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Show some pics. Here's mine. It was my dad's when he died and I decided to keep it.

 

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So far I've owned (not in this order) 1949 CJ3A, 1985 CJ, 1989 MJ, 1991 YJ, 1999 TJ, 2000 TJ, 2013 JK, 2014 JKU, 2014 WK2.  We currently have the 13 JK and the 14 WK2.   Pictured is the 2013 JK.  In this pic we drove it from Illinois to Estes Park, CO where we spent a week hiking and off-roading.  Jeep is life.  You've made a wise choice.  It's a great vehicle and a great hobby.  

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This is my little beater around Jeep

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3 hours ago, WCWV said:

This is my little beater around Jeep

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Those things are indestructible 

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I had an 06 Grand Cherokee. Nice vehicle when it wasn't in the garage. That car nearly broke the bank!

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We have two: Grand Cherokee and a Patriot.

 

 

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Never really owned one, but I put some miles on one. I hear the seats are a lot more comfortable these days.

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First vehicle I bought brand new off the showroom floor in 1993 in Medway Massachusetts.  Drove it for most of its life, taught my daughter how to drive a stick with it and she took it when she got her license at 16.  She has never relinquished it.  She drove it to college for 2 years.  Currently 375,000 miles 4.0 High output original motor.  It was pristine until she got it and now it's starting to show it's age.  She just doesn't have her dad's obsession about cleaning and maintaining.  I do all of the oil changes and minor wrench work.  I have 4 tops for it...hard top, bikini top, full soft top and safari top.  I also have a cable system mounted in my garage to remove/store the hardtop.  I need to source some new OEM hard doors for it since I got rear ended and although it just crunched the bumperettes, it shocked the door frames and they have rusted.  I used to take flyfishing clients on old logging roads to get to some prime spots.  I pulled a pop-up camper with it and I pulled my pvc boat/trailer with it.  Now it hauls hay and feed for my daughters horses.  Hands down the best vehicle I have ever owned.  Old School with leafs and rancho shocks and an extra steering stabilizer to give it highway manners.  Burns -0- oil and I would drive it anywhere (if my back was up to it).  I've been thinking about selling it and getting her a newer one from a custom shop right down the road from me (DTO Customs) but I can't convince her to let it go.  

 

 

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Owned 1 Jeep, 65 CJ-5 with v-6, rode rougher than a two horse wagon and would beat your guts out.  Didn't take long to get rid of it and get a Bronco.  Since then, I've had a 66 and 73 Bronco, 86 and 93 Toyota 4WD pickup (still have the 93), 98 4WD Chevy pickup, 2001 Chevy 2500HD 4WD pickup (still have the 2500HD mostly just to tow 20' bass boat)
 

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8 hours ago, TOXIC said:

First vehicle I bought brand new off the showroom floor in 1993 in Medway Massachusetts.  Drove it for most of its life, taught my daughter how to drive a stick with it and she took it when she got her license at 16.  She has never relinquished it.  She drove it to college for 2 years.  Currently 375,000 miles 4.0 High output original motor.  It was pristine until she got it and now it's starting to show it's age.  She just doesn't have her dad's obsession about cleaning and maintaining.  I do all of the oil changes and minor wrench work.  I have 4 tops for it...hard top, bikini top, full soft top and safari top.  I also have a cable system mounted in my garage to remove/store the hardtop.  I need to source some new OEM hard doors for it since I got rear ended and although it just crunched the bumperettes, it shocked the door frames and they have rusted.  I used to take flyfishing clients on old logging roads to get to some prime spots.  I pulled a pop-up camper with it and I pulled my pvc boat/trailer with it.  Now it hauls hay and feed for my daughters horses.  Hands down the best vehicle I have ever owned.  Old School with leafs and rancho shocks and an extra steering stabilizer to give it highway manners.  Burns -0- oil and I would drive it anywhere (if my back was up to it).  I've been thinking about selling it and getting her a newer one from a custom shop right down the road from me (DTO Customs) but I can't convince her to let it go.  

 

 

I was that way about mine for a short time. Then I discovered how hard it is to keep really clean when you remove the top a lot. Now I just keep it a little dirty so I''m not discouraged from doing some mild offroading.

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My butt hurts from kicking myself so much for selling it, but when it came to one vehicle, it had to be a pickup.

 

That Jeep in 4 low could climb, crawl and conquer any obstacle the trail threw at it. Big giant honkin obstacles.

 

Never understood why people say "that Jeep must be fun" until I had one.

 

 

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14 hours ago, the reel ess said:

I was that way about mine for a short time. Then I discovered how hard it is to keep really clean when you remove the top a lot. Now I just keep it a little dirty so I''m not discouraged from doing some mild offroading.

It is not an easy task switching from the hardtop to any of the other tops in my old girl.  To put the soft top on I have to unbolt the hard top, hook it up and lift it, then bolt up the soft top including removing the bolts from the roll bar to the windshield for the front frame bars and then install the lip catch on the top of the windshield.  Putting it up and dropping it is no easy task either unless the canvass is good and warm.  It has spreader bars to tighten the top and I'm sure my daughter couldn't engage them.  Funny story, she wanted the top of before she went back to college (150 miles away) one spring and just wanted the Safari top on (just covers the front and back seats).  I told her that she would still get wet if it rains and that she couldn't leave anything in the vehicle.  She whined and begged so I took the hard top off and put the safari top on and showed her how to do it.  The day she left to go back to college her junior year it was raining hard.  She finally admitted to me the other day (2 years later) that was the most miserable drive she ever took!!  She got soaked.  One thing I do know, either you are a "Jeeper" or you are not.  I know a lot of people who bought jeeps then sold them in short order.  Especially before they made them all cushy with coil overs and 4 doors.  :lol:

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We had a mid-nineties Jeep cherokee. It was in the shop about as much as on the road. 

My friend had a late 70s-early 80s jeep cj-7 ? I think.  Kind of a dull orange color. I have been through a lot of mud and sand but that thing would go through anything. We would put his jb into a small lake in N. Florida. You had to back it down into the lake on an unimproved ramp that was usually nothing better than a mud bog. The hardest thing was keeping the trailer and boat straight .We would have water/ mud to the top of the tires when pulling out sometimes and it would pull just like a knife through hot butter. No spin. I have wanted one ever since. 

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My wife drives an '18 JL and our daughter an '04 TJ.  I'd have one too but I need a pickup for work/toys.

 

I'll toss up some pictures later.

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10 hours ago, haggard said:

My butt hurts from kicking myself so much for selling it, but when it came to one vehicle, it had to be a pickup.

 

That Jeep in 4 low could climb, crawl and conquer any obstacle the trail threw at it. Big giant honkin obstacles.

 

Never understood why people say "that Jeep must be fun" until I had one.

 

 

I was lucky enough to already have a paid-for Silverado. There are certainly features where the Jeep lags behind other vehicles. No side air bags (removable doors), old school windshield wipers, horrible fuel economy for a small V6, bigger tires make it less "driveable", etc. Mine is a Sport model so it doesn't even have auto windows or locks. Unless you have the Unlimited (4 door) it's not really a sport ute. We had a couple tropical storms this fall and mine leaked a little. It's a long list. But if you've ever owned one, all that doesn't matter. There's nothing like wheeling with the top off. I would caution anybody to put the top back up (or on) to get in the mud. Not an easy cleanup if you forget.

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I floated mine across a pond................almost.  :o:lol:

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6 minutes ago, 2tall79 said:

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Sweet! Love it.

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Jeeps are for chicks :dancing-baby:

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4 hours ago, slonezp said:

Jeeps are for chicks :dancing-baby:

Only if they got an airbag. :MSN-Emoticon-show-ass-107:

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Owned XJ Cherokee's for the last 20 years. Love/hate relationship. Just got rid of my last one this past May. It will probably be my last.

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Funny this thread came up.  This weekend my daughter decided to add another species to the Jeep trophy room.....A bear!!  The joys of living in the country.  I've got a little work to do on the old Jeep now.  Buckled fender and trashed plate (which was brand new because the old one was all torn up).  My wife took out a deer about 2 years ago.  At 375,000 miles I'm just gonna patch her up and keep on driving it.  BTW I have an aftermarket solid iron front bumper and that is what kept the grill front end relatively damage free.  

 

  

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5 hours ago, TOXIC said:

Funny this thread came up.  This weekend my daughter decided to add another species to the Jeep trophy room.....A bear!!  The joys of living in the country.  I've got a little work to do on the old Jeep now.  Buckled fender and trashed plate (which was brand new because the old one was all torn up).  My wife took out a deer about 2 years ago.  At 375,000 miles I'm just gonna patch her up and keep on driving it.  BTW I have an aftermarket solid iron front bumper and that is what kept the grill front end relatively damage free.  

 

  

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OUCH! That sucks.

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You making bear chili tonight?

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On 10/17/2018 at 2:14 AM, Tim Kelly said:

I had an 06 Grand Cherokee. Nice vehicle when it wasn't in the garage. That car nearly broke the bank!

That's the reason I don't have one now. I owned a Charger with the 5.7L v8 engine that was two or three years old and lightly used. It shares much of the same powertrain as the Grand Cherokee which would be the only model I'd consider other than maybe the Cherokee, and with a warranty with a $100 deductible, I was spending $200-400 on repairs every month. Finally the drive train went and I had enough.

On 10/17/2018 at 6:51 AM, TOXIC said:

First vehicle I bought brand new off the showroom floor in 1993 in Medway Massachusetts.  Drove it for most of its life, taught my daughter how to drive a stick with it and she took it when she got her license at 16.  She has never relinquished it.  She drove it to college for 2 years.  Currently 375,000 miles 4.0 High output original motor.  It was pristine until she got it and now it's starting to show it's age.  She just doesn't have her dad's obsession about cleaning and maintaining.  I do all of the oil changes and minor wrench work.  I have 4 tops for it...hard top, bikini top, full soft top and safari top.  I also have a cable system mounted in my garage to remove/store the hardtop.  I need to source some new OEM hard doors for it since I got rear ended and although it just crunched the bumperettes, it shocked the door frames and they have rusted.  I used to take flyfishing clients on old logging roads to get to some prime spots.  I pulled a pop-up camper with it and I pulled my pvc boat/trailer with it.  Now it hauls hay and feed for my daughters horses.  Hands down the best vehicle I have ever owned.  Old School with leafs and rancho shocks and an extra steering stabilizer to give it highway manners.  Burns -0- oil and I would drive it anywhere (if my back was up to it).  I've been thinking about selling it and getting her a newer one from a custom shop right down the road from me (DTO Customs) but I can't convince her to let it go.  

 

 

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The straight 6's were legendary for going and going. I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if it still has more life in it than some of the newer Jeeps.

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