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Should I Buy a Jeep Wrngler?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Hawkeye, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Monkey

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    As a extra car? My wife drives a Liberty now and she drops me off at the train and then takes it to work. I have a 1995 Oldsmobile that we don't drive too much the olds would go to my Mom's garage because it only has 40,000 on it and I would never get anything for it.

    The Wrangler would sit in the garage until weekends/ bad weather and then it would come out to play. Most likely it would be lifted a couple inches and maybe I would put some 33's on it. Not to mention some other aftermarket goodies.

    In all likely hood it would be a 2nd/3rd vehicle for fun.

    Pros/cons?
     

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  2. sugarbushrider1

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    Im wayyyy into Jeeps. I have a Liberty, but am going to be picking up a Wrangler this summer. Dont get a jeep if you want a car with good gas mileage, soft ride, solid feel, thats practical in any way, warm, or dry. But if you want the wind in your face and a dead reliable car, not to mention the ability to do the "jeep wave" then by all means go for it. If you want to learn more, I'd suggest signing up on www.jeepforum.com <= taught me everything i know.
     
  3. stinkyboy

    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    You don't buy a Wrangler, you build one.

    You wouldn't understand...

     
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    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    man im into jeeps like all get out too, but wrangler prob isnt the best bet right now, i mean they are super $$$ for a jeep you are going to use occasionally, drop a couple of grand and get an old cj, that you can use when it is nice out...they are real jeeps.
     
  5. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Monkey

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    I have to buy something before I can build it but that's the idea.

    I have found several 2002 TJ's that can be had for $15,000 or so. I would spend about $2000 right away in mods. Then a little bit at a time.
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    And of course, you'll be wanting to do some crawling...

     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    As a toy car, then hell yeah!!
     
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    grundy Chimp

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    nice looking dog! yours?
     
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    Konabumm Konaboner

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    I have had two jeep and I loved them both, just don't by the 4-banger.

    GL
     
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    luken8r Monkey

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    thats a bit high for a 02. you can probably get a new one for not much more than that with all the factory rebates right now. especially if youre going to mod the crap out of it, no sence in buying a jeep with extra stuff youre just going to rip out
     
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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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    stinkyboy Plastic Santa

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  13. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    wtf ?


    ps: jeep>sti
     
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  15. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Monkey

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    I know I do. But $15,000 v. $32,000 thats a BIG difference.

    Now 06 WRX Limited we may be talking.
     
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    luken8r Monkey

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    what is this Limited version of which you speak?

    new vehicle after ZJ has met the maker in 07 will be either

    Subie
    Toyo FJ Cruiser
    4door TK
     
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    FWIW I love my 2000 Cherokee, it's my only vehicle and has been rock solid since I got it. I think a Wrangler would be a really fun toy but personally I would want something with more carrying capacity for getting people, gear and (of course) bikes out into the backcountry. Wranglers can get pretty cramped!
     
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    NFLPATS1 Chimp

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    There is nothing wrong with the 4-banger as long as you're not towing or doing alot of highway driving. I have 161,000 miles on mine and it's been reliable as hell.
    Chris
     
  19. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    stop messin around and get yourself a real jeep CJ-7 Style

     
  20. Hawkeye

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    Subaru is making a WRX Limted which has leather and all sorts of creature comforts.
     
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    captainpolution Turbo Monkey

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    mudboggggggggggging=gay
     
  22. Curb Hucker

    Curb Hucker I am an idiot

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    Jeeps suck
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    not mug boggin... thats a trail with a muddy area before you do some climbing
     
  24. Grizzle

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    I just picked up a 79' CJ-7 for 400 dollars. The body is straight, engine runs great, it passed smog with flying colors, has a 4 speed manual tranny. I just lifted it and put 33 inch pro comp Xterrains on it. Its great as a play vehicle, i love it to death. Goes anywhere. But don't use it for freeway driving, they are squirrely like all hell. And get an older jeep, its alot cheaper that way.
     
  25. luken8r

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    tizzight. i mayhave to check that out with my IMBA discount and all

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