The Virtues Of A Jeep - Drivers Key To Off-Road Fun
9 January 2013
Do you fancy yourself to be an outdoorsy person? Does your idea of fun consist of battling against the elements and enjoying nature at its rawest? Do you think it's a thrill to ride on rough terrain, pitting your vehicle against craters and boulders as clouds of dust envelope your monster of a vehicle? If this is your cup of tea - or an entirely different kind of brew, going by your preference - then a cute little compact is probably not your car of choice. If you live in a place where there are plenty of offerings for off-road fun, it absolutely makes sense for you to invest in an SUV or an all-terrain vehicle; you'll get to use it a lot.
Many people who cotton to the rugged lifestyle - even if only during the weekends - prefer to drive something like a Jeep Cherokee or Wrangler; these two are the most popular Jeep options out there. From the name alone, you can already derive images of pure masculinity. The Cherokee are known for being warriors, while wranglers make a good representation of the Cherokee's counterpart: the cowboy. In driving a Jeep, off-road buffs are able to channel a very macho heritage - the origin may be American, but the imagery that invokes freedom, strength and fearlessness is definitely universal and timeless. And, for that matter, any female driving a Jeep would definitely make an impression, inspiring awe and respect from onlookers.
The thing to note about Jeep, drivers discovered, is that while its vehicles may look tough and hulking, they actually make very comfortable rides. Your token city slicker can drive his Jeep on smoothly paved thoroughfares to his executive meetings and then head out to the bush with the same vehicle on his days off. The off-road components are all present, alongside its four-wheel drive capabilities.
A Jeep also allows the driver more confidence in driving in snow and sleet. While the climate is pretty temperate with hot, humid summers and relatively warm winters, it does not mean that it never suffers from inclement weather. Jeeps are handy vehicles to have during the rainy season as well.
When it comes to handling, the Jeep models are expected to perform very well on a wide range of road surfaces and terrain; it comes with the territory. Of course, as with other "macho" vehicles, its size and bulk also give the driver a sense of power over the roads. Being in a Jeep means that the driver and passengers are less vulnerable than those in smaller cars.
At the end of the day, Jeeps make a great vehicle choice for drivers, whether they're genuine off-road driving enthusiasts or simply individuals who are big on road safety.
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