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    Default Driving a Cj-5 in the city? Thoughts?

    Hi guys,
    Recently i've been thinking of buying a cj-5 or an old landcruiser. However people have advised me not to on the basis that it wont be suitable for use in the city.
    I live in islamabad and i'd need it for driving around everywhere. It wont be a jeep i take out twice a month for offroading, it would be something i drive to the market, gym, pindi, etc.
    What is the maintenance of a diesel cj-5 like? Also is it suitable for the usage i have mentioned? What about security, etc?
    I dont have any experience with a cj-5 so all help would be appreciated a lot.
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    there was a time when cj5/7 jeeps could be spotted on roads every 5 minutes
    its hard to spot one these days roaming around

    (if u r still confused y, go to your nearest pump and check for the diesel rates per ltr )
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    right!!! i can safely say that most of the men out there want to own a jeep....its like a child hood dream thing ...we always picked up a jeep toy ..isnt it??

    so if you want to think before buying ...you will never buy there are many disadvantages....

    however...if you buy it because you always wannted one...then go for it....dont worry about fuel price...trips to workshops...o or even driving in pollution with the top down...once you will sit in the driving seat ...you will have the big smile on your face .... and you will be happy...which counts alot

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    I own and drive a CJ7 on daily basis.

    Yes you will need to have trips to the workshop often. Yes the Diesel prices are high. But it is not imposible to make a CJ your daily runner.
    My CJ has a 3C turbo unit which easily delivers 10 km/L in the city.

    Just one thing; when you do buy a CJ or maybe a FJ 40 make sure that you take it to a good mecahnic and get the problems sorted.

    Driving a CJ is Fun
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    There are plenty of people in the world, particularly in the US, who use CJs, FJ40s and Wranglers as their daily drivers, even though its not really the vehicle's natural application. Yes, nowadays for various reasons, its rather rare to meet the knuckleheads who still drive their jeeps on a daily basis, but they do exist!

    Out here, its not easy or cheap to build or buy/restore a normal CJ or FJ and even more so to get one prepped for daily driving pleasure. Maintenance really varies with the quality of the build and can range from demanding to rewarding depending on the quality of work. You do end up getting to know workshops and mechanics well, one way or the other...

    Look through "You know You Drive a Jeep When..." thread out here and if you still find yourself thinking about this, we can discuss further....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balance View Post
    right!!! i can safely say that most of the men out there want to own a jeep....its like a child hood dream thing ...we always picked up a jeep toy ..isnt it??

    so if you want to think before buying ...you will never buy there are many disadvantages....

    however...if you buy it because you always wannted one...then go for it....dont worry about fuel price...trips to workshops...o or even driving in pollution with the top down...once you will sit in the driving seat ...you will have the big smile on your face .... and you will be happy...which counts alot
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    All i see is concerns from your side about owning/driving a jeep. people who are passionate about it can and will own a Jeep. its one of those things that if you are thinking too much about it then perhaps its not the right thing for you at this time.

    I would suggest to own something a bit easy to digest, like a better condition/newer model SUV to get you going. ease yourself into this as I would be lying if i told you owning a CJ or any old/restored jeep will be easy and trouble free... no sir.. no way

    you know you should own a jeep when.. you stop questioning and start dreaming
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    why dont u try m151??
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    Thanks for the advice everyone!
    What are your thoughts on a DIY CJ5 then for daily usage? Buying the chassis independently and then installing a Corolla's engine? I can avoid the diesel engine cons that way. Dont plan to do any off-roading anyways.
    Fyi, i'm only 21 and this will be my main car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PunjabiMc View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone!
    What are your thoughts on a DIY CJ5 then for daily usage? Buying the chassis independently and then installing a Corolla's engine? I can avoid the diesel engine cons that way. Dont plan to do any off-roading anyways.
    Fyi, i'm only 21 and this will be my main car.
    you are advised to go for a Suzuki... soft or hard top as your first 4x4, and daily use..
    Be nice to the ppl while going up.. you might meet them on your way down

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    dont think of ruining the pleasure of a jeep by installing a corolla engine as u just said.....

    if at all you want to do such thing.......a suzuki soft top could be ideal for u

    or u might end up putting a 3S toyota engine with CNG as ppl are doing that these days in jeeps alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by PunjabiMc View Post
    Thanks for the advice everyone!
    What are your thoughts on a DIY CJ5 then for daily usage? Buying the chassis independently and then installing a Corolla's engine? I can avoid the diesel engine cons that way. Dont plan to do any off-roading anyways.
    Fyi, i'm only 21 and this will be my main car.

    Why are you fixed on a CJ5 bro ? from all the above conversation and especially when you are not going to go off road, is it some kind of statement then that you are seeking in having a CJ5? even if it is running a corolla's engine ?

    a CJ with a corolla engine will not put that smile on your face that @balance has mentioned nor the fun @hsumbal1 is talking about. Owning an old restored jeep is about love and comitment as @SuhaibKiani has introduced. So do you find yourself where nomi1234 is? without questions and full of dreams? or maybe, the best advise for you is that of @baburawan. Get a suzuki 410.

    and please! DO NOT get CNG installed in any jeep. This is just fundamentally wrong !



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