Exactly. We bought ours for a grocery getter, future baby hauler and mountain toy. You'll be hard pressed to find another vehicle that can do so much for so little investment. I'd rather have the capability and not use it, than not have it and need it.I look at it this way.
I have had very fast cars and I have had very capable trucks in my life.
Cars could go fast but hate "weather". Trucks were not fast, could handle the weather , but were a pain in the ass to park and not fun like the muscle car.
Wrangler is fun, loves all weather both sun and slick, and gives me a grin like the muscle cars did just in a different way.
If I want to go fast I can pull the old Mustang out and play around. Day to day if I want to get to work in the crappy weather, or on a nice day with the wind in my hair the Wrangler fits the bill perfectly.
If that makes me a Poser then I guess that's me.
Right on. My Jeep has been offroad twice. If I had the opportunity I'd go all the time, but last I checked the southernmost point of the US lacks trails... While I definitely laugh everytime I see the white Jeep on white 22 (24s..?) spinners, ultimately, who cares what people do with their vehicles? It's their money and if they like it... Also, if everyone bought vehicles based soley on usage, trucks would be rare, sports cars would hardly sell, and most of the country would be driving boring, FWD econoboxes that get 60 mpg...He's not wrong, to a point.
I'm all for anyone buying a Wrangler for whatever reason they want, even if it included just commuting or taking the kids to soccer practice. But we ALL have seen the guy (and I see plenty around here) with the lifted Jeep, stinger, Rockstars and 37s, snorkel, and so on, that has never been off road. Those guys do it just for the look. In other words, to pose. To each his own, just don't try to BS me about how "hardcore" you are with a spotless engine bay.
But yeah, cracking on a stock Jeep that never goes offroad is kinda dumb. Snowy winters are a part of why I bought mine. I do take mine offroad a good bit, but I'm certainly not hardcore.
Besides, I have other cars that are much better for getting the attention I, as a Wrangler owner, so obviously need.
You pretty much took the words right outta my mouth!If having a dirty engine is someone's litmus test for a true Jeeper versus a "poser" then my friend they have got deeper seeded issues.
In all seriousness this is a PERFECT example of the problem that plagues our society today. Everybody is so concerned with what everyone else is doing as opposed to worrying about themselves. How does it affect YOUR life whatsoever if a guy has a 3 inch lift, 35 inch tires, a winch, and has not taken it offroading? Easy answer, it doesn't!
I hear this one a lot too (aside from reading it here), "I talked to a guy that acted like he was soo hardcore but has never taken that thing on a trail." Two observations here, 1. You don't have to talk to "that" guy, you choose to and then subsequently choose to complain about it. 2. Maybe he doesn't know where to begin in terms of finding a place to go offroad or people to go with. Instead of being "Judgy Mcjudgerson" maybe guide him in the right direction? If observation 2 fails stick with observation 1 minus the complaining.
I dunno we've just de-volved into this society of hate on everything and everyone that doesn't fit into our mold of what we think something/someone should be (i.e. if you don't have an inch of mud on your undercarriage you're a poser).