Help! My wife HATES my new Jeep!

dfunk72

Active Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Sep 18, 2020
Messages
40
Reaction score
33
Location
CT
Vehicle(s)
JLUR 2021
When I met my future wife years ago she was driving a rather bare and stock TJ. I'm talking no AC, soft top, and zipper half door windows. She was at the end of her line without AC so we traded cars for the summer and I was hooked. First Jeep, first manual transmission. Four months later she wanted to sell it for a regular car and since I was broke, off it went.

Twenty years later I finally bought my first Jeep, custom ordered, a 21 JLUR. As much as I wanted the 2 door I have kids and this needed to be a daily driver and 2nd as my off-road play toy. My wife hates it as much as I love it. There is zero room in the driver and passenger seats. It's so boxed in. Neither of us remember her old TJ being so tight. I know this isn't a Cadillac or fancy sports car but good grief Jeep didn't give us much room, especially in the foot well. She doesn't ever want to ride in the Jeep and complains like crazy when she has to.

Are there others out there with spouses who hate as much as you love your rig? Am I crazy or is there just not a lot of room?
Advertisement

 

aldo98229

Well-Known Member
First Name
Aldo
Joined
Nov 16, 2019
Messages
5,237
Reaction score
11,369
Location
Bellingham, WA
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
Occupation
Market Research
Vehicle Showcase
2
You had a good 20-year run.

Time for a new wife.
 

Redbaron73

Well-Known Member
First Name
Ronnie
Joined
Oct 1, 2019
Messages
517
Reaction score
431
Location
Texas
Vehicle(s)
2020 sport s unlimited;2020 Rubicon Unlimited
I hated jeeps. My daughter wanted one, and both my wife and I told her it would be a mistake.

To prove the point, we rented one for the weekend.

During our first trip Saturday my wife started complementing the jeep...and I started to agree.

On Monday we bought 2 jeeps. One for my daughter off the lot, and the other a custom build that was mine.

So..no. my family actually loves jeeps now.
 

Rubi6mt

Active Member
Joined
Feb 14, 2021
Messages
41
Reaction score
100
Location
Nj
Vehicle(s)
2021 JLUR 6mt
When I met my future wife years ago she was driving a rather bare and stock TJ. I'm talking no AC, soft top, and zipper half door windows. She was at the end of her line without AC so we traded cars for the summer and I was hooked. First Jeep, first manual transmission. Four months later she wanted to sell it for a regular car and since I was broke, off it went.

Twenty years later I finally bought my first Jeep, custom ordered, a 21 JLUR. As much as I wanted the 2 door I have kids and this needed to be a daily driver and 2nd as my off-road play toy. My wife hates it as much as I love it. There is zero room in the driver and passenger seats. It's so boxed in. Neither of us remember her old TJ being so tight. I know this isn't a Cadillac or fancy sports car but good grief Jeep didn't give us much room, especially in the foot well. She doesn't ever want to ride in the Jeep and complains like crazy when she has to.

Are there others out there with spouses who hate as much as you love your rig? Am I crazy or is there just not a lot of room?
Strange you feel tight. I'm 6'5 280lbs and while a smidge snug, feels totally fine including operating the clutch. Kids fit fine behind me. Hope you sort it out!
 

Arterius2

Well-Known Member
First Name
Jerry
Joined
Dec 29, 2018
Messages
3,483
Reaction score
4,538
Location
Vancouver, BC
Vehicle(s)
2018 JLU Sahara 2.0L
When I met my future wife years ago she was driving a rather bare and stock TJ. I'm talking no AC, soft top, and zipper half door windows. She was at the end of her line without AC so we traded cars for the summer and I was hooked. First Jeep, first manual transmission. Four months later she wanted to sell it for a regular car and since I was broke, off it went.

Twenty years later I finally bought my first Jeep, custom ordered, a 21 JLUR. As much as I wanted the 2 door I have kids and this needed to be a daily driver and 2nd as my off-road play toy. My wife hates it as much as I love it. There is zero room in the driver and passenger seats. It's so boxed in. Neither of us remember her old TJ being so tight. I know this isn't a Cadillac or fancy sports car but good grief Jeep didn't give us much room, especially in the foot well. She doesn't ever want to ride in the Jeep and complains like crazy when she has to.

Are there others out there with spouses who hate as much as you love your rig? Am I crazy or is there just not a lot of room?
No my girlfriend absolutely LOVES riding in my Jeep, with the sunrider up. During a long drive home she often falls asleep in the Jeep the the moment I drive off. It’s that comfortable.
 

aldo98229

Well-Known Member
First Name
Aldo
Joined
Nov 16, 2019
Messages
5,237
Reaction score
11,369
Location
Bellingham, WA
Vehicle(s)
2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara, 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth
Occupation
Market Research
Vehicle Showcase
2
Unfortunately, her “crazy complaining” is pretty much her way of saying “I don’t give two hoots about what makes you happy.”

By focusing on herself and dismissing your wants and needs, she is also dismissing the fact that she ought to be part of what makes you happy.

Dr. Pill
 
Advertisement

WheelsASAP
 
Advertisement
Top