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Unread 11-13-2009, 07:28 AM   #31
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Newbie here; hi everyone. I was gassing up my '08 Compass a while back. An older guy says to me, "that don't look like a Jeep!" I said, "howd'ja know it was a Jeep?"

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Unread 11-13-2009, 04:23 PM   #32
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maybe he could read??? I had one lady tell me "that's the nicest Jeep I've ever seen".

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Unread 11-13-2009, 05:04 PM   #33
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You Know It"s A Real Jeep When....

You survive BOTH days at a Jeep Jamboree event and six seperate times to Badlands in attica Indiana.

We had people with much more worthy vehicles at the Jamboree and they didn't want to go out the second day fearing damage.
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Unread 12-14-2009, 04:01 AM   #34
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...you're hiking in a forest and your dog, being an idiot, decides that walking on thin ice is fun, and thus proceeds to fall through the ice into dirty, smelly, muddy, disgusting water up to her ears - and the thought of worrying about the interior of your vehicle never even crosses your mind. ("Hey, it's a Jeep - I'll just brush the mud off the seat afterwards.")

...you're spending an entire day in an action shooting sports competition and the weather is lousy - wet, windy and cold. So you pop the hatch, sit down under it with your girlfriend to get out of the rain and wind for a while and heat MREs on the floorboard of your cargo space. A built-in rain cover in your Jeep and a warm meal in your stomach - what could be better? Next shooter on the line!

...you regularly toss in the back two weeks worth of groceries, plenty of shooting gear, or other such items (in addition to the recovery, emergency and other gear that sits permanently in the Jeep) and never have to worry about running out of cargo space.

...you get cranky if life keeps you indoors and your Jeep on asphalt for a while.

...you try to negotiate with the folks who run the shooting range when they close the access road due to its poor condition. "Yes, I know there's weather damage - but I have four wheel drive, I don't mind!" Driving on a used-to-be-a-road = fun. Carrying the rifle bag, range bag, ammo box, target bag, etc. two klicks in the mud... not so much.

...your MK never remains clean for long. Even though you think that you've not managed to get to anywhere fun for ages, there's always some mysterious mud spray that after further contemplation might have come from that one teeny tiny little shortcut you sort of forgot you took.

...you've long since stopped worrying about reports of poor conditions when thinking about heading out. The only thing that matters anymore is whether you feel like going or not, and whether you have enough free time for it. You KNOW your Jeep can handle it!

...that damn list of modifications you want to do to your vehicle just keeps getting longer...

...minor scraping sounds from the undercarriage when off-roading don't really matter anymore. "Hmm, reckon' that there rock was higher than I thought... Oh well."

...the speaker panel of your lift gate has a gouge and stubborn soot stains from where you last packed the fire box of your tent. The rest of the plastic interior is likewise marked by other wilderness gear. The rear doors plastic is scraped from where you loaded and unloaded your fridge. You do not care about the scuff marks, as the trip was very much worth them.
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Unread 12-14-2009, 07:07 AM   #35
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...the speaker panel of your lift gate has a gouge and stubborn soot stains from where you last packed the fire box of your tent. The rest of the plastic interior is likewise marked by other wilderness gear. The rear doors plastic is scraped from where you loaded and unloaded your fridge. You do not care about the scuff marks, as the trip was very much worth them.
You mean theres actually some plastic under all of them scratches?



Heres mine.

You turn on the rear defroster because your rear window is foggy. When it doesn't clear up, you realize it was not fog. Just the dryed up drool from mans best friend.
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Unread 12-14-2009, 07:21 AM   #36
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Funny thing is I love off roading and I love getting muddy but I then immediately give her a bath and a fresh coat of wax and polish
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Unread 12-22-2009, 01:18 PM   #37
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driving down the road and its rough as a cob, thats what helps me remember its a Jeep product
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Unread 12-22-2009, 10:06 PM   #38
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When a Wrangler owner visiting the same dealership compliments your MK with "Nice rig"...and means it!
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Unread 01-19-2010, 07:51 AM   #39
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when you hit anything that protrudes more than 6" from the ground and rip lose your whole front bumper (just the plastic part) and grille. their ground clearence really stuck, my mom found out the hard way
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Unread 01-19-2010, 09:13 AM   #40
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Stock gc on the 4x4 is about 8 1/2". Why not do a lift kit and skid plates for her?
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Unread 01-19-2010, 09:34 AM   #41
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When you take your Patriot on a trail run with your off road club and it does better than a TJ on AT tires

When your Patriot earns some trail pinstripes

When your Patriot earns a Trail Badge from your off road club

When your Patriot is used as an anchor point to winch a Suzuki Samurai that slid off the trail



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Unread 08-10-2010, 04:25 AM   #42
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when in Technical Inspection Agency they say, that "yes, we can test 4x4 and AWD vehicles. ...as long as they are not Jeeps (newer than 2000). Jeep's 4x4-systems are too smart for our test-equipment. It doesn't matter, that it's a MK. You have to go to another Agency for inspection, sorry."
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Unread 08-18-2010, 12:55 PM   #43
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i have a patriot and a modified yj. its strange, when im in the yj with the top off and having a blast, im thinking that patriot aint a real jeep. yet when im in the patriot passing numerous stuck vehicles in DEEP snow to get home from work, im thinking man, im sure glad i have a jeep..........
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Unread 11-02-2010, 08:49 AM   #44
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When at the voting place a woman just walks up to you and says "THAT's a nice looking TRUCK"

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Unread 11-02-2010, 11:17 AM   #45
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when in technical inspection agency they say, that "yes, we can test 4x4 and awd vehicles. ...as long as they are not jeeps (newer than 2000). Jeep's 4x4-systems are too smart for our test-equipment. It doesn't matter, that it's a mk. You have to go to another agency for inspection, sorry."
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