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woodwme 02-17-2013 04:40 PM

what model jeep should I get? help, please
 
Ok, need some input and this seems like the best place to start. I am trying to decide which model jeep to purchase after years of being away from the brand ( had to give it up when I had a baby in favor of a more "mom- like" SUV). I learned to drive on a CJ, went to college in a YJ and now am trying to decide between a TJ for fun on weekends or a new unlimited JK as a sole vehicle. What do you guys think? Appreciate all input- thanks!

kfdjason7620 02-17-2013 04:42 PM

Go and test drive a few. It'll come to you

greenjeepgurl87 02-17-2013 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by kfdjason7620 (Post 3381220)
Go and test drive a few. It'll come to you

There's the answer you're looking for.

00tj2 02-17-2013 05:48 PM

I think you need to decide what you want to do. In your post your mentioning two very different things, one for fun on weekends and one for a DD. figure out what you want and you decision will be a lot easier.

mackdj1 02-17-2013 05:51 PM

Jku here as a daily driver and occasional offroading. Love it

Another Guy In A Jeep 02-17-2013 05:56 PM

The TJ is more rugged. I'd suggest a JK if u got used to the riding style and road noise of the more "mom like SUV" Not bagging on the Jk, just the technology for onroad driving is smoother. I like the TJ because I can actually do some of the work myself, I aint a huge fan of the newer technology, Looking under the hood of a JK scares me :hide:


All this talk makes me wonder when people will forget why people say "roll down the window" instead of "press the nice button so the window opens"

jp2611 02-17-2013 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by 00tj2 (Post 3381499)
I think you need to decide what you want to do. In your post your mentioning two very different things, one for fun on weekends and one for a DD. figure out what you want and you decision will be a lot easier.

I agree but also think I understand...am guessing you can cash price a TJ and have enough left to get a DD car but a new JK makes it just a one choice vehicle.

While I do drive a TJ and am somewhat biased...if you plan on MODs or wheeling get the TJ......and not because the TJ is "better" or "there are more parts".

Speaking from my experience, when my TJ was "new" 8years ago, I had a loan and it was my only vehicle, I was afraid to really have fun and Mod or wheel it 'cause Mon it had to get me to work and I still owed on it.

If that doesn't apply get the JK and roll in style!!:punk:

FWIW I also have a '12 JK and a "GOOD CAR" for church.

Gunner 02-17-2013 08:02 PM

I own a TJ rubi but if I had the dough I would be driving a 2013 unlimited rubi.

DetroitRodeo 02-17-2013 08:08 PM

I sold my JK unlimited for my TJ Unlimited Rubi. Disliked the JK. To much of a car. Of course CJ guys could say the same for the TJ

00tj2 02-17-2013 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by jp2611 (Post 3381554)
I agree but also think I understand...am guessing you can cash price a TJ and have enough left to get a DD car but a new JK makes it just a one choice vehicle.

While I do drive a TJ and am somewhat biased...if you plan on MODs or wheeling get the TJ......and not because the TJ is "better" or "there are more parts".

Speaking from my experience, when my TJ was "new" 8years ago, I had a loan and it was my only vehicle, I was afraid to really have fun and Mod or wheel it 'cause Mon it had to get me to work and I still owed on it.

If that doesn't apply get the JK and roll in style!!:punk:

FWIW I also have a '12 JK and a "GOOD CAR" for church.

Ah ha. If that is the case then I understand now. Go with the TJ and a cheap DD.

woodwme 02-17-2013 10:33 PM

Thanks, all
 
Thanks all! To jp2611, this is exactly the question I am trying to figure out :) appreciate everyone's input!

00tj2 02-18-2013 12:10 AM

You might also want to look into the TJ unlimited. It has the extra cargo space but sometimes you can get them for under 14K. That way when you do use it you have the extra cargo room.

Blastek 02-18-2013 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Another Guy In A Jeep (Post 3381550)
The TJ is more rugged. I'd suggest a JK if u got used to the riding style and road noise of the more "mom like SUV" Not bagging on the Jk, just the technology for onroad driving is smoother. I like the TJ because I can actually do some of the work myself, I aint a huge fan of the newer technology, Looking under the hood of a JK scares me :hide:


All this talk makes me wonder when people will forget why people say "roll down the window" instead of "press the nice button so the window opens"

I can't resist here. ignorance annoys me. Before you offer advice, be clear.

In what way are TJs more rugged than JKs? I would bet you haven't driven a JK to claim that the ride style and road noise is anything like a "mom like" SUV. They are way off from an SUV-ride. They are noisy. They leak. The ride quality is pure jeep (yeah, your coffee will spill on a simple speed bump).

here's how i'd quantify "more rugged":
Are the engines more powerful?
Are the axles stronger?
Is the frame stronger?
Is the transmission stronger?
Is the interior capable of handling water?
What tires can you fit?

What do you think?

The TJ is a great jeep. I'd love to own one. I've always wanted to own one. Stock vs. stock, there really isn't any comparison.

Also, even a 2013 wrangler can be had in a 2 door, soft top, 6-speed manual, no power, half doors, no A/C. please. Power windows came out in 1940 man.

Another Guy In A Jeep 02-19-2013 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Blastek

I can't resist here. ignorance annoys me. Before you offer advice, be clear.

In what way are TJs more rugged than JKs? I would bet you haven't driven a JK to claim that the ride style and road noise is anything like a "mom like" SUV. They are way off from an SUV-ride. They are noisy. They leak. The ride quality is pure jeep (yeah, your coffee will spill on a simple speed bump).

here's how i'd quantify "more rugged":
Are the engines more powerful?
Are the axles stronger?
Is the frame stronger?
Is the transmission stronger?
Is the interior capable of handling water?
What tires can you fit?

What do you think?

The TJ is a great jeep. I'd love to own one. I've always wanted to own one. Stock vs. stock, there really isn't any comparison.

Also, even a 2013 wrangler can be had in a 2 door, soft top, 6-speed manual, no power, half doors, no A/C. please. Power windows came out in 1940 man.

I wasn't baggin the JK. Buddy of mine has one and it's nice. The front suspension in the JK could be better. It's flimsy. Ain't a fan of the engine compared to the TJs 4.0 I6. The JKs are ridiculously undergeared so u have to regear faster should u wanna upgrade tires. And as far as cosmetics, the JK looks sleeker, hood leans more back, same as the grill. So its shape isn't as iconic as the TJ. Plus my post was mostly about working on computers which I hate seeing more and more in vehicles. Makes it harder for me personally to do some things myself. I ain't regurgitating info, iv experienced it with my buddy. Since u took my post negatively and backlashed so heavily I'm sorry if it hit u the wrong way. As far as the water IDK I bedlined mine and iv gotten water in the cabin but my friend still has carpeting in his rubi. I do like the swaybar disco on his. I'd still have to crawl under and wrench it( not that iv done it, havnt needed to). As far as the coffee thing I can vouche for that! Mine flew off the dash into the instructor on a left TURN not even a bump. Se still passed me tho.

MarkGLHS 02-20-2013 02:46 PM

WOODWME: as was suggested, drive, drive, drive and drive some more......your perfect jeep will then become obvious.

i will offer this: i could not see a TJ as my sole vehicle, not as a home owner. but as a secondary/fun vehicle, you cannot beat the TJ.

lynn 02-20-2013 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 00tj2 (Post 3383113)
You might also want to look into the TJ unlimited. It has the extra cargo space but sometimes you can get them for under 14K. That way when you do use it you have the extra cargo room.

I agree with driving many to see what suits you.

Just be certain you drive an LJ (TJ Unlimited) before you make your final decision.

I've been using my 2005 LJ as a DD and occasional wheeler since 2007.
It's suits my needs perfectly.

Good luck !!

lasik1 02-21-2013 08:42 PM

I think the tires and wheels are a huge factor in the DD equation. My buddy's '12 Sahara with 14 speaker sound, chrome floor mats and a Lexus interior is totally obnoxious to drive on the highway due to driveline hum and buzz from the 35" mud tires he's running. I would rather drive my old roommates CJ7 on the road.


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