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Old 03-08-2017, 11:24 PM
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I've been viewing this forum for some months before purchasing a pre-owned 2013 JK 2 door from a Jeep dealership.

I have always wanted a CJ7, as my older brother had a white CJ Renegade Levi's Edition with blue graphics, then later had a black YJ Laredo with a chrome grille and silver graphics. We used to call the black YJ "Darth" for obvious reasons.

When my wife and I first got married in 1986, we couldn't afford the newly released Wrangler, so we opted for the cheaper Suzuki Samurai which came out as a 1987 model year. We still own today and it and is pictured below in its current condition. The only change from the pic is that we changed out the Yokohama Geolander tires to BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A's. The Suzuki will be 30 years old this May, so we registered it with motor vehicles and Haggerty Insurance as a classic. Between this as well as because we can now afford one is why we purchased our Jeep.

In comparison to the Suzuki Samurai, the Jeep JK rides like a Cadillac and is built like a fortress, so a few owners who say that their Jeeps aren't built well and have a poor ride quality, appreciate what you have. I've fallen in automotive love again.

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