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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
Mar 19, 2004 (4:42 pm)
I have been reading all the posts for sometime now and thought it was about time to enter. I am also considering purchasing a 2004 Wrangler. I owned a 91 jeep years ago and since selling it I have realized that there is nothing out there that is as much fun as the wrangler. I don't do any off-roading, I just enjoy the wind in your hair, the open country, time by myself and my maker, hunting, fishing, and most important other than my maker....my grandson. He is only 9 months old but my guess is that he would love to own a well taken care of 15 year old jeep! I know I would have. So that's my plan...buy the jeep and give it to him 15 years from now....I just have to make it till then to give it to him!...anyway, thanks for listening....I appreciate all the info you all have provided!...oh, one more thing...I noticed a few guys/gals from Central Pa...that's my home also......take care and God Bless.
Mar 19, 2004 (5:21 pm)
One more thing before I leave on vacation for a few weeks. I use to smoke way back when....yea it's tough to quit.....but I had someone put it to me this way....
Do you enjoy smoked ham, smoked porkchops, smoked salmon ....I think you get the picture...THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT YOUR DOING TO YOUR THROAT, VOICE BOX, LUNGS AND THE REST!! your cooking your body...I don't mean to be gross...but that's what cancer is...GROSS...trust me I know!
God Bless.......Big Lou
#12710 of 23397 Hello To Group and Comment On New Soft Top Topic
Mar 19, 2004 (8:20 pm)
Hello all. I love this group. I have been reading for some time now. Today, I decided to join in....My wife and I have decided to buy another Jeep, this time a 6 cylinder Wrangler. This will be number four. The other three (Golden Eagle, Scrambler, and a Limited) have been bought and sold over the years. I have been test driving a few late model used Wranglers, and today I went and drove a new Wrangler X with a soft top. Oh my gosh! No noise at all from the top! Bear in mind, I was reminiscing an old 1978 Golden Eagle, whose top was louder than a KISS concert. This new Wrangler very much impressed me. The new soft top impressed me even more, both in the lack of noise and in the ease of removing and installing.
Mar 19, 2004 (9:27 pm)
to both Lou and oprystar! Don't hesitate to post - we love having new people around to share the fun.
Hmmm, 15 years on a Wrangler? I'm only a year away from being half way there. Except for my last pickup, I've never owned a car more than 3 years, so perhaps I'll have this Wrangler for that long.
Last summer I test drove an X with a soft top because I was curious about the newer tops. Like you I was amazed at how quiet they were. Getting the windows and side curtains started in their slides took a bit of care, but it wasn't something I would hate doing. Even my "ONLY HARDTOP" other half remarked how it wasn't any noisier than our hardtop.
Mar 19, 2004 (9:40 pm)
I own a 2004 Wrangler Sport, with a 6 cly and auto trans. I drive a little over 30 miles one-way to work on the 91 FWY (in So Cal) in bumper-to-bumper traffic I average just under 18 mpg (17.7 to 17.9), might as well call it 18mpgs. The best I got was my trip to Modesto, driving over the grapevine towing a small trailer with a piano. On that trip I go 20 mpgs (had about 1000 miles on it at that time). If I had better driving conditions going to and from work I believe I would get 1 to 2 mpg better economy.
Mar 20, 2004 (4:57 am)
Hey, welcome to the family dwrestle, tabbeanboo, and oprystar!
Jeeps are undoubtedly THE coolest vehicles in the world!!! They are enjoyed by people who never take them off the pavement, and they are enjoyed by those who love to go wheelin'.
I have been in both categories. For the fourteen months that I owned Thelma Jane and kept her spotless, never even THINKING about taking her out in the woods, she was the most fun vehicle that I had ever owned. Then, once I started offroading her, WOW! She became even MORE fun.
I LOVE MY JEEP!
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#12714 of 23397 20 MPG isn't too bad
Mar 20, 2004 (10:35 am)
I don't have a Wrangler but my uncle has an 88 with a hardtop, if I got a newer Wrangler with a softop, would the weather really effect the top?(tear holes in and just mess it up) Is there such a thing as glass roll up and down windows with a soft top?
I don't like the idea of zipper windows, but i would still get a Wrangler.
By the way anybody ever drive with the glass down and get hit with bugs, man I bet that hurts.
Mar 20, 2004 (3:43 pm)
You can get the full doors with a soft top, which would give you the roll up windows. There are also after-market slider windows you can get to fit the half doors.
Thinking about getting hit with bugs brings back memories - the only time that happened to me was when I was driving a motorcycle. Jeep's manual says you shouldn't drive over 20 mph with the windshield down, and California doesn't allow you to drive on a state road without a windshield, so I've never tried it (except years ago in an OD Green Jeep in a maneuver area when you weren't driving very fast. As soon as you hit pavement you had to put up the windshield). With the windshield up, you don't have problems with bugs.
Mar 20, 2004 (4:38 pm)
Thanks for the inputs. I was out on the road today in high winds for a 200 mile trip in Sara. Gas mileage was about 15 with the wind and 10 against.(100miles each way) Sure could have used a sailcloth top. The wind noise was incredible against the wind.
Guess I'll order a new top.
#12717 of 23397 Is there any way to increase MPG
Mar 20, 2004 (5:39 pm)
I like getting a little over 20 MPG. Is there any way to get a little more MPG out of these beasts? Maybe a K&N air filter and dual exhuast, or one of those MPG increasing oils.
Anybody know what could help?