Lol, what you said is what got me hooked. It is fascination with a machine that can drive comfortably for hours on the highway and then get brutally subjected to an off-road beating on beautiful trails, and then take you back home again in comfort. It is also the variety of terrain it can handle, from rocks to sand to mud to snow. It is also that it can be a convertible, an SUV, a doorless summer fun vehicle and a winter snow drift busting beast. It still surprises me what a Jeep can go over or through after three of them spread over 3 decades.I'm a brand new Jeep owner and I can't wait for my first trail. Someone asked me a question as a newbie I feel that I am ill-equipped to answer so please help me.
The question - "So you are going to drive 60 miles on perfectly paved roads to go off-road for 7 miles in a muddy area with no real scenic view of sorts. Why would you do that and spend hours cleaning your vehicle afterwards?"
For people who went on their 1st offroading trip, what got you hooked?