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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
#8878 of 23397 2003wrangler
May 17, 2003 (3:59 am)
Welcome! Glad you joined us! We had a guy in here called 2001wrangler one time. Are you related?
Hey, Kev, you have been awful quiet lately! Can't you stay out of that new Jeep long enough to post and tell us all about it? Geez!
So, you got Edmunds to change your username, huh? Good move. You would have spent half your time explaining to people why your name was 2001wrangler when you had a 2003 Wrangler.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#8879 of 23397 Jeep's hood opens from outside?
May 17, 2003 (6:49 am)
Is that true? Then someone can open the hood and steal the battery and other stuff, no? I am worried about these crazy tree-huggers who hate SUVs and do nasty things to them
#8880 of 23397 Nice!
May 17, 2003 (6:49 am)
That's a nice looking Jeep
May 17, 2003 (6:55 am)
Looks mean and cute at the same time
#8882 of 23397 BCMalibu-
May 17, 2003 (6:58 am)
Yes, that's true. There are after-market locks you can buy pretty cheap.
I wouldn't worry too much about those tree-hugging anti-SUV extremists - they tend to focus on the larger SUV's like H2, Excursion, Suburban, etc... I get more flak from driving my Honda Pilot SUV than I do my Jeep Wrangler, even though the Honda gets better gas mileage and has lower emissions than my Jeep, go figure!
If you have the time, join us on Edmund's Forum- "I Don't Like SUV's, why do you?" we need all the pro-SUVer's over there we can get.
May 17, 2003 (8:33 am)
I can't say I am either pro- or against SUVs. I believe people in free societies should be able to buy legally allowed products without being harassed or asked questions. That goes without saying. At the same time, I think we can agree that many people who buy SUVs don't really need them.
Now, it would not be a problem if these people bought, say, a lawn mower they did not need and just stored it in their garage. But SUVs are actually driven on roads shared by others, and that's where it gets tricky. I couldn't care less about Western dependence on arab oil, and I am not worried about the environment all that much, as by 2020 half of the new vehicles on the road would have zero emissions. My major concern is that SUVs are very big and make it hard, if not impossible, to see anything, if they are in front of you, or are parked on the street and blocking the view of traffic, when you need to cross that street in your car.
The bottom line, my feeling is that if you buy an SUV to actually use its capabilities, it's great. Go for it and enjoy your fine vehicle and all it has to offer. But if it's just "to look cool," or "because everyone else has one," or "because I feel safer in it," then, while fully supporting their right to purchase any vehicle they please, I won't be on the side of such SUV buyers.
#8884 of 23397 BCMalibu-
May 17, 2003 (8:53 am)
I'd have to agree with you on that, well stated.
May 17, 2003 (10:25 am)
Actually I was in Canada all week for work, so I haven't had a chance to spend much time in my Jeep or to read anything on here.
Thanks for the comments 01r1 and BCMalibu!
#8886 of 23397 2003 Wrangler and tsjay
May 17, 2003 (4:05 pm)
I got mine in exactly 5 weeks to the day. I will post a pic soon.
I really hope they will fix it. They have a another Rubi in stock the same color I ordered I thought about asking them to switch doors with me so I don't have to do without mine since I just got it.
Although I guess I could just remove the door and leave it with them. I hate to leave it with them seeing as how I just got the thing. Oh well I will find out Monday I guess, I will give the salesman a call then.
The funny thing is I sent him a email the day I went to pick it up asking him if it had any scratches or dents since it was raining and I figured it would be hard to notice any scratches in the rain and he never replied to my email. I "guess" I will give them the benefit of doubt since everything else went really well and I did like that dealership.
2003 Silver, soft top, 5speed, Rubicon aside from the scratch I am perfectly happy with my purchase!
May 18, 2003 (8:08 am)
Thank you mac24 and mtngal for your replies. I will shop around for an AC Specialist and see if they can fix my ac.
I'll keep you posted.