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Old 08-05-2010, 10:24 AM   #61
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I figured people understood the "perks" to owning a Jeep before they bought one. I guess not everyone appreciates their finer points.

My first Wrangler was a 2001 which I bought new. I immediately started to work improving it... Rubicon Express Long Arm suspension, lockers, wench, etc. Then, for some odd reason, I traded it off... I think getting married had something to do with it.

I was in misery.

This summer I found a 2000 green TJ Sahara that looks JUST like my 2001. It was in mint condition, someone took very good care of her and only put 8k a year in miles on her. I whipped out the checkbook and now she is mine.

Rattles, squeaks, tire howl, and all... but no leaks. She's off getting the Rubicon lift installed as I type this, I hope to pick her up tonight. Saturday she goes for her 33's and then I need to dig up the cash for my Warn wench and lockers... hopefully my project will be complete before Sept starts.

I love the smell, feel, the whole ambiance of driving a Jeep. If you want a car with no road noise, a high luster interior, and something that handles like a sports car... you probably shouldn't drive a Jeep. They're off-road buggies, and noting beats them at that game.

I knew guys that owned older Corvettes (back in the C4 and C5 days) that complained about ride, road noise, etc. I couldn't figure out why in the world someone would buy a sports car then complain about the known characteristics of that car.

If you didn't drive a Jeep, what would you drive?

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My Dad was a cubbie he lived to be 75 and never lost hope, he's been gone for 25 years now but I still remember taking the train from Alton to Chi to see the Cubs I agree about Wrigley it's the best. But, an M-14 is all anyone should need at just one click! AND that's KING ALBERT to cubbies. lol

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Old 08-05-2010, 10:54 AM   #63
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Damn! I only get 135 miles per tank!...I can drive to Nags Head from home which is 175 miles and it take a tank and a half in the YJ. The same trip in my wifes JK takes a third of a tank! The JK gets 23 mpg on the road and I still prefer to take the YJ.
Sounds like you need a new air filter and a tune up.
Im riding on 35's and I get around 260 on a full tank, even more if Im not reving my engine at hondas and trying to ram them.
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:59 AM   #64
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I don't know what it is but I hate my Jeep right now....I can't stand the way it rides, the way it's so loud, how its not really 100% water proof and after a good rain it smells a bit musty. I hate that i can only go 170 mile before I have to fill up for $35. I'm just not in the jeep mood right now.

and my manifold is a little leaky so its starting to sound like ass crack


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Old 08-05-2010, 11:11 AM   #65
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Funny, I remember sitting in a fancy shmanzy hotel bar in Seattle a few years ago and the only people there at the time were a beautiful woman, the bartender and myself. We were all talking and the topic somehow got to what is your dream car. I mentioned that for me it would be an old, beat up CJ and the bartender and I got into a long discussion about Jeeps and how much fun they were. The beautiful woman lost interest and left, but we had a great conversation. To me, the bumps, leaks, squeaks and general stuff most people would find as turn offs are the exact reason I love Jeeps. I have a 2010 Unlimited Sahara with leather, all the accessories (my wife talked me into all that crap) and I still long for just an older, beat up fun to drive, don't care if it gets dented because I'm having so much fun Jeep...so, anybody else who is near the ledge let me know and I'll take it off your hands for you.
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:22 AM   #66
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It's interesting that the "beautiful woman" lost interest.

I've never been what anyone would consider a beautiful woman, but I've always loved vehicles. If I had been there and a conversation came up about Jeeps, I'd have gotten right in the middle of it and enjoyed myself.
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:56 AM   #67
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^ I always root for the Cubs to come in second place


Behind my Red Sox. I can agree about Wrigley. Fields like there, and Fenway (have been to both a few times) have a much better 'feel' than the newer modern stadiums.
Haven't been to Fenway yet, but it's on my short list. I'm trying to pay a suicide bomber to rush the Yankee dugout some afternoon. A common enemy makes us allies....
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:03 PM   #68
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But, an M-14 is all anyone should need at just one click! AND that's KING ALBERT to cubbies. lol
So......you think you can outshoot me at 1000m? (I'll take that bet.)

The M14 is a 2nd tier weapon. The M21 is the accurized, sniper version of the M14, but even still it's just a 2nd tier weapon. I'll let my glass man carry the M21. I'd rather have a more accurate weapon. There's a reason why military snipers prefer bolt guns.

But the M14/M21 is a fun weapon to shoot, I'll give you that!!

-EDIT- I think this thread has officially run its course.... lol...
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It's interesting that the "beautiful woman" lost interest.

I've never been what anyone would consider a beautiful woman, but I've always loved vehicles. If I had been there and a conversation came up about Jeeps, I'd have gotten right in the middle of it and enjoyed myself.

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I think she actually was a little offended that neither of us were paying that much attention to her once we started talking Jeeps. Give me a Jeep girl any day! When I ask my 22 month old daughter which vehicle she wants to take she always yells out Jeep and will cry if we try to put her in the minivan.
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I think she actually was a little offended that neither of us were paying that much attention to her once we started talking Jeeps. Give me a Jeep girl any day! When I ask my 22 month old daughter which vehicle she wants to take she always yells out Jeep and will cry if we try to put her in the minivan.

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Funny, I remember sitting in a fancy shmanzy hotel bar in Seattle a few years ago and the only people there at the time were a beautiful woman, the bartender and myself. We were all talking and the topic somehow got to what is your dream car. I mentioned that for me it would be an old, beat up CJ and the bartender and I got into a long discussion about Jeeps and how much fun they were. The beautiful woman lost interest and left, but we had a great conversation. To me, the bumps, leaks, squeaks and general stuff most people would find as turn offs are the exact reason I love Jeeps. I have a 2010 Unlimited Sahara with leather, all the accessories (my wife talked me into all that crap) and I still long for just an older, beat up fun to drive, don't care if it gets dented because I'm having so much fun Jeep...so, anybody else who is near the ledge let me know and I'll take it off your hands for you.
Right on.. same here.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:50 PM   #73
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My Jeep is my daily driver...The top and doors stay in the garage for the most part, where they belong. The mileage means nothing to me, I love the sounds and the feeling of the wind and sunshine when I'm driving. The days seem nicer, people seem friendlier, and frosty adult beverages seem colder on days I'm in the Jeep. If it rains, I have an emergency top, but have driven home a little damp when it just won't stop...
Overall, I wouldn't trade it for any other vehicle in the world. Show me those vehicles, and I'd just be looking at them to see what else I could add to mine!
I too am on the ledge, but I plan to drive right over it. I'm in a Jeep.
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My jeep is a daily driver and I love it. I've had it for 13 years. It rides high, tires roar, and goes anywhere I want it to. Tired of waiting in traffic, jump a curb. Bored at the light look down into the girls blouse next to you. If it rains, get wet! Best of all its American made! Quit crying and get yourself a Prius!
Hell yeah..tell it like it is.....I want the tires that makes heads turn to see what the heck is that....ride rough..dang I think mine rides sweet.....ain't nothing like having the inside of the winshield getting wet when it rains
about to turn 50 and I will not get rid of my Jeep, I will not turn down my hard rock music setting at red lights, I will not bitch about work, the wife, or the kid in college trying to bleed me dry..... so long as I can get in my Jeep and keep from going POSTAL
oh wait a minute I didn't get carried away did I?????
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^^^^Amen brother.
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A Jeep is like that hot blonde with a tramp stamp... you know it's going to have problems, and possibly embarass you... but you know it will be a fun ride...
If you wanted a sweet girl to bring home to mommy... ----> Ford Focus
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I thought about buying a jeep when I got a puppy last May. At first I told myself that I will only drive the jeep when I go to the beach or when I have to take my dog somewhere. But a few months later the jeep has been my daily. I just love to drive it around town and I don't care about gas because if I did I wouldn't have bought it! I drive the 350z when I feel the urge to go fast...Anyways as far as insurance I only pay $58 for the jeep and $88 for the 350z full coverage thats thru USAA. Goodluck with your jeep.
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I thought about buying a jeep when I got a puppy last May. At first I told myself that I will only drive the jeep when I go to the beach or when I have to take my dog somewhere. But a few months later the jeep has been my daily. I just love to drive it around town and I don't care about gas because if I did I wouldn't have bought it! I drive the 350z when I feel the urge to go fast...Anyways as far as insurance I only pay $58 for the jeep and $88 for the 350z full coverage thats thru USAA. Goodluck with your jeep.
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