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Getting ready to buy my first jeep

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Erin505, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Mar 15, 2017 at 1:10 PM
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    Erin505

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    About to buy my first Jeep next week!
    Hi~
    I'm getting ready to buy my first Jeep next week. Just wondering thoughts about 2 door vs 4 door. Pretty much set on a soft top. I have a 12 year old son and am a single mom, but other than that I'm pretty open to what I'm getting. Any other important factors I should be looking for? I've always wanted a Jeep so I'm super excited about this purchase, but pretty naive about what I'm doing to be honest.
    Any pointers would be great!
     
  2. Mar 15, 2017 at 5:28 PM
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    UrbanCowboy

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    2 door may be more fun around town and is the more classic look. The 4 door is more practical as it's easier to get in the back seat and has a much larger trunk area. As for driving, 2 door will be a bit more nimble and 4 door will be a bit more stable.
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2017 at 8:26 PM
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    chris4x4

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    welcome! Drive both, and look at the easy of getting into the back seat, and storage. Treat it like you would on a Dailey basis.
     
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    By the 2 door. Give it to your son in 4 years, and then by yourself a 4 door.
     
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  5. Mar 17, 2017 at 3:23 PM
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    About to buy my first Jeep next week!
    Thanks for the advice. I'm going tomorrow to hopefully buy one! The sales guy is trying to say the hard top is a better fit for me ~
    Any thoughts?
     
  6. Mar 17, 2017 at 7:31 PM
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    How often do you plan on wanting the top off. Where do you live? If you're in Seattle where it rains 300 days out of the year I'd consider the hard top. Does it get 10 below often where you live; I'd consider the hard top. Do you have a garage that you can install a hard top hoist in (pretty easy install) to make it easy to remove and reinstall your hard top when you do want to take it off? Are you in LA; soft top. Are you in Miami; soft top. That really depends on you. I will say that I have wheeled in extreme heat (115*F) in Utah and wished I had an insulated hard top to try to keep in the cold air from the overworked AC. The soft top just doesn't provide much insulation against extreme temperatures. If you do get a Hard top consider getting the spit top where you can remove just the portion of the roof over the front passengers like a porsche targa top.
     
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