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Old 11-02-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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why I love Jeeps-

I was going to write this on another thread yesterday that the OP had used to bash Chrysler/Jeep. Wisely it was shut down so think I will start one doing the opposite.

I know there are different groups of Jeep owners, but the ones I think represent the brand are the ones that love to tinker. Jeep is a great platform to create your vision on; a blank canvas to paint a picture on. A big part of my enjoyment is that I can personalize to the degree we can.

The very fact that it isn't a completed or perfect vehicle is the draw for me.

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Old 11-02-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
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I just got my first jeep a few weeks ago. The amount of options and things you can do is staggering. It's amazing. I love it so much!

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Old 11-02-2013, 11:34 AM   #3
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When you own a Jeep, everyone knows what is it and there is no guesswork. I love the amount of options you can do to make it your own and stand out from the crowd. Topless in summer time is also a huge plus!
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:49 AM   #4
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In adding to thee above, NOT everyone is SUPPOSED to have one. Wranglers actually find their drivers/owners instead of thee other way around. Those visions mentioned previously, may not come quickly, but they always do, at the perfect time. Let the mods/upgrade present themselves. Forcing them could lead to a dissolution of marriage or bankruptcy.
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In adding to thee above, NOT everyone is SUPPOSED to have one. Wranglers actually find their drivers/owners instead of thee other way around. Those visions mentioned previously, may not come quickly, but they always do, at the perfect time. Let the mods/upgrade present themselves. Forcing them could lead to a dissolution of marriage or bankruptcy.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:22 PM   #6
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I have owned Chevys, and Ford 4 wheel drives, I have always loved the looks and 4X4 capabilities of the Jeep Wrangler. For years I have always wanted one. I finally got one when I was 47. It was a 03 Wrangler X, Hardtop, manual transmission, with NO AC. But I still loved it. It was the best 4 wheel drive I have ever owned to date. Then 18 months ago I had a brain fart and traded it for a Chevy sonic. Did it for gas milage, after a short time I really missed my TJ. I was on the look out for another one but around my area they are so hard to come by that is in good shape and a decent price. I had many dealers looking for me. Then I got a call on the 2010 JK Sport. At 1st I told them it was to new, but decided to take it for a test drive anyway. Fell in love with the thing by the time I was out the driveway from the dealership. Brought it back and said ok i'll take it. I have def learned my lesson. Never Ever will I be with out my Jeep again. They are just simply the best 4X4s made and can go through a ton of crap even totally stock.
This is why I love my Jeep .
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:02 PM   #7
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We are an all Jeep family. I've had ZERO issues with my JKU's and simply love them. They are a blast to build, simple enough to work on, and awesome as a DD. Can't wait to build the Freedom up like my Tigger:

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Old 11-02-2013, 11:06 PM   #8
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I like to think of the Wrangler as a giant LEGO set for adults. It's just so easy to modify compared to other vehicles, and I always love that. It's not for everyone, but it sure as hell is for me
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:11 PM   #9
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" Let the mods/upgrade present themselves. "

right there is a TON-o'truth......
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:15 PM   #10
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I'm flattered you wanted to take part in the Kool-Aid thread! That was one for the ages.

I love my Jeep like a parent loves a lazy teenager.

because even with all its "personality" and things that bug me, I know deep down it's good.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:05 AM   #11
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To me, the Jeep Wrangler is an icon. Just knowing the history of this vehicle, the job it was built to do during WWII and how well it did it, says it all. I am glad they have kept the shape basically the same. It is such an unique vehicle and can do so much, that it is simply impressive. A Wrangler is not for everyone, you need to want one and understand that it will never ride like a Cadillac, but you are just okay with that. I hope it never goes away.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:45 AM   #12
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I like to think of the Wrangler as a giant LEGO set for adults. It's just so easy to modify compared to other vehicles, and I always love that. It's not for everyone, but it sure as hell is for me
Funny you should say that, my wife calls my jeep 'the lego car'.
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And not to go un-said, we have a great community of fellow owners; rivaled only by the Harley group.
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Good enough for G.I. Joe? Good enough for me. (Plus, it increases my cool factor by at least the power of 10)...
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Old 11-04-2013, 10:57 AM   #15
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To me, the Jeep Wrangler is an icon. Just knowing the history of this vehicle, the job it was built to do during WWII and how well it did it, says it all. I am glad they have kept the shape basically the same.

Well.....the 2-doors anyway.
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Jeep is to the auto/4x4 world what Harley is to the motorcycle world. They may not be mechanically or electronically perfect, and they are both over-priced, but they define eras and they symbolize Americanism. They both make me pridefully think of our military (thank you to all that have served) and our country. And, maybe most importantly, they both stand for FREEDOM!!!!

Freedom of the open trail or open road, freedom of the outdoors, and freedom of expression. Freedom to work on them and make mistakes, freedom to dial them in to our personalities and make them perfect. Freedom to escape from the daily pressures and to enjoy the beauty of our great country.

Freedom to say what we want, in forums like this, with incredible people willing to help and share. These are the reasons I love my Jeep.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:49 AM   #17
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Why I love my Jeep? I tried driving a Honda in the sand dunes... It just wasn't the same.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:15 PM   #18
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Let the mods/upgrade present themselves. Forcing them could lead to a dissolution of marriage or bankruptcy.
When I read this, I thought of this Ad spoof I seen last week. I know it is not a Jeep spoof (It's a chev) but most/some of us have either been in this guys "Peril", or are afraid to:



Please wait through the 15 second ad if you get one. I promise it is worth it.
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I've owned several 4x4s. My first was a '74 CJ-5 Renegade. I've also had a Toyota FJ-40, 2 Subaru Brats, a 4wd Rav 4, an FJ-Cruiser, 2 Tacomas, and now the '12 Rubicon Unlimited. This will be the last 4x I get as it is, hands down, the best one I have owned. The CJ and FJ-40 were both great orvs, but the Rubicon outperforms the others.
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To me, the Jeep Wrangler is an icon. Just knowing the history of this vehicle, the job it was built to do during WWII and how well it did it, says it all. I am glad they have kept the shape basically the same. It is such an unique vehicle and can do so much, that it is simply impressive. A Wrangler is not for everyone, you need to want one and understand that it will never ride like a Cadillac, but you are just okay with that. I hope it never goes away.
Will it hurt my jeep to jump it that high?
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I like to think of the Wrangler as a giant LEGO set for adults. It's just so easy to modify compared to other vehicles, and I always love that. It's not for everyone, but it sure as hell is for me
For a long time I had been telling my son my next vehicle would be a Tinkertoy. He knew exactly that I meant a Wrangler where you can remove pieces on purpose and tinker with it lol.

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