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'96 Jeep Cherokee: Need Opinions
So, my boyfriend bought a '96 Cherokee (XJ) SE, for way too much, like around $3,000. It broke down and he has put another $2,500 in it and totally rebuilt the engine and did a lot of after market work on it. He has and will do all the labor himself, he refuses to pay for labor. Now, he finds out that the motor needs to be taken back out and fixed again and is looking at another $700. I said he should just sell it and wipe his hands clean, he says he won't make enough.
Firstly, what is your guys' opinion on what he should do? Secondly, how much do you think he could make parting it versus just the whole car as is?
Thanks for your guys' opinions!
You want my opinion? Ok…
Shut the hell up. You’re not his wife. You’re not paying for the repairs. It’s absolutely none of your business what he does with his Jeep or his money. I know your type well… first it’s “Sell the Jeep because it’s costing too much money.” Then it’s “No, you can’t go spend the weekend with your buddies because I need you to take me shopping.” Then it’s “Oh gee, honey… I’m pregnant. Gosh, I have no idea how that happened.”
You’re a DreamKiller. You kill a guy’s dreams, take away his future, tie him down with a fat mortgage and too many babies, and turn him into just another miserable guy wondering, “How the hell did I get here?”
Do you really want to help him? Here’s what you do… go to your local library (it’s a big building with books inside) and check out a couple of books on rebuilding engines. Read them, over and over, until YOU understand what needs to be done. Then help him get that engine out and rebuild it. Tie your hair back in a ponytail, put on some old jeans and get your hands dirty. Hand him wrenches, hold the light, pull the wire connectors apart, help him get the hood off… help him with anything he needs. When he gets tired, run inside and make him a hot lunch or dinner. Fix him coffee, hot chocolate, whatever he wants. (But NO beer. Beer is for when the job is done.)
Then when the day is over and you’re both exhausted from working on the engine, push him into a hot shower and jump in with him. Scrub his back, wash his hair, rinse him off, and dry him with fluffy towels still hot from the dryer. Then push him into bed and screw his ears off. Then get up the next day and do it all over again.
Make him realize that rebuilding an engine is a slow and methodical process. Make him realize that every step should be regarded as surgery; every step must be perfect… perfect torque, perfect fit, perfectly clean. If you run into a step that you just can’t figure out, ask for help from someone who knows what he’s doing. Are you cute? Put on a low-cut top, show some cleavage and go (by yourself) to the local Jeep shop, and explain to the guys that you are helping your boyfriend to rebuild his engine and neither of you can figure out this one little step, and do they have any advice…
Think it won’t work? Think again. We guys love to help cute girls, even if they have a boyfriend. (Hey, maybe you’ve got a sister, or girlfriend…)
But absolutely DO NOT whine or complain. Do not say a single negative thing. Not a single “Oooooo, I broke a nail.” If you break a nail, or cut your finger, or bang a knuckle, you just shut up and DEAL WITH IT. You should be a hopelessly optomistic, never-say-die cheerleader, encouraging him every step of the way.
That’s my opinion.
Wow, that is just incredible. Absolutely brilliant. "DreamKiller", wow. Pretty much speechless
Yeah "Wow" was about all I could say as well,lol. It was a great reply.
I'm sure the guy who wrote that response spends a lot of weekends helping his girlfriend scrapbook, making her lunch while she's cutting out pictures, and giving her gentle, romantic sex afterwards.
'Tis really true...this has to be "the best reply I ever saw from a forum." The guy should get an award...or something! ( would change it from a Jeep engine to an old tractor engine in my case...but Jeeps...need tender loving care... as well ) This was great...probably the best Forum thread ever...as well!)
Whenever anyone asked for answers to their personal problems on the Forum, I move on. I don't care for anyone who brings the pity party to the Forum in hopes of free therapy or for someone out there to answer their question. This was one long answer where the writer stated "You want my opinion?" and closed it with, "That's my opinion." Big deal. That is so weak. The minute his fingers hit those keys, we were gonna get his opinion, anyway. In the time it took to give this long-winded answer to someone who probably didn't appreciate it or blew off his suggestion and remained whining about her problem, anyway, the writer could have written a Hub or two from this answer. The joke was on him. Instead of writing something entertaining in the form of a Hub, he was throwing it away for free. No doubt, he is smart ass funny, but by putting this on the Forum, he limited his audience. The most stupid thing this twit did was to narrow her question to the guys. Hey, I don't have a set, but I could have given her an answer: Quit your pissing and moaning. And leave the man alone!
This is the most jerk-wad reply I ever saw. If he thinks women are so stupid, he needs to stay away from them. What a chip on the shoulder!! So he thinks all women are gonna spoil Big Bubba's fun? So the girlfriend needs to shut-up? Well, well, isn't that respectful? Gosh, what a nice guy.....looks up to women, thinks they are smart. Gee, can't remember the last time I puked so hard after reading a post.
Dude, get a life and you shut the **** up cause you gotta come outta your little man's syndrome with your big, tough demeaning women talk and get in the real world. Get some therapy. The Domestic Violence Center offers programs for dudes like you.
And that's my opinion.
well,... after reading through the responses up to this point, i have to say that i fall into the "huge fan" catagory.
this was THE MOST FANTASTIC RESPONSE",..... EVER!
i say this as a woman who has no real desire to monkey wrench around under the hood of some greasy a** truck working on it,.... but i DAMN well know the value of doing it anyway!,... thier are benefits later, i can attest to that.
in the same way that being stuck at a bike rally in a torrential down pour,... standing in 4" of running water on a hillside,.... under a tent that is NOT the beer tent,... finaly getting a small break in the weather enough to climb on the back of his bike and hang on for dear life,.... through the rain,... the hail,... the 7" standing water on the highway,.. so that we could make it to the friends house 15 miles away,.... at 2:3am,... with wet cloths that driped in the kitchen floor.
now how do you think this night would have wound up if i had pouted, bitched, pissed and moaned, and accused him of it being all his fault,... questioned the wisdom of comin at all,... asking why we didnt have rain suits,.. etc,...
i like how MY night turned out better. (and we have rain suits now,.... but i might hide them,... just so we can peal all our cloths off and warm back up the fun way again)
thanks for posting this,... t was fantastic!,... and those of you who were pissed at it,.... good luck with that,...
as for me,.... i'm going for a bike ride,... and praying for rain!
Arline V Poma, I think you topped it with this last line. There you go! Ask a woman.
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