|08-06-2010 01:18 AM|
|08-06-2010 12:58 AM|
|08-06-2010 12:57 AM|
|RubiChick||I thought about buying a jeep when I got a puppy last May. At first I told myself that I will only drive the jeep when I go to the beach or when I have to take my dog somewhere. But a few months later the jeep has been my daily. I just love to drive it around town and I don't care about gas because if I did I wouldn't have bought it! I drive the 350z when I feel the urge to go fast...Anyways as far as insurance I only pay $58 for the jeep and $88 for the 350z full coverage thats thru USAA. Goodluck with your jeep.|
|08-06-2010 12:00 AM|
A Jeep is like that hot blonde with a tramp stamp... you know it's going to have problems, and possibly embarass you... but you know it will be a fun ride...
If you wanted a sweet girl to bring home to mommy... ----> Ford Focus
|08-05-2010 08:49 PM|
|08-05-2010 08:19 PM|
about to turn 50 and I will not get rid of my Jeep, I will not turn down my hard rock music setting at red lights, I will not bitch about work, the wife, or the kid in college trying to bleed me dry..... so long as I can get in my Jeep and keep from going POSTAL
oh wait a minute I didn't get carried away did I?????
|08-05-2010 02:50 PM|
My Jeep is my daily driver...The top and doors stay in the garage for the most part, where they belong. The mileage means nothing to me, I love the sounds and the feeling of the wind and sunshine when I'm driving. The days seem nicer, people seem friendlier, and frosty adult beverages seem colder on days I'm in the Jeep. If it rains, I have an emergency top, but have driven home a little damp when it just won't stop...
Overall, I wouldn't trade it for any other vehicle in the world. Show me those vehicles, and I'd just be looking at them to see what else I could add to mine!
I too am on the ledge, but I plan to drive right over it. I'm in a Jeep.
|08-05-2010 02:28 PM|
|08-05-2010 02:21 PM|
Exceptionally gifted child!!!!!!!!!
|08-05-2010 02:17 PM|
|biffman||I think she actually was a little offended that neither of us were paying that much attention to her once we started talking Jeeps. Give me a Jeep girl any day! When I ask my 22 month old daughter which vehicle she wants to take she always yells out Jeep and will cry if we try to put her in the minivan.|
|08-05-2010 02:07 PM|
|08-05-2010 12:03 PM|
The M14 is a 2nd tier weapon. The M21 is the accurized, sniper version of the M14, but even still it's just a 2nd tier weapon. I'll let my glass man carry the M21. I'd rather have a more accurate weapon. There's a reason why military snipers prefer bolt guns.
But the M14/M21 is a fun weapon to shoot, I'll give you that!!
-EDIT- I think this thread has officially run its course.... lol...
|08-05-2010 11:56 AM|
|08-05-2010 11:22 AM|
It's interesting that the "beautiful woman" lost interest.
I've never been what anyone would consider a beautiful woman, but I've always loved vehicles. If I had been there and a conversation came up about Jeeps, I'd have gotten right in the middle of it and enjoyed myself.
|08-05-2010 11:11 AM|
|biffman||Funny, I remember sitting in a fancy shmanzy hotel bar in Seattle a few years ago and the only people there at the time were a beautiful woman, the bartender and myself. We were all talking and the topic somehow got to what is your dream car. I mentioned that for me it would be an old, beat up CJ and the bartender and I got into a long discussion about Jeeps and how much fun they were. The beautiful woman lost interest and left, but we had a great conversation. To me, the bumps, leaks, squeaks and general stuff most people would find as turn offs are the exact reason I love Jeeps. I have a 2010 Unlimited Sahara with leather, all the accessories (my wife talked me into all that crap) and I still long for just an older, beat up fun to drive, don't care if it gets dented because I'm having so much fun Jeep...so, anybody else who is near the ledge let me know and I'll take it off your hands for you.|
|08-05-2010 10:59 AM|
You're not a Wrangler/CJ person. Sell it to someone who is.
|08-05-2010 10:54 AM|
Im riding on 35's and I get around 260 on a full tank, even more if Im not reving my engine at hondas and trying to ram them.
|08-05-2010 10:25 AM|
|Gate53||My Dad was a cubbie he lived to be 75 and never lost hope, he's been gone for 25 years now but I still remember taking the train from Alton to Chi to see the Cubs I agree about Wrigley it's the best. But, an M-14 is all anyone should need at just one click! AND that's KING ALBERT to cubbies. lol|
|08-05-2010 10:24 AM|
I figured people understood the "perks" to owning a Jeep before they bought one. I guess not everyone appreciates their finer points.
My first Wrangler was a 2001 which I bought new. I immediately started to work improving it... Rubicon Express Long Arm suspension, lockers, wench, etc. Then, for some odd reason, I traded it off... I think getting married had something to do with it.
I was in misery.
This summer I found a 2000 green TJ Sahara that looks JUST like my 2001. It was in mint condition, someone took very good care of her and only put 8k a year in miles on her. I whipped out the checkbook and now she is mine.
Rattles, squeaks, tire howl, and all... but no leaks. She's off getting the Rubicon lift installed as I type this, I hope to pick her up tonight. Saturday she goes for her 33's and then I need to dig up the cash for my Warn wench and lockers... hopefully my project will be complete before Sept starts.
I love the smell, feel, the whole ambiance of driving a Jeep. If you want a car with no road noise, a high luster interior, and something that handles like a sports car... you probably shouldn't drive a Jeep. They're off-road buggies, and noting beats them at that game.
I knew guys that owned older Corvettes (back in the C4 and C5 days) that complained about ride, road noise, etc. I couldn't figure out why in the world someone would buy a sports car then complain about the known characteristics of that car.
If you didn't drive a Jeep, what would you drive?
|08-05-2010 10:22 AM|
^ I always root for the Cubs to come in second place
Behind my Red Sox. I can agree about Wrigley. Fields like there, and Fenway (have been to both a few times) have a much better 'feel' than the newer modern stadiums.
|08-05-2010 10:13 AM|
Cubs fans are the last true fans. We aren't bandwagon fans. We aren't fans because it's CHIC to be Cubs fans. We're fans because we love our team. The fact that we're ALWAYS the underdog makes it even more fun. Wrigley has a special feel that many stadiums will never possess. Harry Caray is a GOD to us, making Steve Stone Jesus and Rynne Sandberg and Andre' Dawson his disciples.
We know we aren't going to win consistently. We've accepted that. But do you know what? We're ok with that. We're still going to root, root, root for the Cubbies.
Oh, and Albert Pujols has a funny last name.
|08-05-2010 10:06 AM|
|08-05-2010 09:57 AM|
BTW, next time in in Crystal Lake I'll make sure I swing through LITH and wave at you as I sit in the Steak and Shake drive through.
|08-05-2010 09:16 AM|
|08-05-2010 08:17 AM|
Dude, we all have our moments. And in our own way, we are showing you how much we like each other on this thread. We are trying to shake some sense into you before you make a bad decision that you will regret.
I had a 97 TJ without AC (live in NC...it is going to be 100 today and EXTREMELY HUMID--brutle). But, went I had to get rid of it and get the minivan, I cried.
So now with my second TJ (got rid of the minivan!), when I have those fleeting moments of exhaustion and glance at the smooth riding Dodge Challenger next to me at the stoplight, I just remember how miserable I was after I gave up my first Jeep---and I become peaceful about it. Just like a spouse, nothing is perfect 100% of the time---the only question is what makes you happy MOST of the time.
SOLUTION: Get a cheap reasonable DD and test that theory before you get frustrated totally. Maybe with the money you save on your MPG, you can take it and get a bigger lift/tires and be totally Jeep-gasmic again.
|08-05-2010 02:11 AM|
This is interesting I used to have those "i hate this thing" days with other vehicles but after I got the jeep that all went away.....
So did the stoplight racing, the turbo lag, the $80 oil changes, the idiots riding my tail or getting in the way in the left lane, and last but not least the 93 octane prices.....
and i get a vehicle that I can park anywhere and not be concerned about door dings, scuffed bumpers, walls, curbs, handicap poles (yea took one out with the new bumper the other day.....poor pole) or shopping carts parked in the spots closest to the door at walmart......
|08-05-2010 01:11 AM|
|pokey||And she likes you..(just don't tell her she needs a bigger lift)....|
|08-05-2010 01:04 AM|
|08-05-2010 12:51 AM|
|Gee oh Dee||Your original complaints have no correlation to your current statement.|
|08-05-2010 12:51 AM|
|RoSs||I have these days. It passes pretty quick though and I remember how much I love my jeep. its nothing a good deep water crossing or a muddy trail can't fix. Its a jeep its not built for comfort or style. Its built to last and for u to make stylish.|
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