The last new vehile I bought was the XJ nine years ago. I am starting to get the new car bug so I may get something early next year. It will be something that gets better mpg than the XJ. The good thing is that I will be keeping the XJ no matter what I get.
Just a slightly modded XJ with a little lift, some armor, four mud tires and a few decals, so far.
ive had this crazy idea to do a V8 swap in my xj for whatever reason. dont ask why..maybe ill just do a stroker but ive got 2 hours of advanced auto class every day next year so ill have access to alot of tools and fab stuff. but if that happens, i wont have a vehicle for awhile so i might get a cheap beater for like $400 or so. but again, never selling the xj.
__________________ 1996 XJ on 36" TSLs, 4", locked F/R, stretched
Nope, don't plan on selling ANYTIME soon. A vehicle with 4WD that can get 18-20mpg is awesome. Definitely a must during the winter up here in MN. Ironically enough, the Xj is the economy car.
Amen to that. I live in Maine so I know what you're saying. My old 2wd explorer went into a ditch last winter cause I only had 2wd. Now I will be pulling those 2wd-ers out this upcoming winter!
-Max Black 1996 XJBuild Thread: My Maine-iac XJ part deux
4.5" lift of assorted brands, 33x10.5 KM2s on D-Windows, JCR rear bumper, Nates Slimline w/Champion 8k winch, custom half doors, roof rack, and tire carrier, Maine Woods dents and pin striping, and various other cool things. www.maine4x4.org Maine Jeep Club Member #1 Firefighter Jeep Club Member Black Jeep Society Member #163Survivalist Jeep Club Member #14
I never had a new car before always old muscle cars but when my girlfriend and I had our daughter she made me buy her a newish car back in 2001 we bought our xj I had worked in auto shops and saw many jeeps come in with 200,000 to 300,000 miles on them so it was a no brainer, then her little mazda truck which i had to drive died (baby seats dont fit to well in a small benchseat) so she got a merc sable wagon cheep so I got the jeep back in 2003 and she went up 4.5 inches got some new tires roof rack new front end componets and I love driving her every day we have put about 120,000 miles on her and she still hasent let us down