This is my first post here, and let me just say... super stoked on this forum. Lots and lots of useful information. Nice work!
I just recently moved back to the Pacific Northwest after living down in Cali for almost 10 years. IT'S GREAT TO BE BACK! Now that I'm back, however, I'm ready to get an appropriate vehicle... something that I can take off the pavement and into the forest, mud and snow and not worry about getting stuck, etc... So, I'm in the market for a Jeep! And it would be awesome to get some advice from the people who would know best: YOU!
I know most of you guys are pretty hard-core. That's great! But I'm not that hard-code (yet, at least). I'm wanting something used, but not that
used. Can you let me know what you think about the '07 Wrangler JK (4x4, of course)? I'm diggin' the 4-door for the extra room (room for friends, camping equipment, snowboards, etc).
Here's a bit of a twister: I'd like something that the lady can drive, but she doesn't know how to drive a manual. And, there's a chance that this Jeep would be her daily driver (since I work from home and she doesn't). Is this lame? Should I get a manual instead and let her drive my car (VW Mk5 R32) as the daily driver?
What do you guys think about something like this? * * * * * 2007 JEEP UNLIMITED 4 DOOR 4X4 WRANGLER * * * * * Hardtop
(This like will probably die sometime soon.) How's the price on this? Normal?
I'm really looking forward to hitting the dirt! Especially with snow season pretty much here. Hopefully go on some group off-road trips with you guys. I'm curious, would the Jeep I listed above be able to hit some fun and exciting trails? Nothing to crazy (like this: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f157/...-10-a-1089358/
), but maybe a step below crazy. Or, should I get something older that I can spend some extra cash to beef up, etc?
Thanks guys and gals for any advice. If you have any questions that'll help with your guidance, ask away.