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Mr. Sinister 11-23-2010 10:19 AM

First time Jeep owners: What did you drive before your Jeep?
 
I'm curious for my own reasons. What did you drive before your Jeep? I'm only interested in first time Jeep owners here.

sheetsd66 11-23-2010 10:24 AM

'99 F-150 4x4. 4.6 Lariat. Makes a whopping 220 HP and 265 lb/ft torque. Won't pull a greasy string out of a cat's butt but it's been reliable.

jgano23 11-23-2010 10:26 AM

1998 green mazda 626... my first car in 2002
1999 purple saturn SL2... traded my mom for this one in 2003 because we liked each others better
1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee... given to me by my in 2004 dad because he got a new truck and he knew i liked the ZJ better than the saturn or mazda
2005 TJ X... bought off the showroom floor in 2005
1983 CJ7.... boyfriend (now hubby) got it for me for my birthday in 2007

PecosRiver 11-23-2010 10:32 AM

Ford pick up trucks mostly with a Suburban or two thrown in to screw with the Ford dealer I dealt with.

tysalem 11-23-2010 10:33 AM

I drove a 97 Chevy Tahoe as my first car. I've had the Jeep for about 6 months now and I believe I will be a Jeep guy for the rest of my life.

PHX 11-23-2010 10:34 AM

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Our first Jeep is a 3rd vehicle (toy). We're enjoying it more than this - 06 (997.1) C2S. Slightly different driving experience!

MTH 11-23-2010 10:38 AM

Wait, you mean I've had other vehicles besides my Jeep? :D

2001 Nissan Pathfinder (2003-2010)
1996 Toyota Camry (1999-2003)
1990 Ford Tempo (1996-1999)

The latter two were good cars that never gave me any significant mechanical problems. All, however, were substantially less awesome that my 2010 JKU.

mortisdraco 11-23-2010 10:41 AM

Drove a 2001 Subaru Outback until some moron plowed into the back of me on Halloween. Now I'm the proud owner of a 2009 Jeep Wrangler and love it!

Here is a pic of my jeep and outback the day I dropped by and cleaned out the last of my stuff before the insurance company hauled my Subaru away to the chop shop.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._3272620_n.jpg

FlyinJeeps 11-23-2010 10:42 AM

first car was a 94 New Yorker with the 3.8 :)

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01 mustang


driven hundreds of other vehicles though

CMEvans79 11-23-2010 10:42 AM

Well, I drove a Chrysler sebring or a Jeep Liberty, but the wife wanted the Liberty back so we traded the sebring in for the Wrangler... Then my wife traded the Liberty in for a Town and Country mini van and has regretted it ever since...

jgano23 11-23-2010 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CMEvans79 (Post 890349)
Well, I drove a Chrysler sebring or a Jeep Liberty, but the wife wanted the Liberty back so we traded the sebring in for the Wrangler... Then my wife traded the Liberty in for a Town and Country mini van and has regretted it ever since...

trading anything in on a mini van is never a good choice.

YJjeep 11-23-2010 10:45 AM

1996 audi A6.

popstop785 11-23-2010 10:45 AM

Well I'm on my second wrangler but I'm going to answer this question anyway. Before my 09 JK I had a 2006 LJ.
I spent a few years driving a 2001 dodge Dakota truck with a magnum V8. While I loved the little extra speed it offered, I wanted to go off the streets... I love the sound of tires rolling and grinding over dirt, rock, and gravel (that new jeep cherokee commercial comes to mind where it's directed at the tire rolling in the dirt and explaining how the closer the wheels are, front an rear, the Bette for offroading it is). So I took my financial guru father and spent 3 patient weeks or so, dealing my new jeep wrangler. The first time I drove that wrangler was off the lot and straight to home. I knew that jeep was for me without even test driving it... She was mine the moment I saw her and decided I wanted the freedom of offroad...
Only a wrangler can satisfy that offroad urge that is unexplainable. You all know what I mean... It's a jeep thing, most will never understand ha ha ha!

ChaseRedJK 11-23-2010 10:45 AM

2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 4x4 3.0liter

CMEvans79 11-23-2010 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jgano23 (Post 890356)
trading anything in on a mini van is never a good choice.

She wanted more room, I wanted to buy her a bigger SUV but she wanted a mini van and now she's like, I like the SUV Feel, but the mini van room ...:banghead: :banghead:

InvertChaos 11-23-2010 10:49 AM

I drove a 97 Ford expedition until about 4 months ago when I got my jeep. I'll probably never own anything different from now on.

rics1997 11-23-2010 11:09 AM

1974 plymouth duster
1984 Ford EXP
1969 Ford Mustang and a 1986 Ford F150
1994 Ford Taurus
2000 Ford Taurus
2004 Chrysler Town and Country
2008 Kia Optima

4Jeepn 11-23-2010 11:20 AM

Before the 1st jeep I had a BMW 318i and 240z.

XJ Knight 11-23-2010 11:25 AM

Never owned anything before my XJ.. Only thing on my mind as far as my first vehlicle was Jeep from well before I could drive. But before that I drove what ever I had access to witch were moms and aunts various rides.. I'm 23 and got my liscense at 18.. First time I drove a actuall car was like 6 months ago witch is well after I bought the jeep.. It was a great acomplishment.. Before that it was 2 95 caravans and a 93 ranger 2x4

tmclaugh 11-23-2010 11:26 AM

2009 2 Dr. Ford Focus SE

Not likely to buy Ford again, also will never have a two door ever again.

Lowelife 11-23-2010 11:46 AM

2001 Dodge Dakota 4dr 4x4. Traded it in for my 2010 JK 4 months ago...best trade ever.

sub308 11-23-2010 12:09 PM

01 Pontiac Grand Prix gt
88 Porsche 928 s4/gts

KooL 11-23-2010 12:11 PM

I had a 1996 Chevy K1500 Z71 before I bought my first personal Jeep (family farm owns a couple).

Raidue 11-23-2010 12:18 PM

2008 Kawasaki KLR650. Solely on 2 wheels for at least 2 years.

2002 dodge Dakota with the 4.8L. That baby was fun. I knee I should have bought the 4 door version!

Mr-Ford-drives-a-Jeep 11-23-2010 12:25 PM

1997 Grand Cherokee
2006 Mazda 3 (because gas was pricey then)
2008 Liberty
2004 Dodge Ram (still own. Can't get rid of a hemi. When I have the need for power the jk doesn't always do it for me.)

With the last name of Ford people always think I'd have owned one but I refuse to!

Peepers 11-23-2010 12:29 PM

1997 dodge ram 2500 with the 5.9L cummins

Bazzer 11-23-2010 12:34 PM

2005 Chrysler Crossfire which is still mine until Friday when I hand over the keys when I collect my 2008 JK with a Diesel.

Thursday night is going to be a long night.

jeepjones 11-23-2010 12:38 PM

1993 Chevy Z71 Ext. cab 4x4.

Wrangler010 11-23-2010 12:52 PM

04 Chevy Silverado....broke down in front of the Jeep dealership....so i bought one

doclouie 11-23-2010 01:05 PM

First car was a Porsche 924 that was completely modified. Been a Jeep owner ever since.


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