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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-10-2000, 10:10 PM
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Jeeps top heavy ?

I have just got my first jeep:-) and while I was shopping for insurance the prices seemed to be out there. I knew they were going to be higher do to the fact that it would have an open top and such, but this much. I finally found cheep insurance through Gieco.

I have owned a 88 bronco II and a 80 Datsun pick-up and they seem to just as narrow stance as the jeep. I would figure that the bronco would be easier to roll do to the fact that with all the metal above your head it would be top heavy and it was not. Same goes for the Datsun. I have wheeled both before and in some not so nice places and never once have I felt that I was going to go over. I know about the consumer reports on the Samuri in the late 80's and early 90's and there again it was 10 years after I had driven one in HI. (rental) never felt that I was in any danger even on the trails on the north side of the island.

Is this just the media, the way we build them, or the way we drive them. So far I have been quite happy with my purchase (not the wife) she'll get over that one day.

I would just like some thoughts on this subject.

From the land time forgot.

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