How Many Jeeps is Enough?
by Larry H. Morton
Anyone who knows me will tell you that if I had the time, the place and the cash I would own at least one of every Jeep model ever made.
That's right! I would be the Jay Leno of Jeeps.
Of course they would all be completely restored and in perfect driving condition, safely protected in my huge, climate controlled multi-Jeep warehouse.
On Independence Day I would drive the World War II Willys MB in the local parade, and later watch the fireworks from my Jeepster Commando with the top down.
I might load up the CJ5, CJ7 or CJ8 to go fishing or exploring in the desert on weekends. The Forward Control FC-170 I would take to car shows because of its uniqueness and rarity.
For heavy hauling or towing the V8 J10 or J20 Pickup would get honors, and the Comanche MJ would be called upon for lighter duty chores.
For all around fun and off road enjoyment I would break out any of the Wranglers from the YJ, TJ or the JK.
For family trips or hauling people and gear I would fire up the Wagoneer, the Cherokee XJ or the Grand Cherokee.
As a daily driver any of the newer Jeeps might get the call, however for city pavement driving in all kinds of weather I would probably go with the 4x4 Liberty KJ or the 4x4 Patriot.
There's no doubt I would have a lot of Jeeps if I could, but the reality is that I can not (except in my dreams and fantasies)...so I must be content to just enjoy the two Jeeps that I have at the moment.
My 1995 YJ Wrangler and 1987 Comanche MJ pickup currently serve me well, and I enjoy driving both of them immensely (at different times of course).
So, is having two Jeeps enough? I don't know for sure, but I saw a nice looking Cherokee XJ for sale the other day. Hmmm!