10-year Jeep Challenge

hiimmike

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Jeeps i owned in 2012...

(IDC what anyone says about the Commander, I really enjoyed it. Not exactly right then, but in general)
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Jeeps i own in 2022...

1989 Laredo YJ
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2004 TJ Unlimited Sport
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2019 JLUR
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2020 JLUR
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It's fair to say I've got a problem. Let's see your 10-year jeep journey
A first world problem....
 

hiimmike

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I almost owned a Jeep Wrangler around 1998, maybe it was a '92 or a '94, I don't remember other than it was a black 2 door and had a straight 6 with a manual transmission and a soft top. I almost bought it until I checked insurance and found out it was about $1300 for 6 months. Now I will own a Jeep for about $900/yr! Take that insurance company! Wait, you still win because I'm giving you money and not making claims.... I lose.
 

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My first Jeep was a used 2002 Grand Cherokee I don't have a photo of. Even with 160,000 miles, it ran great. I think the WJs are very underrated.
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Then I bought a 2011 Jeep Liberty very lightly used, which I also don't have a photo of. While this Jeep never gave me any trouble, I regretted this purchase. When I was at the dealer, I really wanted a Wrangler but my mind kept saying I'd regret it. As time went by, I only wanted one more. Just walking around appreciating that red Wrangler ten years ago is still imprinted in my memory.

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In 2014, I bought my first Wrangler which I had for 5 years. The only "regret" I had with this was the lightbar. Thought it was cool at the time. Otherwise she gave me five trouble free years despite a lot of abuse. I will always have a soft spot for JKs.

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I ordered my JL in February of 2019 and have daily driven it since March. These 3 years have gone by really fast, feels like yesterday I was driving to CT to pick it up. I think the only way I'll get rid of it, is if the next model Wrangler really blows me away. I'm really happy I went with Mojito. When I first started looking at JLs, I looked at Mojito first since Green's always been my dream color. Despite this, I found it hideous online and thought Sting Gray would be the answer since it resembled Anvil. Thankfully, the dealer had a Mojito in stock to view and the color in person blew me away. It still does now.

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I only have pictures of a few of the more recent ones over the last 44 years, but the oldest ones were all stock -- except a 1973 CJ5 we stuffed a loud Buick V6 into... It was loud, but at least it had crappy power (I'll try to find that picture).

Here are a few of our others.

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Here we are with my 1980 CJ7, a four-banger, drinking beer, acting like idiots, and sporting the latest in post-military beard and long hair rebellion. We removed the rear seat in favor of an oversized cooler, so the guy in back rode on that. The guy behind me, still a good buddy forty years later, was sitting on the cooler when I drove over an 8" log in the road. It vaulted him out of the back and over the spare. He landed flat on his back and, thankfully, he was okay. God has been very, very generous with me... and Gary (my airborne friend).

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This is the little 2006 6-speed TJ I stupidly sold to buy more parts for the JL. My wife is still pissed.


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Here's our 2008 JK -- least favorite Jeep of all of them. (But wifey sure is cute).
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Our current JL on a trip last summer. I love having the top off, but a few days of fine dust makes many hours of clean-up.
 
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I’m one of those people with a real problem!
10 years (plenty before this time as well). But Since 2012:

2011 Rubicon UNL
2014 Grand Cherokee Overland
2015 Cherokee Trailhawk
2007 Sahara UNL
2016 Rubicon UNL
2018 JLU Rubicon
2020 Gladiator Sport
2021 Gladiator Rubicon Diesel
2021 JLU 4XE Sahara
2021 Jeep Renegade Jeepster
2022 JLU Rubicon 392 on order since Oct 2021...
 

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I’m one of those people with a real problem!
10 years (plenty before this time as well). But Since 2012:

2011 Rubicon UNL
2014 Grand Cherokee Overland
2015 Cherokee Trailhawk
2007 Sahara UNL
2016 Rubicon UNL
2018 JLU Rubicon
2020 Gladiator Sport
2021 Gladiator Rubicon Diesel
2021 JLU 4XE Sahara
2021 Jeep Renegade Jeepster
2022 JLU Rubicon 392 on order since Oct 2021...
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Yeah! I’m gonna have a tough time with that one. It would have to be pieced together with a couple hard drives and Facebook posts just to find pics of 75% of them if I’m lucky. So imagine all completely stock vehicles except my 2007 Sahara that ran on 35s and my 2018 JL Rubi that had a winch added and a few other small trinkets… I’m one of those mostly OEM guys with Jeeps and most anything else i buy
 

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Yeah! I’m gonna have a tough time with that one. It would have to be pieced together with a couple hard drives and Facebook posts just to find pics of 75% of them if I’m lucky. So imagine all completely stock vehicles except my 2007 Sahara that ran on 35s and my 2018 JL Rubi that had a winch added and a few other small trinkets… I’m one of those mostly OEM guys with Jeeps and most anything else i buy
Well get busy! 😁
 

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Can’t believe I still have photos of this damn thing. 2007 Jeep Commander. Dad’s pride and joy. Stupid simple, 4x4, with a lifetime Powertrain warranty. So. Many. Warranty. Repairs… Not technically my car, but you’ll see the family resemblance.

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2010 JKU. Bought new after my first big payday. Could have sworn I parked it here last night…

Say what you will about the minivan 3.8, that engine was bulletproof. Outside of a “hot oil” transmission problem within the first year of ownership, damn thing never gave me any trouble. Stupid simple - sport model, 4x4, hardtop. Drove it across the East Coast three times over. Good memories.

Wish I never traded it in. Hope someone is taking good care of it out there.

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My new 4xe, pictured here with my “other car”. Yet another black one to keep the legacy going. No longer stupid simple.

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The most important thing in life is family.
 
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