I thought I didn’t like Jeeps. Then I drove one with no doors and a stick


For years, I’ve heard people excitedly discussing their Jeep adventures—doorless drives in the countryside and other forms of off-road shenanigans—but I never really got it. As it turns out, all it took to show me the light was a friend handing me the keys to her Jurassic Park-era Jeep Wrangler for an eight-minute drive.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/07/27/i-thought-i-didnt-like-jeeps-then-i-drove-one


Here is 1990 jeep from Chrysler. The one you drove is much later model. Actualy this car is insured by Hagerty as well.



That was a nice opportunity, but if you ever have the chance to drive a STOCK 1941-1953 MB, GPW or Cj - windshield down, top down, no doors, thats the real deal (not to take anything away from the TJ). It doesn’t get any more convertible than that (keep your mouth closed-bugs). It’l be I tight fit for you being tall and BTW the brakes are terrible.


My daughter, VICTORIA, at 17 knew what she wanted to drive since 5 yrs old; her first was the 1997, purple TJ SE ( 4 cyl) and you should see it now…then in 2007, we looked for the last 5 new 2006 TJ in USA as 2 were left in Canada; but we did not like them as much as the still brand new one 2006 Rubicon in Texarkana Texas, all done up w/ a 6" Rough country lift in Chrysler showroom; so she could not resist so we imported it here in Toronto.
She now drives them both. The 97 with a 4.5" lift, 33" tires, is as pretty as new with lots of goodies/accessories ; the 2006, 35" tires, now with an OFF ROAD ONLY ( ORO- Minneapolis ) air ride so she can lower it to get into her garage.