I’ve never had a Jeep but always quite fancied one. But the Cherokee and its big brother the Grand Cherokee are bloody enormous. Not what I was looking for. Something smaller perhaps?
Next there was the Wrangler. I have loved it since the movie Cocktail in which a young Tom Cruise drove one around Jamaica seducing women whilst wearing all manner of Hawaiian shirts.
But it wasn’t all that practical and very expensive for what it was. Plus if we got one of those my husband would want it in army green with the decals! That my friend, is a deal breaker.
So we settled on the Renegade.
The Renegade screams Let’s go on an adventure! I’ll probably have to take up windsurfing or some other equally outdoorsy pursuit just so I don’t look like a complete fraud in it.
The Renegade is available in many colours, most of which are too hideous for words. My least favourite are Hyper (read “radioactive”) Green, Omaha Orange and Solar Yellow. All of which make it look like a chunky piece of Lego on wheels. I was only ever going to consider black, white or a metallic grey called “Crystal Granite” which is what we eventually chose.
Now I just have to learn to park it!