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2006 Jeep Wrangler

About 3 months ago, I finally gave in on a long-time desire of mine.  That is to get into another Jeep.
 
I found a very nice 2006 Wrangler Unlimited around the corner from home and traded in the Miata on it. 
 
So far it's been a blast.  A Jeep is actually just as much fun as a miata, believe it or not.  It's just a completely different kind of fun.  Much like, you may enjoy a Chicken Parm Sandwich  well as playing RockBand, however it's difficult to come up with a comparison matrix for the two activites.
 
I find one of the things I like best the Jeep is that, it is what it is and doesn't make any excuses for being something it's not.  I happen to like vehicles that don't try to be everything to everybody.   Give me something that excels in one area and don't worry about the rest.  Else you end up with something that thoroughly mediocre.

 

1983 Rx-7 -- How does it drive?

 
I was having a discussion on the miata.net forums about this car.  The question came up:  "How does it drive?"  What follows is my answer.
 

 

The Epic 323 project.

As I've been fighting with "The Best Car in the World" over the last couple of weeks, I've reached a level of frustration that has tested even my happy-go-lucky demeanor.   This is sort of an epic saga which..well, perhaps I should just start at the beginning.

 

2 years ago after an unfortunate overheating incident, I purchased a new cylinder head and installed it.  The car was never quite right afterwards.  The bottom end knock that appears a couple thousand miles later was the end of it.

I hit up Harry's U-Pull it in Hazelton PA during one of their specials.  I found an '89 323 that looked well cared for, but had been rear-ended pretty hard....cost $60.