Search results

  1. Jeep owner’s intelligence

    Congrats! The first step to financial freedom is retiring all debt.
  2. Are LED headlights worth $900?

    T Well said. The news today was that 7 million people are more than 90 days late on their car payments, so buying a Wrangler Sport with just a few options might have been the way to go for one or two of those 7 million. By the way, that’s over a million more than during the depths of the...
  3. Depreciation on loaded '18 JLUR - sale/trade-in experiences

    I never look to see what my trade is being advertised for since a) that’s not what it is going to sell for, and b) the only thing that matters to me is what they gave me for it. What they do with it after they gave me what I needed for it is their business, not mine.
  4. Are LED headlights worth $900?

    A lot of this depends how much driving you do after dark, and how many accidents you’ve ever been in that would have been avoided if you had LED headlights. Don’t drive too much at night? Don’t feel like an accident has ever occurred because of “regular” headlights? No, and no? Then there you...
  5. Depreciation on loaded '18 JLUR - sale/trade-in experiences

    I’ve owned 3 Porsche sports cars and I’d never buy a no-option “stripper” Porsche. You’d need to order it, anyway, since no dealers are going to order one that way. Why? Because they’re hard to sell that way. They’re luxury cars and without options they’re not all that luxurious. the stereo...
  6. Depreciation on loaded '18 JLUR - sale/trade-in experiences

    This is it exactly. 100%. If you’re not getting around 7% under invoice (hopefully much better on a Rubicon or Sahara) when you purchase your new Wrangler, then all of the erosion of resale value comes straight out of your pocket, since you didn’t save enough when you bought it brand new. On a...
  7. Seat fold down lever broke

    Yes... MPG regs are a double edged sword, perhaps good for the environment, but also making vehicles less safe. My point I was trying to make was that the interiors of cars were sturdier when CAFE standards were not so aggressive. I am no more of a fan of air pollution than anyone else, and of...
  8. Seat fold down lever broke

    An intelligent human of any persuasion has got to know that safety glass, seat belts, air bags and pollution?!? are not government regulations.
  9. Seat fold down lever broke

    Sorry about Hillary, buddy. :(
  10. Seat fold down lever broke

    To a certain degree we all have our Federal government to blame for these kinds of headaches in our lives. The more government dictates fuel economy the more car parts are made to be as light (flimsy) as possible to keep the weight down. I can remember when the rear seat backs of my SUVs were...
  11. Newbie

    You’re not alone at all. My 3 cars that preceded my JL were all 2 seaters- Porsche sports cars (technically a 911 isn’t 2 seater, but I digress). I even bought a base Sport with no power equipment, etc. I just couldn’t bring myself to buy a Wrangler with convenience options since I felt it would...
  12. With Mopar Lifetime Max Care no longer available, what alternative did you go with? (Received 12/1+)

    As long as you’ve got $3k to spend in the unlikely event you Jeep needs a major repair, I think you can rest easy. I’ve owned close to 20 cars and I don’t remember ever having a repair anywhere near that amount.
  13. Jeep owner’s intelligence

    When I hit the market to find Rubicon take-offs I ended up at a foot surgeons driveway in front of what had to be a $2mm home- a new Escalade and a new Benz sedan parked to the side and a Rubicon parked in the garage with one of the four garage doors up. Out walks the @45 yo surgeon in a tank...
  14. Jeep owner’s intelligence

    Be glad you have “adult children” while the rest of us have “laughable oxymoron adult children” since we sent them to college rather than the military. We all know that college doesn’t teach a person any important lessons, or useful life skills. Whenever you call a guy a “clown”, unprovoked...
  15. Jeep owner’s intelligence

    Don’t shed any tears for me. It’s true I didn’t spend like crazy in my 20s and 30s when I could have if I felt like it (it’s the money you save when you’re young that works the miracle of compound interest- dividends earned on dividends), but I didn’t and that discipline set me up for the peace...
  16. Jeep owner’s intelligence

    Not really! At least I don’t think so... Take me for example. I’m just a regular 47 year old guy that you can walk past on the street at any given time and I can assure you that you wouldn’t mistake me for Tom Brady (I’m far better looking), but I’m sitting right at the 65 year old figure. My...
  17. Jeep owner’s intelligence

    Here’s the thing.. Most of us are doing things w/o any real regard for knowing, for sure, whether or not our financial decisions are sound or deeply flawed. Or, even worse, not caring one way or another. Yes, most people just don’t care- they give more though about the color of their Wrangler...
  18. Jeep owner’s intelligence

    I’m the one who posted the consumer auto debt chart, and it was simply to get people thinking about making intelligent wise choices in life (Jeep purchase, or otherwise), and what better way to do that than to slap a graphic up that clearly shows the danger consumers are facing (many of them...
  19. Jeep owner’s intelligence

    Would you like to take a wild guess why high priced real estate is tanking in America, particularly in resort areas? Hint: it has something to do with super wealthy, financially savvy individuals and how they use their own personal huge piles of cash. You the man.
  20. Jeep owner’s intelligence

    If you are in the lunch room at Goldman Sachs, then I can see how that is a valid conversation, or argument. The fact of the matter is almost all new car buyers borrrow money to make the purchase because they don’t have the money to buy the car they want. Using “your cash in hand for a return”...



Advertisement
Top