SOLD – My 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Everyone Wants A Federmobile

On Sunday I posted that my 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee was for sale. Within ten minutes of posting this to Facebook my phone started ringing. Two different friends from out of state called inquiring about it. That is before the three people from Craigslist called. All this within two hours.

Everyone wants a Federmobile. The reason? It’s simple, I’m so ridiculously anal retentive about my vehicles. I fix crap that any normal person in their right mind wouldn’t even notice, none the less actually pay to fix.

So what happened? Well the short story is a friend from Michigan bought my Jeep. I am somewhat relieved to know it is going to a good home. I will be meeting them in Chicago sometime in the next few weeks to deliver the Jeep.

So what’s next for me? Frankly I have no clue. Karen (my fiancée) and I are in deep discussion about what will replace my vehicle. Over fifty percent of the vehicles I want just aren’t in the budget. Quite a few of the vehicles just aren’t approved by Karen due to the fact that she thinks I shouldn’t get a car (note actual car not SUV) that gets 13 mpg in the city. Of the vehicles that fit the budget, and I want, dear Karen feels about ninety percent of them are “ugly.” Girl thinks a vehicle like the WRX is ugly….

More to come on this topic as I try to figure out what will be the next Federmobile. Until then, if you see my Jeep wandering the streets of Michigan please do say hi for me. Or better yet, snap a picture and send it to me.

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4 Responses to “SOLD – My 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee: Everyone Wants A Federmobile”

  1. Jason Sigal #

    Promise I’ll take good care of it! But one question I forgot to ask, does it come with free detailing for the life of the car? 😉

    02/23/2011 at 4:01 pm Reply
  2. WRX is ugly. Having said that I owned one and you know how I feel about the new STI.

    I still don’t understand why you sold the Jeep given the fact that you get press cars all the time… keep the Jeep, use it as a vehicle for when you don’t have a press car, save your money.

    And hate to say it, but gas ain’t getting any cheaper, get a fun-to-drive 4banger, perhaps a Speed3. Don’t get an SUV/truck, you don’t need it. My suggestion would be to get something highly impractical and cheap… you’ll have time for boring reliable vehicles later on in life. I regret not buying an S2000 several years ago.

    02/23/2011 at 5:48 pm Reply
  3. Chris Mattson #

    lol about being anal retentive with vehicles. My high school pride and joy was a then-nine-year-old 1979 Camaro (with only 46,xxx miles on it!). I used to take out the tail lights to wax BEHIND them. Sadly, not much has changed for me. Perhaps we should start a therapy group?

    03/03/2011 at 10:17 am Reply


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