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Unread 11-28-2011, 08:59 PM   #1
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Somewhat disgusted with self...

Garggghhhh.... Really thinking of selling my Rubi, Ugghh it PaInS! Gas is still nutsy high and I probably should stop rebelling and buy a car. Dammit. My other Ride is a 3/4 ton and is big and mean and has an 8ft box to carry all sorts of stuffs. It can also tow things, like my old cj5, that I really would like to fix up again. Could replacing my 'most awesome dream machine' 6spd Rubicon with, a... car... to save a loooot of money (Alot.) while letting the lil' ol' '66 step it up with trail duty be a -good- thing to do?!? or am I as stupid as the voices I should be hearing, would keep saying? crazy. what would you do? Oh, and gotta keep the truck. . .

.well ok maybe, but still, let's say I gotsta.


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Unread 11-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
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You're just gonna have to figure out what your priorities are in life and what things are wants versus needs. Don't burdon yourself with wants you can't afford, and don't let your possessions own you.

Just a few questions that might help your decision:
Why do you say you need the truck? Why do you have the CJ5? Why do you feel you need a car? Would replacing one vehicle with a car really save you money once you factor in purchase cost, upkeep, etc? Would simply selling one or two vehicles save more money versus replacement? Is there a feasable way to expand the capabilities of one vehicle to make another redundant?
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Unread 11-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #3
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Oh,,,, COME ON!!!!! I'm SURE you can find a way to become COMPLETELY disgusted with yourself,,,,, put a little effort in it!!!! LMBO....
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Unread 11-28-2011, 10:17 PM   #4
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Are you still paying a note on the Rubi? I would compare all the variables before selling it. Things like cost of insurance for the new fuel efficient Civic, maintenance, etc. You might find that your savings will be minimal.
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Unread 11-28-2011, 11:20 PM   #5
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you can always take off the lift and tires.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 07:13 PM   #6
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eww civic. to clarify the mud - have farm need truck, have quad need truck, work at lumber store need truck. jeep is really my most favouritest 'toy', I emphasize toy as jeeps are unpractical when you have said truck especially since the truck is a superduty with 38's and purrs down the highway. as for payments, I owe far less than what the jeep is worth, in fact it's almost totally mine, cj5 is 'buggy material' and requires a little bit of parts and a lot of that time stuff... doubtful it'll ever be road worthy. As for costs, Rubicon is about 225-300 bucks a month to operate in just insurance and gas, on top of all other expenses. truck is between 175-275 per month, usually less. I would really love to not sell any and have a 50 ft garage full of cool stuff, and I am kinda considering storing the jeep for awhile too, but it'd be just punishment to not be able to go for a rip! Also up here gas has frequently been around $1.25/litre, which is um around 4.75/gallon (right?) so if I can save even 50-100 bucks a month at the pumps (which any car getting more than 300-350km/tank or 180-220 miles-ish) that my jeep gets, then super incredible savings. that's alot of cheeseburgers. haha! knowing me though I'll prob find another rx-7 and totally rev the snot out of it, thus defeating the whole purpose. gahh.... someone make gas free.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 07:15 PM   #7
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you can always take off the lift and tires.
Absurd!!! lol!
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Unread 11-29-2011, 07:28 PM   #8
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lol, well **** man, you have to do something.. maybe compramise and swap out the tires for smaller ones.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 07:35 PM   #9
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You're just gonna have to figure out what your priorities are in life and what things are wants versus needs. Don't burdon yourself with wants you can't afford, and don't let your possessions own you.

Just a few questions that might help your decision:
Why do you say you need the truck? Why do you have the CJ5? Why do you feel you need a car? Would replacing one vehicle with a car really save you money once you factor in purchase cost, upkeep, etc? Would simply selling one or two vehicles save more money versus replacement? Is there a feasable way to expand the capabilities of one vehicle to make another redundant?
alot of good points. realistically, other that my truck being big and not really fitting where jeeps can, lockers and a winch would make it stellar, it is beyond sufficient as it sits, maybe finish making heavy bumpers and a bunch more lights..., meh it works good. It is however not very 'city-friendly' and turns a wide circle, so that is why I say car.

A little history; I had a hemi truck, sucked fuel-looked cool, and was way too pretty to 'use' so I traded for jeep. ...Sorta, as the market went for a total ****e and I lost almost 10grand on the trucks supposed worth. damn. so I shelled out a little more for the Jeep and instant gratification! test drive involved mud pit and 20 mins at the car wash. just before I got the Jeep I bought my F250 off the boss for peanuts, had to pull off all the stickers and cut the fenders a bit for the big michelins, and some expected maintenance. It's well paid for. I've put alot of coin into my Rubi and don't regret any, except for the superchips programmer (halfways useless other than a codereader unless yours is an 06), and I don't believe in cheap parts. If I could take the doors and top off the truck A) it would look stupid, B) the Jeep would have one less pro to con me. dammit eh?!! I guess I just had to vent.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 07:41 PM   #10
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lol, well **** man, you have to do something.. maybe compramise and swap out the tires for smaller ones.
it's gearing dude. I've only 33's and 4.11's, 100kph (60ish mph?) is like 2500rpm, I drive 80% town and I don't see stepping down 2" as going to help. It's always been hard on fuel since bone stock day 1. I have expensive tastes I guess
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Unread 11-29-2011, 07:49 PM   #11
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just buy a car online for $500 then put another $500 in fixing it up. Boom you got a gas saving town getter. Might not look the greatest but you’ll get to keep your toy and your muscle.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 07:51 PM   #12
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just buy a car online for $500 then put another $500 in fixing it up. Boom you got a gas saving town getter. Might not look the greatest but you’ll get to keep your toy and your muscle.
I like this guy!
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Unread 11-29-2011, 09:12 PM   #13
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http://toronto.en.craigslist.org/mss...727716706.html

will easily save you $500 plus what ever a radiator hose and battery costs. It is a clean car and has less miles then my Jeep
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Unread 11-30-2011, 12:44 PM   #14
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maybe you can give up some of the luxarys at home.. cable is one that comes to mind.
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Unread 12-01-2011, 02:51 PM   #15
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Wow that sucks. Gas here is $2.86/gallon
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