we have a 90 wrangler 4.2 5spd 190000 miles love it had 85 cj7 4.2 auto needed lots of tools but bought the wrangler anway both r kids first rides were in jeeps went to by an unlimited 1 28 06 no room to access back seats kids r 11 and 14 love jeep but want to know does anybody outthere really use the back seat or haul family daily thanks
Ew. I hate the unlimited. I think it's ugly, but it's just my opinion. I'm sure it can still hold it's own off-road. And I'm sure it has a lot more cargo room. I just can't stand looking at it. =) So you're saying it's hard to get your kids into it? I had a '97 Wrangler, and it's really a climb to get into the back seat. I am a young guy however, so I am not worried about getting into the back seat. Sorry I couldn't help ya. Maybe a Wrangler isn't the best idea to haul kids around in. Try a Liberty or a Grand Cherokee?
Go for the unlimited, get a 4" lift some 33's and you will be stylin'. Those that say no to a unlimited are no different than a CJ5 person not liking a CJ7. I say it is still a wrangler so go for it. Besides do you really want to be sporting a Liberty off road (nothing against those that do )?
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His quesion was about dragging kids to the mall...if I am correct, he isn't as concerned about off-road capability. For those of us who don't visit Rubicon or MOAB once a month, any 4wd would be fine for tearing up a few local trails.
thanks for the quick reponse yes back seat acess is biggest concern dont do serious off road more like pull haywagons get feeder calves plus the soccer games but mini van people we arent same goes for liberty. it todays world jeeps are the best bang for the dollar we think
I have a 13 yr old dgt, that throws that passenger's seat forward and jumps/climbs in the back...and she's a light weight!
You're dealing with the same issues with any 2 door vehicle...either they can get themselves inside or your helping.
Owning a Jeep, you know the space issues, the LWB would come in handy hauling "kid stuff".
Ditto on the minivan
got rid of the husband.....bought another Jeep
In warm weather my son (under age 10) used the rear tire and roll bar, and climbed in and out with great pleasure. The wind buffets the back seat passengers considerably more than the front, so we were forced to ride top up a lot more often than we liked. In winter he managed to get in and out pretty well, but he's athletic and young. I finally got NHTSA okay for an airbag cutoff switch and installed that. He rides up front all the time now, unless my wife is with us.
BTW, if anyone wants info on the airbag cutoff switch install I'd be happy to share. It's pretty simple.
As stated they look so much better with a lift, extra space is nice too. Granted i wish it looked more like the Brute from AEV or AVE, but it works, Off road, only seen a handful of them so far, and they did okay.
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