It's March and you still find specs of mud from last summer inside your Jeep.
Every time the mainstream media is hysterical over the weather conditions during winter storms you wonder what the big deal is.
You find yourself looking forward to the winter storms. Even the regular, daily chores like going to work are always so much more fun during or after them, and finding parking places in the city is effortless.
You have a vehicle that needs no repairs, you can just hop into it and drive to Lapland with it confident that it'll run just fine, but you still find yourself spending tons of money on it.
People think you spent about five times as much on your vehicle than you really did.
You are not unsually wealthy and can actually afford a brand new Jeep. In Finland.
You are not unusually wealthy and can actually afford the fuel to drive your brand new Jeep. In Finland.
You Jeep has decent acceleration on the highway merging lane, corners like a sports car during spirited city driving, and still gets you wherever you need to go in the snow storms or at the countryside.
You've ever wondered how well a JK hard top would fit your Patriot if you'd cut off the factory roof, and what kind of quick disconnectors would be needed for the cables to the doors.
(If you live in Finland, you've ever been enraged by the stupid bureaucratic restrictions the government places on what you can and can not do to your own bloody vehicle. Whaddaya mean I need to keep the doors and require a permit to convert the Jeep to a convertible...)
You feel that comments on how the MK is not a "real Jeep" are about as impolite as negative comments about your girlfriends appearance. You feel an urge to reply to both in a similar manner, too.
Your MK might not be perfect but it's still your Jeep
and you'll be damned if you ever sell it!
It's a Jeep MK thing and you really do understand.