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Old 02-06-2011, 04:17 PM   #1
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Anyone use a CJ7 as a Daily Driver?

I'm wanting to buy a CJ7 as a daily driver and wanted to hear from people who have or currently use a CJ7 as a daily driver. Thanks

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Old 02-06-2011, 04:28 PM   #2
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I did for about 6 or 7 years, of course I never really had to get on the interstate either, always kept it under about 60. It's a little bit of a rougher ride than a new one but not by too much. And excluding wrecks, i don't remember it being out of commision on me too much, might have been a few weekends i had to spend working on it, but never really left me stranded anywhere!

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Old 02-06-2011, 05:11 PM   #3
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I drove my CJ7 everyday from '02 to '05 or so. I drove it to high school and college. Put several thousand miles on it. I ran out of gas alot (no gauge). It wasn't the best but sure was fun. In '05 I redid the majority of the drivetrain and wiring. It sucked when it rained but on nice summer days it was cool. I got to talk to alot of girls too just for being the only one with a Jeep....Sad to say my wife has only rode in the jeep 1x.

Not sure this is a pro or con. I'd do it again though. I'd say it depends on how particular you are a person. If you can deal with a few negatives then it will be just fine.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:06 PM   #4
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I ran out of gas alot (no gauge).
Me too Had to fill up every 100 miles! One day, I will have another one
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Old 02-09-2011, 06:50 PM   #5
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Drove One for Several Years

We have an '84, T-5, 31" mud terrain tires, 3:73 rear-end. I drove it daily for about 10 years - approx. 50 miles round-trip. Mostly highway miles with 3 miles (near home) being in the city.

I usually stayed under 60 (mostly in the right lane). Made an effort to minimize lane changes, stayed away from big rigs if possible. It's a Jeep. You'll feel the bumps. It's noisy in general. You have to turn up the volume on the radio.

For the first few years we had a softop. Fixed that (IMO) and got a hard top and doors. Much more pleasant to drive 50 miles with a hard top. When I added the hard top also added AC. Now we're talking... I realize my setup is not for everyone but it made the drive pleasant and I could still go out in the mud on weekends.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:24 PM   #6

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I had one as a daily driver for 20 years. I loved my CJs.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:43 PM   #7
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I have used all 26 Jeeps, for these past 44 years as a daily driver, everywhere!!! The latest, VEX, I've had for 21 years, gotten as a total and rebuilt and have grown through 5 engines and at 1,187,244 miles is a classic, wonderful fun DD. Just keep it up and take care of it, like anything else and you will love it.

Here is a photo of same, VEX.

Hope that is helpful. And so you know, that Jeep has been in nearly half of the world's countries, as a Dd there as wel as well as some really tough places. As a DD, they rock on!!!!

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Old 02-20-2011, 04:14 PM   #8
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Robert, that is one hell of a winch setup you have there.....Pure business.
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Old 02-20-2011, 09:34 PM   #9
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I don't know about anyone else but it seems like my 6 cylinder sucks gas down through a pipe instead of a straw.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:38 AM   #10
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I used to when I was 16 that was about 21 years ago, wow time flies,
anyway it was an 81, Laredo and it sucked gas like there was no tomorrow, I could hardly afford to keep fuel in and gas was much cheaper back then too.

but cool, wow that thing was so cool

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