Why did you buy a Jeep?

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I needed a vehicle for off road exploring in the cold and snow of winter time. I already had two different UTV vehicles, a Can Am Maverick Trail for 50" wide trails, and a Can Am Maverick X3 XRC for rock crawling and high speed desert. But it gets pretty cold riding in them when temps are in the teens, or less. So I started looking at both the Can Am Defender with a cab and a Polaris Ranger XP with a cab. They want $30K to $34K for those things, and they are just basic and rather crude machines. I got to thinking "I could buy a Jeep for that much". So I did. They wouldn't discount the UTVs one dime at the local dealership, and actually added on extra charges. They discounted my Rubicon by over $6000, so that is now my off road exploring vehicle for bad weather days. :)





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I figured I'd contribute to this question.

I've always been into European cars but had my eye on jeeps and needed something that would make hauling my mountain bike around easier than stuffing it into the trunk of an M3.

Also, after a couple of family trips to Puerto Rico and St. Thomas / St. John, I was 100% sold. Trolling around in a jeep in places like that completely sold me on it. Even though I was driving banged-up rentals.

I was on the way home from the airport in Oct and a dump truck decided to merge into my lane and opened my car like a can of tuna.

I thought, well...i'm alive and its time to get a jeep.

Picked-up a sting grey Rubicon 3 weeks ago and won't look back. Fantastic vehicle, I didn't know what I was missing.
 

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Was driving a VW Baja Bug (long time ago) my mechanic said buy a 4X4, I saw this Blue CJ 7 in back of the dealers lot, it all started there....
 

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I wanted to buy local. Only thing I liked.
 

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This is my third Jeep and I love it. I've owned tons of vehicles, mostly in the sports car genre, and there's just something about the Jeep that I keep coming back to. I think it's just that the Jeep is good at pretty much everything. It can haul everything I need, can go basically anywhere, I can take the roof and doors off, I can sleep in it, I have all the creature comforts of a luxury car, I can get it in stick(!), weather doesn't impede it. It really does everything. Okay well, it doesn't go very fast, but it nails everything else.
 

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Reliable, parts are cheap, easy to work on, practical, fun, convertible, holds its value.
 

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This may sound crazy, but I love my wrangler because I feel safe, knowing that there is a cage around me. Maine winters are unpredictable and I have seen a wrangler roll over and the driver walked away with one scratch!
Did not feel the same way with my cherokee.
 

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This is my third Jeep and I love it. I've owned tons of vehicles, mostly in the sports car genre, and there's just something about the Jeep that I keep coming back to. I think it's just that the Jeep is good at pretty much everything. It can haul everything I need, can go basically anywhere, I can take the roof and doors off, I can sleep in it, I have all the creature comforts of a luxury car, I can get it in stick(!), weather doesn't impede it. It really does everything. Okay well, it doesn't go very fast, but it nails everything else.
You could do all of those things in a pickup truck with a canopy.

Only thing is, you’d look like uncle Abner driving it; and that ain’t very cool. :like:

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Great question.

I replaced a built 04 TJ with the 18 JLUR. I enjoy going places that are less traveled and the only way there is a built 4x4.

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I sold my 69 Camaro and was shopping for a new Corvette with my 10yr old son. We drove by the jeep dealer and saw the Gladiator sitting outside. He thought it was cool looking, So, we stopped and then saw an ocean blue JL. It was love at first sight for him. We test drove it and the dealer took the soft top down for him. Those eyes looked up at me and said "dad this is my dream car. Even better than the Corvette. Dad I mean the whole top comes off." Best family ride ever.
 

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I sold my 69 Camaro and was shopping for a new Corvette with my 10yr old son. We drove by the jeep dealer and saw the Gladiator sitting outside. He thought it was cool looking, So, we stopped and then saw an ocean blue JL. It was love at first sight for him. We test drove it and the dealer took the soft top down for him. Those eyes looked up at me and said "dad this is my dream car. Even better than the Corvette. Dad I mean the whole top comes off." Best family ride ever.
Congratulations.
Your son is learning to live his life :)
 

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