I came into the Jeep world %100 expecting the things I've heard people say about how they are unreliable, weak, and horrible to drive.
Now, with that in perspective I thought, okay I'm spending$50k on a vehicle, I'm a littler nervous - yet I was determined; I've always wanted a military style looking vehicle that looked a little out of the norm.
On top of all of this, I have had many vehicles, so everyone naturally said I couldn't keep it a year:
1988 Audi 4000(?)
1990 Audi 90
2001 Audi A4 & 2004 Yamaha R1
2005.5 Audi A4
2011 Audi A4
2014 Audi S4
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1994 GMC Sierra
2007 GMC Sierra
2011 GMC Sierra
2014 GMC Sierra (x2 long story - don't bring a new vehicle home as a 'surpise' it doesn't work on the grooms dinner for your wedding)
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon
After a week of driving everyone I knew could tell how excited I was, and still am a year later.
When asked why, I tried to explain... It's this feeling of being free that can't be explained..
Then there's the easy side! The enjoyment of having the ability to tear your roof and doors off in 15 minutes, the rush of feeling the air and rain crash into your face as you pass people in a storm with the perplexed looks pouring in just as much as the water, and the fearlessness of plowing through feet of snow.
It wouldn't at all be possible though without my faith and my super supporting wife Nicole!
Credit due where credit is earned. Of all the blessings I've come into, the wife trumps them all; we are a team.
If anyone reads this and is thinking of a Jeep (any model) know that living in your means is necessary to enjoy life, just as much as in a vehicle in this world you can't take with you when you pass on. If you aren't happy where you are, a Jeep won't make your life right. You need to be happy prior to material things. That's my little motivation speech, if it was one.
I hope everyone had a great year! I sure did joining the Jeep crew
On 10.24.2020 I added the Rock Slide Engineering steps; I did not opt for the rock guards, as I don't rock crawl all the time; yet. I did go to Menards, picked up some LED lights and installed them myself, liked the brightness they had:
They do make noise when they open and close, which I greatly appreciate. Hearing that step and knowing it's up is a nice piece of mind to me.
Took me and a buddy a Saturday, and after saving $700 at the dealer, decided to go 37's - being installed right now