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Friend is thinking of buying a Jeep

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by iliketurtles, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    iliketurtles

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    My buddy is buying a new vehicle and can't decide between a Tacoma and a Jeep. I've heard nothing good about Jeeps and I'm trying to convince him to get a Toyota. Wanted to see if anyone had any horror stories about Jeeps so I can show him this and hopefully save him. He'd use it for hunting, camping, hauling a dirt bike, and has a small kid he wants to put a car seat in there for.
     
  2. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    The new jeep rubicon limited 4 door lifted looks bad ass. But not having a bed kind of sucks.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    Just show him pics of some tacomas on here wheeling or some of the modded ones on here, he'll change his mind, trust me!
     
  4. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    The four door jeeps have been growing on me.....

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    But I couldnt stand not having a bed.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    Friends don't let friends drive Jeeps! :D:p
     
  6. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    So he wants to shoot a deer and throw it in the back seat?

    Throw all his camping shit in this back seat.

    Im sure the dirtbike would enjoy a nice ride in the back seat as well.

    Sounds like the man needs a truck.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    Let him buy what he wants.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    So when he breaks down you can pick him in your tacoma and just give him an "I told you so" look!!!
     
  9. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    I'm really digging those wheels. :eek: :drool:
     
  10. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    If he wants a truck bed or something comfortable for long highway drives, go with the Tacoma.

    If he just wants a fun 4x4 for off roading or as a DD, the Jeep Wrangler is awesome. Not a fan of any of their other current vehicles though.
     
  11. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    Well kinds but really only because it is his money. If I was doing some hardcore wheeling I would be in a Jeep.
     
  12. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Enough modifications to piss the wife off!!
    Jeeps are a great platform for builds but he should know that a stock Wrangler will need major upgrades to withstand off roading on a regular basis. Dependability is definetly an issue with them though....I've had 2, a 79 CJ (see avatar) & a 2000 Wrangler TJ. I would recommend the Tacoma instead.
     
  13. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    Jeeps make a good second vehicle.
     
  14. Aug 16, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    I think that would have been a better choice for you since you do like to find an impassible trail and drive through it.
     
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    touche
     
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    You should say you are back there to tow them out in case they break down.:D
     
  17. Aug 16, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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    Wranglers are bad ass...my pop's got one and hasn't had any problems with it...I think i'd rather get the TJ than the JK...in a Rubicon


    Front and Rear Lockers FTW!!!
     
  18. Aug 16, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    I mean, you can't beat front and rear solid axle + locker from the factory like a rubicon for offroading, but as a dd?

    I was driving a coworker's 06 Rubicon Unlimited (older 2-door one) while my truck was getting supercharged. For offroading, that nice short wheelbase and solid axles and lockers are certainly great. I also didn't mind the transmission, the 6-speed felt a bit more "truck" and "solid" than the taco's, for lack of a better description.

    But for DD? Yikes. The sucker was loud as shit on the highway, rode like a bag of asses duct taped to a radio flyer wagon, got 14mpg even when i drove it easy (stock tires, no lift), and had much less room than the truck, by a long shot. Handled like shit too (one benefit to IFS that's worth keeping in mind.)

    It can't even compare to the truck for loading my GF & me or my dad & me, plus the dog, plus backpacks and gear, to go camping. Or loading up to go to the shooting range (outdoor, use the truck as a table). Or driving long distances for road trips (nice and quiet, tons of room for luggage, way better MPG).

    Yeah... I would only get a jeep for a dedicated offroad vehicle, personally.

    Also, two coworkers have jeeps: your friend needs to get ready to have to use a trailer for anything, from his bike to plywood from home depot.
     
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    i've been throwing around the idea of a jeep for a trail rig .. but i think i want a built tacoma more
     
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