|05-03-2012 06:04 PM|
I can't believe it, but I love the Mustang, I might get my wife one, or a WRX when the new one comes out.
But the Jeep is all mine!
|05-03-2012 04:27 PM|
|Coralc7||Lol and kill my bank account while at it!|
|05-02-2012 11:17 PM|
|olebluetj||simple answer, buy a wrangler with a hemi it it, you get to kill two birds with one stone.|
|05-02-2012 08:54 PM|
|Black.Jeep.Alex||the jeep is a different fun. i went from a fast car to a jeep. and yes i miss going fast but i can go anywhere now. which is alot more fun|
|05-02-2012 08:47 PM|
|Greep||Funny... The 3 vehicles I narrowed it down to last year were the Mustang, Camaro and the Jeep. Still like the Mustang and Camaro, but very glad I got the Jeep...|
|05-02-2012 07:37 PM|
FWIW, I hated that new Camaro ever since I saw the concept.
|05-02-2012 06:39 PM|
|6InARowMakesItGo||I went from a 2010 Camaro to my 2003 Wrangler. It was the best decision I ever made. My Camaro was neat, but I enjoyed looking at it much more than driving it. Jeep is still good to look at, but is also major jun to drive. I also never really bonded with my Camaro. My Jeep and I were best buds almost instantly.|
|05-02-2012 06:22 PM|
I'm never done shopping for my next vehicle, even after I buy one. I already have my eye on a Charger; maybe a 3rd generation of the "new" Charger, because it won't be for a while.
Just some vehicles that were possible replacements for the STi prior to anything happening...
2012 Dodge Charger R/T "Track"
2012 Ford Mustang GT
2012 Nissan 370Z
2012 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Hatchback
2012 Subaru Legacy GT
2012 Ford F150 or F250 Crew Cab
2012 Volkswagen Golf R32
|05-02-2012 06:09 PM|
|Destal||I actually went from an 05 Mustang to my jeep and am much happier(partly because it's easier to get kids in now). I've really enjoyed taking the jeep off road.|
|05-02-2012 06:06 PM|
|TOKKIE||If it helps, if I had to choose it would be the jeep. As a mater of fact I dream about cutting up the Camaro so I can stuff the ls1 in the jeep.|
|05-02-2012 06:02 PM|
|05-02-2012 05:51 PM|
|Coralc7||Everyone has been so nice and helpful with their answers. Thank you everyone! I'm still stuck. I feel the same way you did with the sti, I'm not sure if I'm ready to part with my mustang yet.. I have a few days to think about it. I'm feeling more and more apprehensive as the time comes unfortunately.|
|05-02-2012 07:33 AM|
I don't regret getting the Jeep, as the decision was made for me, but I do regret that I wasn't able to make that decision myself. I had already reserved myself to the fact I was going to have to get rid of the STi if I'd wanted a Jeep, but I just wasn't ready to do so...
Just before the wreck my wife and I were talking about the STi and how much I really liked it and I just mentioned, "as much as I want a Jeep, I just can't part with this car for one right now." 10 minutes later, I didn't have to worry about whether I'd have buyer's remorse.
Anyway, that being said, I severely miss my STi but I'm hoping to fill that void with the Jeep in terms of the fun-factor. No, it won't do 0-60 in under 5 seconds, nor will it hang a corner and zip down back roads, but it will lead me a lot of places I've never been.
That being said, if you're a total Muscle Car fan and have the constant need for speed, you're probably going to regret getting your Mustang for a Jeep. I, on the other hand, also own a 1994 Camaro with quite a bit of work done to it, so I still have that Muscle Car "thrill" available to me.
As much as I'm sure I will love my Jeep, there's no way in Hell I could live without something fast, too.
Despite my misfortunes, to say I'm excited about getting a new Jeep is an understatement. It'll be a lot of top-down fun and trips to basically wherever I wanna go. I'll also have the advantages of having more room for myself, passengers, cargo, and it'll overall just fit my needs better than what the STi did. After I get the Jeep, I may just find I enjoy "Jeeping" more than I ever enjoyed the STi...but we'll have to see.
Nobody here can really tell you whether or not you're going to like a Jeep more than your Mustang. You're going to have to make those decisions for yourself.
|05-01-2012 08:51 PM|
After getting my Jeep I thought about getting a Mustang and brought the subject up with my Girlfriend. Her answer ended the debate, "If you sell your Jeep." The thought hasn't crossed my mind since.
Going from a go fast to a Jeep is worthwhile in my opinion. The Jeep keeps you legal, goes anywhere and is more fun overall. Of course I'm spoiled, my work car's a charger
|05-01-2012 08:26 PM|
|Mortalis5509||Get a Jeep and a motorcyle. Motorcycle is cheaper, better mileage, there is a greater fun factor than the stang, and not to mention faster than the stang. I own both: 83 cj7, tj rubi, and r6.|
|05-01-2012 08:15 PM|
|05-01-2012 08:03 PM|
|GXB||Don't forget that 285 HP in a Wrangler is not the same as in a Mustang let's say (Before the Jeep I had similar HP in a Caddy). It is still enough to teach a random Civic a lesson about curteous driving. What I like about the Wrangler is that it gives a nice solid ride making speed(ing) a bit irrelevant. There is plenty of headroom if you find removing the top too cumbersome.|
|05-01-2012 07:19 PM|
|05-01-2012 06:51 PM|
|Toph00||I have never had a sports car, more of an SUV kinda guy. But I love being able to have the doors and top off, feels great. All of my friends always wanna take my car when we go anywhere. Even my brother who has a pretty quick Mazda always asks to drive my jeep whenever I am home. But the mod bug really does bite hard lol I have a Mojave so it came a little bit better than a stock one but I am always dreaming about what I am going to do next and cant wait for my 32 inch mud terrains to run down so I can get some bigger tires also, everyone on this forum is super nice and helpful with any questions! hope I helped|
|05-01-2012 06:44 PM|
|techflork||I dunno, if you really love the speed stick with the mustang. My buddy has a mustang and thinks he's the shit, and I have a jeep and think the same . They're not comparable except they're both impracticle and fun. He likes to open up on the highway, i go 65 and enjoy the drive with no roof. He won't drive it in the winter, mines all year round and pounds through all the crap I run it through. The wrangler is def. a more all around awesome car where as the mustang is more specific to speed and sporty fun. You sound like you'd like a mustang more than a jeep. If you ever do get a jeep please take it offroad at least once then you'd understand why it's such a sweet ride|
|05-01-2012 06:37 PM|
|Coralc7||@teknoid: I love the 65 mustang! That's what I learned to drive stick on. I love my mustang but I love the wranglers too. 2 different animals.|
|05-01-2012 06:32 PM|
|Coralc7||@jp: thanks for the advice|
|05-01-2012 06:31 PM|
|Coralc7||@arizona: I've driven a lot of wranglers actually! Ranging from 08-12s. Standards and automatics and 2 doors and 4 doors. I like the wrangler but I didn't get to drive any of them with the top off which is a main appeal for me.|
|05-01-2012 06:29 PM|
|Coralc7||@tokkie: I have a gt. I was looking at camaros too! I wish I could afford to keep the mustang and get the wrangler. I'm worried I'm going to get the jeep and really miss the mustang so much that I go back to it and lose a lot of $$$$ during the switch. So stressful|
|05-01-2012 05:52 PM|
|teknoid||I've had 4 Mustangs. 2 '65's, a '67, and a 2000. All of them were v8s and I loved every one of them. I've only had 1 Wrangler. If anything ever happens to it, my next ride will be... A WRANGLER. The jeep is a different kind of fun, but I enjoy it even more than my 'Stangs As an added bonus, I haven't gotten a single speeding ticket since I bought mine a year and a half ago. That may be the longest stretch in the last 10 years (had a Festiva back then for a very short and painful while)|
|05-01-2012 05:51 PM|
|jp2611||Have had fast cars/ and fast bikes/ Jeep can give you just as big of an adrenaline rush at less than 20 mph. You can truly go most anywhere at any time..but it may take a little longer but can still do it at the speed limit.|
|05-01-2012 05:46 PM|
I will be going back to a Jeep shortly. Drive one and you'll understand
|05-01-2012 05:36 PM|
|TOKKIE||I have to ask is your mustang a GT or the v6. If it is the v6 and you are going to by a 2012 jeep, the jeep may surprise you. Stop light to stop light may be very similar, around corners is a hole different story. I have nothing else to add, because I kept the Camaro when I bought the jeep.|
|05-01-2012 05:35 PM|
|Coralc7||What kind of car did you go to?|
|05-01-2012 05:18 PM|
I went from Jeep to fast car, and miss my Jeep every day (and I'm a fast car fan).
It is a different type of fun, and you won't get as many tickets
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