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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
Mar 24, 2003 (10:03 am)
2001Wrangler my order was placed on Thursday March 13th. I talked to my sales man on Monday the 17th, and he told me that it was in D1 status already. (All parts are ordered and ready to go to build it. He even had the vin number.) I can't wait!
Tsjay this is my first Wrangler. I'm getting rid of a 2002 Dakota Quad Cab 4x4. However, my wife has a 2000 Grand Cherokee. I was going to buy one of those, but it almost seemed boring in comparison to the fun factor of the Wrangler. I hope I choose wisely. I going through one of those phases in my life!
#8514 of 23397 franzia
Mar 24, 2003 (4:25 pm)
You WILL NOT be disappointed, if it was FUN you were looking for!
I got my first ever SWB Jeep two years ago at the age of 51. If you knew my history, you would be amazed that I still have the same vehicle two years after purchasing it, and you would be BLOWN AWAY by the fact that I am still thrilled with it.
I am NOT THE LEAST BIT tired of Thelma Jane, and I would not even CONSIDER trading her.
I only wish I had gotten into Jeeps years ago, and then I could have saved a fortune in car trading.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
Mar 24, 2003 (4:38 pm)
WOW>.dude..your getting old..
only kidding with ya my friend.
Its Getting worm here in BAMA, Planning on taking that hard top off soon getting the soft top out.
Washed TAZZ today, he still looks as good as he did the 1st day I bought him.
Mar 24, 2003 (5:04 pm)
No, I WAS getting old, until I got Thelma Jane, that is. She has taken years off of my age!
Best move I ever made was getting that Jeep!
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#8517 of 23397 Tom I feel the same way.
Mar 25, 2003 (5:09 am)
I will be 39 this year. I was always into sports sedans but always traded them to get the bester/faster etc. I was always intrigued by SUV's but hated the thought of using them as a daily drivesr(expedition, etc) Then I test drove a TJ (the one I bought in fact). I fell in love and bought it 4 weeks later. My sedans (company cars) will come and go but my Pepe' will have to be pried out of my cold dead hands...
Now I have the best of both worlds.
Interestingly enough I used a lot of psychology on my wife. First I kept telling her I wanted a Harley. She kept saying no. Then I told her I wanted a used 911 porsche. She kept saying no. (this went on for a year). Then I told her I wanted a Jeep. She said yes! (it is what I wanted all along of course)
Mar 25, 2003 (12:50 pm)
I can't understand your wife not liking any of those suggestions (well, maybe the Harley - I always preferred BMW or Honda touring bikes). Though I do think the Wrangler was the best idea!
I would prefer the half doors if they didn't have the zip windows. I had thought at one point of getting half doors and slider windows, but decided it wouldn't make sense since my hard top has never been off. I find that I have to lower the steering wheel to find a comfortable driving position, since I'm too short to rest my elbow on the door.
I'm another person who bought my first Jeep at an older age (late 40's). I drove my first Jeep in my '20s courtesy of the US Army and loved them. I still don't know why it took me so long to finally buy one - I've wanted one since the first time I rode in one. Once you get the Wrangler fever, the only thing to do is get one - the fever never goes away!
#8519 of 23397 Jeep History
Mar 26, 2003 (9:10 am)
Did anyone else catch the Jeep History program on the History Channel last night? If not, it may come back around again. It focused on military uses and finished with the humvee. Despite the arrogant comments of a particular hummer owner, the rest of the program was worth watching.
#8520 of 23397 History Channel
Mar 26, 2003 (9:30 am)
It's on again next Monday, March 31 1:00PM, 4:00PM, 7:00PM and 10:00PM EST.
#8521 of 23397 "Jeep Fever"
Mar 26, 2003 (9:52 am)
What do you do when you get your dream car at 21?? Three years later, I still can't imagine driving anything else (everyone thought it was a phase...)!!! As my father said "I drank the Kool-aid" - my next vehicle will also be a Wrangler : )
We've had some warm weather here, but in a place where you may have to use your heat and a/c on the same day, I doubt it's time to take off the hard top
Do the half doors make that big a difference?? I'm not sure I understand the argument in favor.
#8522 of 23397 Please help my mom.
Mar 26, 2003 (12:58 pm)
My mom, being 65 years old of all things, is buying her first Jeep Wrangler! She would like to order the 4 cylinder because of the price difference, but people have been telling her to go with the 6 because of the lower noise level. Unfortunately we can't find a single 4 to test drive anywhere. She will only be using the Jeep to putt around town in and I was wondering if there really is that much of a difference in noise levels between the engines and if there are any other negative issues with the 4 cyl? Being a 2003 it will be the newer model 4 cyl. by the way and any help will definitely be appreciated.