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Old 02-27-2014, 11:24 AM   #1
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Why did you buy a Jeep Wrangler?

What was your reason for getting a wrangler

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Old 02-27-2014, 11:27 AM   #2
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Fuel Economy.

jk, I wanted something that I could work on myself and customize. Also, I need to be able to get around on a construction site so I needed a suv with 4x4. Also, I like legos so there is that...

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Reliability....
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:29 AM   #4
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I wanted one.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:33 AM   #7
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I needed a 4x4 due to location of home and work. Test drove the jeep first and was hooked immediately - never looked back. I LOVE MY JEEP!
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:33 AM   #8
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Fun.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:36 AM   #9
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Fuel Economy.
LMAO....just spit coffee out at my screen
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:36 AM   #10
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It is one of the least expensive 4X4's out there. I love the looks of the four door. I needed some thing to pull my fishing boat (it does an excellent job of that) and I wanted a 4X4 for the snow we have here.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:39 AM   #11
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I tow motorcycles, mostly to and from the track, and I live in the middle of a huge city. So I started off wanting a tow vehicle that was also a daily driver, that was physically smaller nose to tail, so that parking in the city as a DD wouldn't be ridiculous. That, and the requirement for practicality for a DD eliminated full sized pickups.

Smaller pickups also didn't meet the practicality criteria - I didn't need a bed, I need trunk space and 4 real doors for my kids.

That left me looking at compact / midsize SUVs, and none of the other ones I was looking at really captured my imagination. They all looked like boxes on wheels. Also, I really wanted a manual transmission - I've always just preferred them, and the cost savings (autos cost more to buy) and fuel savings (manuals are marginally better on gas apparently) don't hurt.

When I took a Wrangler (Arctic Edition) for a test drive, I was hooked. I loved the fact that it was easy to work on, that it had character, that it was customizable, but mostly that it was purpose built. Nothing is superfluous, everything is built that way for an easy to understand reason, and I really liked that. Function over form.

So I plunked down my money straight away after the test drive. After months of research, on my first test drive, I knew the Wrangler was for me.

It ain't perfect, but it's great for me.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:54 AM   #12
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Wanted one since I was a kid. I almost bought one when the JKU first came out but couldn't justify the payment, as I was in college at the time. Almost bought one instead of my Grand Cherokee in 2012 and changed my mind at the last minute. Lost 150lbs since then and bought one to reward myself.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:57 AM   #14
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I bought my Rubicon for the stickers
This. Every sticker adds 5HP. You didn't know?

On the real though, it's always been my dream vehicle since I was a kid. I didn't want some super expensive, exotic sports car. I just wanted a Wrangler.

Came back from being stationed overseas with the money to swing it, so I bought it. Plus, several of my best friends have Wranglers, so now we have an even bigger group to wheel with.
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I bought my first jeep in '91. Love the freedom they give. On my fourth now.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:04 PM   #16
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Lost 150lbs since then and bought one to reward myself.
Congrats!

I just WANT one. So does my son, so I'm saving a down payment to get one early next year.

It will be an awesome vehicle to go camping in.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:05 PM   #17
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I' buying a wrangler because..

I've been riding a Harley Ultraclassic with a side car for the last 10 years, and have decided to ride in a box for a while. I have a small motor home that will only tow 5000 pounds that I use for a hotel while traveling, so I have ordered a JKS for local transportation, joyriding and exploring the wilderness areas. I also like to make my vehicle mine by addons and mods, and the Wrangler is for just that.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:09 PM   #18
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I've wanted one since I was a toddler and am a fan of open air driving. Owning a vehicle that was reliable and could get me to where I need to go in any weather, whether there were roads or not, was my justification for going out and buying one.

I honestly didn't get into 4wheeling until after I purchased my Jeep. I thought it'd be a crime to own a Rubicon and not take it off road recreationally, so I did, and then I was hooked.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:15 PM   #19
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Looks and Price.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:21 PM   #20
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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.

the fact that there are so many ways to make it yours is a plus I wasn't aware of.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:38 PM   #21
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My pockets WERE full
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Simply because there was no hood lock or fuel door.
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Fixed all the squeaks, rattles, and leaks on my old car and wanted a challenge.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:46 PM   #24
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It's just about the only new vehicle that doesn't look generic, cheap, and plastic-y to my eyes. A throwback to when vehicles were solidly built and stylish.
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It's my wife's midlife crisis vehicle, or so she says.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:52 PM   #26
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Top down doors off and a beautiful day. Enough said
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:52 PM   #27
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For me, I'm kind of a utilitarian idealist. I wanted a vehicle that was easy (relative to cars these days) to work on myself, and could get me anywhere I needed to go. The strong aftermarket support appealed to me as well.

I think the inspiration came from driving HMMWVs all summer. I realized I didn't care about all the doodads on cars. I just wanted something that will get the job done.
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:53 PM   #28
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My cousin has one. Rode in it and was hooked
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:08 PM   #29
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My wife was terrified by even the most basic off-roading last year in our Grand Cherokee. A single rock bounced off of a tube step and I dragged the rear on a dirt pile when backing around a bit later. No harm done, not so much as a scratched skid plate, but my wife was trembling and tearful. I'm hoping she will be a bit less frightened in our Wrangler because of it's reputation as a good off-road vehicle. I'll try to start with no-risk excursions around Buena vista, Colorado, just to pump up her confidence in me and the Jeep. No matter how the test runs come out, This Wrangler is taking me, and any family who want the experience, down into Canyonlands. We're 73 yrs old and I've wanted to see Canyonlands since viewing it from the rim back in the mid '80s. Time is running out! I'll be saddened if my wife won't eventually be able to do some off-roading with me but this is a major bucket list item and must come to pass. This jeep is the best purchase I ever made.
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Because that's what my wife wanted!

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