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Thread: Right Jeep for me....Willys or something else?

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    Thumbs up Right Jeep for me....Willys or something else?

    Salam to all Pak wheelers!!!

    I have recently visited this resource and after reading post found that the forum contains some really nice people.

    I am newly registered on this forum. I want to own a Willy MB 1942. Your Expert advice is needed.

    I have to use it for my daily ride s I have to travel 50km per day. Is it OK for me to have willy for routine ride as well as for daily ride???

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    Well,i am not an expert but as far as i know,if you would use the old jeep as a daily runner than the cost of repair/maintenance and fuel consumption would empty your pocket very easily ...

    If you want a Willy than just keep it for weekends and off-roading trips ...

    My 2 cents

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    it cant be a daily driver, i think you should look for a potohar/samurai
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    welcome to the forum - since you have not mentioned where in PK you are from, question is - Is it necessary to have 4x4 for your daily ride. If a sedan can serve the purpose why a 4x4. The present day 4x4 SUVs are different and old school 4x4s are for real off road fun.
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    50km daily .......a big no
    by any chance you are from swat??
    Never go offroading alone!!!you never know when you need a push!!

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    Danish: Welcome to the site and to the off-road enthusiast community in general. The answer to your question lies within your requirement, itself. From what little I've seen of your query, your primary concern is to have a reliable daily driver which can be used as a capable off-road vehicle...rather than having a capable off-road vehicle that can be used as a daily driver. The Willys Jeep is a terrific vehicle; it's very capable, very hardy, very robust, and has great "cred". Its owners are usually die-hard Willys fans, who swear by its attributes. The fact of the matter though, is that the Willys is uncomfortable, spartan, stripped down, and bare-to-the-bones. It's a difficult vehicle to drive day in and day out, and isn't very easy to live with on a daily basis. If you were planning to buy it as a "weekend warrior", I'd say go ahead, but since you're planning to buy it as your main daily ride, you must consider its caveats and pitfalls, when compared to other more-modern vehicles. I agree with qwertypoiu and capsat, when they advise you against buying a Willys as a daily driver. I would suggest you look at other options; "softer" off-roaders that are better suited to the daily-drive lifestyle, which can be used for occasional off-roading too. The Potohar / Samurai is one option. The Kia Sportage is another. The Series 70 Landcruiser / Landcruiser II is another option. At the end of the day, your budget will also play an important role in helping you reach a decision. Best of luck.
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    Thank you @usmanulamin, qwertypoiu, capsat, ajab9007, fouadhafeez. You guys are really champs.

    I am resolved to own a willys because Last month I saw it in action. I am convinced.

    So far my daily drive is concerned, please guide me to cope with that issue as well. Shall I go for another 2nd one smaller, softer ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajab9007 View Post
    50km daily .......a big no
    by any chance you are from swat??
    Yes ajab9007, My ancestors have roots in swat but I am residing in Mansehra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajab9007 View Post
    50km daily .......a big no
    by any chance you are from swat??
    Yes ajab9007, My ancestors have roots in swat but I am residing in Mansehra.

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    Can Willys MB be used on Petrol and CNG??

    I know the question is funniest but this is what I have seen some 2 years back. One of my teacher owned a willys MB running on Petrol and CNG. He used it for daily drive and for off-roading.

    Sorry guys if the question irritates you.

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    willy with be without any roof and if you make a roof for it, it will be one ugly willy

    yes it can run on CNG
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    Ok...here's where I DISAGREE with qwertypoiu Aakhir, kabhi kabhaar baat NAHIN bhi maanni chahiye hai! The Willys can be absolutely BEAUTIFUL with a roof. It can take doors. It can take beautiful, comfortable modern seats. It can be equipped with incredible stereos. It can be air-conditioned and heated, and made "weatherproof" in a strangely non-weatherproof way. It can take big wheels and tires, if you so choose. Most importantly, it can be run on CNG with ease. In Pakistan, I think we have the capability to do the most radical sorts of things IN THE WORLD when it comes to vehicles...and the Willys is certainly no exception. Just remain wary of one thing: that if and when you get around to rebuilding and refitting your Willys for "daily-drive" usage...it should retain its "Willys-ness"...or you may end with a mere clone of one. Alternatively, if your budget permits, and you're STILL hellbent upon becoming a Willys owner...I think you should look at getting a Willys Jeep for those "hardcore" moments...and stick to a sedate, economical, smaller car for your daily drive needs. Once again, best of luck. The pictures I'm attaching are a 1952 Willys that I made a few years back. Perhaps they could serve as inspiration!
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    Thank you @ fouadhafeez and qwertypoiu.

    Willys always inspires me. I am clear in mind that I HAVE TO OWN A WILLYS...Nice Willys...Like this one...Like Sir Fahad (offroeder) owned in 2006.

    For daily drive, I am looking for Mehran, or vitz.

    Now the search for Willys MB starts from today...Help me and Guide me to buy one

    Thanks

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    @fouadhafeez

    Bhai please check your inbox

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    My vote is for Willys /GPW
    It should be Ur 2 nd or 3 rd car

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    Quote Originally Posted by aamir567 View Post
    My vote is for Willys /GPW
    It should be Ur 2 nd or 3 rd car
    Yes aamir bhai thanks a lot. I am up for buying a willys.

    Will surely need your help and guidance in buying one at affordable price.

    looking forward

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