Post # 1
I REALLY want one.
I have no idea why. I just woke up one day, thought “that would be cool” and can’t stop thinking about it.
My husband thinks I’m nuts. I currently drive a Lexus with all the added upgrades and it’s very comfortable.
I’ve never been off roading. I’m never been camping. I really have no need for a jeep.
We are moving in February from the city to somewhere more country and are getting a large breed of dog. We plan on spending a lot of time outdoors with the dog going hiking and on adventures.
I know I could do that with the Lexus but I want a jeep. Am I crazy? Sell it to me!!
ETA I’m looking at the Jeep Unlimited Overland (4 doors).
Post # 2
They notoriously unreliable, uncomfortable, unsafe, with terrible resale value so Im on team husband, sorry! Every year they are on all the “cars to avoid” lists. There are a lot better SUVs for adventuring!
Post # 3
I test drove one and ended up with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. You can feel every little bump in the road to the point where it hurts your tailbone. The steering is very stiff so it doesn’t handle that well. The windshield is also slanted and very close to your face which is weird and I would imagine takes some getting used to. It’s a shame because I love the way they look, they just are not practical for every day driving. I would test drive some other Jeeps because it is a great brand!
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle
I have had a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for over 3 years and love it. It has been driven across the country twice without issue. I live in a part of Ohio that gets a shit ton of snow and have yet to be stuck. It has never once had an issue that it needed to be in the shop for outside of routine oil changes and maintenance.
However, if you’re going from a Lexus to a Wrangler, you might have trouble adjusting to the way the Jeep rides. You will feel every bump in the road.
MrsBuesleBee : I’m not sure where you got that information, but Wranglers hold their value very well and are quite reliable. My n=1 about safety: I was rear ended about a month ago, hard enough that the lady’s airbag deployed. I had to look twice before I found a ding in the bumper.
Post # 5
I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler sport (two door) and it is the best investment I ever made! Ignore everyone who says they’re unsafe and unreliable, they haven’t owned one. Any car is unsafe if u drive like an idiot. I think they hold their value well. I haven’t had one issue with mine in the past three years and I live in a state where your car gets inspected every year and it has to pass.
Its so fun to take the top off and go anywhere you want! I don’t do any crazy off roading but I take it hiking and never worry about getting stuck! And I don’t worry about scratches and whatnot because that’s what a jeep is for!
The ride is bumpy but that’s all part of the fun! Go for it girl! I will never buy another car again!
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Post # 7
My husband has a 2011 Wrangler 2-door and absolutely loves it. It’s not the most comfortable car (you do feel every bump in the road) and the gas mileage leaves a lot to be desired. But it sure is fun! One of the great things about Jeeps is that they’re so easy to customize. My husband has all sorts of fun making his Jeep look special and unique. Also, as far as we know, Jeeps hold their value really well. The thing with Jeeps is that they do have a cult following (especially older Jeeps) so people are always looking to buy them. In fact, just last year the dealership that sold the Jeep to my husband contacted him wanting to buy it back for almost the same amount he paid for it! That’s how in demand his style was.
Post # 8
Sorry to the Jeep owners of the bee, but it’s literally one of the last cars I think I’d ever own. They are one of the worst riding cars ever. If you’re someone who wants to go off-roading or camping and hauling gear that’s one thing that’s a completely different story. I just cant’ imagine it for an everyday car/
Whenever I go on work trips we’re required to use a rental car, and like four or five times now have ended up with a Wrangler. The first time I thought it was a bad ride because it’s a rental that gets treated like shit…but every time I’ve had one it’s the same terrible ride. Then I drove my friend’s Wrangler – same deal.
I think going from a Lexus to a Jeep would be a big adjustment.