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  1. Going from a Luxury SUV to a Jeep - Opinions Please!

    My last two cars were BMW X5s and before that Range Rover Sport. I bought a JL in January because I live in a ski resort in the French mountains and the X5 was just plain dangerous in the snow, even with winter tyres. What i like about the JL: - looks - removable roof for the summer -...
  2. In praise (or not) of ESS? **NO POLITICS**

    Well I gave you a reasoned argument and you gave...well hardly a reasoned argument. Happy to listen to different views, but facts and logic are always preferable to simple abuse
  3. In praise (or not) of ESS? **NO POLITICS**

    So I've seen a lot of negative comments about ESS and I don't get it.... For me personally my experience of ESS is: 1 - it saves fuel and money 2 - it reduces emissions that contribute to climate change 3 - I actually like sitting at junctions or in traffic without the noise and vibration of...
  4. Driving in snow and couldn't see sh*t

    Completely agree, but at least it stops the glare off the snow!
  5. Driving in snow and couldn't see sh*t

    So maybe an amber light bar on the front bumper would be a good option? I presume it can be wired to be on with the fog lights but not with the main headlights?
  6. Driving in snow and couldn't see sh*t

    So got caught in heavy snow last night. The JL coped fine except that I couldn't see a thing! There was so much reflection from the headlights that I ended up turning them off and just driving with side lights. I've never had this problem with other . cars to anything like the same extent and...
  7. Engine choice in Europe 2.0 Petrol or 2.2 Diesel

    I get between 11 and 12 l/100km from the 2.0 petrol but I do live in the mountains so a lot of hills and a lot of short journeys. It's about 9.5 on longer journeys
  8. JL in Europe

    I went through the same decision last month in France. Diesel and Petrol are the same price which made the choice easier (I chose petrol). I just decided in the end that the petrol engine is the nicer one and the negative feelings about diesel could get worse over the next few year that I...
  9. STING GRAY Wrangler JL Club

    I thought you'd stolen my picture for a minute there!
  10. Jeep Apologists

    It's true that the infotainment system can be reset BUT it shouldn't need to be. It may well be the same for other FCA products but that's hardly a justification, more a very good reason why it should have been fixed. Cracked windscreen - same geometry on LR Defender and Merc G Class but they...
  11. Jeep Apologists

    Wonderful cheese!
  12. Jeep Apologists

    So, at the risk of upsetting...well pretty much everyone...who else will admit to being a Jeep apologist? To explain, I do love my JL, I love how it handles the snow, I love how it looks, I like the utilitarian vibe, I tell people how good it is...but in my heart I also know that it really...
  13. 2019 Sahara - 4H Auto v Part Time in Snow

    4H works kind of like the 4wd you'll get on most 4x4 SUVs (eg BMW X5). It fine, works well in most conditions and can be left on all the time. It uses a bit more fuel than 2wd buy not much more. I live in a ski resort and 98% of the time it deals with snow covered roads easily and...
  14. Does anyone actually fold the windscreen down? I don't get it...

    I guess you aren't allow the Ariel Atom there then?
  15. Does anyone actually fold the windscreen down? I don't get it...

    Please explain the point of the folding it just an off road thing?
  16. What Vehicle did you have before the JL?

    The Porsche and the X5 are both going now (steering wheel on the wrong side since I moved country) but the bike is staying!
  17. Selec-Trac full time 4x4 4WD system discussions

    Selectrac IS standard on the Rubicon in Europe....
  18. Selec-Trac Full Time 4WD Sys

    I have it and used it on snow...the 4H auto feels very like my BMW X5 in terms of how it reacts to poor traction. I think it brakes the slipping wheels but I'm not 100% on that....
  19. 2 Door storage solutions

    I still need room for the dog in the back so even though some of these solutions look great they're not going to work for me...but I like the webbing on the seat backs, is that MOPAR?