The Jeep® is the original SUV developed under contract for the US government before World War II. Over the years the vehicle developed from being strictly for military use to the first civilian SUV in 1945 and into a multitude of different styles. The first Jeep® Wrangler TJ’s were produced from 1997-2006 with the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited being produced 2007 to present.
We had a 2005 Wrangler that we sold before moving from Canada to Panama. Although the truck was in good shape it wasn’t feasible to ship it and pay the taxes and costs associated with moving it. We also feared that in a country that mainly has Asian imports maintaining it would be costly. It was a great vehicle on the winter roads, was in beautiful shape and it sold in less than 24 hours.
I’m often asked what we shipped from Canada that I shouldn’t have and if there is something that I wish I would have brought. Over time priorities change and we managed to replace the things we missed or found a way to do without them. Still; we often second guess ourselves and wonder if we should have brought the Jeep® with us, especially when we heard that Daughter #2 recently purchased a new Wrangler. Our Jeep® Wrangler is gone but not forgotten…in the campo.
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