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#5976 of 23393 It took a while
Jun 27, 2002 (10:03 am)
Staying busy with work so it has been a while since I posted.
Spoke on the phone to the middle son of a friend of mine last night. The kid is up in Baltimore and had just bought a black 2002 Sport yesterday. He said that he had always wanted one since the times he had played with me in my old CJ5. I think he was 6 years old back then and he is now 28. It took 22 years, but he finally swung our way. I guess it is true, kids and dogs love Jeeps.
Mtngal, checked gas prices here in central Texas. Exxon is 126.9, Chevron is 127.9, and a no name station is 131.9. Those are the regular unleaded prices, didn't bother to look at the higher octane prices.
Huckhill, how would I describe the sienna color since that is the color of my sport. For starters it is not red. Where to go from there I don't know. I think if you thought of burgundy and added a whole bunch of brown you would be close. I think it is more of a brown with some red added to it. Depending on the light the color does seem to change. The amber fire was my first choice, but they had discontinued that color so I went with the sienna. I like it.
Congrats to all the new owners and I think you will enjoy your Wranglers.
For all the potential new owners go for it, I think you will enjoy your choice.
Tsjay, you are going to be my test rat again with the new top. Been thinking about going that way, but was not sure about the no drill header. Keep us posted.
Appstate88, tell the wife that is a great name.
Still a happy camper.
#5977 of 23393 oceantoad
Jun 27, 2002 (10:39 am)
I just knew that someone would brag about how much cheaper their gas is! The prices I quoted were regular unleaded - the west side price was at a Chevron, the price on the hill at both Flying J and Arco.
Jun 27, 2002 (10:49 am)
Thanks for the feedback on the Sienna. After your posts and seeing goducks1 good looking Jeep, which I assume is the slate green, I am no longer so blue. Still, they used the yellow so much in their advertising, it's odd that they dropped it. Must have had low sales.
#5979 of 23393 I Finally Did IT!!!
Jun 27, 2002 (11:19 am)
I brought home a brand spanking new 2002 Jeep Wrangler X Sienna Pearlcoat for about $1,300 less than Edmunds TMV price. (There are rebates involved here too. I'm not quite THAT good a negotiator) But after 4 visits to the dealer and four different salesman, I think we finally got it right.
My wife and I took it for a spin last night here in Columbus, Ohio and had a blast!
Thanks to ewylie for giving me some sage advice concerning my purchase. (I emailed you a couple of weeks ago.) I'm happy to become a member of the wrangler family. (I just gotta start getting used to looking for other wranglers to wave to.)
#5980 of 23393 mtngal
Jun 27, 2002 (11:28 am)
I was in Roanoke Virginia last week regular was 1.07, home in south central Virginia it's 1.14 and at work in Greenbelt Maryland it's 1. 47. When you leave the country and go to the big cities gas is high even on the east coast
Have a good day Walt
#5981 of 23393 Advice on a Bikini Top
Jun 27, 2002 (11:31 am)
I am considering a bikini top. Any suggestions whether a no drill header is just as good and drill header? What are the main differences?
Jun 27, 2002 (11:41 am)
Actually, my Jeep is "Moss Green" (figures, since I bought it in Oregon). I think they stopped that color in 1999 (mine is a 1998). I actually wanted a blue Jeep but for some reasons 1998 was the one year you couldn't get blue, so I went for the better looking green--they had an "Emerald Green" too in 1998 but it didn't match the spice tops very well. I'd get a Sienna Sahara if I were buying one right now.
Mtngal--gas is even cheaper in San Diego than L.A. right now, which is not normally the case. Somebody's always getting ripped off somewhere by those stupid evil gas companies.
#5983 of 23393 huckhill and coons10
Jun 27, 2002 (11:45 am)
Huckhill, one more comment on the sienna color. My other half describes it as a cranberry that has gone bad. I still like it. For what it is worth I have some pictures of mine at home.earthlink.net/~oceantoad/
Coons10, way to go. Hope you enjoy your X. I have a sienna Sport and am very happy with the color. All I know about the no drill header is that you have to take it off to put your soft top back up. With the one that you drill, you can leave the header on and put on your soft top. The other thing I know about the no drill is I am a coward when it comes to drilling holes in my Sport.
Still a happy camper.
Jun 27, 2002 (11:50 am)
Acually, I'd just steal Oceantoad's TJ if I were getting one today. The Sienna/tan combo looks great. One thing about the tan interiors, though, is that they can show dirt pretty easily. I have the older "spice" interior and it's not looking so clean after 4 years of use. I'm sure there is some cleaner I could use to take care of that though.
Jun 27, 2002 (12:11 pm)
There go my insurance rates. Guess it is time to buy "The Club" for my steering wheel. Watch out for the attack cat when you come down the drive:)
I have already bought seat covers and Husky floor liners, but I have dust in and on every place that could have dust. I would imagine that the covers for the sport and sound bar will be pretty nasty in a couple of years and they are black.
Still a happy camper.