Journal: Jeep Weathers the Winter Storms

Jeep Weathers the Winter Storms

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
December 17, 2013
7 comments

Whether it’s a Jeepster, a Jeep CJ, a Wagoneer, or all sorts of other Jeep models, they can be solid winter vehicles, as the vintage advertisements and brochures below emphatically tout Jeeps’ four-wheel drive capabilities and solid traction. “Let it snow. Let it drift. Let it sleet. Let the streets go unplowed and let the faint of spirit stay locked behnd garage doors till spring thaw”, claims one ad. “You’re like a kid with a new sled”, says another.

Vintage Jeep advertisements were all about giving confidence and freedom to the winter driver, allowing owners to travel, plow, and explore the outdoors rather than staying cooped up indoors during the winter snowstorms.

Do you agree that Jeeps are good winter vehicles?

Image Sources: clickamericana.com, productioncars.com, flickr.com, flickr.com, flickr.com, flickr.com, ebay.com, ebay.com, ebay.com, ebay.com, ebay.com, ebay.com, flickr.com, ebay.com

Join the Conversation
Related

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

avatar
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
Schnell87
Schnell87

I vividly remember my ’96 Grand Cherokee “Drift Monster.” On snowy midwestern days, we’d intentionally oppo-steer every single corner on unplowed roads and often end up in ditches. There wasn’t a single one I couldn’t climb out of given 4 wheel lo and a little time. In owning three of them, I’ve found they’re unreliable, prone to failure, tempermental, sometimes downright odd, but they manage to keep driving despite all of these issues and have been yet to leave me stranded anywhere. They have character, especially the older ones.

Frantisek Simon
Frantisek Simon

thats how ads should look like nowadays

Tom Turtle
Tom Turtle

Sepia toned nostalgia aside; Jeeps of old were among other things, crude, very rusty, sort of reliable, not comfortable and workhorses yes. Jeeps of now are; lifestyle and activity partners, vastly overpriced for the continued, minor comfort, questionable modern reliability, and under used capability. But they are routinely used as dress up dolls by their owners, who lavish aftermarket doo dads on them and butch the vehicle out to the nines. I never see Jeeps too dirty though.

W Grochowski
W Grochowski

Jeeps are some of the best winter vehicles ever made, great heater, good traction, and will crawl out of any ditch one is stupid enough to put it in. As I tell my friends a Jeep Wrangler is the best highway vehicle imaginable, provided the highway is either covered with snow or washed out.

Marcel Karman
Marcel Karman

It sure is! I own for almost 10 years a ’97 Jeep Cherokee 4.0 as my daily drive.
As soon as it starts snowing I can’t wait until there has fallen enough to go out and have some fun.
With full grip, thanks to a nice set of winter tires and a broad selection of gears, my Jeep “gets me there” during bad weather and snow.

Peter Bruschi
Peter Bruschi

While I can’t necessarily speak for Jeeps, there’s nothing that I trust more in the snow than my ’66 Bronco. I guess a Jeep might be the next best thing.

Xander Cesari
Xander Cesari

Though I love Jeeps, let’s not forget that they’re still technically convertibles.