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Unread 12-29-2013, 04:30 PM   #61
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While I'm with you, we can't all be expected to enjoy and prefer driving a glorified tractor around town.

JKs look tougher and tough guys like tough guy things. But that is whole different topic.
Some of you must be the softest guys out there to say a Jeeps ride is so rough that you needed the added comfort of a JK. Ive driven a 47CJ3A, YJ, CJ8, my LJ and a JKU... None of which were so bad that I thought they were too uncomfortable to drive for any length of time. Yeah its no Cadillac, but come on grow a pair, you sound like women.

Tougher Sorry they look cheap - like a Fisher Price toy. That was my opinion of them when I was looking to buy. Im so glad I backtracked to a LJ.

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Unread 12-29-2013, 04:44 PM   #62
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Tougher Sorry they look cheap - like a Fisher Price toy. That was my opinion of them when I was looking to buy. Im so glad I backtracked to a LJ.

This bumper should have "Tonka" stamped into it.
I'm speaking in superficial terms. The JK style is an excellent compliment to the bro look. Artiface. White Oakleys, pseudo-tactical preparedness, flames and angry skulls just aren't my thing... Regardless of the JK's actual abilities, I may never get past who its current target market is.

Bear in mind that I would like my TJ to look more like a farm implement. If only the NV241 had a PTO shaft for a sickle bar mower! That would be tough. Everyone would confuse me for a hard working man.
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Unread 12-31-2013, 07:32 PM   #63
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I'm in the market for a new vehicle and pretty much set on a Jeep. There is no way that I'll get a TJ over a JK, especially if I get a Rubi. Reliability, I'm assuming, is better for a Jeep with 9 miles on it compared to 50,000+ miles.

It's not about who has the biggest ..... or the most balls, not even if you have balls. Its about the fact that I can still get a new Jeep that won't have a part crap out on me on a road trip. A jeep that has more safety features for me and my family. Also, from what I've heard and read, a smoother ride which leads to happier passengers.

All of that while still being able to take the top off, the doors off and still get waves from other Jeeps. In the end, that's what it's all about so stop bickering and happy jeeping!
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Unread 12-31-2013, 09:10 PM   #64
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Some of you must be the softest guys out there to say a Jeeps ride is so rough that you needed the added comfort of a JK. Ive driven a 47CJ3A, YJ, CJ8, my LJ and a JKU... None of which were so bad that I thought they were too uncomfortable to drive for any length of time. Yeah its no Cadillac, but come on grow a pair, you sound like women.

Tougher Sorry they look cheap - like a Fisher Price toy. That was my opinion of them when I was looking to buy. Im so glad I backtracked to a LJ.

This bumper should have "Tonka" stamped into it.
Owning both, and being a woman... comfort is not why I have a JKU. I have it because it has more passenger room, is more humane to ask adults to get into, and will be easier once I have a kid. I like the JKU because it has the creature comforts that our LJ lacks. I LOVE our LJ for off-roading though. I would take that over my JKU except in snow. The added weight of the JKU does make a difference. I stay in 2wd longer in the JKU than I can in the LJ, and feel more grounded in the JKU but that probably has more to do with the lift on the LH than anything else.

I would have a TJ/LJ if it wasn't for the 2-door vehicle and some physical limitations with having to get into the back or in the future put a car seat back there. For some people, the JKU is just about needing more space without losing that wrangler/Jeep feel.
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Unread 01-01-2014, 11:42 PM   #65
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I'm in the market for a new vehicle and pretty much set on a Jeep. There is no way that I'll get a TJ over a JK, especially if I get a Rubi. Reliability, I'm assuming, is better for a Jeep with 9 miles on it compared to 50,000+ miles.

It's not about who has the biggest ..... or the most balls, not even if you have balls. Its about the fact that I can still get a new Jeep that won't have a part crap out on me on a road trip. A jeep that has more safety features for me and my family. Also, from what I've heard and read, a smoother ride which leads to happier passengers.

All of that while still being able to take the top off, the doors off and still get waves from other Jeeps. In the end, that's what it's all about so stop bickering and happy jeeping!
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Unread 01-06-2014, 11:06 PM   #66
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Jk's are ugly as sin. That said, I will probably end up owning and wheeling one some day!
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Unread 01-07-2014, 10:16 AM   #67
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love the jk or hate, i would by one soon before fiat redesigns our american classic.
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Unread 01-07-2014, 02:33 PM   #68
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To answer the OP, I came from a CJ and YJ and bought my JK a few years ago because I needed something more reliable.

Would not go back to anything older ever simply because the JK does it all for me, it goes offroad better than my previous Jeeps, and takes me to work without any fuss, as well as making long trips to colorado and other states far more enjoyable and less like a week long horseback ride.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 04:37 PM   #69
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I love my JK with all the bells and whistles, it's a DD and I'm not getting any younger so I like the comfort. I've owned an army willys jeep and drove it all the time, it was like the poster above said "a week long horseback ride" I'm not into that anymore I'll leave that to you 20-30 something guys.
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Unread 02-04-2014, 02:07 PM   #70
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This thread has some pretty comical replies. Very entertaining.

I have historically always driven vehicles that don't fit the norm or my demographic. It's funny that many people out there feel the need to tell me that I drive something they simply couldn't possibly drive. My Jeep has gotten these sorts of comments, which surprises me, because I think my Jeep is the most normal vehicle I own.

I always say to people who decide to become vocal and stress that they don't like whatever vehicle I am driving (while - 9 times out of 10 - they are driving something I could NEVER drive)... "Thank God we don't all have to drive the same vehicle." They tend to immediately agree... and then they get that look... realizing that I don't necessary care for their choice in vehicle, but to each his own. It often bothers them, but I never cared. My self esteem is not created by others. Welcome to the world of opinion and choice. Thank God for them.

So, back on topic... My opinion... I love my JK. But I love all Jeeps. My favorite one so far: '53 Willy's CJ-3B with the Hurricane engine. Ugly? You bet, even when it was brand new. Alas, that particular vehicle is currently rusted beyond recognition permanently parked in a small town in Michigan, so it lives on in my childhood memories as the badest Jeep I have ever experienced. Long Live Jeep... may Fiat keep the tradition g(r)owing...
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Unread 02-04-2014, 04:12 PM   #71
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the JK is not nearly as capable out of the box as a TJ IMO. They are wider and much heavier. JKs also have the nice addition that everything is computer driven, so its more about the computer driving then the person at the wheel.

It is also FAR harder to do stuff yourself on a JK vs any of the older models because of the computers. Its much easier to be a shade tree mechainc with the simple systems of the pre JK wranglers.
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Unread 02-04-2014, 11:17 PM   #72
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Unread 02-04-2014, 11:23 PM   #73
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Unread 02-05-2014, 08:30 AM   #74
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the JK is not nearly as capable out of the box as a TJ IMO. They are wider and much heavier. JKs also have the nice addition that everything is computer driven, so its more about the computer driving then the person at the wheel. It is also FAR harder to do stuff yourself on a JK vs any of the older models because of the computers. Its much easier to be a shade tree mechainc with the simple systems of the pre JK wranglers.
You have no idea what you speak of.
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Unread 02-05-2014, 08:40 AM   #75
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the JK is not nearly as capable out of the box as a TJ IMO. They are wider and much heavier. JKs also have the nice addition that everything is computer driven, so its more about the computer driving then the person at the wheel.

It is also FAR harder to do stuff yourself on a JK vs any of the older models because of the computers. Its much easier to be a shade tree mechainc with the simple systems of the pre JK wranglers.
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