Not a garage queen

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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by Dailydriver » Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:58 pm

More of my loyal and bulletproof reliable Humvee.
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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by Dailydriver » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:51 am

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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by Cal.Bar » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:41 am

Dailydriver wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:40 pm
Cal.Bar wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Dailydriver wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:58 pm

Kind sir, 46 horse power Land Rover crossed continents without issues, that 70 year old Jeep is probably more reliable than new cars. Age of the vehicle has nothing to do if somebody wants to drive it everywhere and enjoy it
You missed my point. As I said 70+ year old vehicle generally do not run 20,000 miles a year and while they can be daily drivers, it is NOT the norm. Sure, jeeps did many remarkable things in their day. But their day was 70 years ago. If I put 2K a year on mine that will be a lot.

I think the only downside of the older Jeep would be the speed, isn’t it 43mph top speed ?
But seriously how can someone see one driving and not be amazed by how little and beautiful it is.
Well, mine is a 47 and will do 50mph on a flat straightaway with only two people in it, but yes, the top speed (or lack of it) renders MB's and early CJ's garage (or trailer) queens. But that is not the ONLY downside. They are vastly under powered next to today's vehicles, have NO safety features, no airbags, no roll bars (at least not originally), no disk breaks and get horrible gas mileage and have very small gas tanks and thus have a VERY short range. With all of that, of course they are beautiful and cute and garner a ton of attention and are a blast to drive and ride it. But we have to remember what they are - relics.

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Re: Not a garage queen

Post by YLG80 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:44 am

So beautiful shots.
The last pictures are really too small :)!
You are building up lots of souvenirs to your kids.
They will never forget these adventures...
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