Why did you buy a Jeep?

  1. Stormin’ Moorman

    Stormin’ Moorman Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Jeep because I found driving a truck 75 MPH on the interstate too easy. I could just stay in my lane without really working for it. I never almost plowed into 18-wheelers when they passed me from their draft. And I didn’t have to constantly buy after market parts to correct the factory short comings. That’s way too boring.

    On top of that, I’m trying to support our oil and gas industry and with every other vehicle made consuming less fuel, it was a no brainer.
     
  2. aldo98229

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    In fact, the average Jeep Wrangler carries around tires made with enough fossil material to fuel a Prius for a year...:CWL:
     
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    great photo!
     
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    Thanks!!! My 2 year old is obsessed crawling all over the Jeep.
     
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    i’ll be 60 in the spring but know exactly what you’re talking about...a giant hot wheels car is spot on!
     
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    isn’t Lamborghini awd how can it get stuck in the snow. Also if you can afford a Lamborghini I’m sure you don’t have to work in the winter time. :LOL::CWL:
     
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    Did you test drive the Tacoma before buying it? Why did you buy it? It seems like most of the things you hated about it would be easily discovered after spending 10 minutes with the vehicle.
     
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    Fair question.

    I did. Unfortunately, I did not notice either during the 15-minute test drive. As I found out, the seating discomfort would become painful after 45+ minutes. And the automatic transmission’s weaknesses become obvious in the 35-65 MPH range. Most local streets are 30-35 MPH; most roads outside the city are 50 MPH 2-lane rural and mountain roads; the Tacoma totally sucked on those.

    Besides, I think I really wanted to like the Tacoma; I was soured by the only Jeep dealer in town. Suffice to say, customer reviews give the local Jeep dealer 2.5 stars out of 5.

    This is still something I’m going to have to deal now that I’m back to owning a Jeep.

    Luckily for me, Tacoma holds its value so well I didn’t lose my shirt.
     
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    The shortest tacoma they make is 45" longer than a 2 door wrangler. Thats 3.5 feet. No way I'm going to waste my life trying to park that. I'm sure it makes a great ranch vehicle for all you bilionaires living on ranches.

    Toyota's offroad reputation was forged by those tiny pickups they made in the 80s. With the brief exception of the FJ they've been slowly losing the thread ever since. Each model is bigger, heavier, having more posh features (not offroad features). They haven't lost the offroad *marketing*. Maybe they should try an "organic' model.

    If Jeep gives up on the two door it will be a step in the same direction, giving up their niche to compete for volume.
     
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    I was going to get a Mustang GT convertible, but the wife said it wasn’t practical having two kids.

    So I got the JLU instead. 4 wheel drive for the snow, convertible for the sun.

    Best of both worlds.
     
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    “Mid life crisis” as I turned 70. LOL
     
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    $50K plus for a vehicle that's not worth half that, gets bad gas milage, drives terrible.
    $15K plus to add a bunch of stuff to get worse gas milage and drive more terrible.

    Smile on my face............PRICELESS
     
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    Because you can strip it naked, and do stupid shit with it, that you can’t do with most other vehicles.....:)

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    I've wanted one since I was 16. But the stories of people that had them and hated them scared me off. Poor ride and handling and poor reliability. Now though the ride and comfort seems a lot more civil (I like the JL even better than my JK). The reliability doesn't worry me as I am now able to afford to fix it. I liked that when I got in it and drove it I felt like I was back in the 60's again. Yes, it looks and drives like a cinder block. But somehow that appeals to me. I grew tired of sports cars, Luxury cars depreciate too much. I love that the looks don't change so you really don't want to trade just to get the newest look. I insist on having 4wd for...you know the Zombie Apocalypse. The jeep meets all my needs
     
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    my 2 year old yelled at me for putting the hard top on.
     
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