|02-26-2012 11:43 PM|
|02-26-2012 12:08 PM|
|Beachcomber||Built a beach house and wanted something I could take on the beach and drive without a top. I can't wait for the weekend so I can drive it.|
|02-26-2012 01:49 AM|
|stangruns11s||as of right now not sure on the offroad aspect havnt had the jeep but a few weeks. i got mine cus its the ultimate vehicle will get me around in the bad weather and i can also have the top off on the nicer days. and i dont really have the need for speed when driving it if i wanna go fast i hope in the mustang and take it to the track. (plus the jeep gets better gas milage then my mustang) hope th is helps your paper|
|02-26-2012 01:37 AM|
|02-26-2012 01:34 AM|
|02-26-2012 01:26 AM|
My wife wanted a vehicle. She wanted a Mustang or a Jeep Wrangler. She was leaning towards the mustang more but left the decision up to me....so I got a toy with her permission!!
What other choice did I have...LOL!!
|02-23-2012 09:51 PM|
|JPi1||Because I sold the last one|
|02-23-2012 09:43 PM|
A wrangler has been my dream ride ever since I was a little kid and I saw a Jeep with the top and doors off. That's what really hooked me. I wasn't into offroading or car repairs or forums or anything like that... until I got the Jeep. So I can't say thats what made me get it, but thats the result. Just about every single thing I know about car repairs, how cars work etc is solely due to me owning a Jeep.
Good luck on the paper! Sounds like a good topic to me
|02-23-2012 09:24 PM|
I bought a jeep cause thats what I pushed my GI Joe around in when I was a kid. And believe it or not I still have that GI Joe jeep over at my parents house it also came with a trailer that towed behind the jeep, Dad claims it now, he says those thinks have become very collectable.
How many of you remember the GI JOE song from the old tv commercials back in the 1960's? It goes like this:
GI Joe, GI Joe fighting man from head to toe
in the air, on the land, in the sea.
|02-23-2012 07:00 PM|
|sandman1212||My wife said I couldn't have a mistress...boy was she wrong! she jokes that my Jeep is the only thing that she has ever been jealous of, LOL.|
|02-13-2012 10:46 PM|
|StyAndOrDem||It's a capable vehicle. It will take you anywhere you need to go. Besides the Jeep itself, it allows you to be part of a community such as this forum.|
|02-13-2012 01:26 PM|
|crafty||I can't think of any other vehicle that can have so many pieces changed from drivetrain, interior and exterior.|
|02-13-2012 01:14 PM|
|crafty||You can make a quick U-turn instead of a few shorter movements to get turned around. How many other vehicles can bounce off a tree and not bust a piece of side glass or back glass? What other vehicle can be beat all to hell and people think it's cool when they see it and not a piece of shit ---ONLY A JEEP|
|02-13-2012 01:03 PM|
I found this:
"What you need to know is that a Jeep Wrangler is a lifestyle changer:
|02-12-2012 09:13 PM|
|02-12-2012 08:52 PM|
|2003 wrangler||I started out looking at trucks. Lifted ones with big tires. Then one day my dad said that mabe i should start looking at jeeps because they looked cool. I then started looking into jeeps not knowing much about them. My mom said that why would you want a jeep you cant tow or haul anything in a jeep! and then I kept looking and couldnt make my mind. So i think that i just kept looking and i just ended up talking my parents into it. I had saved up my money for my whole life and knew that when my friends could spend their money on stupid video games and phones, gadgets, I could save up my money and once i could drive I could have a good vehicle and something that I would be proud of. So I ended up with a 2003 wrangler sport as my first vehicle I owned. And it took a while to find the right one. But once I did, I was hooked i ended up finding WF and joined a local jep club and havent regreted it once. It is an American icon that almost anyone can relate to or at least point out in a croud. It is easy to work on, I havent had much expierence since i bought it in july but it seems very simple. It has an engine that is a workhorse and is durable and can withstand a lot of tough conditions. It has a lot of heritage and it is something that will never be able to be replaced and nothing compares to it. I only took my jeep offroad once and it surprised me. It is an awsome vehicle, and a friend asked me today do you think you will get another jeep after this one and I have had many friends askk me this and I say yes, and think to myself that id like to have a jeep for the rest of my life if possible. So it has a ton of benifits. You can also just go up to a jeep you dont know the owner in the parking lot and just keep your distance and look at it and talk to the owner and they are usually very nice and understand the jeep thing. And it really is a jeep thing that you have to drive one and own one to really understand. My parents and friends make fun of me sometimes because I talk about jeeps too much but thats ok. Because, it really isnt only a jeep but its a lifestyle that you live every day of your life. Hopefully all you other jeepers can agree. Sorry for the rant.|
|02-12-2012 08:52 PM|
|Phobos||Why did I buy a jeep or 2?? When I was a kid my dad had a CJ and I have some great memories from that time and I want my kids to have the same... This is my 2nd wrangler.|
|02-12-2012 08:42 PM|
|N39-W120||In 1987 I had just finished high school and was driving a 72 Corvette. Through no fault of mine, it was totaled just before I was to go off to college. With the insurance money it was either a new 87 Wrangler or a new Alfa-Romeo Spyder.... Since I was going to a "beacj" school I went with the Jeep.... been hooked ever since for various reasons, the main being the community of Jeep owners and they are just so much damn FUN|
|02-12-2012 08:32 PM|
I shattered my wrist in a dirt bike accident after 30 years of riding. The wife/RN said the bike had to go, because I still ride it like a maniac.
We used to go camping/riding all the time, and I would always see groups of Jeeps up in the mountain trails. I always thought that looked like a blast.
One day we went camping at a State Park near the ocean. As we started to walk the long trail down to the beach, a motorhome like ours pulled up towing a TJ. By the time we arrived at the beach, the family with the TJ went ripping by with the top down.
I stood there with my mouth open, just staring at all the fun they were having. My wife looked at me and said, "That looks fun, why don't you buy one?"
|02-12-2012 06:19 PM|
|BRAVO TANGO||jeep won the war|
|02-12-2012 06:09 PM|
...and on another note.
I was looking at a Harley at the same time, but the thought of getting was more powerful. So I bought my 'Mistress' and haven't looked back. However, the motorcycle idea is still being considered in the near future.
Sorry got re-directed, my first jeep ride was in Fort Worth, Texas on some back woods and to this day, 28 years ago, it still remains fresh in my mind. And wanted one since!
|02-12-2012 06:09 PM|
|Bobs Jeep||My cool cousin had a CJ5 with 304 V8 back in the 70's. I don't think he even had a top for it but it had big tires and loud headers. I was hooked on Jeeps ever since.|
|02-12-2012 06:07 PM|
|02-12-2012 06:03 PM|
|PTWarrior66||Babes dig the Jeep, that's why.|
|02-12-2012 05:48 PM|
... I'm an old geezer .. andi I love the out-of-doors, ESPECIALLY the Mtns
Nothing will get me there like a JEEP, and is one vehicle, easiest to get Mod's for and repair parts down the road
My Dad was in WW II, Army Signal Corp's and his and other soldiers stories of the ole Willis convinced me that I wanted a JEEP.
At 65, I have had more vehicles than I want to admit or can remember, and can say I enjoy my 2012 JKU more than any other
|02-12-2012 05:45 PM|
|Aunt Flow||Good job Clavin!|
|02-12-2012 05:34 PM|
Universal/Its a JEEP thing
Prior to the Wrangler, the small Jeep was known as a Jeep Universal, or just Universal. That came about because of the universality of the vehicle. It started with its insertion into the 2nd World War. Its universality in that war was a tribute to its designers and was instrumental in the winning of the war. (Do a little research on all the various ways it was used).
After the war it was used for farming (plowing, trenching, hoisting, winching, logging). It has been the mounting platform for major trenchers and boom trucks. It was used as a tractor and as a stationary power plant using pulley systems for power transfer. During the period of the 50's and 60's
it became the basis of the design for the initial SUV's. It was stretched, widened, given better amenities and still retained its universal character.
During that period of time the "Its a JEEP thing" evolved. It wasn't a single thing, but a myriad of the "things" that had evolved over its life. It was a symbol of freedom and capability far beyond its appearance. By purchasing a JEEP Universal, a person could capture that feeling of capability, freedom, and commarodery. Hence was born the "Jeep Wave". It was merely lifting the fingers off the steering wheel when you met a fellow Jeeper. It gave a feeling of belonging.
When the energy era arrived, along with the "OSHA" safety craze, it was necessary for the Jeep to evolve once again. When it was transformed, it was given the title "Wrangler". This gave reminiscent of the Wrangler Jeans that related to Cowboys and all of the symbology. Still it maintained its heritage.
While it is now referred to as a Jeep Wrangler, or just "Wrangler" it is still very much a Universal. It has retained its basic characteristics that have endeared it. Its design makes it very easy to work on and maintain. It is extremely versatile. It is one of the most capable vehicles in adverse conditions. It is reliable as demonstrated by vehicles routinely having 200,000 to 300,000 miles. It is recognized as being one of the top vehicles for retaining value. It is easily modified to fit a person's personal needs and desires. It is unique and virtually always draws a look. When driving, while most other vehicles blend into anonymity, one always seems to notice the Wrangler in the other lane.
When a person has 3 vehicles in the driveway, 2 high end SUV's and a Wrangler, why is it that the Wrangler is the first one that makes the trip for the errand? It is one of the few vehicles that you can pop off a winter hard top and put on a summer ragtop in a few minutes. You can change the doors to soft, or take them off. You can put on a 12,000 lb winch and it will look like it belongs there. It is a reflection of character and gives the driver the appearance of being a free spirit that is independent and can take care of the situation.
Why a Wrangler? Its a JEEP THING!
|02-12-2012 05:32 PM|
|STUCK-N-MUCK||I bought mine as a "mid 30's crisis". I grew up modifying rc cars and trucks...missed the customizing aspect. I like looking through catalogs and making my jeep "mine". very aftermarket friendly.|
|02-12-2012 04:01 PM|
|Johnboy11||Well My reason is that I was wanting another motorcycle, but then got to thinking about being a single dad with two kid's I have full custody of and if I got killed who would take care of them?. Motorcycles are very dangerous, people just don't see them very well. So I got to thinking about what would be as much fun as a bike but not as dangerous. Well I saw a jeep in town with the top off and knew right then and there what I wanted. So I bought my jeep, and I never even think about a bike now. My kids love it also.|
|02-12-2012 03:47 PM|
|dabolt55||Actually, bought it to tow behind RV... That's what I told my wife..|
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