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    Owned half a dozen or more over time- mostly CJ5's and one CJ7. With what they're going for these days I wish I had kept one of them.

    Most of you probably know this little bit of trivia, but the term (and later brand name) "Jeep" derived from the military nomenclature, "Truck, 1/4 Ton, General Purpose". The "General Purpose" became shortened to "GP", which was pronounced "geepee", thence Jeep.

    In later days a Cherokee Country, and two Grand Cherokee Limited's. Presently Jeep-less and not happy about it....
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    I have had a cj5, a wrangler, 2 Cherokees, and a grand Cherokee (still gave it and one of the Cherokees) The old 4.0 6 cylinder is about as bullet proof as any engine can be noe just remember what JEEP stands for Just Expect Electrical Problems That said I keep buying and driving them

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    Jeeps? I wonder if Fiat will make them in Italy.

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    Older Jeep vehicles, like those of the 50's and 60's didn't seem to have electrical issues. Again, as the emissions, and safety standards began to encroach, and the company listened to the ever less competent buyers about creature comforts and "convenience", complexity became an issue. Jeep never came anywhere near the soaring heights of electrical issues when compared to both Lucas and Fiat, even counting the later versions.

    Think about it, you have a box made for off-road, then you start adding electrical loads, wiring made by the lowest bidder, and adding things like AC, and power everything. THEN, you treat it like it's invincible, mixing mud, water, and dents into the operation. What is amazing is that, even with all of those issues, they still even ran. I would also poiont out that it was the larger, an d later, Jeeps that were prone to electrical issues.

    I worked on 15 year old DJ Jeeps for the USPS. They were given minimal maintenance, and treated like crap by the carriers. Yet, they had managed to exist for 20 years doing their jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaskeet View Post
    I have had a cj5, a wrangler, 2 Cherokees, and a grand Cherokee (still gave it and one of the Cherokees) The old 4.0 6 cylinder is about as bullet proof as any engine can be noe just remember what JEEP stands for Just Expect Electrical Problems That said I keep buying and driving them

    I thought is was Just Empty Every Pocket. I picked up a YJ in April. Twenty years was too long to not have a Jeep. I'll be buried in this one. It has a 258 with carb ,A/C, auto, hard top and full doors. The first week I had it the top and doors came off, been running like that since.

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    My dad staffed an ANG Armory (M SGT) in the 80s. He had his own really old left-sided drive Jeep DJ (I'm guessing from the 60s), but it was a piece of junk. It spent more time on jack-stands than it did on the road. He would regularly be allowed the use of a "company" jeep (the GPW). I loved riding in those things. I enjoyed such privileges until the he decided not to show up to work for a week while on a drunken stupor (you know, AWOL). That was the final straw as he had been booted from an ANG recruiting post 7 years before that after getting caught DUI in a company car. That said, I'm all for bringing back that iconic green jeep.

    My next 4 wheel vehicle will likely be either a CJ (or similar) or, if I can find one, an International Scout II. Those things (the latter) were bulletproof.
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    That's cool if they do. I've always liked them and would love to get one.
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    Seems like it would be a lot cheaper than what they are using now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyh View Post
    Seems like it would be a lot cheaper than what they are using now.
    No. I heard they are going to include a free $800 toilet seat with each vehicle.
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