I could take a fifth of the hummers price tag and build my xj to be more capable than any hummer.....I really am sick of the yuppies with the hummers. They think its some kind of symbol of status to just walk up and drop 30 to 50 K on these things. Very very sad those people are....
So whats this making the rounds again? Great give it a rest guys.This gets posted up every couple of months.Then all you people have to come in and bash on Hummers.By no means do I like Hummer or think they are worth the money,but really to each his own.There are people who drive Jeeps,there are people who drive Toyotas,there are people that drive Fords,the list goes on.Get over it not everybody likes to own and drive a Jeep.
Lemme guess... the video of the white h1 unable to get up the hill while the camo xj goes right up? I agree with wil... if you see a vid on youtube that has been posted for a while, there is a 99% chance its been posted here too.
I mean really. They have all been seen before. Hell I'm in one of them. I could post to a video I have of me removing a H2 from a snow field he shouldn't have been in. It was funny and we gave him **** the whole time.In the long run we gave him more crap for being off trail more then anything. A few minutes after freeing this guy I was stuck on the side of the trail in a snow drift.
I drifted over into the shoulder where the snow was soft.I sunk to my axles ,the ground was another 3' down.
A quick tug from a friend and I was back on hard pack
As for the statement "if I put so and so amount into my vehicle it would be so much better then that vehicle",is crap. At some point your vehicle was new and considered over priced and under capable. That is what it's all about the capability of both the vehicle and the driver. Some people choose to own a nice new 4 wheel drive that is a bit plush inside.Some of these drivers are old veterans of 4 wheeling that have gotten to the point they just want something to go down a nice trial with and enjoy the day. Some of these people are new to 4 wheeling and this could be the first real 4 wheel drive vehicle they have owned.
This tends to get them into trouble .First they lack the experience it takes to get through harder obstacles. Be it mud, rocks, sand,etc...They see the commercials and are told by the sales men "this vehicle can take you any where" and in the right hands and the right conditions yes it most likely can. But put in the hands of a novice that at the first sign of something not going right does one of two things and usually at the wrong time.Either they hit the brakes and come to a complete stop when they shouldn't have or they hit the gas when they should have slowed down or stopped. We have all been there and we all learned are lessons. Some learn younger then others.
Man I started rambling there didn't I ? lol
Long story short
The car doesn't make the driver,the driver makes the car.
We Take things seriously seriously because we care... Im sorry, but ive given alot of my hard earned cash to these boards along with every other supporting member to make it a more enjoyable experience for EVERYBODY. Junk that is reposted takes up space and bandwidth which makes the forum slower, although it might not be too noticable. These reposted threads build up, and a whole other section of the forum could probably be made with all of the "JEEP vs. HUMMER" threads and reposts. Heres a search... notice all of the jeep vs. hummer, and this is only PART of the first page.
Much ado about nothing in my opinion. Probably 99% of everything posted on JF is technically a repost or repeat of something already posted or asked about before. If people want to post inoffensive threads about how Jeeps outdo some other brand of 4x4 vehicle, more power to them.
Hummers and jeep are apples and oranges. Given the chance, I'd gladly drive a hummer, but for 50 grand that used corvette sounds a little more appealing. I'm sure there are plenty of people who think we're just as stupid for pouring afew grand into a jeep that would already get you to work and back just fine.
Let people waste their money as they see fit is my
'98 xj: 3.5" RE, 31's, nates front bumper, etc etc...
'90 xj: Wrecked, waiting for the day it can become a full blown trail rig.
Yeah , jeep beats hummer hands down .... HOWEVER ... I would LOVE a military Issued surplus humvee , get all the gear loaded on it like you see the marines have , man that would be soooooooo sick , drive it around town and people would think there is a USMC humvee on the road .... thats always been one of my dreams ... sorry , thats my 2c
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