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Bought my JTR Launch Edition September 1, 2019. I have done a lot of mods and mods to the mods. It now has about 45k mile and I’ll be keeping it for the foreseeable future. The 2024 updates are tempting bigger screen, enhanced safety, power seats and the improved air flow of the grill. But the one I have has provided many smiles/mile and promises to continue doing so.
The last thing my eyes need in a vehicle is a bigger screen. Power seats would be nice, but I also dig the manual strap adjustments. I say you have a great plan!
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A sports car, convertible or big V8 truck would be fun for a little while, but not very long.
I have a convertible sports car and a V8 sporty sedan, and they are also a lot of fun, but guess where they're spending the winter: In storage. The Gladdy is my year-round-utility-plus-fun favorite.
 
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I have a convertible sports car and a V8 sporty sedan, and they are also a lot of fun, but guess where they're spending the winter: In storage. The Gladdy is my year-round-utility-plus-fun favorite.
Are you just going to sit there and tease us or show us pics of these garage queens?!
 

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Are you just going to sit there and tease us or show us pics of these garage queens?!
LOL. The Gladiator is actually the garage queen this time of year. The other two are literally stored away in a facility with covers on. Sorry to disappoint, but they are nothing to look at anyway. It's an old Boxster and an old BMW. All 3 have something in common though: Naturally aspirated, hydraulic steering (JT is hydro-electric actually), and an analog feel to them. With the Boxster being the rawest\least-forgiving\noisiest\harshest on-road ride of the 3. The BMW the better balanced and best OEM on-road suspension of the bunch. The Gladiator the most rugged, practical and of course happiest to go on dirt and snow of the group. It's a three-way love affair, sort of speak :)

However, my wife keeps nagging me bout getting rid of the old cars that I only drive half of the year, etc. The solution was to get them out of her sight and hence the storage thing. Only the Gladiator and I know where they're hidden (J\K).
 
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LOL. The Gladiator is actually the garage queen this time of year. The other two are literally stored away in a facility with covers on. Sorry to disappoint, but they are nothing to look at anyway. It's an old Boxster and an old BMW. All 3 have something in common though: Naturally aspirated, hydraulic steering (JT is hydro-electric actually), and an analog feel to them. With the Boxster being the rawest\least-forgiving\noisiest\harshest on-road ride of the 3. The BMW the better balanced and best OEM on-road suspension of the bunch. The Gladiator the most rugged, practical and of course happiest to go on dirt and snow of the group. It's a three-way love affair, sort of speak :)

However, my wife keeps nagging me bout getting rid of the old cars that I only drive half of the year, etc. The solution was to get them out of her sight and hence the storage thing. Only the Gladiator and I know where they're hidden (J\K).
Very nice. My mom still has her 97 Boxter, fun car!

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On a happy note, after a ton of hard work, I just received my lien release letter after paying the JT off! I’m going to have so much fun in this thing. Will it be a love/hate relationship like any other Jeep? Of course! But, I can’t imagine not having a Jeep on those off road days, beach trips or practically any warm, sunny day. No other vehicle keeps a smile on my face like a Jeep. A sports car, convertible or big V8 truck would be fun for a little while, but not very long.

This Jeep is my daily and I have 0 regrets. If interest rates are scaring you for any vehicle, budget to pay off the principle quickly. These aren’t mortgages, 7% or slightly lower isn’t that bad (With a good down payment). Covid rates are gone.

If you are in your Jeep for the long haul and are determined to pay off the loan, It feels so good! More money for mods, gas, trips, etc.

Don‘t take this as a braggy or "good for you" post. I’m trying to shed some light on all of the negative, "Time to sell", "Tried trading in my Jeep" or "Value down the toilet" threads.

Rausch Creek and OBX are first on my list ☀ If any other east coast or people traveling to the east coast are planning any trips/trail rides, please keep the forum updated as I may join. This is the reason I bought a capable, off road machine.

Happy Jeeping to you all!
I hear ya Bro. Two and half years I’ll be an outright JT owner and the mods will begin
 

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On a happy note, after a ton of hard work, I just received my lien release letter after paying the JT off! I’m going to have so much fun in this thing. Will it be a love/hate relationship like any other Jeep? Of course! But, I can’t imagine not having a Jeep on those off road days, beach trips or practically any warm, sunny day. No other vehicle keeps a smile on my face like a Jeep. A sports car, convertible or big V8 truck would be fun for a little while, but not very long.

This Jeep is my daily and I have 0 regrets. If interest rates are scaring you for any vehicle, budget to pay off the principle quickly. These aren’t mortgages, 7% or slightly lower isn’t that bad (With a good down payment). Covid rates are gone.

If you are in your Jeep for the long haul and are determined to pay off the loan, It feels so good! More money for mods, gas, trips, etc.

Don‘t take this as a braggy or "good for you" post. I’m trying to shed some light on all of the negative, "Time to sell", "Tried trading in my Jeep" or "Value down the toilet" threads.

Rausch Creek and OBX are first on my list ☀ If any other east coast or people traveling to the east coast are planning any trips/trail rides, please keep the forum updated as I may join. This is the reason I bought a capable, off road machine.

Happy Jeeping to you all!
Congrats! My 2020 JTR is paid off Feb 2025. I plan to keep it 10 years..we’ll see what’s available in 2030.
 
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Just want to say thanks for posting a positive note and that is amazing you paid off your Jeep. I have a few years left but I really love my Jeep and couldn't imagine life without it!
 

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Congrats to all those who have already paid them off! I just bought a new-to-me 2020 JTR a couple months ago (3.6L,auto,29k miles,mostly stock), and still owe ~$20k on it. Like some others have mentioned, I won't be doing any serious mods until it's paid off (in another year or so since it's my only debt). Hoping to get another year out of the stock tires (look to have about half tread left) so I can do a lift, tires, gears all at the same time.

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I can't wait. We usually stay in Duck, but we are renting a house on a 4x4 access only next year.
 
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Congrats to all those who have already paid them off! I just bought a new-to-me 2020 JTR a couple months ago (3.6L,auto,29k miles,mostly stock), and still owe ~$20k on it. Like some others have mentioned, I won't be doing any serious mods until it's paid off (in another year or so since it's my only debt). Hoping to get another year out of the stock tires (look to have about half tread left) so I can do a lift, tires, gears all at the same time.

Luis
Doing it all at once is the right way to go. Take advantage of the marketplace here on the forum too, lots of good stuff. If you're able to put more towards the loan every month, do it - the sooner you will be car debt free and that much closer to customizing your build!
 

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Great post and fun thread, thanks everyone!
I had mods on my 2021 Mojave within about 8 hours after picking it up at the dealership, lol.
Fingers crossed I can get it paid off by early 2025, that will be a relief.

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Great post and fun thread, thanks everyone!
I had mods on my 2021 Mojave within about 8 hours after picking it up at the dealership, lol.
Fingers crossed I can get it paid off by early 2025, that will be a relief.

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