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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
#16090 of 23397 Re: Jeep Junkie thinking of purchasing a Prius - HELP ME! [bardgal]
Mar 15, 2005 (1:38 am)
Well you will NOT be getting the Jeep Wave in a Prius, LOL....Also, if you keep your current jeep you will not have to pay TT&L as you would for the Prius. I had an Xterra and traded it due to the gas mileage issue and went with a honda civic back in 2001. Oh the gas mileage was nice, however, i felt like i was sitting on the ground in a cramped tin can and every large vehicle behind me just felt like it was on my back. I traded the civic in 6 months no joke, Hated It!!
The wrangler to me is like being in a very large extended family. Lots of waves and smiles its a great feeling and worth the extra few $$ a month in gas to drive for this alone for me...
Do what ya have to do and whatever ya drive be happy with your choice cuz its your hard earned $$$ being spent on the vehicle. While im trading my time for the $$$ i like to ride with my extended family, LOL...take care, Jeff
Mar 15, 2005 (1:40 am)
Do the wind deflectors on a wrangler really work? Im catching every bug in a 100 miles radius and using more washer fluid than niagra falls, LOL....If they improve the bug situation im buying, just wanted opinions from those that use em on their wranglers.....Jeff
Mar 15, 2005 (1:46 am)
I just caught this, Congrats on the New Jeep.....
Mar 15, 2005 (5:58 am)
I doubt you can expect DC to fix the bug issue in D/FW. Anything that helps the air up and over the windshield can help, but don't expect it to help TOO much. You're driving a brick.
Mar 15, 2005 (6:25 am)
I sure hope they DON'T tax based on mileage. I haven't heard that horrible talk in a while, so I'm hoping that it has gone away.
It really erks me - I can't afford rents anywhere close to work, I can't afford mortgage payments anywhere within about 40 miles of work, and then they are going to tax me on my mileage because I finally found a house I could afford?! All of a sudden I wouldn't be able to afford to live at all.
It's always struck me as a short-sighted way for the state to grab some more of MY money, and the only people who win are the property management companies who will start charging ever higher rents.
Sorry to get on my soapbox, and to get back to Jeeps - I've been thinking of replacing the carpet in the '98 Sport. It looked to me like I'd have to take out the seats to get the front carpet out - is that so? The Unlimited's owners manual talks about taking the carpet out without removing the carpet. I was wondering if the current SWB Wranglers that have front carpet that could easily be replaced (thinking of getting that for a replacement, if possible).
Mar 15, 2005 (7:25 am)
What about the people that drive alot for their job. Like me i drive at 50K a year in my own vehicle as a real estate appraiser i would be eaten alive by this tax on top of all the other taxes of being self employed, like...drum roll....The Self Employment Tax.....woohoo thats a fun one to calculate and a huge chunk of my income goes to this one.....
#16096 of 23397 mtngal - carpet
Mar 15, 2005 (7:30 am)
On my '01, I can pull all the carpet with a few snaps and tugs, removing it from under the console and around everything else. It's actually a few separate pieces of carpet so it's relatively manageable. I would think yours is the same as Jeep has always advertised the Wrangler as having a hose out interior. If yours isn't too worn, you might bring it back to life with some RIT dye and something to soak it in.
Mar 15, 2005 (8:53 am)
Why don't you consider lining the interior of your steed with herculiner or linex or something like that? Much easier, lasts a LOT longer...
#16099 of 23397 Re: Anybody [steve_]
Mar 15, 2005 (9:49 am)
"There's only one sure-fire way to deal with bugs:
tsjay, "Jeep Wrangler" #1931, 10 Apr 2001 5:41 pm
You beat me to it Steve!
Tom, you're never going to live that down. However, it's nothing to feel bad about. You're getting maximum fun from your Jeep, and you now have better health to enjoy it. A few marks in the paint and an empty ashtray are a small price to pay.