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Old 08-21-2013, 08:27 AM   #1
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I think lots of people secretly want a Jeep

So I'm sitting in discount tire right now waiting to get a balance and rotate.
Compared to a bunch of Jeeps on here, mine is nothing fancy.
Almost every person that walks by stops and looks, oogles the top off no doors etc, bumper and winch...funny stuff.

First time a buddy rode in my Jeep, he made a comment how he wished he had one even though they aren't practical.
Life is too short to worry about practical

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Old 08-21-2013, 08:29 AM   #2
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What are you saying!?! Everything about a Jeep is practical!

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Old 08-21-2013, 08:34 AM   #3
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Jeeps may not be practical for a DD (especially for a highway). They are fun to drive. ALL of my sons friends are digging the jeep we bought him! All of them want to mudding or to the beach.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:43 AM   #4
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Mine's a daily driver. I take that girl everywhere. In fact she is the only car I own. The ONLY thimg impractical about her, is storage space. It's hard to go out of town in her with me and 3 kids
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:08 AM   #5
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Mine's a daily driver. I take that girl everywhere. In fact she is the only car I own. The ONLY thimg impractical about her, is storage space. It's hard to go out of town in her with me and 3 kids
An '04 - 06 LJ would solve that problem...

My LJ is a DD and moderate wheeler.
The only thing I find impractical about it is the 15 mpg highway fuel economy.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:15 AM   #6
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my 4 runner friends are all jealous
my wife hated it
now she wants one
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:17 AM   #7
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I think the practical issue for some people is the space in the TJ models and the 2DR JK.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:20 AM   #8
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Yeah I agree with the space thing. Thats my ONLY problem I don't have enough space to keep things. Even that's not enough to discourage me
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:21 AM   #9
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My neighbor gave me loads of crap bragging up his GMC until he drove mine topless n doorless. Now he loves it. He even swallowed his pride enough to call me to pull him outa the mud.
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My neighbor gave me loads of crap bragging up his GMC until he drove mine topless n doorless. Now he loves it. He even swallowed his pride enough to call me to pull him outa the mud.
Hahahaha. Priceless! I ♥ it. I did love the expedition I had for a while. It was huge, seating 8. But it just wasn't the same. Nothing like a jeep.
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i got to find a sticker that says "yota recovery vehicle"
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:49 AM   #12
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There is a jeep dealer in Dallas who has radio commercials about new jeeps. It goes something like this: " Whenever I see a jeep wrangler I wonder where they are going. I wonder where that jeep has been". That sums it up well. Sometimes I see a dirt road with deep ruts and off camber uphills, meandering off in the distance with 2 foot tall weeds growing between the tire tracks. The next thing I know I am lifting the 4WD lever and crawling down the trail. With a black dog hanging out the passenger window snapping at the reachable tree limbs. She drops them on the floor mat and gets ready for the next one. I don't know who enjoys the diversion more. Me or her.

Sometimes when I am at a stop light, I look at a big lifted pickup with monster tires and the driver is eyeballing my jeep. When he sees that I notice him, he looks away. Recently a lifted pickup was following me offroad. Keeping about 50-100 yds away. If I went up a hill or through some mud, he followed. Then I crawled up a 6 ft high railroad grade and across the tracks and down the other side. He didn't even try. He sat there idling and watched me drive off into the sunset. hahahaha.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:01 AM   #13
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I'm a senior in high school, my jeeps nothing too crazy (3.75in lift, 33's, front rear bumpers, side armor etc.) and I always catch a few gawkers every morning. Me and my jeep buddies have spots next to each other and some people will stop and stare for a few seconds
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:06 PM   #14
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I tell ya it's the round headlights, there are people alive now that have never seen round headlights except on a wrangler.

"...........what's a sealed beam?................"
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I tell ya it's the round headlights, there are people alive now that have never seen round headlights except on a wrangler.

"...........what's a sealed beam?................"
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:24 PM   #16
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I was at work yesterday staring out the window at my new jeep. Watch some guy get out with his young daughter pointing and staring. Then he had her stand in front and take a picture of it. It was pretty cool. Nobody ever took a picture of my Prius!
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:31 PM   #17
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My girl is also my daily driver and the only thing I find impractical is the mpg. Storage space I don't need as it 's only me and a friend, or my soon to be husband. But took out the backseat and sold it for more space . I've had people ask questions at the gas station and other places. It's great when you tell them that you can have the freedom to literally go places their sedan can't when you want to get away from life. The looks are priceless
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Old 08-21-2013, 12:35 PM   #18
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Mine was a daily driver, 100 miles a day commute for many many years, everyone thought I was nuts. Got laid off last year and now it only goes to the park with the dog. Wife hates it but then she cannot tell me what to drive since still wear the pants once in a while. Not many but once in a while.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:45 PM   #19
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I was at work yesterday staring out the window at my new jeep. Watch some guy get out with his young daughter pointing and staring. Then he had her stand in front and take a picture of it. It was pretty cool. Nobody ever took a picture of my Prius!
Had a local Deputy start taking picks of mine one day at work. Scared the caca out of me. Went out to talk to him and make sure everything was OK. Found out he was thinking about buying one and spent the next 20 minutes talking about how wonderful Jeeps are and everything I have done to mine.

Practical - ha! I have had 4 co-workers in the last year buy their Jeeps after I bought mine because they liked mine so much. Now if I can just get them past the Mall Crawler stage. lol
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:59 PM   #20
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Had a local Deputy start taking picks of mine one day at work. Scared the caca out of me. Went out to talk to him and make sure everything was OK. Found out he was thinking about buying one and spent the next 20 minutes talking about how wonderful Jeeps are and everything I have done to mine.

Practical - ha! I have had 4 co-workers in the last year buy their Jeeps after I bought mine because they liked mine so much. Now if I can just get them past the Mall Crawler stage. lol
I've had that happen as well. But the cop followed me to my bank and parked next to me. Said he was thinking of buying one for his son.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #21
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Lots of people check out the Jeep. Just had a guy in a big diesel Ram with what must have been 38's or 40's eyeballing the Jeep. I know why, it's because I have the top down. Bet he can't take the top down on his monster truck.

I was sitting in the Jeep, waiting for my wife to come out of the store a couple days ago, and a guy was pushing his little 3 or 4 year old grandson in a cart to the truck next to me. The little boy kept saying "monster truck, monster truck" and pointing at the Jeep. Then he asked me "Is that a monster truck?" I just laughed and said "No, it's a Jeep".

I think another little boy out there is going to be a Jeep driver when he gets older.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:47 PM   #22
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I got my 04 TJ a month ago to the date lol, I am also attending school. 4 want to trade their Cars for Jeeps, one of them is probably picking his TJ tomorrow.

Mine is a daily drive I take the highway everyday for roughly 10 miles nothing crazy. My previous cars were a 96 eclipse gst, 96 bmw m3, 2004 Ford F150, 2005 VW JEtta. This is my first jeep and my favorite of them all.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:01 PM   #23
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I specifically bought mine to drive daily...make sure I can to and from the city from our acreage without getting stuck when the roads are bad!
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:03 PM   #24
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My girlfriend was once sitting in the jeep while I was inside for a quick chiro appointment. Apparently some guy walked up and started checking out my jeep, talking about how awesome it was or something, and then realized she was in there... he quickly ran inside.

People love jeeps. Plain and simple, and with good reason.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:49 PM   #25
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I buddy at work with a Harley always eyeballs it when he rides by and always tells me how much he likes it. I really don't miss my Harley that much since I got the jeep and my 10 and 4 year olds love that they can go it now.

I drive my 06 LJ everyday I love my Chevy 2500 4x4 but its not anything like my jeep the only thing I didn't like was that I couldn't lockup anything and my sub was in the open and in the way so I built this with the tailgate locked its pretty secure when I screw down the hinged part still have to build the expanded metal grate for the speaker.


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Old 08-21-2013, 03:54 PM   #26
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Honestly my tj was bought because it was short and very easy to park ( could see everything because of height). Little did my parents realize its would become more than just their weekend car.
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Practicality wasn't there originally, but I wish I'd said screw it -- I wouldn't have been through 3 BMWs already. My kids (when the happens) are getting jeeps w/ no back seats until they can pay their way for gas, repairs, etc. It's for them to get to A to B, not Sherpa their friends on my dime.
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:53 PM   #28
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my girlfriend hated my jeep when i got it. thought it was stupid, gay, etc. Now she says that if I sell it, shes going with it. lol

She likes MY jeep more than I like my jeep.....I think. lol

shes a keeper.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:28 AM   #29
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A friend of mine drives a 2 wheel drive dodge 1500, and he called me out as in his truck is some how superior to my jeep... I invited him to follow me off the pavement and he backed down
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Old 08-22-2013, 04:18 PM   #30
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Jeepin's fun Grampa!

We just took my six-year-old granddaughter home to Utah from California, she stays with us for six to eight weeks every summer. She always loved "goin' Jeepin,'" and I made sure we got lots of pictures of her in the Jeep with us. I made sure when we took her home, that she had a hat with "Jeep" across the front. My son-in-law has an FJKroozer, and she's already told him "Daddy, you need to get a Jeep, they're fun." Haven't heard back from him yet...

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