What constitutes a "Jeep thing?"

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Long time Jeep owners often blow off little problems with the function or design of their vehicles, calling them, "Jeep Things." I have always felt this is one reason we wave to each other: Each knows the small annoyances the other is going through and knows they are okay with it. With the arrival of the less-than-stellar, over-priced JL, things are getting cloudy with the difference between what is a Jeep thing and what is a total piece of crap. My thought on starting this thread is for us to give our opinions on what is is truly a Jeep thing and what is not, with regard to the JL. I will start: When I open the driver's door of my hard top, in the rain, water pours off the front end of the gutter, onto the rocker panel and onto the floor mat. This is a Jeep Thing. When I drive down a flat road, my JL often bucks, shudders and misfires so badly that it runs worse than my weed whacker. This is NOT a Jeep thing. Your turn.
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When I drive down a flat road, my JL often bucks, shudders and misfires so badly that it runs worse than my weed whacker. This is NOT a Jeep thing. Your turn.
Since mine and probably 99% of the other owners here don’t have that problem, have you considered your vehicle has a problem that a dealer should look at?
 

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Since mine and probably 99% of the other owners here don’t have that problem, have you considered your vehicle has a problem that a dealer should look at?
I agree here Bill, that's not the way your engine should run. And, definitely not a Jeep thing. I haven't owned my Jeep (first) long enough to be an expert on Jeep things, but I can understand the saying. And, after owning Corvette's for over 30 years I can definitely understand it's meaning. FCA certainly doesn't wear the crown for strange stuff. The whole of the matter is if you want to own a certain vehicle bad enough you will put up with the "things" that go with it. I hope your's is an easy fix, good luck.
 

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Rough ride, wind noise, bad mpg, terrible handling in crosswinds, historically mediocre interior design, these are “Jeep things”, and can mostly be ignored.

Significant mechanical issues are not normal, or acceptable. Leaking tops and ‘death wobble’, which seems to now have expanded to mean any amount of steering and suspension instability, are not okay, but they’re typical issues.
 

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What constitutes a jeep thing? To me it's something so stupid only a jeep owner would understand like me just ordering 35" tires to replace brand new 33" ones or taking a fresh washed jeep down a rutted up muddy half road for no other reason than you ran across it and it was there.
 

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What about a need to find out what it takes to get your brand new jeep stuck?
 

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Alongside my cars I’ve owned far too many Ducati’s and know all about ‘it’s a Ducati thing’. That’s exactly the same as ‘a Jeep thing’

We excuse their faults and foibles because we don’t follow the herd and we like to have ‘character’ in our vehicles. Oh, and because we’re not going to admit to anybody else that we’ve spent too much money on them!
 
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