I wasn't even really looking for a car because I was only 19 and my parents had told me I had to wait a year and a half for them to buy one for me. I was at my uncles house at a barbeque and he rolls up in his 97 wrangler top down doors off and he just pulled onto the lawn. I was pretty impressed, then he tells me dad to go teach me to drive manual in it. I had never driven manual in my life and I had never driven a jeep lol. Anyways, fell in love somehow convinced my parents to buy one, found a great deal and here we are today, 2002 wrangler sport. Love that thing to death.
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I had a 2000 dodge dakota white 2wd crew cab super bald tires. It was passed all around my family and it would just be passed to the next kid after the next and I had to put work and money into it like belts an alternator a battery, the transmission was on its way out and I would take it mudding and it would be fun but it was small and 2wd finally I was looking at a jeep that was for sale it was an old cj7 that had a big lift on it and 35" tires and I've loved jeeps and wanted one and after talking to my dad we decided were tired of sinking money into the truck and it sucked in the Wisconsin winter and we looked for a jeep finally after months my dad sends me the page on Craig's list and I said I like it a 2002 wrangler in great condition good mileage it was a little expensive I said its good but expensive and then little did I know that my dad went down and got it when I was going to Ohio to go hunting over thanksgiving with family ad he stored it at my uncles house cleaned it up painted the flares and made it look pretty and gave it to me for Xmas I put 1000 down on it and am going to pay my parents back but it was the best thing I've ever gotten all my friends and everyone knows I love my jeep to death and arguably say I love my jeep more than my girlfriend of 2 1/2 years and no one cares to touch it at school even
I drove a dodge neon since I turned sixteen which i loved working on. Well, after two heads and three transmissions the car just wasn't fun anymore. Engine lights were flashing and I didn't have the motivation to keep going with it.
My neighbor had a jeep sitting across the street that didn't move for three months so i decided to go down and see what was going on with it. He said he couldn't get it to start so he called a car buying place and they told him that they will give him 600 bucks to come and tow it away for him. I towed it up to my house that day to take a look at what was going on and to see if It was a good choice for me.
20 mins on a battery tender and it started right up. I sold my neon for 800 and then I went back down gave him 600 bucks for the jeep. I have put on a new battery, distributor and spark plugs and a new brake line( snapped when it was being towed).
The TJ is now my DD and I am completely in love with it. For Only spending 400 bucks on top of what i paid for it I think I got a good deal.
I didnt want a jeep until I went to the outer banks last summer. Wranglers everywhere, lifted, no tops, no doors, cruising on the beach. Thats how I got the bug. Ended up finally getting mine in december, and I'm taking it to the outer banks in june!
600$ for a TJ is the best deal i have ever heard of! Lucky Bastard!
I just bought one for $500 from a girl that my girl friend works with. Runs drives but needs a steering box, which she gave me. It on the left with my Sport on the right. Frame is even good!!! But the 2.5 stick is a dog compared to the 4.0
I worked for two years to pay debt off and save for a home loan. I finally got preapproved for a loan, my Nissan xterra got paid off and they declined my loan for the house in final approval because paying my xterra off dropped my credit 57 points. I don't know why, but that's what my agent said since that was the only difference. So that night at work I was super pissed and fuming and a buddy mentioned a Jeep so I jumped on craigslist and saw my now Sahara. After dealer came down 4k I was happy and now am an apartment dwelling jeeper with crappy gas mileage and messy hair. Used my down payment for 33s, a lift, full tune up and the like
A lady decided to make a left in front of my CRV while my girlfriend and I were going through a green light and still had the balls to blame it one me... Lol. Anyways countless dealerships later I found the tj of my dreams about 90 miles from home.
Got it with the lift and a few other goodies only 4,600 miles. The accident was a blessing in disguise.
Location: Northwestern Pennsylvania, 1 hour away from Erie.
I got mine as a gift from my parents on my birthday. I was driving a quad bike 25 miles back and forth to work and they were scared that I was gonna get stopped. They also use my insurance to piggy back whatever car they want to rent when they come to visit me which is just about $7000 cheaper. Needless to say I was pretty excited when they showed up to the farm and handed me the keys.
My grandfather had a 40's flatfender when I was real young, My cousin had a 70's CJ5 with the 304 and cherry bombs straight off the headers when I was a teenager. So I was hooked on Jeeps from the start. However I didn't get my first one until I got out of the Navy back in 90. Some sailor had a '84 CJ7 for sale in the autotrader. He said it was a good runner and no problems. It caught on fire the first week I had it from multiple stuff leaking on the exhaust pipes, Luckily I always carry a fire extinguisher and put it out and was heading up the road as the fire trucks were showing up. Ended up selling it when unidentified parts were banging around in the transmission. So later I ended up buying a brand new 2001 sport right off the showroom floor. A few Jeeps in between that and I now have a 2004 TJ and my wife drives a 2007 JKU.
2004 "X" Wrangler, Shale Green, 5sp, 6cyl, 33" Duratrac tires, Pro Comp rims JKS 1.25'' body lift, JKS 1" MML.
I had 94 f250 that need more work than it was worth and i was looking to get a new truck. Ive always wanted a jeep but i couldnt afford it. A couple of lucky breaks later and i moved up in rank and now i own a 97 tj. Never been happier and i dont think ill be getting anything but a Jeep.
I ended up in my Jeep 6 years ago while I WAS looking for anothr vehicle.
Was thinking of getting a new Dodge Charger or something some what along those lines. Was DEFINITELY looking for more of a muscle/sporty car, but wife kept telling me that wasn't a good idea. She knew I'd be getting myself in trouble.
So, I got the next best type muscle, the Jeep!!
Sold Jeep about 5 months ago now as I said screw the wife and bought myself a 1966 Plymouth Satellite. Didn't have to sell Jeep to get car, but didn't need 5 vehicles, at that time either! An old Mopar has ALWAYS been my dream vehicle!!
Also have a 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix, 1965 Olds Cutlass that RARELY gets touched except for parades and special car shows, 2007 Ford Focus, strictly for the gas mileage, and a 2003 Ford Ranger.
My uncle was an auto mechanic after WWII, he had his own shop and specialized in Jeeps and Buicks. My dad always got Jeeps from his brother. Over the years
he had a '50 3A, a 67 Commando, a '71 CJ5, and a number of J-trucks.
When I was 16 in 1970, I got a '59 Willys Wagon with a winch from my uncle. I had a blast in that Jeep!
So at that time, my uncle was a Jeep mechanic and had a dozen Jeeps, my dad had Jeeps, and even my stepdad had a CJ3B (and later a nice '74 CJ5 with a V8).
It was a family thing...
Some time in the early 80s I got my next Jeep, a '73 CJ5. I only had that a few years and didn't offroad it at all. Sold it to buy my wife a better car
Finding myself single again in 1990, I talked my dad out of the stock '71 CJ5 he had since '73. The tub was shot.
My oldest son moved in with me, and between us we had 7 Jeeps at one time. A couple XJs, a Scrambler, a flattie, some parts Jeeps, and the '71.
Over the next 16 years I modified and rebuilt the '71 into a respectable moderate wheeler.
I sold the CJ in 2007, and sold my DD S10 ZR2, to get a combo DD/moderate wheeler.
I bought a stock '05 LJ, and added some tires, lift & armor.
It's still my DD and occasional wheeler today.
I'm hoping to pick up another flatfender for a project rig in a couple years after I retire from industry.