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Post  cpgardner 8/27/2014, 2:59 pm

Hi everyone,

My name is Chris and I am looking to become a first time Jeep owner and Geoff (known here as CrawlingForward) pushed me in this direction to get some help and guidance. I travel around 75% of the time for work so I am looking for something that will be fun to drive on the weekends and my weeks off.

My budget is between $5k to $10k and my preference was towards an automatic, but Geoff has me thinking this might be a good vehicle to learn standard. I’m also focusing my search on 2-door models.

Do you have any good advice of where to start?

Thanks,
Chris
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Post  dongalonga 8/27/2014, 3:54 pm

If you don't drive stick already this would not be the best way to learn. Off-roading with a manual is not all that easy to be honest.
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Post  cpgardner 8/27/2014, 3:57 pm

At this point, off-roading isn't the plan (not a lot of time or money to invest). But that could change in the future.
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Post  dongalonga 8/27/2014, 4:09 pm

In that case go for a stick. Jeeps are some of the easiest to learn on the street. If it is going to be DD that you need to have space get a LJ or a Cherokee.
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Post  Mark 8/28/2014, 10:03 am

Automatics are great for rock crawling but I would rather have a manual trans,, plus I and many others have had bad luck with the automatic transmissions leaving them stranded.
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