why so many jeeps now on road?

   / why so many jeeps now on road? #161  
Jeeps don't have the least depreciation by a long shot. The least depreciation is Honda then Hyundai. According to the math not my opinion.
Really? A quick google search.....
Top 10 Vehicles With the Lowest Depreciation - iSeeCars Study
RankModelAverage 5-Year DepreciationAvg $ Difference from MSRP
1Jeep Wrangler9.2%$2,796
2Jeep WranglerUnlimited10.5%$3,810
3Porsche 91112.8%$20,710
4Toyota Tacoma13.8%$4,899
5Toyota Tundra19.5%$8,458
6Ford Mustang21.0%$7,280
7Chevrolet Corvette22.7%$17,655
8Chevrolet Camaro23.6%$8,553
9Dodge Challenger24.4%$10,308
10Toyota 4Runner24.6%$10,818
Average for All Vehicles40.1%$15,764



.....and it's been this way for about the last 6 years.....
 
   / why so many jeeps now on road? #162  
People say Jeep’s get bad fuel mileage? How many people on this forum own pickups that get worse fuel mileage than a Jeep?
Jeep Wrangler owner for many, many years. Current is a TJ Rubicon, lifted, 4.10 gears and 33" tires. I maintain an Excel spreadsheet for all my vehicles that calculates actual fuel mileage - I've yet to find a dash display that is really accurate. That Excel spreadsheet tells me my Rubicon has averaged 16.3 mpg over its life. My 2016 F150 with the 3.5 Ecoboost engine (with ~ 55,000 miles on it now) has averaged 20.9 mpg over its life.

Most people who live in Nevada have no choice but to drive dirt roads - not much pavement around here. If I leave my driveway and drive due south it is 135 miles to the nearest pavement. A Jeep makes it much easier to navigate dirt roads that wash out every time there's a good rainstorm. Not many vehicles can cross a washout like this. No problem for a Jeep.
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So yes, there's a "plethora" of Jeeps around here.
 
   / why so many jeeps now on road? #163  
A few pics of my son's '74 J10..... but, only the body/frame is original now. He put a Cummins and a 6 speed manual in it. Dana 60's front and rear. Plus a bunch more.
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My other son has an '89 XJ, soon to have new custom built axles and 3 link suspension. They both off-road frequently.

I myself have owned 12 Jeeps, starting with a CJ-5 in 1979. We had a CJ-7, a couple of Wagoneers, a couple of YJs, a couple of TJs, a couple of XJs, and a couple of Wrangler Unlimiteds. My '97 XJ (Cherokee) had 410,000 when I sold it 13 years later. It is still going. I traded in my 2012 Unlimited 2 years ago and miss it everyday. I purchased it used with 60K on the meter for $24K. I got $22K for it on a trade (with over 200K miles on it along with hail damage) on a new Frontier crew cab.

I like the Frontier, nice ride, good power, but just not the same..... even the wifey agrees and wants another Jeep. We will be looking next year for a diesel Gladiator. We will probably have to order one because we only want certain options..... none of the fancy 'bling'.
 
   / why so many jeeps now on road? #164  
Jeep Wrangler owner for many, many years. Current is a TJ Rubicon, lifted, 4.10 gears and 33" tires. I maintain an Excel spreadsheet for all my vehicles that calculates actual fuel mileage - I've yet to find a dash display that is really accurate. That Excel spreadsheet tells me my Rubicon has averaged 16.3 mpg over its life. My 2016 F150 with the 3.5 Ecoboost engine (with ~ 55,000 miles on it now) has averaged 20.9 mpg over its life.

Most people who live in Nevada have no choice but to drive dirt roads - not much pavement around here. If I leave my driveway and drive due south it is 135 miles to the nearest pavement. A Jeep makes it much easier to navigate dirt roads that wash out every time there's a good rainstorm. Not many vehicles can cross a washout like this. No problem for a Jeep.
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So yes, there's a "plethora" of Jeeps around here.
That one's not so bad, but most likely you see a lot worse. That's why I hate ABS... I went through a washout doing about 30 because the computer wouldn't let the brakes do what they're supposed to do. It cost me several hundred dollars in front end work...
 
   / why so many jeeps now on road? #165  
A few pics of my son's '74 J10..... but, only the body/frame is original now. He put a Cummins and a 6 speed manual in it. Dana 60's front and rear. Plus a bunch more.
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My other son has an '89 XJ, soon to have new custom built axles and 3 link suspension. They both off-road frequently.

I myself have owned 12 Jeeps, starting with a CJ-5 in 1979. We had a CJ-7, a couple of Wagoneers, a couple of YJs, a couple of TJs, a couple of XJs, and a couple of Wrangler Unlimiteds. My '97 XJ (Cherokee) had 410,000 when I sold it 13 years later. It is still going. I traded in my 2012 Unlimited 2 years ago and miss it everyday. I purchased it used with 60K on the meter for $24K. I got $22K for it on a trade (with over 200K miles on it along with hail damage) on a new Frontier crew cab.

I like the Frontier, nice ride, good power, but just not the same..... even the wifey agrees and wants another Jeep. We will be looking next year for a diesel Gladiator. We will probably have to order one because we only want certain options..... none of the fancy 'bling'.
The Gladiator diesel is my dream “fun” truck. My thought was to wait another couple years and find a lightly used one. Problem is, they hold their value so well that they don’t come down much in price!!!
 
   / why so many jeeps now on road? #166  
One of my coworkers leased a Jeep and the 3 year lease came up this year and she bought it to turn around to sell it...

Cost of ownership basically a wash because she had a low lease payment and made thousands selling it due to demand...

Had never been off-road and under 20k miles... not much driving the last two years...
 
   / why so many jeeps now on road? #167  
Started with a used CJ7 back in 78 after driving the mountain roads/trails in the CA San Bernadino Nat'l forest in a full size Ford van. Wife didn't like looking over the edge in the wide van. So we bought the used CJ7. Spent many weekends in the CA mountains exploring and camping. Sold it to buy the first house, then wanted the new CJ*(?) Scrambler when it came out in 81. Added the full hard top and a back seat when the first kid came along. With the original top used to carry 8ft drywall up over the top on the headache bar(rollbar). One time coming back from Central CA weekend with no doors, it rained. Very interesting driving in the rain. Kind of like a convertible top down in the rain. When the second kid came along the wife wanted 4 doors to buckle kids in car seats. So we traded the Scambler for a 85 Cherokee with a Renault 4banger turbo diesel. That was a blast to drive especially when the turbo kicked in. Sold it after the timing chain/belt broke and with interference valve clearance trashed the engine. Pontiac dealer took in on trade for one of his employees that rebuilt it. And bought our first minivans. Jon
 
   / why so many jeeps now on road? #168  
Really? A quick google search.....
Top 10 Vehicles With the Lowest Depreciation - iSeeCars Study
RankModelAverage 5-Year DepreciationAvg $ Difference from MSRP
1Jeep Wrangler9.2%$2,796
2Jeep WranglerUnlimited10.5%$3,810
3Porsche 91112.8%$20,710
4Toyota Tacoma13.8%$4,899
5Toyota Tundra19.5%$8,458
6Ford Mustang21.0%$7,280
7Chevrolet Corvette22.7%$17,655
8Chevrolet Camaro23.6%$8,553
9Dodge Challenger24.4%$10,308
10Toyota 4Runner24.6%$10,818
Average for All Vehicles40.1%$15,764


.....and it's been this way for about the last 6 years.....
 
   / why so many jeeps now on road? #169  
I should have checked more sources. I trusted a Yahoo post by JD Power
 
   / why so many jeeps now on road? #170  
I have had more CJ7s than I can count..Have a really nice one now that gets maybe 500 miles a year. We have also had a few newer 4 door Sahara Wranglers that were my wife daily driver. They were leased and they held value remarkably well. At trade time we had 3-4K in equity every time. Decent fuel economy..18-19 mpg and the convince of 4WD for snow or the beach.. and a convertible roof...This is why they will always be desirable.
 
 
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