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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cargarage, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Dec 22, 2018 at 10:29 PM
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    Cargarage

    Cargarage [OP] Active Member

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    Big Jeep enthusiast since my dad's red 95 Wrangler S. Looking to get into a commute friendly Jeep in the new year, it would be my first Jeep. My heart is set on a Wrangler but I know I should probably get a Cherokee or Campus since I won't be off-roading in the near future.
     
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  2. Dec 22, 2018 at 10:34 PM
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    Welcome! A part of me says "thats what they all say" ...then the jeep bug begins to bite spreading the binge buying urge throughout the body and IMO of your selected Jeeps the Wrangler is the one followed distantly by the Cherokee (unless its an XJ) lol
     
  3. Dec 22, 2018 at 10:38 PM
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    Cargarage

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    I'll try to keep my Wrangler itch under control while shopping haha currently the mpg is my reality check.
     
  4. Dec 23, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome aboard!
     
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  5. Dec 25, 2018 at 5:45 PM
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    Cargarage

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    Land Cruiser' predecessor :D

    tmg-article_tall.jpg
     
  6. Dec 25, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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    Like the 70s flower on the 9-slot grill
     
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  7. Dec 25, 2018 at 8:33 PM
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    Still trying to find the true origin of the word Jeep! The quest continues!
     
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  8. Dec 26, 2018 at 2:12 AM
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    Hate to say it but the Toyota fj 40 was more capable from factory line than anything since excluding the Benz with portal axles
     
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  9. Dec 26, 2018 at 2:13 AM
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    I think it originally was a acronym from the army . The army loves acronyms
     
  10. Dec 26, 2018 at 10:45 AM
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    Welcome from Oklahoma.
     
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  11. Dec 26, 2018 at 11:41 AM
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    Cargarage

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    I read that but I'm not fully convinced.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2018 at 12:55 PM
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    GP was Fords design for the military vehicle or for military term of General Purpose so it could have come from saying GP, Gee P.
    Alternatively Eugene the jeep was a character from Popeye (1938) and could go anywhere.

    You will probably never find the real honest answer.

    Taken from Wikipedia....to be taken with a grain of salt.
    Many, including R. Lee Ermey, suggest that soldiers of World War II were so impressed with the then-new Willys MB that they informally named it after Eugene the Jeep as it was "small, able to move between dimensions and could solve seemingly impossible problems."
     
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  13. Dec 26, 2018 at 1:51 PM
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    Thank you for all that information :) I'd like to think it's the Popeye character haha.
     
  14. Dec 26, 2018 at 5:17 PM
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    Ty prerunner my memory may have gone up in smoke this holiday
     
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  15. Dec 26, 2018 at 6:55 PM
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  16. Dec 26, 2018 at 6:57 PM
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    Lol yeah cousins in from Colorado ... Yeah that's it
     
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  17. Dec 29, 2018 at 3:09 AM
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  18. Dec 29, 2018 at 4:00 AM
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    That's cool but where ya gonna wheel it ... It looks a city block long lol
     
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  19. Dec 29, 2018 at 7:34 AM
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    Awesome hefty ground pounder Jeep that could use the diesel engine. Might also want the double spare tire option. Minus the extra wheels the JT kind of has the same look.
     
  20. Dec 29, 2018 at 12:46 PM
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    I just finished watching Bird Box soooo...basically I'd drive it everywhere. :jeep: (add blindfold)
     

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