Aggressive drivers toward Jeeps?

chiineserocks

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I’ve asked a handful of TJ owners about this. Most of them agreed with me. When you are driving your TJ, do you experience an absurd amount of aggressiveness toward you from other drivers in their cars? I have two vehicles, my TJ and a normal 4 door sedan. I can genuinely say that I experience being cut off way more, other drivers ride my ass way more, and just ultimately more aggressive toward me. Don’t know if it’s become I’m a younger woman or if it’s my Jeep, I don’t know! Anyone else experience this?
 

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Nope, here too?
Maybe, it's just you or where you live?
But then, Jerry's from LA and I think he'll agree they don't get anymore aggressive than that?
 

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I feel like I get a good amount of leeway in my wrangler but in my stock cherokee I have people pulling out in front of me more. Not sure if it's because the wrangler just looks like a bigger vehicle or because they know it can't stop on a dime like a car.
 

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I’ve asked a handful of TJ owners about this. Most of them agreed with me. When you are driving your TJ, do you experience an absurd amount of aggressiveness toward you from other drivers in their cars? I have two vehicles, my TJ and a normal 4 door sedan. I can genuinely say that I experience being cut off way more, other drivers ride my ass way more, and just ultimately more aggressive toward me. Don’t know if it’s become I’m a younger woman or if it’s my Jeep, I don’t know! Anyone else experience this?

Not so much in my jeep, but they hated me in my Hummer,and it was just an H3.
 

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I don't know if I would call it aggressiveness or dumbassery, but I do seem to have more people cut me off than when driving a sedan. One driver looked right at me and waited until I was bout 30' away and pulled out, causing me to shift lanes to avoid her. I flipped her off as I went by and apparently she could actually see that because she followed me for about 15 miles to bitch at me for it. When I asked how she could see that but not my lifted Wrangler (with lights on) she shut up and slinked away, lol.
 
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I don't know if I would call it aggressiveness or dumbassery, but I do seem to have more people cut me off than when driving a sedan. One driver looked right at me and waited until I was bout 30' away and pulled out, causing me to shift lanes to avoid her. I flipped her off as I went by and apparently she could actually see that because she followed me for about 15 miles to bitch at me for it. When I asked how she could see that but not my lifted Wrangler (with lights on) she shut up and slinked away, lol.

Oh my! People are so absurd these days! I gave the finger to someone once and got followed home. NEVER again. 16 and just got my license, it was me VS the world. Yeah, I quickly learned the world is scary.
 
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I’ve asked a handful of TJ owners about this. Most of them agreed with me. When you are driving your TJ, do you experience an absurd amount of aggressiveness toward you from other drivers in their cars? I have two vehicles, my TJ and a normal 4 door sedan. I can genuinely say that I experience being cut off way more, other drivers ride my ass way more, and just ultimately more aggressive toward me. Don’t know if it’s become I’m a younger woman or if it’s my Jeep, I don’t know! Anyone else experience this?

Sounds like you may drive the Jeep slower than the sedan.
 
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Sounds like you may drive the Jeep slower than the sedan.

I thought about that possibility myself, but ruled it out. People will lock eyes with me at a red light, stare at me, and speed away just to jump in front of me. It is so bad that I'm tempted to get a dash camera, not for insurance, but to prove this stuff is not in my head lol!
 
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Oh my! People are so absurd these days! I gave the finger to someone once and got followed home. NEVER again. 16 and just got my license, it was me VS the world. Yeah, I quickly learned the world is scary.

Yep - NEVER lead them home. In today's world, hit 911 on your (flip) phone, tell 'em you've got a hostile on your tail.
 

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I don't really get that attitude here in Colorado, but Jeeps are very popular where I live, so maybe people are just very used to driving in the presence of them, or maybe they also own one or have owned one.

What I do experience though, is when my family and I are road tripping (Usually from Colorado to California where we have family) in our Chrysler minivan and I have the cruise set at 5mph over the speed limit and pass some big SUV, or some status sedan, many will speed up and re-overtake me, because, I assume, they won't be passed by a minivan. Then, a couple miles up the road, the same song and dance happens with the same vehicle all over again. Not a big deal if we are the only vehicles on that stretch of the road, but when there are other cars or truckers going much slower and I have to either brake or speed up and then reset the cruise to navigate around the douchebag, it really gets annoying. Either drive your speed, or drive my speed. I don't care which, but keep it consistent.

I guess that's what I get for driving a minivan though. 😁