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bofa 02-16-2012 12:40 PM

Plan to order this Summer
 
Hi all - I figured I'd introduce myself. I'm typically a car guy (just sold my 08 350Z) but my wife loves her SUVs. So this year we are trying out the 1 car family thing, thus selling my Z, and now compromising on a SUV. I think I've almost convinced my better half to trade in the Xterra for a Jeep. :dance:

I made the mistake - huge mistake - of buying a Patriot a few years back. While it did safely get me from Denver to Birmingham in the middle of the biggest ice/snow storm of the year, it was small, gutless, and a little too cute for my taste. Plus the heater went out about 100 miles into that trip and I froze my arse off. I had it for only 8 months and took a 8k hit on it just to get out of it. Been paying for that mistake since I bought the 08 Z in fact. But, moving on...

I've long been a Wrangler fan but never found them practical for my uses. When they came out with the Unlimited, I was impressed but not a fan for the small power plant. Now that the thing has some umph, I can't wait to dig in.

I have a good idea of what I plan to order, since no one seems to have this config in stock, and hope to place the order at the end of April or beginning of May, with hopes of a June delivery.

I already have a list of about $1500 in mods I'm planning and that doesn't really even tackle the big stuff - suspension, tires, etc. That will all have to wait. I'm very into doing my own mods and have gotten the mod bug plenty of times on past cars and motorcycles. I just hope I can contain the beast this time. :hide: See you all around.

RatherBNarizona 02-16-2012 01:21 PM

Welcome to WF! and welcome to the addiction :)
The new engine is wonderful!

Another Guy In A Jeep 02-16-2012 01:23 PM

Welcome! ur gunna get someone coming in here ranting that a jeep isnt a "suv" haha just to warn ya :thumb:

bofa 02-16-2012 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Another Guy In A Jeep (Post 2038378)
Welcome! ur gunna get someone coming in here ranting that a jeep isnt a "suv" haha just to warn ya :thumb:

shhh... lets not tell the Mrs. that part

Templar 02-16-2012 02:07 PM

Welcome to WF :)

shell 02-16-2012 05:44 PM

Welcome!:wavey:

JDsDream 02-16-2012 06:40 PM

Welcome to the Forum

blkrubi88 02-17-2012 04:48 AM

Welcome!

MrSig 02-17-2012 05:00 AM

Welcome and enjoy the forum!

denisbaldwin 02-17-2012 05:40 AM

Welcome to the forum. One of my buddies drives a Patriot. I mess with him constantly about the offroad capabilities of his 2 wheel drive Jeep ;)

bofa 02-17-2012 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by denisbaldwin (Post 2041029)
Welcome to the forum. One of my buddies drives a Patriot. I mess with him constantly about the offroad capabilities of his 2 wheel drive Jeep ;)

Hah, well at least I did get the 4WD but man that thing was awful to drive.

I will say though that on unplowed, iced over highways and back roads, that little guy kept up. At one point the only people still on the road, not pulled over or in a ditch was me and this other guy in a 4WD Xterra. It was some of the nicest scenery. I think I still have some video somewhere.. maybe I can find it and post. I was surprised I was still hanging but it was too cold to even consider stopping.

bofa 02-17-2012 10:08 AM

Well, I couldn't find the video or the good scenery pics. :( All I saw was where I stopped off to get gas.

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/6828/patriotgas.jpg


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