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Unread 10-28-2013, 12:40 AM   #1
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Looking to buy a jeep, out of town. Anyone have experience or advice?

My father is a mechanic. I live in a smaller town in Ontario, and the thing is..there are tons of Jeeps in the GTA area. But the thing is I need my dad to look at the car first. I cant just go and buy one without him- I trust his expertise. Thing is I dont want to drive the jeep back. I would want to get used to it first, and I havent driven on major series highways before. Would be a far stretch to get me and him down there, look at the jeeps, and schedule one to get delivered to my city?

Thanks Guys. This would be my first vehicle purchase!

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Unread 10-28-2013, 07:28 AM   #2
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Many dealerships can arrange shipment. Often times they just pay someone to drive it unless it is really far and then they will help get it shipped.

But for the extra cost of shipping plus the premimum you will pay a dealer I would suggest you bite the bullet and drive it back. Highway driving isn't difficult. Just stay close to the speed limit, stay in the right lane unless passing, watch for people merging on the on ramps. When an 18 wheeler passes you be prepared for a little bit of 'bucking', it's not drastic but you know you are being passed. Often times I slow down as they pass just so I am not driving along side of them and to help give them plenty of room to merge back in.

What you want to avoid is driving in the left lane next to someone at the same speed. Either pass them or slow down and get behind them.

Also, if you find yourself passing an 18 wheeler, speed up and get by them. Don't take 2 minutes to pass them. You might be breaking the speed limit but that is safer than hanging out next to one.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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Could your dad drive it back? Having it delivered I imagine would be really expensive.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #4
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Could your dad drive it back? Having it delivered I imagine would be really expensive.
Yah we have discussed it and we are going to bring my friend who has a 2006 jeep liberty diesel to drive it back
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Unread 11-04-2013, 09:15 PM   #5
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Krissy, I would recommend you find a nice safe stretch of road and then take over the driving for your friend for a while at some point on the way back. It will be a good opportunity for a little practice while you have an experienced driver sitting next to you.
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Unread 11-04-2013, 09:28 PM   #6
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Krissy, I would recommend you find a nice safe stretch of road and then take over the driving for your friend for a while at some point on the way back. It will be a good opportunity for a little practice while you have an experienced driver sitting next to you.
Yah. I drive in the city and have driven on highways but not 400 series highways. Those scare me ever since I was a passenger in an accident on why 400. Actually if I go out there to get a vehicle I am going to have to take a nerve pill :/

I might think about taking over, maybe not on the bigger highway but a 2 lane highway possibly!
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Unread 11-04-2013, 09:32 PM   #7
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You are smart to think about stuff like that. Many mistakes are made by those who get out of their comfort zone before they are ready.

I know you will love your Jeep!
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Unread 11-04-2013, 09:33 PM   #8
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You are smart to think about stuff like that. Many mistakes are made by those who get out of their comfort zone before they are ready.

I know you will love your Jeep!
Thank you. I hope so!!! :P
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