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Unread 12-28-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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First Post Need A Little Advice

I have been trolling for several months now and really think this is one of the best jeep sites I have come across a lot of knowledge on this site. I'm hoping you guys can help me with a little advice. I have always wanted a jeep.

Here is my situation it is somewhat long. I currently have a 07 Tundra that is my primary vehicle love the truck but it doesn't get the best of gas mileage. I work offshore my commute from home to work is a 900 mile round trip, I make this trip once a month. The sole reason I bought the tundra was so I could trailer my tractor (Kubota L2800) and I occasionally need to haul stuff, I trailer the tractor a lot less than I thought I would just down to the deer woods to maintain the deer lease. This truck will be paid off next year.

Scenario 1
Keep the Tundra and buy a TJ to have as a secondary vehicle, con to this is I would still have that long gas guzzling commute pro is I would not have a note after another year.

Scenario 2
Sell or trade in the Tundra and get a commuter car something close to 40mpg. Buy a TJ and borrow a truck when I need one. I would be financing the new commuter car.

Scenario 3
Sell/Trade Tundra and get a new JK (financing). Pay cash for a cheap commuter car for the drive to work again something that gets close to 40mpg.

In a perfect world I would have 3 vehicles a jeep for hunting, trailing and drives to the lake in the summer. A truck to haul my tractor and whatever else needed it. A good mpg commuter car for the drive to work.

So given these scenarios what would you do? I appreciate all the advice in advance.

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Unread 12-28-2013, 09:04 AM   #2
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I like scenario 1. If you sell the truck Murphy's 3223458964530483 law states "when one sells a truck he/she will immediately need said truck everyday for some unforeseeable task that would normally not be present."

Not the best option but as you stated... It's a once a month commute and payoff is close.
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Unread 12-29-2013, 08:08 AM   #3
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I think thats what I will do. I could use the payment money to just fly to work instead of driving thus eliminating the other two scenarios.
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Unread 01-01-2014, 05:29 PM   #4
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If you decide on buying a good commuter that gets 40+ mpg, my recommendation would be a used VW TDI Golf or Jetta. I've owned an 02 Jetta and currently on an 09 Jetta Sportwagon. The 02 was a sedan, got 45+ mpg, 5 spd. the 09 sportwagon/automatic gets 41+. I drive about 6-8 mpg over the posted limit. Even though the 2.0 turbo'd engine seems small, has ton's of low rpm torque.
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