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Unread 06-01-2012, 09:32 PM   #12001
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Meh...use the Caprice, then switch back to the Heep when she can hold her head up
The only problem with that is it's a rust free, low mile car. I don't want to add the wear and tear plus mileage to it.

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the caprice is a big safe car. you can always just upgrade a lil to a WJ
one of the safest vehicles i owned was a 1994 car
it was a volvo 850 turbo wagon but still a 1994, i wrecked it HARD and walked away from it. the doors even still opened. if i were in a brand new corolla i wouldn't have fared as well. its all in how solid the car is not the age.
Older cars may be solid, but newer cars are definitely made to take the impact so you don't. Old cars don't have crumple zones to absorb impact like newer cars do. I know the Caprice is a solid, relatively safe car, but I also see this as an opportunity to upgrade to something newer.

For the last few days, I've been talking myself into and out of selling the Jeep. I've been torn about it. The Jeep can eventually be replaced once I start "making bank" using my EET BS degree I just earned. Today was the first day I actually seriously considered selling it. Who knows, tomorrow is a new day and I may change my mind. I have until September to make up my mind. That's when my daughter is due. I want to have my final decision made by then.

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Unread 06-01-2012, 09:36 PM   #12002
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Keep posting here, and we'll give you more ammo to keep the Jeep for sure
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Unread 06-01-2012, 09:36 PM   #12003
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That's why I like you guys.
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Unread 06-01-2012, 09:40 PM   #12004
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That's why I like you guys.
You should win the lottery. That's what I always do when I'm in a rough patch
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Unread 06-01-2012, 09:42 PM   #12005
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You should win the lottery. That's what I always do when I'm in a rough patch
Good idea. I'll make sure I buy the winning ticket.
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Unread 06-01-2012, 09:44 PM   #12006
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Good idea. I'll make sure I buy the winning ticket.
You just gotta specifically ask for it when you make your purchase. Little known secret
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Unread 06-01-2012, 09:44 PM   #12007
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depends on the car i wanted to design cars but the industry tanked and i needed a few more degrees to get anywhere. my 25 year old BMW is by far safer in a wreck than my sisters toyota yaris. and i'd take another 94 volvo in a heartbeat. granted i chose high end vehicles for the most part so they have the R&D for safety even 20 years ago. if it was a 94 sentra than i'd say skip it lol
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Unread 06-01-2012, 09:50 PM   #12008
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depends on the car i wanted to design cars but the industry tanked and i needed a few more degrees to get anywhere. my 25 year old BMW is by far safer in a wreck than my sisters toyota yaris. and i'd take another 94 volvo in a heartbeat. granted i chose high end vehicles for the most part so they have the R&D for safety even 20 years ago. if it was a 94 sentra than i'd say skip it lol
I'm sure GM was on top of their stuff 18 years ago when they built my car...
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Unread 06-01-2012, 09:54 PM   #12009
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I was thinking that, but figured there was something I didn't know and didn't wanna look dumb
Lock cylinder or what ever it is called is broken so the key doesn't work. I am less worried about the doors and more worried about getting something wet that won't dry out without braking
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Unread 06-01-2012, 10:05 PM   #12010
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Lock cylinder or what ever it is called is broken so the key doesn't work
Exactly what I meant. I just can't avoid looking dumb today... Or any other day
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Unread 06-01-2012, 10:49 PM   #12011
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depends on the car i wanted to design cars but the industry tanked and i needed a few more degrees to get anywhere. my 25 year old BMW is by far safer in a wreck than my sisters toyota yaris. and i'd take another 94 volvo in a heartbeat. granted i chose high end vehicles for the most part so they have the R&D for safety even 20 years ago. if it was a 94 sentra than i'd say skip it lol
Hey now, my brothers 96 Nissan Sentra held up fairly well to an elderly amputee running a stop sign, rushing to get to church.



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For the last few days, I've been talking myself into and out of selling the Jeep. I've been torn about it. The Jeep can eventually be replaced once I start "making bank" using my EET BS degree I just earned. Today was the first day I actually seriously considered selling it. Who knows, tomorrow is a new day and I may change my mind. I have until September to make up my mind. That's when my daughter is due. I want to have my final decision made by then.
I've tried to sell my Jeep so many times, (usually trying to trade) and have never found anything "good enough" to trade for. But then again, I don't think I ever really wanted to sell it either. Haha. Good luck making that tough decision though.

Me personally, I feel quite safe driving around with my girlfriends 3 year old in the car.
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Unread 06-01-2012, 10:52 PM   #12012
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schultz, every now and then ive posted my ZJ for trade on CL, but i never found anything GOOD ENUFF to trade, as stated before....just leave it in the garage for 2 days, and i know youll miss it....she will be calling your name irresistibly until you give in...
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Unread 06-01-2012, 11:16 PM   #12013
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I got hit by a woman that ran a red light at 45 mph didn't see it coming. I had a little soreness in my shoulder. She totaled her jetta.She hit me hard Enough to turn me 180 deg and not one feeling of rollover. Fixed my jeep aside from the bent axle and rim it was only a little sheet metal damage. Im glad i was driving the ZJ and not my 2004 gto I can tell you that.

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Unread 06-01-2012, 11:24 PM   #12014
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my first car didn't fare so well but I walked away from this one too. 1992 geo prism a.k.a toyota corolla
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Unread 06-02-2012, 04:21 AM   #12015
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I got hit by a woman that ran a red light at 45 mph didn't see it coming. I had a little soreness in my shoulder. She totaled her jetta.She hit me hard Enough to turn me 180 deg and not one feeling of rollover. Fixed my jeep aside from the bent axle and rim it was only a little sheet metal damage. Im glad i was driving the ZJ and not my 2004 gto I can tell you that.
The Goat is actually a pretty safe car. People have wrecked them at well over 100 mph and walked away from it. I'd say you can't do the same in a ZJ, if you can even get it up over 100. I know I'd never try that with mine. I think my max speed with mine was like 87 mph. Since my lift, I don't think I've gone over 70 with it.
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