The Jeep brand is a peculiar one. At times loved yet at other times hated, this brand and its entire range are often vilified by anyone who thinks they know all there is to know about green cars. Because of their big size and imposing figure, it is assumed that they are terrible for the world around them, and that the people who drive them are insensitive and unappreciative. In fact, I think many people assume all Jeeps and 4x4s are driven by middle class mothers, which simply isn't the case.
It is clear that many Jeep owners are totally misrepresented, by both the media and the general judgemental public. We don't half like to jump on someone perceived to be doing something wrong, it is how a mob culture develops. As it happens, however, this is a little fair to all the people who do own Jeeps and who really use these formidable cars for the purposes they were originally developed for. Who are these people, and why do they drive used Jeeps?!
In my experience Autel Diaglink, it would seem that the people who own and drive Jeeps on a daily basis have one main thing in common - they live or drive in harsh environments. I don't mean up a mountain or in the middle of a glacier, but in environments where a Jeep's strong pull, great traction or powerful engine is vital in order to be able to get the job done. Think of a farmer having to drive off-road across a muddy ditch-filled field, or someone who is responsible for checking out building sites, or conducting remote electrical work. All of these jobs require strong cars that won't let them down and leave them stranded, whether on the beach or up a very high hill!
In these situations people aren't likely to care as much about the miles per gallon or CO2 emissions, as other more efficient and environmentally friendly cars are generally totally incomparable in terms of performance. Despite this, Jeeps are actually more efficient now than they have ever been in the past, and the Wrangler actually manages 33.6 MPG combined. It isn't quite as good as a Smart car or electric car model, but at least this notoriously gas-guzzling brand are taking significant steps in the right direction, and doing their best to help the world at least a little bit!
All in all, Jeep owners are an interesting breed. They live in a world where function has to overrule looks or economy, yet they don't spend all their time off-road Autel MaxiCOM MK808. The need for a car that performs satisfactorily both on and off the track is high on their list of requirements, and as such the good looking range of 4x4 Jeeps are perfect for them.
Unfortunately they have to pay in fuel economy, spending more to drive the same distance as a less gnarly car - but ultimately most Jeep owners feel that this is a fair exchange. They aren't all, you see, mothers taking a big car on the school run!
Pete J Ridgard is a writer and a car enthusiast. He currently writes for the automotive industry. Here he discusses Used Jeep cars.