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Old 11-23-2013, 01:51 AM   #541
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I spotted a giant airborne rock, could see it coming from the car in front even though I'd given them plenty of distance. It must have been the size of a large acorn, it bounced and arched straight for my windshield. BLAM!!!

I was worried it hit the paint on it's maiden voyage, but as it turned out it hit the windshield and not a mark on it.

It was then I remembered I would go through a windshield a season on my old FJ40, and then Mitsubishi Montero, and so it's the nature of the type of vehicle.

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Old 11-23-2013, 05:53 PM   #542
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I learned that with the engine off and the radio playing, the station shows up under the compass
If you turn off the ECO alert, the station appears there all the time.

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Old 11-23-2013, 05:59 PM   #543
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If you turn off the ECO alert, the station appears there all the time.
I find the ECO thing sort of ironic. What part of a vehicle that gets (for 2014) fairly crappy gas mileage, weighs about 2 tons full and is as aerodynamic as a brick is "eco friendly" lol! Ok I get the point that it is when the engine is most efficient or whatever but I would hardly call that "eco". Sort of like didnt/doesnt Ford have a thing where leaves fall off a tree or something similar? A Wrangler would be a wood stump lol!!!!!
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:24 PM   #544
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Here's one you might not know:

Jeep got its name back in the Second World War. Back then as some of you know a jeep was called a willy's. Now the army had code name or designations for all their vehicles. The willy's disignation was GP or General Purpose vehicle. Now when you Say GP over and over eventually it turned into jeep.

GPs are fords, not willys. The willys were MBs...military model b. And its more likely that jeeps are called that after eugene the jeep...
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:28 AM   #545
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I find the ECO thing sort of ironic. What part of a vehicle that gets (for 2014) fairly crappy gas mileage, weighs about 2 tons full and is as aerodynamic as a brick is "eco friendly" lol! Ok I get the point that it is when the engine is most efficient or whatever but I would hardly call that "eco". Sort of like didnt/doesnt Ford have a thing where leaves fall off a tree or something similar? A Wrangler would be a wood stump lol!!!!!
I took the "eco" to mean economical, and not environmentally friendly.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:30 AM   #546
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I took the "eco" to mean economical, and not environmentally friendly.
Perhaps. But "economical" on a vehicle that gets factory estimated whopping 16 mpg is also a bit of a stretch unless it means "Supporting the economy by buying lots of gas and aftermarket parts".
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Perhaps. But "economical" on a vehicle that gets factory estimated whopping 16 mpg is also a bit of a stretch unless it means "Supporting the economy by buying lots of gas and aftermarket parts".
Or, I'm driving in an economical manner and I am getting 18mpg instead of 15mpg so I can go a little longer before filling up and that saves me money in my budget? Economical doesn't have to mean something in a broad scope.
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:41 PM   #548
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What nobody told me (the thread here) is that the "Eco" light is a big Tee Hee from Chrysler. It means "Drive like this and you might very remotely get close to the best EPA mileage stated for this vehicle (City or Highway)." It's an abbreviation for Engine Can't Obtain the sticker mileage.
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:07 PM   #549
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That I would like it more 9 months after I bought it
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Old 02-25-2014, 09:44 PM   #550
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That I would spend a good amount of my day trying to figure out how I could get out of work and drive my Jeep.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:18 PM   #551
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Didn't know about the semi-auto shifter when I bought it.

Probably the only vehicle where I specifically avoided anything like power windows, power locks, seat heaters, etc. Less moving parts = less things to break. Somehow it manages to give me trouble regardless.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:55 PM   #552
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That unless they make radical changes to it in the near future I may never drive anything else again. Since my wife got hers 7 months ago I,m already looking to trade in my F250 Diesel 4x4 for a Rubi. (two door). Like someone else said I no longer break speed limits and usually try to find a longer way to get home......Dang fine vehicle that has character, not many things do anymore.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:24 AM   #553
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That unless they make radical changes to it in the near future I may never drive anything else again. Since my wife got hers 7 months ago I,m already looking to trade in my F250 Diesel 4x4 for a Rubi. (two door). Like someone else said I no longer break speed limits and usually try to find a longer way to get home......Dang fine vehicle that has character, not many things do anymore.
^x2! I came from several euro cars that I auto crossed often and drove...let's say spirited and now I find myself leisurely driving pretty much everywhere, esp when topless. I think I may never own another vehicle
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:02 AM   #554
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If your Jeep is equipped with power windows and you happen to be driving a different car your hand will automatically go towards the center console when you want to lower the window.

Absolutey. EVERY time driving the wife's Jetta I instinctively reached toward the center dash. Glad I'm not the only one.
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:18 AM   #555
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Absolutey. EVERY time driving the wife's Jetta I instinctively reached toward the center dash. Glad I'm not the only one.
I'm lucky in that regard.
My wife's Fiat has the window controls on the center console too, so I accidentally reach for the right place. LOL
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:21 PM   #556
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I paid $7,000 for my first* new one.

Nobody told me I would pay $40,000 for my second** new one.

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**2012
That's funny! Paid about the same for my first one; $7,000 a '78 CJ7, which I bought completely stripped and did all the work my self and about the same $35,000 for a '13 JK Crush Sahara (on the Supplier Plan) which I bought with everything including the kitchen sink.

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Old 02-26-2014, 12:25 PM   #557
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The salesman told me to take the doors off the entire hinge needs to be removed. I found out he was wrong
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:07 PM   #558
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The salesman told me to take the doors off the entire hinge needs to be removed. I found out he was wrong
Well that's one way to do it...lol
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The salesman told me to take the doors off the entire hinge needs to be removed. I found out he was wrong
That dude was an idiot! I would never purchase another vehicle from them.
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The salesman told me to take the doors off the entire hinge needs to be removed. I found out he was wrong
LOLWAT?!?!
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This was back when I knew even less about jeeps than I do now...and I still don't know much. He said you can tell when someone has take the doors off because the paint is not seamless around the hinge any more and it creates air bubbles. Needless to say I was wondering why anyone would want to ever take the doors off :S but I totally plan to do it PROPERLY this summer!
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:39 PM   #562
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Plus I didn't buy from him. He only came down $600 and I couldn't afford $32,000
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Nobody told me I would take time off of work just to drive.
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Seriously? You've never owned a motorcycle? Or a Corvette? Even Mazda Miata drivers have the wave.
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GPs are fords, not willys. The willys were MBs...military model b. And its more likely that jeeps are called that after eugene the jeep...
Correction. At the time GPs were manufactured by Ford AND Willy, Chrysler's predecessor. Also, GP did not stand for general purpose. G stood for government and P was a symbol for an 80" wheel base. In the late 1930s, there were many types of vehicles, bombers, boats, trucks, etc, all named Jeep after the cartoon Eugene. Some even had the character painted on the side. When the first "jeep" was introduced the publicist said "you can call it a jeep"

He may have been trying to say G.P. But I guess we'll never know
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That the ECO light is a scam.

That the seat height adjuster handle scratches the shit out of the leather.

That the door strikers are too small in diameter and you have to wrap electrician's tape around them to stop the clunk on a $45,000.00 vehicle.

That something this expensive does not have a back up camera.

That a vehicle in this day and age does not have gas struts to hold up the hood or a light.
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its the only vehicle you will ever own that you plan weekends around and vacations around. it literally creates things for you to do.

what to do this weekend? i dunno but it better involve the jeep with top & doors off.

beach trip this summer, sure! but wait lets find a place that is 4x4 only.

also, your priorities change, real quick.
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