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    Will the Military Bring Back the "Jeep"?

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    I think it's probably a good thing if it happens. It would be a more specialized tool.

    Ive always wanted one. I'm seriously considering making one my next new vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAviator View Post
    I think it's probably a good thing if it happens. It would be a more specialized tool.

    Ive always wanted one. I'm seriously considering making one my next new vehicle.
    When I was in the military, back when vehicles were powered by coal, I drove the Jeep a lot.
    Those little buggers were almost indestructible and fun to drive.
    I've always wanted one but they aren't a very practical family car............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
    When I was in the military, back when vehicles were powered by coal, I drove the Jeep a lot.
    Those little buggers were almost indestructible and fun to drive.
    I've always wanted one but they aren't a very practical family car............
    Thats exactly why we don't have one yet. But in less than 4 years my daughter will be 16 so we figure if we add an additional vehicle it can be a toy!
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    It would have to be redesigned. The original jeep is a far relative from what we have today. Rebuilding jeeps used to be my hobby. The really old Korean war jeeps, were pretty cool. I would love to find an old AMC with the 2.5 strait 4 & locking hubs over full time.

    In a modern machine, General Dynamics should buy the old jeep, everyone else has, and put a GM 5.3 in a fulltime 4x4 transmission.
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    We had 10 jeeps in our platoon and only 4 privates. ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAviator View Post
    Thats exactly why we don't have one yet. But in less than 4 years my daughter will be 16 so we figure if we add an additional vehicle it can be a toy!

    I guess I have no reason to talk.
    Back in the middle of my proverbial "mid-life-crisis" I bought a new Toyota MR2.
    It was great fun to drive, good mileage and I looked studly driving it.
    Buy a large Pepsi on the way home from work and there was no more room inside for anything....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickenbacher39 View Post
    I guess I have no reason to talk.
    Back in the middle of my proverbial "mid-life-crisis" I bought a new Toyota MR2.
    It was great fun to drive, good mileage and I looked studly driving it.
    Buy a large Pepsi on the way home from work and there was no more room inside for anything....
    I used to love flying a plane like that. It was small so the date had to practically sit in your lap and the flap lever was perfectly positioned so I could say I was just adjusting the flaps and have it look totally plausible!
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    I own and drive a Suzuki 4-door Sidekick. It's paid for, very economical to operate and maintain, and reliable in a way that Chrysler Jeeps cannot even imagine.

    So why do I still want to own a Jeep Wrangler?!
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    The military decided that the old Jeep wasn't "modern", and was too small, so we got the Humvee.

    What they overlooked was the fact that the Jeep was designed to fit game trails, be easily transportable in large numbers, and easy to repair in the field. Not every combat zone is arid desert. Nobody has ever, in the history of man-kind, developed anything that truly worked perfectly, everywhere.

    I grew up with the older Jeeps, 4 cyl. stick-shift, mechanical 4WD, and 2 doors. They were remarkably rugged, and didn't take a back-seat to anything else on the market. Nothing. Modern emissions standards, and safety standards pretty much made them increasingly complex, and, like anything else, increasing complexity causes decreasing reliability. If the Suzuki Side-kick was such an outstanding vehicle, they'd still be making them, right? Or any of their line would still be available in America.
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