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Clint + Jenny = <3
When Clint Cagle got his Jeep two years ago, nobody was really surprised. With his infamous camouflage hat and Southern accent, Cagle and his car are a Wrangler match made in heaven. “We’re both country and we both stand out,” he says. The Jeep Cagle calls his “durable four-wheel drive” has a more formal name, too: “Jenny. Jenny the Jeep.”
Easy, breezy, beautiful
With its six spotlights, stick shift system, CB/PA system to chat with “fellow truckers” and winch to pull its owner out of those tight spots, the Wrangler definitely qualifies as a notable vehicle. But the thing that people notice most about the Jeep is its roof, or lack thereof. “I like keeping the top off,” Cagle says. “It’s breezy and it feels good.” Cagle is fortunate enough to not have much of an issue with those frequent Florida rains: “Everything is waterproof. It’s great.”
Slow down, speed racer
When asked if his Jeep goes fast, Cagle laughs, shaking his head. “No, it does not go fast,” he says. “Pedal to the metal, she gets up to about 60 (mph).” But on the upside, Jenny runs really well … kind of. “She works on the good days. Gets me from point A to point B.” The car has decent gas mileage for a 4-by-4, though, Cagle says.
Teaching an old dog new tricks
Though Jenny is about 16 years old, give or take a few days, she’s been reliable through and through. “It’s a durable car,” Cagle says. “I went through a lake in it once.” The lake in question happened to be around 4 feet deep and soaked the Jeep’s interior. Luckily, the car has holes in the bottom to drain out the water. Jenny has also sustained many mudding trips, as well as bogging. “You have to come out with the truck completely covered in mud,” Cagle says, laughing. “That’s the main objective.”
JESSICA SHRINSKY, Wharton High
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