I guess the haters won't say anything ).
The fun colors are just one aspect of what makes Jeeps so much fun and so personal. You can go conservative or colorful and go from there.
Hey, I bet we rented that same jeep when we were in Sedona. And that experience got us hooked. We just bought a 2013 jku. Here is a pic of the jeep we rented.
If you want to ride the sled you have to climb the hill. - Calvin and Hobbs.
1) that even though there was so much engine damage you could still drive them 20 miles to the mechaninc shop.
2) that almost everything is interchangeable...regardless of the year (it seems)
3) that there are more accessories for ANY jeep than there is for any other 2 vehicles combined
4) that no matter how small your garage is there is room to get your jeep in there....and still have room to walk around it and work on it
5) that when you tell someone you own a jeep, even when driving your other vehicle (1998 K2500 xcab 33" pirelli's) they only want to ask you questions about your jeep.
6) that even though the paint is faded and overall its kinda beat up...people stop and look and even look inside when the doors are off just to see what all you have done to it
I'm only 4 days into Jeep ownership (and this is my first time even riding in a Jeep) but here goes:
- it's a rather uncomfortable ride...but it's really fun...so the discomfort doesn't matter
- my two sons (ages 24 and 18) don't like it (who knew?). Apparently they are both truck men!
- I'm definitely an 'old' driver, esp. for a 2-door ...lol (informal survey taken while out and about these past 4 days)
- I think I'm the only person who's wanted and bought a Jeep primarily for it's a) clearance (for our gravel roads - in all seasons) and b) small size (to make parking in the city less stressful)
“Ours is a world where people don't know what they want and are willing to go through hell to get it.”
― Don Marquis
That soon the UPS and FedEx man would soon know you buy name and
could find there way to your place in the dark. If USPS delivered more
Jeep parts they would not be in such a financial hole.
Also the whole wave thing I learned about that here.
1. Don't forget and be lazy about hooking up the door straps (poor cowls)
2. Going through drive-thrus with no door on is really awkward.
3. Drying out the cup holders/stupid hole above radio/change holders after if rains sucks.
4. Don't make any financial plans, jeep parts will overrule them.
5. Never open a eBay/PayPal/amazon credit card
6. Never ever go on these ^ sites while bored
7. UPS/FedEx/USPS will hate you
8. Curbs are now friends and seemingly part of the daily commute.
9. When it snows, you go out before they plow and.
10. Doors are heavy, but not so bad when you roll the window down.
11. Hinges were made to be scratched.
12. Bolts for the doors can just be throw away after first removal.
13. Don't try taking a hard too off by yourself.
14. You get the death stare from old folks very often when doorless.
15. How to master answering the question, "where are your doors?" -- "OMG SOMEONE STOLE MY DOORS!!"