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Ozarkharleyguy 05-08-2010 11:54 AM

Jk road trip?
 
I've got a thosand mile round trip coming up and debating taking the Jeep. I had an '89 Wrangler and on the road it really beat me up. My 2010 is smoother but not sure I want to take the Jeep over my wife's Tahoe or Civic Hybrid; any advice for an old guy?

Wally Meyers 05-08-2010 12:37 PM

Greetings. I'm 60, and my wife is 58. Beginning of last month we bought a new 2010 JK. The next day we left from Racine Wisconsin to go to Gatlinburg Tenn. Nice trip. About 1200 miles +/-. Comfort wasn't a problem. Granted it wasn't my wifes Chrysler Pacifica or my Dodge Magnum R/T, but we have no complains. Would do it again. Two weeks ago we went about 700 miles with it. We like it. What ever vehicle you take, have a great time.:wavey:

Ozarkharleyguy 05-08-2010 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Wally Meyers (Post 619320)
Greetings. I'm 60, and my wife is 58. Beginning of last month we bought a new 2010 JK. The next day we left from Racine Wisconsin to go to Gatlinburg Tenn. Nice trip. About 1200 miles +/-. Comfort wasn't a problem. Granted it wasn't my wifes Chrysler Pacifica or my Dodge Magnum R/T, but we have no complains. Would do it again. Two weeks ago we went about 700 miles with it. We like it. What ever vehicle you take, have a great time.:wavey:

Thanks Wally you convinced me. I know our JKs are better than my '89 was; that would beat you to death. Did you buy the 2 door or 4 door? I noticed the 4 door was smoother but I already had a Tahoe and I like the zippy-ness of the 2door.

JIMBOX 05-08-2010 01:35 PM

:rolleyes: If it's all hiway, take the Tahoe, it you're going to do any adventure off-road, take the jeep

I've done several 1000 mile+ trips, but I've got a trailer, so I have to use the jeep

No comparison to the hiway comfort in the Tahoe, or my old Xterra and yours is a 2dr :eek:

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

Wally Meyers 05-08-2010 01:52 PM

We bought the 4 door. The salesman that we have known for a long time told me I wouldn't like the 2 door, because of the rough ride. He knows the history of the cars and trucks we have bought from him.

JIMBOX 05-08-2010 02:27 PM

:cool: Mine is a four door--same advice !!


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Originally Posted by Wally Meyers (Post 619353)
We bought the 4 door. The salesman that we have known for a long time told me I wouldn't like the 2 door, because of the rough ride. He knows the history of the cars and trucks we have bought from him.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...y/PICT0239.jpg

Don't get me wrong, I love driving it, but if I'm given a choice for long term HIWAY trips--Take the Tahoe

Have a safe trip !!

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

Ozarkharleyguy 05-08-2010 04:56 PM

Now you guys have me thinking about switching for the trip. Its business so no time for off road or playing. I bought the 2 door because here in Arkansas there are some tight trails and I love how I can put the shorter 2-dr anywhere. If I was really cheap I'd take the Civic Hybrid but on the road that car is small and low to the ground and not a lot of power (which is good it keeps me from contributing to the Hwy Patrol or should I say Highwaymen).

JIMBOX 05-08-2010 05:16 PM

;) Can't blame you, When I drove my Xyerra on the Hiway (17hrs), it was duck-soup--265 HP, fingertip control, 20 mpg-relaxation (Tahoe)


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Originally Posted by Ozarkharleyguy (Post 619427)
Now you guys have me thinking about switching for the trip. Its business so no time for off road or playing. I bought the 2 door because here in Arkansas there are some tight trails and I love how I can put the shorter 2-dr anywhere. If I was really cheap I'd take the Civic Hybrid but on the road that car is small and low to the ground and not a lot of power (which is good it keeps me from contributing to the Hwy Patrol or should I say Highwaymen).

When you drive the Jeep--both hands and --YOU DRIVE THE JEEP--

Good luck

:rofl::rofl: JIMBO

hig4s 05-08-2010 05:17 PM

The $125 or more you save taking the Civic will buy you a set of Terraflex sway bar disconnects. :wavey:

ThrashN 05-08-2010 05:41 PM

When I first got my jeep I drove it from PA to FL and back. 850 miles each way. It was fine to drive.

RubiJK12 05-08-2010 07:20 PM

I will be heading to Oregon in my Unlimited. It is a long, long 1500 miles. If you are not planning any wheeling, I would look at taking advantage of something other than the Wrangler. Probably have more comfort and better mileage.
Love my Wrangler and we will make the trip fine. But cruising at a maximum 70 mph (downhill) and stopping at every other station to fill up is not that much fun. If you can, save the Jeep, and yourself, for better things.
Have a safe trip!

superdavis78 05-10-2010 12:08 PM

I just got back from a road trip on Saturday. I went from Corbin, KY to Hillsborough, NC. It's about a 6-7 hour drive. I took my 2dr Rubi, and the ride wasn't bad on the way there. However, on the way back, the wind was howling and blowing like crazy....the Rubi didn't like the wind that much, HAHAHA. I would take it again tomorrow, and the gas mileage was pretty good too. I only had to stop 4 times round trip, LOL!!!!

biffman 05-10-2010 01:15 PM

My wife and I are debating the same thing. We just went on a little road trip in our 2010 Unlimited and it rode great on the Interstate, but it was a little light on pick up and heavy on gas (no surprises) but it was very comfortable. In 2 weeks we are heading to a family reunion about 500 miles away. I want to take the Jeep, my wife wants to take the minivan. We have 3 young kids, minivan has the DVD player, better gas mileage....minivan may win on this one...BUT ONLY ON THIS ONE!!!

clear lake jeepn 05-11-2010 03:20 PM

hey biffman..I you do drive the ...and I hate to even type it...much less say it...MINIVAN......I would at the VERY least get a sticker on the minivan that says MY OTHER VEHICLE IS A JEEP!!!

kattzoo 05-11-2010 09:48 PM

I took off on Spring Break and took my 2dr 2300 miles and 6 States. I loved every second of it. Just driving mine makes me happy. (I'm a middle aged teacher, not a young college kid)

biffman 05-12-2010 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by clear lake jeepn (Post 621474)
hey biffman..I you do drive the ...and I hate to even type it...much less say it...MINIVAN......I would at the VERY least get a sticker on the minivan that says MY OTHER VEHICLE IS A JEEP!!!


Ya, my wife hates the thing and was pretty ticked when I bought it, but we do a lot of long distance traveling and have 3 kids. She is demanding that I trade it in for a Commander so that she can have her Jeep too.


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