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Old 01-29-2017, 06:46 PM
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Learned to drive on a CJ5

Hi guys, glad to be in the group.
My dad bought a new CJ5 that I learned to drive on. It was much more nimble than my new 4 door wrangler but it was about half the weight of today's jeep. The gas tank was below the driver's seat, convenient to tap on when checking fuel level, and the windshield wipers were vacuum driven. I am certain I hold the Jeep CJ5 land speed record of 60 mph helped by going downhill with a hurricane tailwind. This may be disputed by some, but my dad's poor 4 cylinder engine somehow didn't explode. So after a recent retirement I decided I needed a basic vehicle. My new 4 door JK is great, and it even has a radio! Seriously, a great vehicle, but could use better fuel mileage in the form of a diesel. It does handle deep snow much better than the CJ5 but I suspect it will be harder to shovel out. I live in the snow belt south of Buffalo and put it to the test the last week of deer season. It just didn't stop. I am impressed!

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