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Old 02-27-2014, 12:13 PM   #31
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I wanted a 4x4 convertible.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:19 PM   #32
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Convertible in summer, drive on the beach.
Snow storm in winter, play in the snow.

The ability to drive pretty much anywhere you want to go.

Not just an X, a xXx, she's gonna get dirty!
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:21 PM   #33
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Wanted one since I was kid when my dad had a CJ. Got an IH Scout at 16 that I loved - but it wasn't a Jeep. Decided to buy myself one as an adult. Then realized that I didn't have room for 3 vehicles so when the time was right, I got rid of my Yukon DD and bought my JKUS. Best (vehicle) decision I ever made!

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Old 02-27-2014, 12:26 PM   #34
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old bikers drive Wranglers

At 65 I was run over again !! Broke my leg 5 times in 10 years due to crazy drivers running me in the ditch .
Wranglers were the next best wheels ? Biff
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:27 PM   #35
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4x4 for winter and convertible for summer. Add in its one of the only vehicles not 2" off the ground and that sells itself.

Wanted one for a long time. Was finally able to afford a new one EXACTLY the way I wanted it.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:30 PM   #36
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I wanted somehow bigger than my 2 door civic. This was the only SUV worth getting! Haha. And I'm not a truck guy
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:30 PM   #37
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Wanted one since I was in HS. Oldest took my car to college, good excuse to finally buy my YJ. Its like my Harley.....never done adding to it! Best investment ever!
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:08 PM   #38
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A Wrangler changes your driving experience. You go from being a motorist to an opportunist. I am not sure how many times I have driven somewhere and ventured outside the white lines of standard motoring. Parking in the snow is more fun. Pulling people out of snow banks rocks! (Having to be pulled out yourself is great too!) Taking the doors off and putting down the softtop is priceless.

I love packing my dog up in the back and heading out for an adventure. It's great to hand wash in the driveway and then cruise through Broad Ripple in the summer. (Tons of waves!) I enjoy bolting on everything from Hi Lites to Lifts in my driveway.

A Jeep is not without its drawbacks. They make noises that drive you insane, literally eat petrol, and lack the refinement of even a basic pickup truck. If you can look past these things, then the rewards outweigh the sacrifice!
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:38 PM   #39
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More or less because I have this illness jeepatosis. It first started with an each, then morphed into hours of internet time on jeep forums, then ultimately signing on the line. I still have lingering symptoms checking out jeep forums, but now when I take a bring I jump in the JKU for rehab...
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:58 PM   #40
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Because the Prius forums were getting too crowded.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:01 PM   #41
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Because I could. There is nothing better than pouring over websites and magazines to find stuff to buy for my jeep. Name one other vehicle that you can play with like a Tonka truck?
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:14 PM   #42
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Because that's what my wife wanted!
Same reason for this guy! And over the past summer I found out they are kind of awesome.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:31 PM   #43
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needed a new vehicle , DD, already had a truck (camping and weekends). Was looking at CRV's, Forresters, MX-5's, etc. and liked them OK, not in love. Never had a Jeep, never thought much about them. Went on vacation last Sept, a cruise originating in San Juan. Went a few days early, took a 1 day trip to Vieques Island, off the east end of P.R. . You can't take a vehicle, but you can rent one, mostly Wranglers. Lots of dirt roads, some rough, most narrow. Rented a yellow-ish JKU Sport Wrangler and fell in love. Made it home and started shopping for one. Ordered it in Nov, received it in Dec, a couple of thousand miles later simply loving it. No major mods planned, lots of little ones (Gibson dual black muffler has been ordered).
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:40 PM   #44
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Well.... I have always had a fondness for convertible type vehicles. while i've own mainly imports for more then a decade. i've always had a fondness for A jeep Wrangler.

i know some of you might scoff or insult me, but i was originally planing on getting a Lexus IS convertible. for me it was semi sporty, and had toyota reliability. unforunately due to their dealerships having elitist type attitudes when trying to do business with them. i said the hell with it and walked off

afterwords it was all gung ho wrangler for me !! and im actually happy i got the wrangler over the lexus. worked out better pricewise and also i don't feel like a yuppy.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:49 PM   #45
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I wanted something that had a great enthusiast forum. But seriously I needed a truly capable 4x4, durability and the best economic bang for the buck. The JK Wrangler: decent price, holds its value, inexpensive to insure and maintain and fun as hell to drive with the top and doors off.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:25 PM   #46
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Because I live in Moab, and I like to explore
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:35 PM   #47
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Every summer, my wife and I would see people riding around with their roof off and my wife would say, "Look at that, that could be us". This went of for a few years so when my Tacoma finally hit 11 years old, I gave in and decided to get a Wrangler Unlimited. I had never even ridden in one much less driven one until I test drove one on the dealers lot. As soon as I saw it on the lot, I knew that I had to have it. I have only owned it for 4 months now and I love it. I cannot wait to take the entire roof off this summer.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:37 PM   #48
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Because it's a chick magnet.
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:44 PM   #49
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Because it's a chick magnet.
Ditto... But more importantly, my wife told me to buy one, so how could I say no?
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:56 PM   #50
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Well, I knew my Camaro's days were numbered from the beginning, as my wife and I were excited to have kids. Always liked jeeps and had a lot of fun wheeling in my lifted XJ many yrs back. When kid #2 was on the way my wife and I rented a JK sport on vacation on Maui and had a blast driving around the island with the freedom tops off.

That cemented it for me and made it that much easier to sell my dream car a few months later. Now I've had my JKUS almost a year and have had many many hours of fun on the trails with the family! As fun as the Camaro was, the best thing about the Wrangler is getting out of the city and spending some trail time together! Absolutely love it!
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:19 PM   #51
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It's the only 2-seat convertible sports car that I know of that's durable, easy to work on, and that can get through two (or more) feet of snow.
Gone but not forgotten:
'98 TJ SE - '99 TJ Sahara - '12 JK Arctic
'13 JK Sahara...too many other toys...

I Jeep, therefore I am.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:25 PM   #52
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I wanted an SUV and it had to be 4x4 because I love camping, fishing, hunting, snowboarding. When I rented one in Hawaii to cruise the island I fell in love. I couldn't think of a better 4x4 SUV for around low 30K.

Plus it's a buy not a lease so it'll be cool to have this baby for life to work on.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:47 PM   #53
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Second that on the gas mileage.....my '92 Bronco may have gotten 11 mpg.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:56 PM   #54
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to pound it off road to save my truck from the abuse
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Old 02-27-2014, 06:45 PM   #55
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A 4 wheel drive daily driver I can take on my hunting trips, pull a trailer for ranch work, remove top & doors, modify and always like to look at.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:13 PM   #56
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I needed something that could fit more than a box of shoes (I had a Civic SI Coupe), but hated the look of all the SUVs out there. I still wanted a fun vehicle, that is 4x4, good in the snow and a customizable, convertible, off road beast. So duh!!! A Wrangler it was!

Plus, I had Jeep envy. Every time i saw my friend in his sweet Rubicon, I thought about getting one for myself. He just helped talk me into it
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:15 PM   #57
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Because there is nothing like riding down the road with the top and doors off!
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:24 PM   #58
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Back when I was a young man I ordered a new Z28 1984 model in 1983 but quickly found out I couldn't afford the Insurance so I always loved the outdoors & what better way to get there than Jeep
83 Renagade / 88 Cherokee / 91 Grandwagoneer / 92 Sahara / 97 Sahara / 98 Sport / 11 JKUR (RIP) / 05 unlimited / 2014 JKUS
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:26 PM   #59
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My Avalanche has 160k miles on it and I wanted to hold onto it for a while so I was looking for a DD to give the truck a break. Last spring I saw a JKUR 10 A and thought it was just a great looking vehicle. I started researching and come across this forum and just fell in love with the idea of owning a jeep. I was set on the 4 door Rubicon X. Spent over 6 months researching and finally decided I wanted what I think will be a true jeep experience. I ordered a 2 Door Granite, Willys Wheeler, half doors, 6 speed 5 weeks ago and picked it up last night. It is such a cool vehicle. I am very happy.

2014 JK Willys. Granite Crystal. Half Doors. 6 Speed. 130. A/C. Petty Simple. Love it.
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Old 02-27-2014, 07:29 PM   #60
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I wanted something that was inconspicuous to cops, great 4x4 for skiing and just a fun vehicle. The convertible with no doors made it seem like the most fun vehicle you can legally have fun in

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