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My Jeep obsession: When to stop being frugal

brown jeep wrangler with top down and brown dog in the front seatHere’s the thing: I have wanted a Jeep Wrangler since I was 16 years old.

That’s when one of my soccer teammates got a new one for her birthday. My experience was different.

When I turned 17, my mom handed me the spare key to her old Dodge Caravan to say I could use it when she wasn’t ferrying around my siblings.

Even after I bought a sensible, affordable Honda Civic after college, the idea of a Wrangler has been stuck in my craw.

I’ve priced them hundreds of times — new ones, used ones, certified preowned ones.

I’ve scoured Craigslist and car websites, dreaming of driving one down to the Jersey Shore — an area about which I have written two books — wind in my hair as I cruised to the beach in the ultimate beach car.

But I told myself I couldn’t buy a Jeep. It’s not a sensible car.

My Civic was fine, and when it wasn’t fine, I’d just buy another two-door sedan because that’s the sensible, financially correct thing to do.

Well, screw that.

I’m a saver. I put away more than half of my income toward retirement and emergency savings.

I bought a house that costs much less than what I can afford. I even appreciate having a smaller dog because she doesn’t eat as much as a big dog would.

But as I looked at my friend’s 1999 tan, manual Jeep Wrangler Sport, I realized frugality should not be the rule for every part of our lives.

I have wanted this car since before I could drive.

Continue reading: http://www.interest.com/auto/advice/my-jeep-obsession-when-to-stop-being-frugal/#comments

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Jeep follows up Super Bowl spot with call to help the USO


Once again, Chrysler had one of the most talked about Super Bowl commercials with its two-minute Whole Again Jeep spot, which was used to highlight its Operation SAFE Return program for US military personnel returning home from active duty. As part of this campaign, Jeep announced today that it will be donating up to $300,000 to the United Services Organizations (USO), and you can help.

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Simply tweet using the #joinOSR hashtag on Twitter, visit the Yahoo! homepage or go to the Jeep Operation SAFE Return website, and Jeep will donate $1 to a fund that provides returning troops things like employment assistance and incentives to buy new vehicles. Jeep is also donating to this charity to the tune of $250 for each Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited (including the Freedom Edition model) and Jeep Patriot Freedom Edition model sold.

Read more here: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/02/05/jeep-follows-up-super-bowl-spot-with-call-to-help-the-uso

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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition Pre-Sell in Now Open!


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Jeep Liberty replacement takes shape


Now that the Liberty has left us for greener pastures, it’s time to start looking into the future of the midsize Jeep model. The next all-new vehicle for the off-road brand will be the SUV you see here, effectively replacing the Liberty, and not necessarily carrying on with that name.

From the sides, the prototype you see here sort of looks like a miniature version of the handsome Grand Cherokee, albeit with a bit more in the way of body sculpting. Up front, the seven-slat grille will be front and center, with completely revised headlamp designs that are reportedly angular and sweep well into the front fenders (you can sort of see what we’re talking about in the side profile). That doesn’t sound very Jeep-like, but we’ll reserve judgment until we, you know, see the thing.

Continue reading: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/16/jeep-liberty-replacement-takes-shape/

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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets surprisingly comprehensive update, new diesel power


Traditionally, automotive journalists can be heard muttering something to the effect of “Geeze, it’s about time!” whenever a vehicle’s midcycle refresh is revealed. As we routinely see and drive new models many months before the public even claps eyes on them in showrooms – and then go on to tweeze apart their minutia in our daily writings – perhaps some impatience is to be expected. With so much exposure to a given vehicle, it’s fair to say we tire of most cars and trucks far more quickly than the average consumer.

Which is why we’re pleased to say “Oh, is it time for that already?” when it comes to the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The current WK2 Grand Cherokee hit the market in 2011 and climbed its way into our hearts with its rugged good looks, go-anywhere capability and surprising refinement. We’re not yet tired of its appearance or performance, but even so, we’re very glad to see Chrysler giving its flagship Jeep some attention, including a much-anticipated diesel powertrain option and some other economy-minded measures.

The changes for 2014 start with a fresh look, including one of two different slimmer headlamp treatments (upper-rung models are treated to bi-xenon units with LED daytime running lamps, and Summit models feature dynamic corner lighting), along with reworked grilles and repositioned foglamps in new lower fascias. Redesigned taillamps incorporating yet more LEDs take up residence out back and the rear liftgate has received a once-over, too. We’ve seen the vehicles in the metal already, and the alterations are handsome, if not subtle touches from the “If It Ain’t Broke” school of design.
More impressive is the interior rework, which includes a new three-spoke steering wheel with standard paddle shifters, a seven-inch configurable screen in the gauge cluster, reworked center stack with Chrysler’s award-winning 8.4-inch UConnect infotainment system, and new electronic gearshift selector. In addition, there’s a brace of optional active safety features including adaptive cruise control, front park assist and front collision alert. What we’re most impressed with is designers’ efforts to further differentiate trim levels on the 2014 Grand Cherokee. In particular, the new full-house Summit model features upgraded leather in more colors, open-pore woods and unique copper accents on black and brown interiors (we’ve seen the finish in person already, and it looks better than it sounds).


This wouldn’t be a Jeep update if there weren’t some off-road-minded upgrades, and there are a few changes to report. As before, there are three different 4×4 systems, but changes include an improved crawl ratio of 44.1:1, tweaked Selec-Terrain controller and hill ascent and descent control with new driver-determined speed capability.

Then, of course, there’s the road-oriented Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT performance model, which also receives the lion’s share of the changes listed above. Visually, the SRT will pack a revamped grille, LED headlamps shared with higher-end Grand Cherokee models and a new rear spoiler. Also of note is the availability of a new set of more traditional five-spoke alloys (SRT boss Ralph Gilles acknowledged to us that the spidery 10-spoke wheels that the SRT arrived with in 2012 have proven to be somewhat controversial). The new overall look is a subtle improvement, but we wish designers would have found a way to better integrate (or remove) the LED daytime running lamp strip in the bumper, as it looks tacked on – particularly now that 2014′s headlamps incorporate sleek new light pipes.


Performance enhancements for 2014 include a new launch control feature as well as a reworked Selec-Track system that funnels more torque to the rear axle to improve performance when Track mode is activated. The big news, however, is the quicker-shifting eight-speed automatic, which should not only help alleviate the 6.4-liter Hemi’s prodigious thirst, it should also augment performance. Chrysler expects slightly improved 0-60 times out of the 470-hp, 465 lb-ft powerplant, but more intriguingly, it notes that the block-downshifting capability of the new transmission should yield “an even more dramatic improvement in 30-70 mph and 50-90 mph real-world acceleration.” Because the 2013 SRT was a bit lardy in this regard, apparently.

All-in, Chrysler appears to have handed down a couple of major drivetrain improvements (EcoDiesel option, eight-speed automatics across the board), along with a host of nips, tucks and adjustments that promises to make one of our favorite SUVs even better to look at, drive and live with. We’ll know more when we get behind the wheel later this year.

Article Source: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/14/2014-jeep-grand-cherokee-gets-surprisingly-comprehensive-update/

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Jeep sets all-time sales record in 2012

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Last year was good to Jeep. Chrysler has announced its trail-rated brand set an all-time global sales record in 2012 by moving 701,626 units. That number easily surpasses the previous record set in 1999 when Jeep sold 675,494 models. All told, the brand saw a 19-percent sales increase worldwide over 2011, and much of that swell can be traced directly to the Wrangler. While the Grand Cherokee led Jeep sales, the Wrangler posted record numbers both globally and within the US, moving 194,142 and 141,669 units in each market, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Compass beat its previous global sales record with 103,321 units rolling off of dealer lots. In the US, Jeep sold 62,010 Patriot units, breaking that model’s previous record as well. Jeep’s impressive performance in 2012 marks the second year in a row the brand has seen double-digit percentage sales increases. Check out the full press release here.

Article source: http://www.autoblog.com/2013/01/09/jeep-sets-all-time-sales-record-in-2012/

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2013 Jeep Challenge: Philadelphia and South Jersey Jeeps

Last week we posted a couple of production photos (1, 2) for our latest commercial. Well, the footage has been edited together with some fancy-shmancy text and cut-aways. What do you think?

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January Jeep Incentive Enhancements – good through February 4, 2013

6 Jeep SUVs in Order Of Off-Road Capability


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has built its reputation on providing the public with some of the most off-road capable sport-utility vehicles around – SUVs that can be driven out of the showroom and straight onto the trail, if desired. That being said, there is still a definite pecking order in the Jeep lineup, with some models offering a greater degree of all-terrain prowess than others. We’ve done our homework and come up with a definitive analysis of just how serious each model is about devouring rutted roads, rock piles, and treacherous mud pits.

Click here to take a look at six Trail-Rated Jeep SUVs sorted in the order of their respective off-road abilities.

Jeep X Games contest offers 10th Anniversary Rubicon


Jeep kicked off the “Jeep X Games Avalanche Scramble” sweepstakes on its Facebook page on Wednesday. Three contestants will win a trip to Aspen, Colo., for the 2013 ESPN X Games on Jan. 23-27. The grand prize winner will drive home in a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition.

The contest—which runs from now until Jan. 3—can be entered from the company’s Facebook page once per day, for a total of 14 possible entries. Three players will be randomly chosen and flown to Colorado to participate in the giveaway on Jan. 25. Each contestant will get a key; the one that starts the Jeep is the winner.

The 10th Anniversary Jeep gets Chrysler’s Pentastar V6 making 285 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. It comes stocked for off-road use, with electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles and Jeep’s Rock-Trac transfer case. With the six-speed manual, it has an impressive crawl ratio of 73.1:1.

Read more: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121219/carnews01/121219840#ixzz2Fiqfmsea
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