I love my Jeep because it represents freedom! I can go places most other vehicles can't. I can pull away from a stop light like im on dry pavement when there is 2 feet of snow on the ground. I'd like to see my buddy's 2wd Silverado or a little pos Honda Civic do that! Stopping... that's different, i don't have ABS on mine. It takes me places I never knew were there. It awesome to drive, I agree with Mr RPM, "It feels and drives Like A mini tank." You cant get more down to Earth driving anything BUT a JEEP!! o||||||o
Transportation is something I need every day, year after year. The accumulated amount of my life I spend driving somewhere might as well be spent enjoyably.
I've had other "fun" vehicles through the years. Once upon a time, full size vans were cool. Install some carpet, an 8-track tape deck, some surfboard racks....go somewhere far away. Same with air-cooled VW beetles. There used to be a huge aftermarket "bug" hobby. Over-size pistons/cylinders, exhaust header, weber carb....cruise around town on $1 worth of gas. I was younger then.
Jeep wrangler is much the same fun to me now. Utility, simplicity, style....conservative tradition for my older-age interests. Slightly uncomfortable/inconvenient to keep the crowd limited. Not too fancy....just right for someone who prefers to wear blue jeans and wolverines.
steve in central florida
'98 TJ sport....33's with stuff to make them fit