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mike brez

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Posted: 02/12/18 05:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bill.Satellite wrote:

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I just hope you are not thinking the Compass is a REAL Jeep. If you want a true Jeep to do real 4X4 off roading you will need the Jeep Rubicon with Lockers or the Grand Cherokee TRAIL Rated. The minimum for off roading would be the Wrangler Sport. Be advised that even the Sport does not have 'Lockers' so is not TRUE 4 wheel drive. If your salesman can't explain these differences in models, go elsewhere to buy.


Hopefully he's smart enough to know the difference. I don't get why ANYONE would want to own a Wrangler that they have to drive every day. I get the folks who like to trailer them to the mountains and go where they please but the Wrangler is one of the worst riding vehicles I have ever been in an love my Liberty. I have NO plans of taking it off-road but it does great in the snow!


I have a Wrangler and two Liberty's the Liberty is not all that much better.
This is my older one that has been off road quite a bit

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" I don't get why ANYONE would want to own a Wrangler that they have to drive every day."
I get that that is why YOU do not own a Wrangler! What I do not "get" is people who attempt to put THEIR likes and dislikes on everybody else. Seems to me that is really quite a foolish attitude. We are all different, in very different ways!
I had a 2006 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited that I frequently used as a daily driver. I took it on several long trips, 1000 miles or more. I found it to be quite comfortable at freeway speeds. Yes, it kinda rode like a truck. Ya think, maybe, that was because it actually WAS a truck?
I got rid of the Jeep because I wanted a pickup. I got rid of the gasser pickup because I wanted more towing power. Yep, the diesel rides like a truck. That is definitely because it IS a TRUCK!
Now, I wish I had a Jeep Wrangler to tow behind the motorhome. But, I would have to get rid of the pickup, so that isn't gonna happen!
Choices. It is all about choices!


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BTW...Don't confuse 4 Wheel drive with ALL Wheel drive. Again, if u'r salesman can't or WON'T explain the difference, to YOUR satisfaction, ... buy elsewhere.


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I drive mine... Everyday. 25000 miles a year. It's a machine, not a me too. It has characteristics most no other vehicles have. It's not a car, it doesn't drive like one nor is it a run of the mill SUV.

The roads here in MI are Filled with pot holes, swallowing up the tires and wheels of most other vehicles. It's not drive between the lines, more like dodge the sink holes and hope no one else is in the lane next to you during this maneuver. The jeep laughs at them. Snow, not a problem. Off road, it does it all. Compact enough to fit and go anyplace. Can go completely topless or pull the t tops. Not a whole lot of others can do this.

For those into customizing, the available after market gear is crazy what you can do. You can design yours to look like no other on the road, with stuff you can buy over the Internet.

We also own a Jeep Grand Cherokee overland. Real nice and comfy, but I always like climbing back into my Rubicon.

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We have a 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited that the manual says is towable. After completing the 12 step program using a paper clip to depress a tiny hidden button and standing outside on one leg and hopping 3 times in a circle it is supposed to be flat towable.

We have friends with an SUV that can only be towed 200-250 miles before they have to stop and unhook and drive it awhile before they can rehook and proceed. Guess it is to circulate fluids that require the engine running to be involved and not just rolling down the road behind a coach.

We were at an RV Park a few years ago having morning coffee and breakfast. A coach pulled up to the office getting ready to head out. Wife pulls up behind it in their toad and they hook it up to the coach. As they rolled out I noted the tires on the toad were not turning. That and the screetching rubber on pavement sound told me something was not right. I bailed out of the RV and ran down and pounded on their coach to get them to stop and check their toad. They had only moved about 25' so no damage that I know of. A few adjustments to the toad and they were on their way to better mileage and less tire wear.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Hopefully he's smart enough to know the difference. I don't get why ANYONE would want to own a Wrangler that they have to drive every day. I get the folks who like to trailer them to the mountains and go where they please but the Wrangler is one of the worst riding vehicles I have ever been in an love my Liberty. I have NO plans of taking it off-road but it does great in the snow!


I have two Jeep wranglers and both of them are daily drivers. The wife has a 2014 JKU and I have a 2015 JK. I love them both and will always have Jeeps.


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Ok it looks like the compass is out. What about the 4x4 Patriot?

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jolooote wrote:

I just hope you are not thinking the Compass is a REAL Jeep. If you want a true Jeep to do real 4X4 off roading you will need the Jeep Rubicon with Lockers or the Grand Cherokee TRAIL Rated. The minimum for off roading would be the Wrangler Sport. Be advised that even the Sport does not have 'Lockers' so is not TRUE 4 wheel drive. If your salesman can't explain these differences in models, go elsewhere to buy.


Here we go... where'd I put that popcorn?


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Posted: 02/14/18 07:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

look at the Cherokee Trailhawk, it is very comfortable and has a locker for 4x4, tows 4 down. I have a 2014, probably towed 30,000 miles, and been on some awesome mountain rides in Colorado. Definately not as capable as a Rubicon, but it goes everywhere I want to go.

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The Cherokee is a beauty! Not to be confused with the Grand Cherokee.


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