Becoming too much of a Jeep guy, too quick.

Austin23

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Similar experience. I rented a Jeep for a Colorado ski trip. It was my first time behind the wheel of this iconic legend. It handled the mountains and snow like a Sunday walk through the park. Suddenly every other vehicle paled in comparison and I had one in my garage about 3 weeks later. The whole family agrees it was one of the best decisions we ever made. Welcome to the family.





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You have no idea how this thread made me feel BETTER! There is nothing wrong with me.

My wife wanted a weekend car for kids and dogs alike. Nothing to worry about keeping clean or nitty. Decided to get a Jeep Wrangler 3 weeks ago.

I am totally HOOKED, I have spent quite few $$$s, G.A.S for sure. I am glad I am not the only one.

Next step.... getting trail ready. I grew up driving a Toyota FJ62 and going off road quite a bit back in my home county Venezuela. Not sure if my wife is going to like it, she thinks it is her car. :LOL:
 

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Welcome Jérôme! As you can see, your story is like so many! JEEP = Just Empty Every Pocket (my favorite acronym learned here). We could all use a 12-step forum but that would imply we want to recover :LOL:
 

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Jérôme,
I bought my first Jeep two years ago at 66. What an amazing rig! I only regret not buying one half a century ago.
 
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Jérôme,

Bought my first Jeep a few days ago. I am down the rabbit hole HARD as far as researching mods, looking at different builds, and so on. Definitely hyper-focused on Jeeps at the moment. Pretty sure my husband is getting tired of me talking about them!

Honestly though - there's enough bad things and hard times in the world. If you find something that brings you joy and fun, embrace it!
 

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Well might as well share my story.

Growing up my sister got a CJ7 and my buddy had one as well. I "liked" Jeeps but liked Camaros and such better.

Fast forward to being married with kids. Got my wife a 325xi and found out after 50k miles it starts to cost you an arm and leg for basic maintenance. Wife says "Lets look at Jeeps" - I told her to look on her own cause if I go Ill make sure we by it and didnt want to hear her complain about how noisy, rough riding and basic it was.

That was 12 years ago. I upgraded my '09 Sahara Unlimited with:
Front bumper, LED headlights and tail lights, Winch, new tires/rims, bluetooth module and prob alot more than I care to admit.

This year we came to the conclusion we no longer need a "Ford Explorer" type vehicle so my wife says to go look at Jeeps - NO PROBLEM!

I didnt want to spend money on mods so we got a pretty much loaded Rubicon and love it. The 3.6 is very nice over the 3.8 we have.

So - we now have 2 Jeeps in the driveway. I have no ambition to get a Camaro or anything else sports related ;)
 

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We rented a Jeep in Death Valley. That's all it took. Hooked. Gave the 4X4 Nissan Sport Pathfinder to the kid and went shopping. $60K out of the lot, $35K in mods, the Ruben and I are great pals. Poor, but I would do it all over again. Fun Fun Fun. Ever notice when you get a Jeep, how many Jeeps are on the road? It's truly a Jeep nation.
 

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