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#22908 of 23397 Re: 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport w/Auto [mac24]
Aug 16, 2007 (1:22 pm)
Well, there are great points there mac24 and wpowell, and I sure do appreciate your kind and thoughtful answers. Still, maybe it's just my mid-life crisis sensibilities that are pushing me towards further consideration of what looks like a vehicle that will have low maintainance costs and start in during our Colorado winter, since it will not be garaged, yet get him where he needs to be without me having to bail him out so to speak...maybe if we just leave the hard-top on and take out the back seat some of those issues can expected to be mitigated. I wonder if there is some formal Jeep training course in which he can enroll near of south Denver ? Most of inquiry would therefore seem to be service-oriented issues on a Wrangler from this year and that many miles?
#22909 of 23397 Re: 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport w/Auto [sedalia]
Aug 16, 2007 (2:57 pm)
In that case, it'd be pretty reliable. They'd worked out most of the kinks by that time. I don't think the manifold issue affects post-2000 Jeeps.
It's definitely not the safest car for a teen, but it's not all that fast either so it's not like he'll be driving it 100mph. You'd have to impress on him the high center of gravity and the need to take turns slower than a car. And that increased traction in the snow from 4wd does not include increased braking in the snow. I drove my Jeep all over the Oregon Cascades in winter and it performed like a champ.
#22910 of 23397 Re: 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport w/Auto [wpowell]
Aug 18, 2007 (4:45 am)
I would agree. If you do the Jeep, pay attention to what everyone is saying. It will go where it wants to if "close" attention is not on the road. A slick rain with the wrong tires and it will be a rollerskate. I have had 3 and have lost control of all 3 at least once. It only takes a little speed and the wrong conditions. And thats when I was paying attention. It can be a very unforgiving vehicle (but alot of fun-that's the problem). John
Aug 19, 2007 (5:50 pm)
Saw a pair of decals on the rear window of a Wrangler in Bloomingale, Il. that read " official H2 recovery vehicle" and "official H3 recovery vehicle"
#22912 of 23397 Re: Todays Chuckle [hayneldan]
Aug 20, 2007 (7:14 am)
Yeah, and I think Mac is the owner of an "Official Wrangler Recovery Vehicle". Conspicuously absent from the sticker list was "H1 Recovery Vehicle"
#22913 of 23397 Re: Todays Chuckle [wpowell]
Aug 20, 2007 (8:05 am)
#22914 of 23397 Re: Todays Chuckle [mac24]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 20, 2007 (8:23 am)
I don't care what you drive - if you aren't getting stuck you aren't playing hard enough.
#22915 of 23397 Re: Todays Chuckle [steve_]
Aug 20, 2007 (8:42 am)
Oh you don't have to play hard to get stuck.
Some people manage without even trying.
However, those that off-road regularly are divided into two groups.
Those that have got stuck, and those that will get stuck!
#22916 of 23397 Re: Todays Chuckle [mac24]
Aug 24, 2007 (4:18 am)
I've been stuck - I just know better than to get pics of it when it is happening.
Aug 28, 2007 (5:11 pm)
I am considering a sahara 4x4 with manual transmission and would be grateful for input regarding the following:
1) What is the best way to extend the "clutch life". For instance when approaching a red light is it best to engage neutral and take one's foot off the clutch or is it best to leave the car in gear with the clutch engaged?
2) What symptoms does a failing clutch make?
3) is there any role in prophylactically changing the clutch at say for instance 60,000 miles?
4) finally, is it possible to obtain a roof rack for a hard top?
thanks in advance