My girlfriend doesn't hate mine, she just doesn't get the whole "Jeep" thing. We are spending the week in Grand Cayman and I did manage to talk her into renting one. We got a 2012 soft top 2 door and after our dive today, we dropped the top and drove around in the beautiful weather and I think she at least "gets it" a little more now.
There are a ton of Jeeps here by the way, but none of them are lifted. Since the whole island is no more than a few feet above sea level, I can understand why I guess. It just seems so odd tough.
My wife thinks the Jeep is a mid life crisis. She thinks it's ugly as can be too. But she understands it's one of my hobbies so she doesn't mind too much. She rolls her eyes when I mention stuff I'm going to do. But all in all, she doesn't seem to mind.
As long as she gets to go shopping from time to time, she's all good.
If you are truly having to debate or choose between wife and Jeep, then you might want to reevaluate priorities.
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5 minutes playing in the mud=5 years of shit falling on your face while you work on it.
My wife says I'm like a "damn 5 yr old" and are looking at the "Jeep stuff online again". My favorite is if she see's anything from Amazon or EBay she's on me like nobodys business wanting to know what it is. Ahhhhh 22 years of marrital bliss. I'd definitly pick the Jeep over her anyday.
2012 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon. 2.5 Lift, Nitto 35's, Black/Black 6 Speed, 730N, Auto Air, Max Tow pkg.
I am on the floor laughing....This is great!! It's nice to know I am not the only one. I got my jeep and my wife has been complaining ever since because I keep wanting to purchase mods or extra stuff for my jeep. I have to pacify her here and there but she has put a stop for now on my purchases. I love the link to the cartoon conversation.
I'm not married but I know my girlfriend hates my jeep. Every chance she gets, she's pointing out another car/jeep/vehicle that she would've preferred I bought. And then of course, there's the whole "do you need this? really? really???? how about we go buy me that gucci purse! or errr those sun glasses!" and i'm like but baby, you just bought gucci glasses! that's when she answers back NO! THOSE WERE MARC JACOBS!!!! doh...
My wife who said she'd never ride in it, now asks "are we going in your Jeep"? Somehow the climb in, the way the headrest hits her head, all the stuff she dilkiked the first time she rode in it, has been forgotten. She even told me the other day I forgot to wave at another Wrangler driver!
I musta married well. My wife loves being in the Jeep, but doesn't want to drive it. She looks good sitting over there too.
When I got a nice bonus from the office she said, "I think you need to get that Jeep stuff you've been looking at." So now I have a new bumper, a winch and rock rails. Plus, she's a sports fan.
Yeah, I married well.
I didn't do it. Nobody saw me do it. You can't prove anything.
I was in the office one day and the wife comes up and says "We don't use the boat anymore so why don't we get a Jeep". Two weeks later the 07 JKUS is in the drive. $5K in mods latter she has a new name for it “The Black Mistress”. She gets all my spare time and money. However, she loves to trail riding and as long as she can get in and out of it (That’s why I got retractable running boards and grab handles) and I don't neglect the other vehicles she is happy. And so am I
Now I am kind of hoping we get sort of stuck when we go to CO. Want front and rear lockers. Hehehehe
2007 Black JKU now known as the Black Mistress. Dynatrack PR 44 front w/RCV axles, 4:88 Gears, Eaton 4P E-Lockers, 2.5 TF Coil Lift with 1" TF spacers, Bilstein 5100 Series Shocks, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs on MB Chaos 5 Wheels, XRC MOD front Bumper, Smitybilt X2O Comp 8000 Winch, LOD Gen 4 Rear Bumper, s-Pod Swith system, Amp Research Retractable Side Steps, Polly performance Suspension Bolt upgrade Superchip Programer and more
When I was deployed and decided that I was getting our first Jeep when I got back, she really hated the idea. But obviously my money my choice. She didn't want to ride with the top down, she thought it was noisy, and that it drove rough. But once she saw the Jeep wave and got to drive it with the top down by herself. She loves it now and wants her own Jeep so she can wave at people.
wife took the jeep to work today, loves driving it, (except in the big winds) last night she asked me if I was going to get that hoist finished so we can get the hard top off and the soft top put on this weekend.