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Old 12-04-2015, 02:06 AM
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Moving up to the great white north and looking for a new set of wheels. Mostly on road use. The vehicle going to see a lot of snow. It's built with 1950's technology. Get's 20mpg on the highway which is terrible in the year 2015. But I'm still mysteriously drawn to it. Can't stand crossovers. They're not a car and not an SUV.... a mix that I don't get. Convince me either way. ....... and GO!

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Crew cab 1/2 ton from any brand is a better choice.
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I have a 2 door jk and a 3/4 truck. Nothing is better than the jeep. In the heavy snow or ice the jeep is easy to safely drive. The truck caused me to call out of work one day because it was icy.

I have been thinking about trading jeep in for a 4 door. I just really like mine.

Keep in mind it is a wrangler. It is an off-road vehicle first and an on road vehicle second. Rough ride, noisy, road noise, handing, fuel economy etc. If you can't live with it, get something else. A buddy called me one night to pull him out of the mud, I took the jeep over the diesel truck.

Nothing is better than having doors and top off.
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Jeeps are cool. Life is too short to drive a Subaru.
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To me the obvious question is Why???? Why move to the Great White North???? What are you going to do with the Charter Business?
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For mostly pavement driving, no. Look at a 4Runner. If you are just emotionally in love with them then go for it.
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I think they look great in the summer, with the doors off and the soft top peeled back, REALLY cool looking. I live around the beach towns here in Ocean County and they really fit in well.

I did however just pick up a Tundra Crewmax and the back window goes completely down. With all 5 windows down I think it will have a real "open" feel to it.
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Find out who rents them and go try one out for a few days...

That is all about personal taste, does it have to make sense? Hell they're only like FORTY GRAND... I have a TJ & a Tahoe as my primary rides, so I have both chocolate and vanilla.
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If you get one, get a 4 door

I have one and like it, but would not want it as a daily driver. Perfect for a 2nd or 3rd vehicle when the weather is bad, running errands, etc. Not comfortable for long trips. Has a definite cool factor even though they are everywhere.

Oh, and you have to wave at all other Jeep owners.
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I've owned a ton of Jeeps and the technology of the new ones is on pare with most LD trucks. But all of mine were used for fun not transportation and spent most of their life with the top in the garage.

One thing to consider the ones you see that look so cool have thousands of dollars in after-market add-ons.
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Its a cult. Jeep people are insanely loyal to these bumpy/ bad mileage

best advice is to ride/drive one. Best friend has one. He has loved it but is tired of the pavement ride. The good news if you are not the org owner and can avoid the initial loss ion value- they hold value very very well. He bought one (4-door)used for 15k and has been offered 14k and thats after 2 years
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Bought one for the wife. We love it. I'm 6' 10" and over 300 pounds and surprisingly I'm comfortable enough while driving it. I'm really comfortable driving it with the doors and top off!

My daily drivers are an Excursion 4x4 diesel and a diesel F350 4x4 dualie. Obviously, I'm more comfortable driving them but the Jeep is just plain FUN!!!
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If you want a good driver in the snow get a Subaru - look at Colorado, Minnesota, Alaska etc there are TONS of them for a reason.

There is a huge dealer out west that people come from all over to buy from.

Seriously not a joke.
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Old 12-04-2015, 06:05 AM
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For a guy from Palm Beach, what constitutes "the great white north?"

Having lived in Michigan's upper peninsula and college in northern Minnesota, I can assure you: there's a huge difference between these places and Jersey.
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4Runner. Better in almost every area, and its just as good off-road and in the snow.

Round here the 4 Door Jeeps are adorned with stupid moto metal wheels (including the new, unused spare), LED light bars, hi-lift jacks on the hood, mud terrains that have never seen gravel even, etc, etc. All while some soccer mom or guy who is a clueless goober is driving it. They must go on soooooo many adventures!

I will admit they are cool vehicles, especially in this day and age where everything is so vanilla (like the stupid, useless crossovers you mentioned). The top is nice, and I respect the fact that it has a real suspension in the front. It's still just a 4x4 minivan : )
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Originally Posted by NO WAKE View Post
Bought one for the wife. We love it. I'm 6' 10" and over 300 pounds and surprisingly I'm comfortable enough while driving it. I'm really comfortable driving it with the doors and top off!

My daily drivers are an Excursion 4x4 diesel and a diesel F350 4x4 dualie. Obviously, I'm more comfortable driving them but the Jeep is just plain FUN!!!


6'10 300?? Jesus, your a monster. change your screen name to "Mas wake"
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Rent one first... they're great... but they're also miserable. As a daily driver, I wouldn't. As a second car, only you know if you're a jeep guy.
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Go for it - I'm on my second Unlimited Rubicon.

Daily driver is an F350, hauls stuff and tows like nothing else can. But if I don't need it, I really prefer driving the Jeep. I've driven it in one day from Houston to Ft Meyers FL, not as bad as you'd think. Gas mileage could be better, but sure is fun to drive.

The hardest thing about a Jeep, is leaving it alone. The urge to customize and tinker with it is endlessly strong. Almost anything you do to the drivetrain makes it ride or drive worse, try to avoid the six inch lifts and big tires. If you get the Rubi, it comes with better axles, has a couple inches more ground clearance, and a few other extras.

Rotate the tires often, and they will last longer and not ride as bad either.
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We have owned three Jeep Cherokees. Never any major issues but after they get a few miles on them it seem every seal starts to leak. The good part of that is all the fluids coat the bottom of the jeep and helps with rust.
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If you get one, make sure you get a newer one with the Pentastar. The older 3.8 was a pig. Fun to drive. I had one from 2008 - 2013
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