Post # 16
asc7377 : I like that you mentioned the acceleration.
OP, this is something to keep in mind because it really is terrible, especially on the interstate. This vehicle is supposed to navigate trails but can barely make it up a slight, paved incline at 70mph without me flooring it at times. 🙁
Post # 17
thepinkflamingo : Ugh. I had a hand me down Jeep Liberty and I hated it. The DAY it hit 80,00 miles it comletely fell apart and it quickly became nothing but a gass guzzling money pit. Anytime I hear anyone think about getting a Jeep I was always try to convince them to run the opposite direction.
Post # 18
Did you get to test drive one? I just wanted to chime in that one of my good friends had a Jeep Wrangler 4-door, pretty basic model. She just upgraded to a Land Rover but the re-sale on the Jeep was incredible. She paid around $27K and got $23K as a trade-in. It’s a bumpy ride like any truck, but they are supposed to be I think. Definitely a fun car to ride in 🙂
Post # 19
I am on my second rubicon! Mine is a 2014 and it does have Bluetooth and all the buttons on the steering wheel! I would say jeeps aren’t for everyone! I am obsessed with mine and it is my everyday! I have also moved with it across the country! I will say though I’m not a luxury car girl!
Post # 20
I drive a 8 cyclinder sports car. My husband a few years back bought himself a 6 cyclinder Jeep Wrangler (black/black/back). That thing was fun as hell to drive. Not nearly as fast as my car, but since it was smaller I scooted all over the place in it. There wasn’t a lot of “trunk” space but he bought it as a toy in the first place. The ride was a little bumpy/noisy on the highway, but it was a Jeep and expected.
He traded it in for a Honda Accord as he was expecting to get promoted and thought he’d have to drive long distances. BOO!
(I’ve driven the Honda – no fun!)
Post # 21
I manage a jeep tour company, our jeeps get put through the ringer, so my experience is a little different. But… they are NOT a daily driver. They really aren’t made for on road driving. And the motors suck. We just had to replace one at 60k miles. You are definitely paying for the name and the history. But to even really make your jeep offroad capable, you still need to invest many more thousands of dollars in after market equipment. For what you want it for, I agree with PP…buy a Land Rover.
Post # 22
thepinkflamingo : Fiance has a 2014 Wrangler as his primary vehicle. He does not have a long commute to work though. I find ok to drive. I like it in the winter. It’s not a luxury vehicle but it’s not basic either. He loves it so if it will make you happy, go for it! Life is too short to drive a car you don’t like. 🙂