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(Jalopnik) Video History of the Jeep, as told by an idiot   ( jalopnik.com) divider line
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2018-10-11 09:24:51 PM  
a swing and a miss
 
2018-10-11 10:30:55 PM  
That read like a kid fighting with another kid over a comic book.
 
2018-10-12 06:38:19 AM  
Signifying nothing?
 
2018-10-12 07:45:47 AM  
His other article says his stock XJ "out-wheeled" trail rigs.

Shut up dude.
 
2018-10-12 07:49:22 AM  
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2018-10-12 08:16:55 AM  
I love how Stu Jeep left a comment.
 
2018-10-12 08:33:14 AM  
For a better and more accurate history of the Jeep from wartime to present including the Land Rover, Range Rover, the Toyota 4x4 and modern American Motors Jeep, James May's Cars of the People includes an entire episode about the history.   Not a car review in this series.  The entire series is informative and interesting.
 
2018-10-12 08:43:00 AM  
I'm actually debating buying a new Jeep. They have everything I want at a price right in my budget. The only thing that keeps me from pulling the trigger is their (very) low reliability ratings. It's something I could probably get by with, though, since these newer models supposedly hold their value very well and I am a low mileage driver (~5000/year).

Any current or former Jeep owners that care to weigh in, your opinion would be greatly appreciated!
 
2018-10-12 11:09:10 AM  
Anyone that has ever read anything by Ryan Felton would have known the "idiot" part right off the top.
 
2018-10-12 11:15:58 AM  

MightyPez: I'm actually debating buying a new Jeep. They have everything I want at a price right in my budget. The only thing that keeps me from pulling the trigger is their (very) low reliability ratings. It's something I could probably get by with, though, since these newer models supposedly hold their value very well and I am a low mileage driver (~5000/year).

Any current or former Jeep owners that care to weigh in, your opinion would be greatly appreciated!


What Jeep exactly?

When I was looking a few months back, the FARK's had rave reviews for Cherokees - I didn't get much feedback on Wrangler - but I wasn't exactly cross shopping those.  For me they were too expensive, and too spartan.  I have a buddy that has owned 3 of the 4-door wranglers, and they've had no issues with any of them that I know of. 

My sister had an 2012 wrangler - and I was actually impressed with how big it was for being just the 2 door. She owned it for several years, and I never heard of any issues with it.

Stories are so hit and miss. For every "I've encountered no issues" you'll have the same amount of "it sucks" stories.

Drive them, extensively. Cross shop them... it's the only way.. the stats sites are great too.. I was set on a Cherokee to replace my Outback right tilI discovered it only gave me 3c/f more space - the size of one of our travel bins - and to a Silverado crew I went w/ topper.  Now I toss shiat with reckless abandon in the back and have my cabin free and clear of all our shiat, and dogs and pillows.. ugh.
 
2018-10-12 11:25:02 AM  

Drakuun: MightyPez: I'm actually debating buying a new Jeep. They have everything I want at a price right in my budget. The only thing that keeps me from pulling the trigger is their (very) low reliability ratings. It's something I could probably get by with, though, since these newer models supposedly hold their value very well and I am a low mileage driver (~5000/year).

Any current or former Jeep owners that care to weigh in, your opinion would be greatly appreciated!

What Jeep exactly?

When I was looking a few months back, the FARK's had rave reviews for Cherokees - I didn't get much feedback on Wrangler - but I wasn't exactly cross shopping those.  For me they were too expensive, and too spartan.  I have a buddy that has owned 3 of the 4-door wranglers, and they've had no issues with any of them that I know of. 

My sister had an 2012 wrangler - and I was actually impressed with how big it was for being just the 2 door. She owned it for several years, and I never heard of any issues with it.

Stories are so hit and miss. For every "I've encountered no issues" you'll have the same amount of "it sucks" stories.

Drive them, extensively. Cross shop them... it's the only way.. the stats sites are great too.. I was set on a Cherokee to replace my Outback right tilI discovered it only gave me 3c/f more space - the size of one of our travel bins - and to a Silverado crew I went w/ topper.  Now I toss shiat with reckless abandon in the back and have my cabin free and clear of all our shiat, and dogs and pillows.. ugh.


I'm looking at the Renegade/Compass models (though leaning towards Renegade). I'm actually going to try to use the Costco car buying program to see what kind of prices they are able to negotiate to. I'm not a haggler so this may be right up my alley.

Thank fully I have no immediate need for a vehicle so walking away is no issue.
 
2018-10-12 11:27:32 AM  
I would go with the Renegade - the compass isn't a real jeep.
 
2018-10-12 02:34:13 PM  
If you're interested in Jeep history I highly recommend this book:

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