Nope. I'll take a mid 80s CJ-7 any day before a pre 82 CJ (and yes, I own and love my 75 CJ-6) and feel no feminine side when I drive it. Even though some of my CJs have AC, hardtops, and nice paint...chrome too. My balls are intact. Now driving a Mazda Miata or a Jeep Liberty......different story.
You might as well ask which one is gay or which one is for mall crawlers or which one is just plain better for a red blooded male with good taste, on a CJ forum you will only have one winner.
My vote is for pre 82 CJ for real men, 82-85 for women, and I can prove it.
My 81 is a tough he man no nonsense bare floor open kinda Jeep. I took off the power steering so I could flex my muscles a bit more and get a good workout driving to the pub. I rarely wash it as mud is good.
My wife's 84 has girly accessories such as a roof, car - pets and cushions. It is clean inside and out and underneath.
Sorry, no experience of Wranglers, I do not know any rich candy assed type people.
The YJ Wranglers (original Wranglers) were known as Yuppie Jeeps when they came out. They had spindly axles, totally different dash, and of course, those hideous headlights.
That said, they've stood the test of time. Throw some decent axles under a YJ, and it's better than any stock CJ.
TJ's are solid, best Jeeps ever made, IMO.
Now these new JK's.....that's another story.
I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em. -
Geez, I have been up all night thinking about this very same question. Since I have an 85 CJ7 and this post confirms that only women and gay people drive mid to late CJ's, I am putting my rig up for sale. Thanks for the information.........
Kind of a confused, meaningless question. Everybody knows, or should, that if it wasn't produced between 1941 and 1986 that it's not even a Jeep. It's a fact that beyond that it's a Chrysler produced vehicle of similar shape, and which some leftover parts were still used on till the supply ran out in the late 80's. Today's Chrysler product has more in common with a Hummer then it does with an actual Jeep.
Now I'm not trying to take away from these Chrysler Wrangler fans, I'm just being honest and stating reality. All the reasons we Love Jeeps, and the features that gave them iconic status in history, are gone.