Last post on Dec 09, 2011 at 6:33 AM
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Jeep Wrangler, Jeep CJ-7, SUV
#61 of 63 Re: Daughter set on a jeep [babeegirl1969]
Dec 05, 2011 (1:44 pm)
Get her a 4cyl auto model and you won't have any worries about speed.
However, the center of gravity is higher than that of a comparable length small car, and where a small car can easily zip quickly around a sharp bend, a Wrangler will be much more likely to lift a wheel at the same speed, or even tip over if it hits a bump at the same time.
If it does actually roll, the 'roll bar' and windshield frame offer much less protection that a car with a regular roof.
That said, if she drives in a manner that suits the vehicle, you should have no worries.
Texting, phoning, or being distracted by other teenagers in the Jeep are all much more serious threats to safety.
#62 of 63 Re: Daughter set on a jeep [mac24]
Dec 07, 2011 (10:48 pm)
I own a 95 Jeep Wrangler. I am not sure about the driving safety, but I have had a lot of mechanical problems. I was told by a couple of mechanics that this year of wrangler is prone to certain problems including electrical. In the two years I have owned mine, I have had to replace two censors and it still just dies sometimes when I am driving it. And because you need the codes to fix certain things on Jeeps, you can't just bring them to any shop to fix. Just make sure you have a Jeep mechanic look at it. BTW this is not my first Jeep. I have been a Jeep girl for the past 10 years.
#63 of 63 Re: Daughter set on a jeep [stact114]
Dec 09, 2011 (6:33 am)
own a 95 Jeep Wrangler........... I was told by a couple of mechanics that this year of wrangler is prone to certain problems............
Can't really argue with that, although you should take into account that it's a sixteen year old vehicle.
Unless there is a specific reason I wouldn't recommend buying anything earlier then a TJ, which first appeared in '97. In fact late '98 or '99 would be the best starting point.
The TJ was a huge improvement over the earlier CJ and YJ models, both mechanically, electrically, and in terms of reliability.