|05-20-2010 03:05 PM|
|JeepChick-aBoomBoom||My Conclusion of this post: Trade in the damn Rendezvous for a Jeep already. Oh hubbbyyyyyy........|
|05-19-2010 08:29 PM|
|05-19-2010 07:24 PM|
|05-19-2010 05:52 PM|
Oh, so sorry, how about "World War Two"
There, Now I think you'll understand !!
|05-19-2010 05:40 PM|
The term Jeep in WW II was used for General Purpose carrier, or, escort carriers or baby flattop.
|05-19-2010 05:26 PM|
|05-19-2010 10:29 AM|
Maybe so, but originally (1940) the American Bantam, builtem for the US Army, then Willys and Ford took over for the Military contracts, during WW11 !!
All kinda things happened "AFTER" WW 11
|05-19-2010 10:14 AM|
|05-18-2010 06:19 PM|
Worth every penny in my opinion...
Can't think of a more versatile vehicle in the USA for under 30K.
I think people forget these are not passeger cars nor were they origionally indented for civilian use.
They were designed by BMW and first built by Mecerdes Benz for military use.
JK's were intended for use by troops used to riding in leaf sprung 12 ton trucks not tender civilians with Cadillac like expectations.
It's a shame we can't buy a bone stock JK with Dana 60 axles,ARB lockers and a diesel with 400 ft'lbs of torque at the local dealership.
Isrealis buy thousands of them that way, why can't we?
|05-17-2010 04:28 PM|
|05-17-2010 04:24 PM|
|Hexxum||I love my Jeep to death, but you would think that I had a masters in insects. It amazes me the bugs that I find in my car. I have seen bugs I probably never would have seen had I owned anything other than a Jeep!|
|05-17-2010 04:12 PM|
|05-17-2010 09:55 AM|
|drivebytruckerz||If you want to be more comfortable buy something else.. Jeeps (the ones with removable tops) aren't Cadillacs. If you want it to drive like one, it's never going to. You might be more of a Grand Cherokee person. My wife has one and we both love it. It's got a 5.7 Hemi, leather seats, nav system... blah blah blah.. that's great for a road trip.. but you have to "live" a TJ, CJ, YJ.... it becomes part of who you are.. sounds like you're starting to get it.. Just accept your jeep for what it is, and you'll fall in love.|
|05-17-2010 09:12 AM|
|05-17-2010 08:20 AM|
|Guadzilla||Thanks for all the advice. Checked under the front end and sure enough the steering stabilizer is leaking. Only had the Jeep 10 months so bringing it back in for service. Thanks again everyone!!|
|05-07-2010 12:03 PM|
Well, thats a pool to a
|05-07-2010 11:52 AM|
It was about ten droplets in all actuality.
|05-07-2010 11:40 AM|
I'm having a hard time trying to imagine a POOL of water on the dash, now mine would do that after dash mods, but stock ???
|05-07-2010 11:31 AM|
This is a great thread to make my introduction I guess.
Just picked up my first Jeep. A new '10 Unlimited Sahara with the Freedom Top. I've wanted one forever but couldn't pull myself away from over-engineered, over-built, over-expensive German sports cars. But today was a new day. It had 28 miles on the clock when I left the dealer. I wake up the very next day and there is a beautiful shimmering pool of water adorning the center of my dash directly above the media center. It glistens in the morning sun like my wife's overpopulated jewelry box. I glance at the odometer as it reads 52 miles...
I double check my paperwork to see if I had opted for the factory installed self-cleaning interior package. I did not. After searching under the seats for any nesting vermin that might have decided to inconsiderately relieve themselves on my dash during the night...I leave baffled. I jump online and find this great forum filled with good people and tons of information regarding my new steed. And I come to find that this is a very common issue. Apparently I had a better chance of getting a leaking new roof than I do getting herpes from a night of bare-backing Paris Hilton.
But you know what...it didn't really bother me. Now if I had spent 30K on ANY other brand new vehicle and I woke up the very next day to find my roof leaking I would have driven said vehicle straight back to the dealer, through the freshly Windexed glass doors and over the overweight, over-tanned, smarmy sales manager. But not today...
Today I jumped in my shiny new Jeep, removed the roof, cranked the stereo, wiped the pool of water off my dash with the sleeve of my (3x too big) Avs jersey, and left my driveway with a big grin on my face. Realizing my Jeep has made me a new, and better, man.
I'm glad to be here, leaking roof and all.
|05-07-2010 10:36 AM|
|Aaronkushner||We have all had our issues with Jeep's but we all love them more than we can explain for some reason. I had to get rid of my 97 TJ.......was utterly devistated. Still miss it so so much and that was 4 years ago. Once you become a Jeep owner there is nothing quite like it. Glad you are aboard! and remember.....keep the Jeep wave ALIVE!!|
|05-07-2010 05:26 AM|
|Levinoss||When I want to clean the onside I take off the doors and hit the high pressure wash. Cmon....who else can do that.....|
|05-07-2010 01:41 AM|
Is it really worth the money?
I'm old and this is the first new vehicle I ever bought and put $5k into to change it!
And the sound from the sat. radio? Hey, I'm lucky to even hear it!
But is it worth it? Oh Yeah!!! Wouldn't be the same with my Jeeps!
Enjoy and have fun!
|05-06-2010 03:12 PM|
There is something special about a Jeep. For me, it's the reliability of the engine.. It's fun to dirve, and customizeable. It's like having a hobby in of itself. I don't care if it get's dirty, drop the top down and just have fun.
It's a Jeep.
|05-06-2010 01:23 PM|
|jk'n||I got my first wrangler when I turned 50 in 07. Makes me feel like I'm 15 again. It was a lot of money for me but for the pleasure of driving it, I feel it was worth every penny. No problems with any kind of front end wobble so far on my Rubicon with 31,000 miles on it.|
|05-06-2010 12:56 PM|
|05-04-2010 09:09 PM|
|Rolling Thunder||Hey all-new here. Just bought a Wrangler Unlimited Islander (I love the beach), have had a Liberty and two Grand Cherokee's. Finally the got Jeep I always wanted. 202 miles so far no "Death Wobble", leaks or other problems (keeping my fingers crossed)|
|05-04-2010 09:05 PM|
Back in the late 80s I lived in Michigan and I had a YJ with a 4 cyl, best I ever got was 20mpg, usually 19, and only 17 to 18 in the winter when I needed to put it in 4 wheel drive often.
I get 16mpg with my JK 4 door with 275 tire. mostly highway.
|05-04-2010 07:51 PM|
|05-04-2010 12:00 AM|
|phottomatt||BEST CAR STEREO I HAVE EVER HEARD. It's all relative I guess, besides NO ONE will argue that it sounds better just cause its in a jeep. I'm used to a '97 Caravan and a '96 Taurus with blown speakers so I have nothing to complain about.|
|05-03-2010 10:34 PM|
I'm a musician....my ears are pretty sensitive to changes in sound quality, especially these days with MP3's, etc all over the place....music compressed at low bitrates loses SOOOO much sound quality on the high end it's not even funny, and satellite radio squashes the hell out the music/talk radio, all styles (acoustic music is especially vulnerable to lower bitrates, the high end disappears and it gets very dull sounding).
Oops..this is a Wrangler forum. Wrong place to talk about this topic!
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