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Old 06-12-2014, 01:03 PM
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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

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I can believe that his 2002 Jeep Wrangler is worth today what he paid for it 3 years ago. My cousin loves Wranglers and buys them and sells them all the time used. They hold their value incredibly well, and modified Wranglers even if its just a small lift and big tires ALWAYS have a demand.

He buys them, keeps them for a couple years, and sells them for what he paid all the time. He has like 5 right now.
Yep. I don't know why that's so hard for f1anatic to believe. I did the same thing with an Impreza Outback I bought a few years ago. Spent $10K on it, sold it for $10,500 a year later when I wanted something different.
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Old 06-12-2014, 01:36 PM
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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

So I just deleted all the non Jeep, non topic, non essential, nonsense from the thread...which was a lot of posts. Lets try to keep it somewhat on topic if possible. The thread is so riveting and informative I didn't want to chance it going flammable on me.

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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

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So, how do you guys justify spending so much money on a jeep? I am serious, as I am looking for a couple of good reasons to convince myself to get one.
Here's the thing.

We can talk all day long about the hows and whys that we got our Jeeps, but you're the final arbiter. Our reasons aren't your reasons.

The Jeep is an expense. It's money down the well.

It's difficult to buy pretty much anything new today for under $30K, anything in the midrange size, with a few bells and whistles.

If you don't think the vehicle is worth what you need to pay for it, then don't buy it.

It's not like you're trapped in a desert filling station with some guy charging $500 for a radiator hose.

Is the Jeep worth it? It is to us, otherwise we wouldn't have bought it. We can grouse about the prices we pay, but yet, here we are, Jeep owners, paying "high prices", yet there's no gun to our heads.

I justify mine by the fact that it has what I wanted in a vehicle, and it was the cheapest one that met my criteria. Would I have like to pay less? Yes. Would I have liked Jeep to offer my features more ala carte, or perhaps on a lower spec? (Notably the ELSD on the V6) Yes.

But do I feel cheated or swindled or between a rock and a hard place? No.

Cars are a waste of money. NEW cars especially. Especially today. If you were Smart(tm) you'd wait until 2017 and get a 2 year old '15 model, so there's no chance of getting an early adopter '14, plus the new rev would be coming out driving the prices down even farther.

As they say in "Next door millionaire" (or something like that), buy 2-3 years old, buy one every 3 years, pay cash, sell cash, buy Japanese. That advice would keep you in Camrys and Accords until you're done.

It's good advice.

I don't follow it. I'm doing that consciously.

My cars aren't about resale value, I keep them too long.

I wanted what the Jeep has. Nothing does what it does at a better value. I will not use it to its potential. My potential is lower than it's capability, but I like it that way. Bang/buck, in the current market, the JGC, even at silly prices, is a steal. Either Jeep has a great value, or everyone else is ripping us off.

If the Overland is too high, get the Limited. It already has more stuff than I know what to do with as it is. But that's me.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:21 PM
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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

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So I just deleted all the non Jeep, non topic, non essential, nonsense from the thread...which was a lot of posts. Lets try to keep it somewhat on topic if possible. The thread is so riveting and informative I didn't want to chance it going flammable on me.

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Does that mean Jessica is gone?
Yes it does. I never liked her anyway! She's welcome to find a new home in flammables, or better yet garage storage, where we keep all the other girly picts etc.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:59 PM
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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

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Here's the thing.

We can talk all day long about the hows and whys that we got our Jeeps, but you're the final arbiter. Our reasons aren't your reasons.

The Jeep is an expense. It's money down the well.

It's difficult to buy pretty much anything new today for under $30K, anything in the midrange size, with a few bells and whistles.

If you don't think the vehicle is worth what you need to pay for it, then don't buy it.
Absolutely, drive it, if you fall in love with it and you can 'afford' it, then buy it. That's what happened to me. If not, keep buying 2nd hand japanese cars for utility value only.

I'm a saver, hate having debt. But I had to have my Jeep. Even the missus couldn't stop me.
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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

I think this thread should've/could've been summed up with one sentence.

It's your money and your decision.

Had you asked about features or others experiences with the jeep then I could grasp all the 10 hour long responses. This just seems ridiculous to me is all.

Maybe it's just me but I get annoyed with all the nanny responses. People telling strangers how to spend and save.

All you nannies out there could start telling me what to do, tell me to move on if I don't like the convo. I guess it's like a car accident. I see it and I can't look away.

To the op, if you want a financial adviser you should hire one. If you want a jeep you should buy one. If you want a nanny then you just found 30 of them on this thread and they are going to spank you verbally if you do something they said you weren't allowed to.

This isn't a jeep conversation, it's a jerk convention that used to have a hot Jessica Simpson picture in the middle of it.

Was that too harsh?


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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

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I think this thread should've/could've been summed up with one sentence.

It's your money and your decision.

Had you asked about features or others experiences with the jeep then I could grasp all the 10 hour long responses. This just seems ridiculous to me is all.

Maybe it's just me but I get annoyed with all the nanny responses. People telling strangers how to spend and save.

All you nannies out there could start telling me what to do, tell me to move on if I don't like the convo. I guess it's like a car accident. I see it and I can't look away.

To the op, if you want a financial adviser you should hire one. If you want a jeep you should buy one. If you want a nanny then you just found 30 of them on this thread and they are going to spank you verbally if you do something they said you weren't allowed to.

This isn't a jeep conversation, it's a jerk convention that used to have a hot Jessica Simpson picture in the middle of it.

Was that too harsh?


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I agree! To the op shut the f up! First world problems to the max! Your making all that money and want to complain about the cost of the jeep?? Just keep driving your piece of trash and go die with that cash in your pocket. Your type of person must be a blast to hang around.
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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

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I think this thread should've/could've been summed up with one sentence.

It's your money and your decision.

Had you asked about features or others experiences with the jeep then I could grasp all the 10 hour long responses. This just seems ridiculous to me is all.

Maybe it's just me but I get annoyed with all the nanny responses. People telling strangers how to spend and save.

All you nannies out there could start telling me what to do, tell me to move on if I don't like the convo. I guess it's like a car accident. I see it and I can't look away.

To the op, if you want a financial adviser you should hire one. If you want a jeep you should buy one. If you want a nanny then you just found 30 of them on this thread and they are going to spank you verbally if you do something they said you weren't allowed to.

This isn't a jeep conversation, it's a jerk convention that used to have a hot Jessica Simpson picture in the middle of it.

Was that too harsh?


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Not harsh, just inaccurate. He asked for opinions, I gave mine. I'm certainly not going to keep banging my head on the wall in this thread; some of you have the financial smarts of a dried biscuit, not my problem at all. I just tried to give OP some good advice, which he explicitly asked for. You're welcome to hang out in different threads if this bothers you so much.
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Re: $50k+ is a lot of money for a new vehicle...

I don't think the OP asked others to tell him what to do with his money, he is asking how others justified the expense to themselves. Some people have no problem justifying blowing their money, others do.
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