A real Jeep is one that is used as such. I don't care if it's a CJ, YJ, TJ, JK, XJ, WJ, Liberty, or one called by any other name. Jeeps are meant to go off road. Jeeps are meant to get you out and enjoying nature. It doesn't matter if it's a trail that most any passenger car can traverse, or a near 90 degree rocky incline. Jeeps are meant to bring a smile to your face. Jeeps are meant to get dirt on them.
I wonder if this shenanigans goes on in the Chevy forums " what constitutes a REAL Chevy".........
Yes they have those threads over there too. "Real" Chevys are 87-99 GMT400 trucks according to most forum thumpers but we all know that's not true.
He's an angel dressed in oilskins; he's a saint in the "Sou'wester,"
He's a pluck as they come, or ever can;
He's a hero born and bred, but it hasn't swelled his head,
For he's just the U.S. Government's hired man.
What is a "real Jeep" you ask?
short sweet and to the point, a vehicle that isn't pampered like a lowered Buick Limousine and carries that lovely "Jeep" name/logo. Anything passed that is just biased arrogance.
i can't stand seeing people that get a brand new Jeep and pamper it over a speed bump like it's grand dads vintage rolls royce.. COME ON DUDE, YOU'RE IN A LIFTED JEEP, TREAT IT LIKE ONE.. Ok, ranting done
1995 ZJ ltd, 4.0 i6, *cough stock cough* 253,xxx and still pumping strong
1998 Chevy Cheyenne K1500, 5.7L Vortec, mostly stock
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[QUOTE=JasonStebbins]We can call it the Whoosh King Catalog System. :D[/QUOTE]
My first real Jeep was a 1947 with a flathead four, don't recall the name on it as I was only 13 when driving it so did not care, second was a 1958 with the "Jeep" four banger. Third, perhaps not so "real", was a 1973 with the AMC six, great engine that was, plowed snow and never gave up. Long gone was the Willys trademark. Even Ford built a few Jeeps during the war. Beyond that, I have owned a number of Mercedes and Crapsler Jeeps. The Germans did a good job redesigning the to the JK iteration.
To say someone does not own a "real" Jeep due to cosmetic issues, how they drive it, year it was built, etc. is just foolish. If a person desires the "one and only original" it best be painted green and be somewhere over 60 years old. Hope that helps answer your question.