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Unread 10-10-2010, 07:41 AM   #1
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Would you go rather with a 4d than a 2d?

I am thinking about changing my TJ and I cannt decide what to go for. the 4d or the 2d. This is just way to hard for me. Can you help me out?

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Unread 10-10-2010, 07:49 AM   #2
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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:02 AM   #3
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4 door. More space. Especially with a family.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:30 AM   #4
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They only really stopping me from buying a 4 door was I could only find them in automatic, and I didn't want to wait months for one ordered. I purchased my 2010 in June and was told if I wanted an auto I'd have to wait for a 2011.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:30 AM   #5
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Offered a do-over, I'd get a 4-door. My 10 & 8 year-olds have to climb over and between the seats to access the back seat thanks to Chrysler's wonderful passenger-seat mechanism. It's only a matter of time until they get too big to do that comfortably.

If I didn't have kids, I'd probably toss the back seat and keep the 2-door. As it stands though, I'll go 4-door next time!
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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:43 AM   #6
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I went with a 2dr Rubicon my second time around because I'm not married and I have no kids. And I don't have to sit back there :x
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The 2008 Jeep Wrangler is not so much an SUV as it is an experience. It's slow and loud, handles poorly, has crummy interior materials and features doors that provide virtually no crash protection. But when it comes to off-road performance, the Wrangler is simply the best choice available.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 08:59 AM   #7
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It basically comes down to whether or not you plan on using the backseat. Storage is lacking with the two door, so I would rip out the backseat immediately and make it a permanent two seater. If you have kids or plan on hauling people around, get the four door.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 09:00 AM   #8
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It all depends on what your going to use it for.

If you have a large family to tote around or need to carry a lot of extra gear and don't care much for rack systems, a 4 door would be right up your ally

If your only looking tote a lady friend orjust your furry friend, a two door would be perfect. In addition the short wheelbase of the 2 door always has an advantage on the trails due to the steeper breakover angles and its maneuvering capabilities in to tight spots. Not to mention it weighs less so its got a lot more gitty up and go compared to the 4 door.

Personally I'm for 2 doors, but that's mainly because the CJ and Wrangler line's short wheelbase advantages have always out weighed the longer wheelbase vehicles in off-road situations. Which why the Jeep CJ/Wrangler of the past has always been considered one of the best off-roading vehicles out there.

If I really wanted a vehicle with a longer wheelbase I would of gotten a pickup or an SUV.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 09:08 AM   #9
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4 door is a more diverse vehicle, if your philosophy is " better to have and not need" you will be happier with 4 door. more room , better ride and handling on road, more adaptable to more situations in my opinion.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 09:15 AM   #10
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No other current vehicles with 4 drs are 'verts. Porsche Panamera is rumored to be making one, would not recommend it for the Rubicon Trail though, but would be terrific for wine-tasting double dates.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 09:16 AM   #11
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I'm lucky mine's not my DD; would have to be a 4-door if it was!
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Unread 10-10-2010, 09:17 AM   #12
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I felt the 2 DR would be more manageable in terms of turning, maneuvering through trees and rocks, and even getting into parking spots.

I'm a 4DR hater, though..... Looks like a HUMMER and a minivan got drunk and had a child.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 09:20 AM   #13
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Wife gets the 4 door you get a 2 door.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 09:26 AM   #14
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Wife gets the 4 door you get a 2 door.
X2.

That is what we did...and son drives the old TJ.

Wife's daily driver:




My daily driver:





Son's daily driver:

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Unread 10-10-2010, 09:28 AM   #15
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Bought a 2dr in 2008, sold it and bought a 4dr in 2010. 4 door so much better!
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