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#8157 of 23397 Luca1 and the Liberty
Feb 01, 2003 (9:58 am)
Sorry, I didn't intend to upset anyone with my comments about the Liberty. My wife used to have a Cherokee and when her lease was up we went looking at Jeeps.The Liberty was the perfect replacement for our Cherokee. My wife took one look at it a and said NO!! She felt it looked like the Honda CRV, Rav4 or a Kia. The Cherokee to me was a true off road vehicle. We checked into the Grand Cherokee and it was too expensive. We ended up buying a Toyota 4 Runner. What I dont understand is why Jeep didn't build the 4 door Wrangler prototype ( I cant remember what it is called). It was shown at a lot of Auto Shows and had a huge following and demand. It was Tan and had a Land Rover Defender 90 look. It just seems to me that Jeep took the trail most traveled when it came to styling for the Liberty. I just hope the Wrangler doesn't look anything like the Liberty or i am going to be driving a 2002 TJ for the next 30 years.
Feb 01, 2003 (11:46 am)
So, that darn Tidester was at it again, huh?
Do you mean spamming or housecleaning???
#8159 of 23397 Tidester
Feb 01, 2003 (12:37 pm)
You mean you aren't the spammer Steve was talking about?
Feb 01, 2003 (1:45 pm)
LOL Tom. The hosts have their own special way of spamming, but Tidester is innocent here
Hey everybody, check out January's Letters to the Editors! One writer even owns a Wrangler!
(Spammy enough for you Tom? <G>)
#8161 of 23397 Jeep Buddies
Feb 01, 2003 (6:45 pm)
Too quiet in here!
#8162 of 23397 lvchef and Tom
Feb 01, 2003 (6:51 pm)
No worries. I agree that the Cherokee should not have been discontinued. The Grand Cherokee was bit more than I wanted to spend and the Wrangler wasn't what I wanted for an everyday vehicle. I tet drove the Cherokee and didn't care for the ride. Now after finding out how much fun the Wrangler is, I'm seriuosly looking to get one for the fun of it. Especially after coming to this board and finding out how much everyone loves theirs.
#8163 of 23397 Jeep Wrangler or Honda Element???
Feb 01, 2003 (7:06 pm)
I am faced with a problem, I am in the market for a new car and am trying to decide between the Jeep Wrangler and the new Honda Element. I keep leaning towards either vehicle, and can't make up my mind. Here's the facts. Both vehicles are around the same price. I would probably get a Jeep Wrangler SE with some options which would bring the price around 20 grand. The Honda Element runs at about that as well. The real problem is practicality. I know the Element is so much more practical in terms of just about everything(cargo, p/l/w, gas mileage etc.) But what always seems to bring me back to the jeep is the soft top itself; the fact that it is the only good looking convertible suv, ( I hate the look of chevy trackers). So what should I go with practicality, or go with pure fun!
#8164 of 23397 mrb95
Feb 01, 2003 (7:50 pm)
Well, if you want a Honda Element, why not buy a BIG box of Legos and build one yourself?
Seriously, you are comparing apples and mutated oranges. No doubt the Honda will be more practical and economical to operate. That said, I bet it's dead-nuts BORING to drive. On the other hand, if you want a Wrangler I'd advise looking for an X, Sport, or Sahara- even if you have to buy a used 2002 or 2001. The six isn't much more thirsty than the four and it has tons more grunt. And shop around; lots of dealers are selling at invoice or below, so a $20K X or Sport is a possible option.
Feb 01, 2003 (7:52 pm)
Thank God you came here! We may have caught you in time!
Practicality or fun? FUN, FUN, FUN!
I gave up a really nice, almost new Grand Prix GT to get my Jeep, and I have not for one second regretted it! There just ain't nothin' like a Jeep!
I hope you will read LOTS of the posts in here, cause it will give you a real good idea of how much we all love our Jeeps.
Driving a Jeep is the most fun you'll ever have with your clothes on.
Live it up. Take several years off of your age. GET A JEEP!
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
Feb 01, 2003 (7:56 pm)
I have to admit as much I debate about which car to get, my heart is truly with the Jeep, it just looks like to much fun to drive!! The only reason I would get the SE is for the better gas mileage.