Why is there so much hate against YJ square headlight Jeeps?

ONO

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Nice to see an older GEASER posting about the YJ ,i own a 92 an proud of its look an style ,the haters are likely cj or ju or nissan owners . So protect yourselves an stay out of my way or get run over.Iam 73 armed an dangerous FYI.
It's not necessarily the YJs fault. Some of us are old enough to have been wrenching in the 80s, and we know that those square headlights are the visual representation of some of the most dismal years the American automotive industry has ever known. First, that was the time when American rigs were half standard half metric due to the industry gradually switching over. Then the US car industry was getting it's butt handed to it by the Japanese, and economic times were hard anyway so they were under intense pressure to build 'em cheaper and cheaper. It was the last gasp of the carburetor on production rigs, and endless vacuum-run widgets to get them to pass emissions. The yj missed the dreaded smog pump, but a lot of square headlight rigs had them. Remember the Chrysler K car? the Chevy Chevette? The fact that they were hard to kill just meant that the lousy driving experience and tacky styling went on and on. A lot of square headlight rigs also had the laughable 80 mph speedometer that was regulated in in '79 and out in '81, just long enough for Detroit to order a whole bunch of them that then got used into the mid 80s.

Don't expect the square headlights to be an endearing feature for some of us. There's no nostalgia in that era for those of us who remember it. I tolerate mine, but honestly would like it better with a CJ hood and grill, and anyone who doesn't like it can stuff it. I don't care what you think about my rig, and you shouldn't care what I think about yours. The whole point of a Wrangler is to please yourself nice to
 

gixxerkid3

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Nice to see an older GEASER posting about the YJ ,i own a 92 a proud of its look a style ,the haters are likely cj or ju or nissan owners . So protect yourselves a stay out of my way or get run over.Iam 73 armed a dangerous FYI.
Let’s see the picture of your ‘92. I have a ‘92 as well and curious of your look/style/stance.

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machoheadgames

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Ahhhh.... But which one "Best"?
The CJ was owned by a backwoods redneck for a very long time. Needless to say, that thing was abused in every way imaginable. I did not find one part on that Jeep that hadn’t been messed with at some point and everything that had been touched, was worse off than it was in stock form. Basically, it was a nightmare for me but not because it’s a CJ, it’s because of its previous owner. I’d happily own a YJ or CJ, although I lean YJ due to fuel injection. I don’t want carbs.

The Nissan was a daily driver and it was a lot of fun to drive. Different purposes. Can’t really call any of them best. If I had to pick one to drive forever, it would be the Nissan. But the Jeep is more fun, for shorter periods of time.
 
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