Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Santa Clara, CA
But that's a Ford, not a Jeep. There's a difference between buying an appliance car that never goes outside of cell phone range, and a vehicle *designed* to go places where no tow truck or cell phone tower will ever be. I mean, if your Chrysler 300 or Ford Mustang quits in the middle of the highway, you call Foad or Chiseler's 1-800 number, a tow truck shows up, they haul it to the nearest dealer. If your Jeep Rubicon quits in the middle of the Rubicon Trail... WTF are you going to do? Have someone haul it all the way out to civilization on a strap? When a quick check down some diagnostic trees in a FSM with your code scanner and DVM can say, "oh, that's the X sensor" and you can either figure out a way to get the thing into limp mode or send someone out to fetch said sensor from the outside world?
I bought the FSM for my 2006 LJ the day after I bought the LJ. It was expensive, but I viewed it as being as essential for wheeling as the oil pan skid that I added the week after that. Because it's not an appliance. It's a Jeep.