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May 21, 2002 (9:33 am)
Last night I took delivery of my 2002 Patriot Blue Wrangler X. Ordered it on April 24th, so a little less than a month of waiting. Much thanks to those of you who post here often as I read the last 2000 or so posts before I ordered and many of my questions were answered before i could even ask them.
Looking forward to better weather so the top and doors can come off this weekend.
Newly obsessed with my Jeep(no name yet)
May 21, 2002 (9:40 am)
Great! Congrats on the new wheels.
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May 21, 2002 (9:56 am)
Congratulations !! Tell us all about it.
May 21, 2002 (9:56 am)
Welcome to the Jeep owner's club! You know we are all wanting to know what options you chose, so give us some of those specs.
I also think it was a good idea to read old posts, definitely a wise choice for anyone contemplating buying a Jeep. If you are going to drop down 20 grand for a Wrangler, isn't it worth your time to spend a few days searching back through the history of this board? I'd imagine we cover just about everything here over the course of a year or so. There's a lot of collective wisdom in the archives here
#5543 of 23397 Full vs Half Doors
May 21, 2002 (11:08 am)
I apologize in advance if this topic has been beat like a dead horse, but I would like your advice on the door situation. We are about to buy a Wrangler Sport, and are desperately looking for one with half doors. Most around our area have full doors. I don't like the comfort factor with the full doors, but on the other hand, could they be more safe? I appreciate all of your comments.
#5544 of 23397 full vs half doors
May 21, 2002 (11:51 am)
I believe full doors are standard on the Sport this year, which is probably why that's what you see on the dealer lots. You'll have to special order a Sport with half doors.
On the safety issue, the only thing I know that might address that is 3 or 4 posts up--the Insurance Institute tests remarked that the dummy in the crash tests leaned out a little because of the half doors being so low, which could be dangerous. I doubt it really makes much difference though. Half vs full doors is really a personal preference. Half doors are much better when the top is off (though not as fun as NO doors). Full doors are much better when the top is on and are a bit quieter besides.
#5545 of 23397 Congrats robs213
May 21, 2002 (11:57 am)
Glad to know I'm not the only one who reads back posts. I print them all up and then read them on the way to work (my other half drives in, I drive home). I've learned a great deal about the cars I'm considering to replace my Taco doing that... Let us know all the details.
It seems like they are putting full doors on more models these days. I have full doors since I have the hard top and I have a love/hate relationship with them. There are advantages and disadvantages both ways. One thing you can always do is take the doors off entirely and then you don't have to worry about the argument - isn't that right tsjay?
May 21, 2002 (12:51 pm)
congrats girl..You a step closer to that JEEP..
I knew you could sell that firechicken...
Congrats ROB welcome to the family..gotta post the specs..
#5547 of 23397 appstate88, robs213, and dwrangler
May 21, 2002 (2:23 pm)
Appstate88, I am in the Ft. Hood area and most of the time I don't get a wave from other Jeep drivers. When I do get a wave it is usually the hand at the top of the steering wheel. I try to get my hand out the window to wave, but I can always go from the top of the wheel.
Robs213, congrats guy! Time to do that all that slow breakin driving. Curious on what you decided for options after reading all the old posts.
Dwrangler, you are getting closer. Did it all go Ok getting rid of the chicken? Hang in there.
May 21, 2002 (2:30 pm)
Congrats on the new Jeep! - Be sure to post often and tell us how much fun you are having with her. We need details!! What did you pick out for options??
I have a Sport with the full doors- I think that the 1/2 doors look better with the top down, but I just take the doors off when possible, so it doesn't really matter. The full doors will be better in the winter, and provide security (some) if paired with a hard top.