My wife enjoys driving my Jeep *because* it’s a manual. That said, she will not go in it if the doors are off or the top is all the way off. “My hair! People can see me!” That said, she’s happy it makes me happy and so that’s that. We take her Yukon if my Jeep is naked.My wife hates our Jeep too, because she doesn't know how to drive a standard.
Mine bitches just as much. I just tune her out. Makes for an interesting ride sometimesWhen 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?
It seems to be a theme here that wives are usually the one who are sporting extreme vitriol for the Jeep. I’m just curious where this is coming from? Because in my circles, people are either indifferent or seems to absolutely love the Jeep, many tell me it’s their dream car, and that the only thing keeping them away is possibly the price.When I bought the jeep my wife had a complete meltdown. She refused to look at it or put her name on the title. She has ridden in the jeep a few times on the road but refuses to even talk about going off road. Honestly I didn't buy it for her. After a year she accepts the fact that the jeep is my vehicle and has made peace with it. I don't regret for a second getting the jeep.