At The Wheel: Jason and His Jeep
My name: Jason
My Ride: 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
My age: 40
My profession: Self-employed Party/Event Planner
City/town: Queensbury, NY
Relationship status: Single
What do you like best about your ride?
Need 4x4 in the winter and large enough for my German Shepherd.
Do you like to take road trips in your car? Describe your favorite road trip -- where did you go? What did you do?
Love road trips, although with the high price of gas I try to keep it to a minimum. Drove to visit a friend staying in Montreal, drove 3hrs one way in the fall of last year (2008), had a wonderful time leaf peeping.
Do you like tinkering under the hood, or do you leave repairs and routine maintenance to your mechanic?
I know where the hood lever is and I can tell you where the battery is.
What special touches have you added to your car that reflect your personality and individuality?
The barrier thingie that keeps my dog in the back, portable DVD player for my dog to watch his doggie shows while we're driving.
What is the most you’ve ever paid for a car?
What is the most you would ever pay for a car?
Depends on what it is.
Do you have a great memory of a date that relates to you car? Describe that night (or day).
Put the rear seat down and had a little picnic in the back....at a town park, one thing lead to another and I opened the back door to spit.
Do you find yourself more attracted to people with similar car tastes to your own? Or doesn’t it matter?
Never thought of myself driving a Jeep, never liked them but now I love it but was always attracted to guys driving SUV's and pick-ups, very butch.
If you had an unlimited budget and could change anything you wanted on your car, what modifications or accessories would you add?
All the bars and off-road devices for the outside, whatever needed to be fixed under the hood and undercarriage.
Do you think your car has a personality or soul? What kind of sound or behavior does it have that makes it unmistakably your car?
Definitely a personality....it has all new off-road tires that make a hum on the road.
Do you have a nickname for your car?
Nope but I'm open for any suggestions.
Have you upgraded the car stereo? What is your "dream" sound system?
Nope, probably a Bose or Harmon Karmon, speakers, bluetooth mobile phone and built-in DVD player.
What aspect of your ride most attracted you when you decided to own and drive it?
It worked. Was my cousins and since my '91 Acura Integra which I had for 16yrs died and I needed something quick since I was also moving out of NYC and upstate I wanted something with 4 wheel drive.
Have you ever pushed your car to its performance limit? What was the fastest speed?
75, I'm a rebel, lol, anything more and it guzzles gas.
Are you a member of any car clubs or other auto related organizations?
Adirondack Jeep Club, AAA Gold
What was the first car you ever had? Do you ever get nostalgic for it?
'79 Ford LTD, in high school could fit 2 friends in the trunk to sneak into the drive-in
If you could trade your ride in for any other car, what would it be, regardless of the price?
A 4x4 SUV hybrid, preferably an Escalade or similar luxury SUV but a hybrid.
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