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Unread 04-29-2013, 06:00 PM   #31
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shouldn't that be the other way around? my lifestyle dictates what vehicle i have.

i never bought a jeep, or any other vehicle, trying to make myself something else
I absolutely agree with this. When I got my first vehicle, I wanted a vehicle capable of handling the gnarly winters and mountainous terrain we have up here, a vehicle that was also within my budget. So, naturally, Jeep was the first thing on my list. My lifestyle changed around my Jeep, not the other way around. Honestly, short of a Ford Raptor, there's no other vehicle I'd rather drive!

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Unread 05-03-2013, 01:23 PM   #32
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the original question was "does a vehicle DEFINE one's personal lifestyle"

Yes. definatly.

Jeeps and Harleys say "loves the outdoors, is willing to get thier hands dirty"
crotch rockets and ricers say "likes speed. and loud obnoxious music. and can fix plastic. sometimes."
Mercedes- "I'm better than you. In fact, I don't even notice you so why is everyone honking at me?"
tinted out lowrider Escalade- "there's a kilo of coke under the back seat"
minivans- 2.5 kids, 2 dogs, 1 cat. just look at the back window.
10 year old chevy- my dad bought me this car.
20 year old chevy- my dad WOULDN'T by me this car.
4x4 pickup truck with rack- contractor. the more dings in the bed the better he is lol.
pickup truck with 4' bed, no 4x4- I'm a man. I swear. I drive a truck and everything.

i better stop before I offend someone...
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Unread 05-03-2013, 02:39 PM   #33
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Unread 05-07-2013, 11:31 AM   #34
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The vehicle doesn't define the person. The person defines the vehicle.

At some point we all have driven vehicles we didn't like, but had to because that's what our lives required at the time (I've owned three minivans in my lifetime). At some point we, hopefully, have the ability to get the vehicle we WANT. The one that's US. For those here, it's a Jeep Wrangler. They fit who we are. We're outgoing. We enjoy the outdoors. We like to have fun. We're not afraid of getting dirty. We're not afraid to use our hands to get the job done.

My other vehicle is a Dodge Durango with the full blown tow package (8,950 tow rating). It's my work horse. Tows my camper, queens my Jeep, hauls anything I ask it to.

When my son was 15 we got him a YJ. Spent the first year getting her road ready. Spent the next year enjoying the fruits of our (mainly my) labor. After 2-3 times off road his string started showing. When the frame started to rot I flat swapped it for a '96 Grand Cherokee. Now two years later he's thinking he'd like another Wrangler. I'm thinking "hell no", he doesn't deserve it. He'll never use it for how it's intended to be used. He just wants to be "cool" in a Wrangler. F THAT! I'll buy him what he should be driving ---- 1986 VW Cabriolet.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 11:52 AM   #35
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I'd say that a lot of lifestyles define what vehicle you should drive. Whether the vehicle defines you is your choice. It did remind me of the classic difference between a porcupine and a BMW joke. Answer being that the porcupine has the pricks on the outside. Full disclosure - I also have a BMW - possibly applicable. I may drive my truck (1961 Chevrolet Apache, 50k original miles), my Audi Quattro Coupe, or my 64 Karmann Ghia. I have no idea what they say about me, but the Jeep is my first choice, mostly because that is what I enjoy most. I like the sunshine and the feeling that if I point it in pretty much any direction it will make it without any hesitation.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 11:57 AM   #36
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No, it's the other way around. The vehicle is an indicator of your lifestyle. Someone who works in the oil patch isn't driving a Porsche 911 to work everyday. Someone who works in an office might drive a Jeep Wrangler all lifted and running 35's to work, but I'll bet they are "outdoorsy" on the weekends, hunting, fishing, camping, wheeling, and what not.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 01:04 PM   #37
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You got it backwards. Your life style determines the car you drive not the other way around.
If someone gave me an H2 to drive I wouldn't turn into a self centered egotistical douchbag.







OK I wouldn't turn into a BIGGER one.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 10:05 PM   #38
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the original question was "does a vehicle DEFINE one's personal lifestyle"

Yes. definatly.

Jeeps and Harleys say "loves the outdoors, is willing to get thier hands dirty"
crotch rockets and ricers say "likes speed. and loud obnoxious music. and can fix plastic. sometimes."
Mercedes- "I'm better than you. In fact, I don't even notice you so why is everyone honking at me?"
tinted out lowrider Escalade- "there's a kilo of coke under the back seat"
minivans- 2.5 kids, 2 dogs, 1 cat. just look at the back window.
10 year old chevy- my dad bought me this car.
20 year old chevy- my dad WOULDN'T by me this car.
4x4 pickup truck with rack- contractor. the more dings in the bed the better he is lol.
pickup truck with 4' bed, no 4x4- I'm a man. I swear. I drive a truck and everything.

i better stop before I offend someone...
Please continue lol I think you were right on point
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Unread 05-08-2013, 11:18 AM   #39
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I've always been into outdoors stuff like hunting, fishing, offroading, etc... so my Jeep fits my lifestyle. I wouldn't say it defines it.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 11:27 AM   #40
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The vehicle doesn't define the person. The person defines the vehicle.
This is a circular argument that I can agree with. You define it and eventually, it starts to define you.

I rarely drive any vehicle that is not my jeep, except my bicycle which is a far second but still topless, doorless and windshieldless
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Unread 05-08-2013, 05:47 PM   #41
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I had a wrx with 300awhp/awtq, a 3sgte Mr2, an ap1 s2000, a wj limited w/32s and a lift, a wrangler and countless other cars. I buy what I like, move on when I'm bored. Plain and simple.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 07:40 PM   #42
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I had a wrx with 300awhp/awtq, a 3sgte Mr2, an ap1 s2000, a wj limited w/32s and a lift, a wrangler and countless other cars. I buy what I like, move on when I'm bored. Plain and simple.
I had a 06 wrx with 400whp and a ppg dogbox. That car got me into too much trouble though. lol
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Unread 05-09-2013, 08:35 AM   #43
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I've always been into outdoors stuff like hunting, fishing, offroading, etc... so my Jeep fits my lifestyle. I wouldn't say it defines it.
My fondness for my Wrangler is part outdoor interest and also the visceral mechanical purity. Simple exposed machinery, without fluff or luxury , a DIY dream.
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