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Old January 17th, 2011, 11:29 PM
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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!

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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.
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I thought you all would enjoy this read! I sure did. I showed it to my wife and daughter. My wife felt sad for the girl but my daughter said, "What a life lesson." LOL
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Old January 18th, 2011, 06:23 AM
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Old January 18th, 2011, 07:39 AM
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Calling her a Dreamkiller is harsh but funny. It reminds me of several girls/ ladies I know.
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Oh my God WHAT A GREAT THREAD; thanks for sharing!!
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haha. I saw that on reddit earlier. Bit harsh... Well really harsh especially considering the amount of assumptions made... But fantastic none the less.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:32 AM
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:35 AM
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That was pretty funny although from breezing throuhg the rest of it, they should have just closed it after the first response. lol
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That was HILARIOUS!!! Sadly, what he said is mostly true. Most women I know won't camp or offroad let alone get their hands dirty. I tease a few of the guys in our club here because they have to get a "hall pass" from their wives just to go offroading for a few hours, it's pitiful how they have to beg just to go camping!
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my only hesitation to thinking its real is the single post (as of the other day when I checked) and the username of mkpopcorn - might be an intentional seed to start a funny flamewar
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