Owning a Jeep

(From a contributing writer M. Stanhope. If you would like to be a contributing writer to this blog, please connect with us on Facebook and send us a message on the type of content you would like to provide.)

It is funny when you think back to some of your friends and the stories they tell. A friend of mine had said it was time to buy her husband a new vehicle and for him to pick it out. Without a seconds hesitation he said he wanted a Jeep. He had wanted one for years. He had owned one previously and beat the dirt out of it. This Jeep went hunting, fishing, towed his ATV and motorcycles to all the states he chose to visit with his brother. She had found this website that you could find anything from parts to seat covers for all kinds of Jeeps. New and old, you would see things that could be used on the interior and exterior of the Jeep.

She knew where to shop online she just had to put a limit on the amount because he wanted everything. For his birthday one year she bought him some equipment that included one of the Jeep winches and new tires. You would have thought it was a box of chocolate covered cherries. He immediately called his brother and said they could haul the tree stumps to the hunting cabin from the river. She had to remind him the Jeep was neither an ATV nor a boat. When she had to replace the Jeep shocks she told me she really couldn’t complain he drove down the side of a mountain, yes that is right she said a mountain. He was in the military so when they had to move they had to sell one of the vehicles and it was the Jeep.

She had promised him one day he could get another and he never let her forget it. The time had come too quick for her and as I was reading the letter, she said he was buying a bright red Jeep this time. It made sense for him to get another Jeep, they are made for the abuse this man could give it, and they needed a second car again. They could afford it and it hauled everything he needed including the groceries when she went shopping. There were times when you would see her driving it and enjoying it too but she would never let on like he did how much fun the Jeep was to drive. But regardless, we all know he is a fan of Xtremeterrain.com for life!

Written by Andrew

"You're telling me it's got four wheels, two seats and goes faster than the speed limit? Good, I'm driving."


  1. Our second vehicle is a Jeep. We bought it because it was the right price and I had secretly thought of myself as a Jeep owner for most of my adult life. My wife actually cringed when I told her about the Jeep that I had found. Thank goodness those days are long past and she loves it as much as I do. She is not as daring as I am off road, but she wouldn’t dream of sending me off without being right beside me.


  2. I fell in love with Jeeps the first time my grandpa came to visit in his. I think I was 4 years old. Every chance I got over the years I tried to talk to folks into buying one. I think my Dad would have done it in a minute, but he was never able to convince my Mom. I just bought the Jeep I’ve waited for for 16 years. It’s taken me 2 years to save up the money to buy it outright. It may not be brand new, but it’s all mine. With no payments I’ll be able to start getting it off road ready right away. I think I detected a smile on Mom’s face when I drove up the drive. I’ll have to make sure I show her what she has been missing out on all these years.


  3. I don’t know which is better – buying your first JEEP – or adding all the classic JEEP Accessories!! The Jeep Winch Bumper sounds awesome. I like the wife’s comment about it not being a boat! Funny! Thanks for some good Jeep Smiles!


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