Any regrets on trading in a truck for a jeep.

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I have a 2011 Silverado Z71 I have never owned a jeep but I have always wanted one. So my question would be has anybody traded in a truck for a jeep and regretted it. I dont pull anything and I use my bed a very few times but it does come in handy. Thanks in advance for any answers.
I traded a 2013 F-150 Supercrew 4x4 for my JL Wrangler. Nearly 8,000 miles later I've only missed the truck once. However, I do have a 6.5' x 12' utility trailer that I use frequently, so that may play into my lack of wishing for a truck again.

I will say that the truck was FAR more practical, comfortable, and useful overall. But there's just something about a Wrangler.....





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I didn't trade my truck in on a Jeep but a car and yes I regret it every time I need to haul something!!!
 

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Miss the bed every once in a while. I do not miss the lack of visibility in heavy traffic.
 

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I sold a very solid and good 07' 2500HD 4x4 Duramax/Allison truck. with under 100k miles on it. I was able to sell it this August used for 17,500. Diesels hold their value very well.

Do I miss it, hell yes but honestly that truck sat in the driveway months at a time and the south texas sun was starting to bake all the plastic inside. I used it just to tow our RV and that was like twice a year. I do miss having the ability of having a truck so I may buy a crappy used gas full size truck to do the dirty work. My JL is my daily driver and all around fun vehicle.
 

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That's one of those things you keep in your circle of friends. Always make sure you have a friend with a boat, a friend with a pool, and a friend a truck! hahaha
 
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That's one of those things you keep in your circle of friends. Always make sure you have a friend with a boat, a friend with a pool, and a friend a truck! hahaha
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I sold a very solid and good 07' 2500HD 4x4 Duramax/Allison truck. with under 100k miles on it. I was able to sell it this August used for 17,500. Diesels hold their value very well.

Do I miss it, hell yes but honestly that truck sat in the driveway months at a time and the south texas sun was starting to bake all the plastic inside. I used it just to tow our RV and that was like twice a year. I do miss having the ability of having a truck so I may buy a crappy used gas full size truck to do the dirty work. My JL is my daily driver and all around fun vehicle.
When I buy one it will be my daily driver also. I very rarely use my truck to pull anything or use the bed.
 

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Went from Ram Mega cab 3500 to JRUL, Sure is a lot easier to find a parking place these days. Loved the truck and used it but wanted to get back in a wrangler. Just use my utility trailer more often now.
 

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I kept my 2015 f150. It was paid for and I use it for truck stuff. So I bought a new 2 door Wrangler to keep from driving the wheels off the truck.
 

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I had a 23 year old Toyota pickup - the model before the Tacoma, with 280,000 miles on it. Everything was in great shape except the 6V was ready to give up the ghost at any minute and needed a rebuild.

I test drove a JL, and the same afternoon, test drove a new Tacoma. It was a nice truck on paper, but it just felt too big and awkward for my preferences. If I wanted a full size truck, I would have looked at one.

I bought the Jeep, and haven't had as much fun just driving something since my days in Germany when I had a (new at the time) 1986 944 Porsche. Obviously fun for different reasons, but if you think about it neither it nor the Jeep is designed with "practical" as #1 on the list of attributes. They are optimized for different things.

My wife and I have a saying: "When you need a truck, nothing else will do." And perhaps when her SUV is ready she will get a compact pickup to replace it. We aren't looking that far into the future right now, and as someone has already said, if I need to haul a load of gravel home from Home Depot, they will rent a truck to me pretty cheap to do it.
 

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So my question would be has anybody traded in a truck for a jeep and regretted it.
Yes, 3-4 times a year. When I need to haul something that won't fit in the Jeep, I rent a U-Haul trailer. All other times I enjoy the agility of a 2-door Jeep.
 

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Kept the Ram. Added a Wrangler Willy’s Sport soft top manual. Need them both!
 

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