Mall-crawler, poser, or enthusiast?

LeodaJeep

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I am with you, OP. I take my Jeep off-road, but I have no desire to explore the limits of its capabilities any more. My JL is just too nice —and too expensive— to want to bash the crap out of it like I did with past Jeeps.

Over the years, Jeep has cultivated an image for fun, freedom and adventure, individual ruggedness and simplicity that resonates in today’s world of complexity, non-stop connectivity. We crave to disconnect and escape from the daily grind.

Many are willing to pay $50,000 or $60,000 for a vehicle with removable fenders, solid axles, coil springs and a manual transfer case precisely because they want a piece of that fun image, and that heritage for freedom and adventure.

Here are some ads Jeep used over the years to create an image that would, inadvertently, become highly sought-after decades later.
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LeodaJeep

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I bought a Jeep because I've wanted one for some time and things finally came together to make it happen. No intention for any serious off roading.

Used to ride the Harley with friends on weekends, but many have sold their bikes or moved, so we don't have anyone living close to ride with anymore, and any decent cruising ride areas are a good 45 minutes + through heavy traffic to get to. I convinced the wife with the top and doors off we can cruise down to the beach in the morning for some breakfast and a nice ride and it's safer and more comfortable than the bike.

My jeep also aids in getting around after a storm. After Irma, the route to my mom's was flooded and blocked by debris that my old Ford Edge couldn't get through.

That and when I go to hockey games here, the parking attendants let me park over the curb in the swale with all the other 4x4's right at the entrance, making for quick escape afterward. :p
My Harley/Jeep story is similar to yours. Many of the crew sold their bikes or moved, so now we are Jeepers. Safer...and definitely more comfortable.
The other night I had a dream that we planned to ride to San Francisco, we live in Cali. about 7 hours away from S.F.. In my dream, right before we pulled out, it was raining. My wife & I looked at each other and asked...why? Let's take the Jeep I said. HD was a fun season, but now we are Jeepers and are lovin it.
 

LeodaJeep

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Best post strand I've seen in a long time. Totally positive and uplifting in a time of craziness and uncertainty. Thanks to everyone that posted and especially to those with the great pictures. They evoke memories long forgotten...
 

Doug Huse

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The only thing that matters, really, is if your smile gets bigger when you step into your Jeep and settle down into your seat.
 

iznthesky

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2018 Jeep JL Rubicon & 2004 Jeep TJ. Previously owned 1993 Cherokee, 1980 CJ5, & M151A2 while in the Military. For the love of Jeeps !
I broke more parts and got more flat tires wheeling my CJ-5 than all my other vehicles combined. Today I still daily drive my TJ...but I am spoiled and love my JL Rubicon. It’s certainly more capable but experience keeps me out of trouble. I wish that I still had my CJ-5 but I am content with my two Jeeps. Rubicon has had several epic adventures though without the risk I had when I was young.
I too love all the Jeeps...mall crawler today...can easily come to your off road rescue tomorrow. My CJ did a lot of beach roaming in Pisa Italy. Worst stuck I ever had ......there were waves of ocean coming into the passenger side of the Jeep. That one took a bull dozer to extract me from the wet sand..... I won’t be doing that with my Rubicon
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