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Unread 01-10-2013, 04:31 AM   #16
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Are you saying that I shouldn't get a jeep as a DD? I plan on driving it every day to work and such. (10 miles) as well as using it to hit some trails every once in a while

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Unread 01-10-2013, 05:59 AM   #17
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nothing wrong with that. I used my tj as a DD for over 11 yrs. Bad gas, frequent maintenance are on the list of things that you deal with in a DD 4x4. Personally I drive a honda civic and keep the jeep for pleasure. The car, is a tool of necessity. Look at it like this... If you have 4,000 to spend on a vehicle, get a 3000 dollar jeep and a 1000 dollar econo car that you can drive to death. It'll still get better gas mileage and you can do projects on the jeep if you want w/o worrying about down time. I dont know your situation about space, money , all that but I enjoy having a economy car and a jeep. Thats just me.
If you want just one vehicle, of the jeeps, I think a cherokee is a great starter. its a good DD and ok for wheeling to.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 11:04 AM   #18
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A thousand clams won't get you a very reliable and economical car, especially since they're in high demand right now. If you did find one that cheap, you'd likely be spending more on it to keep it alive than it's worth. When looking for something economical and reliable you definitely want to spend some decent money on it. Honda Civics, Toyota Corollas, Nissan Sentras or Versas, Mitsubishi Lancers, any small coupe or sedan that has a small 4 cylinder will get you good economy.

On the flip side, a Jeep will not be an economical vehicle. At best you might score 18mpg on a good day with a 4 cylinder. For the most part, 15-17mpg is the norm. Jeep happens to be the one brand of vehicles that seems to have skimmed over the decade of cheaply built American cars, so they have that going for them. In all honesty, find a good clean vehicle and go for it. 4 cylinder, 6 cylinder, whatever floats your boat, they are both reliable engines. The only issue I've ever had with my 2.5L is a crank sensor going out, otherwise it still started and rand like a champ, which is good for me because it's my DD.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 11:14 AM   #19
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I definitely plan on getting the 4.0. And I'm not really worrying about the gas money and mileage. I drive a land rover at the moment so 15 mpg and it not being 100 bucks to fill up will be much appreciated. I'm talking about something going wrong with it and Breaking on me.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 05:33 PM   #20
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You can find a reasonably priced cherokee if you look. Keep in mind that the NEWEST 4.0 cherokee is going to be nearly a decade old. The 4.0 lasts and lasts IF it's maintained right and the miles arent thru the roof. Take a leak down tester, check for a dirty engine bay with no active leaks. A CLEAN engine bay means they are most likely hiding something and cleaned the snot out of it. Look at the tires not if they are new or old but if they have abnormal wear. Check the title to see if it's a salvage. Ive owned a salvage in the past and to be honest, if you want to keep it and never sell it again, are worth the money if it was body damage. Not mechanical. Take it for a nice hard drive. If the owner gives some BS reason why you cant drive it cuz the tags are expired or something, walk away. If it has a sticker in the window to postpone the smog, I tend to walk away. It means he's having a ***** of a time smogging it cuz somethings wrong. Dont take on someone else's nightmare. Look for the lil old lady who is selling her church-mobile since her hubby passed away.........
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Unread 01-10-2013, 06:06 PM   #21
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Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and I'm hoping I can get some assistance from all of you. I am currently searching for my first jeep so that I can go wheelin. We've had plenty of jeeps in the family from Wranglers to Commanders but none that have been mine. I would like to find a early to mid 90s XJ that is moderately modified already. Maybe a lift with 32s or 33s with a roof rack. I'd like something I can have fun with aswell as build up and be my DD. I'm also looking around the 2500 to 3000 dollar range. I know I'm asking for a lot but I'm hoping you guys can help me.
Just drove past a used car stealership on mission gorge rd off the 8 in mission valley and saw a 4 dr cherokee for 3300.00 for sale. Looked decent while drivining past it . Had 32's...
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Unread 01-10-2013, 06:18 PM   #22
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Thanks for all the help guys but I found her. Over in Kearny Mesa
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Unread 01-10-2013, 06:27 PM   #23
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Thanks for all the help guys but I found her. Over in Kearny Mesa
It's not real if there are no pix
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Unread 01-10-2013, 06:31 PM   #24
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Yes that's me haha and my new 95 xj sport
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Unread 01-10-2013, 06:37 PM   #25
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looking great! Red is my favorite jeep color!
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Unread 01-10-2013, 06:42 PM   #26
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looking great! Red is my favorite jeep color!
Saw it and instantly fell in love, have to fix a few minor leaks then time to start breaking stuff for real haha
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Unread 01-10-2013, 10:55 PM   #27
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Looks good, and a big upset win for Oregon tonight.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 11:07 PM   #28
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Looks good, and a big upset win for Oregon tonight.
Way to highjack a thread and put a shameless plug for your team Jeff.
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Unread 01-10-2013, 11:58 PM   #29
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Now that I have my baby where's a simple trail I can take it just to test the waters?
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Unread 01-11-2013, 12:20 AM   #30
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www.justruns.com
left side about 1/2 down it'll say "directions to popular trails" click, open, click and see close trails.
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