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Old 07-07-2019, 07:44 PM
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I purchased my wife's '12 Wrangler Sport six speed for just over $22K. TrueCar lists a new at $29K with similar specs.

Amazing how well these vehicles hold their value if the 'street price' is now in the $30K range.
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Wranglers are one of those vehicles that don't get discounted much used. Sometimes it makes more sense to buy new and get a warranty.
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On the JL Wrangler Forums (dot com), there are advertisers who offer very good discounts off invoice. 8% off invoice is not uncommon on new JL Wranglers.

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Originally Posted by LarsAtTheBeach View Post

A 2 door Wrangler with a mild lift some big tars and a few accessories is a cool toy. But as my only car or regular ride, no freakin way.



It's a rough noisy ride, hard to hear the radio. wife did drive this one daily on back country roads back & forth to work.....for about 6 years. Then daughter had away at college for 3 years. Bought it new, still have it, has 134,000 mile now. Had to have the transmission replaced at 123,000.


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Originally Posted by The_Dude View Post
Wranglers are one of those vehicles that don't get discounted much used. Sometimes it makes more sense to buy new and get a warranty.
Originally Posted by snide View Post
On the JL Wrangler Forums (dot com), there are advertisers who offer very good discounts off invoice. 8% off invoice is not uncommon on new JL Wranglers.

Thanks, guys. Your comments are exactly what I'm seeing.

I can buy a used JK with 30k-ish miles for about 5 grand less than a new JL. Just the 8 speed auto is a huge difference. I've driven one, and it's miles ahead of the 5 sp auto in the JK.

Also seeing the 8% off invoice info/thread.

There are a metric ****-ton of takeoff parts already out there. We're probably going to buy a cheapest base model and go from there. Looks like she wants a 4 door soft top after our Sunday evening walk through the (closed) dealer's lot. Amazing how many people were out there at 8PM on a Sunday, browsing without the assistance of salesholes.

Today will be a grind- off to the bank to sell the FJ, then up to PHX for the lovely experience of buying a car. Doubt the Tucson dealer is going to want to pull a hard top off a new vehicle, but we're adamant about soft top. Will report back.

Appreciate the input.

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Id rather have the Pentastar than the turbo...
The 4 cylinder is absolutely anemic.
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Originally Posted by jw38 View Post
The 4 cylinder is absolutely anemic.
I was super interested in the 4 banger, too. After more reading, not sure it's what we want or need.

Wife is a super low-RPM driver, and I'm just not seeing the benefit. Prem gas req'd, doesn't make power until almost 3k RPM.

I'm all about the technology, the modest hybrid assist, direct injection, and boost.....but in reality, my 51 year old wife driving it 8 miles to/from work doesn't really justify it.

Looks like it'll be the Pentastar V6.
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I'd stick with the 3.6 too, plus she really doesn't need a rubi and leather in those temps would be a bitch!!! I'd look for a '17 or '18 JK
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:39 PM
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I'd stick with the 3.6 too, plus she really doesn't need a rubi and leather in those temps would be a bitch!!! I'd look for a '17 or '18 JK
One of the local stealerships in Scranton, PA area, has a crap ton of new '17 and '18 JKs.
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We don't actually have much real trouble with the Wranglers. The hard tops leak, and people that buy a Wrangler thinking they are an off road capable version of their 4 Runner or CRV are always sorely disappointment. They are rough, solid axle toys. When you buy one to use for that purpose, you are happy, when you buy one thinking it's a luxury SUV, you won't be.

Reliability wise, we don't see them in for much other than the airbag recall and oil changes.
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I would get a JL, much better than the JK.
I have had both, I like the JL much better.
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Originally Posted by NoOne View Post
Careful all the awesome '19 deals are JK's, not JL's.

They are selling both the old model and new model as the same MY and they are far from the same vehicle.
I believe the JL started partway through the 2018 model year. So some 2018s are JLs, but all 2019s are JLs.
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Originally Posted by jw38 View Post
The 4 cylinder is absolutely anemic.
Not so. The tubo 4 has quite a bit of pep to it. It surprised me. There's a comparison test some Jeep guys did posted on YouTube and the result difference was just about negligible.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by C5 Hardtop View Post
Wait for the diesel Get her a 4Runner. Interesting fun-fact about the 4Runner. Its payload capacity is higher than the Tacoma truck. It is higher than a Ford Raptor too. Way higher than the Jeeps. Very capable off road and you can get them with a rear locker
After cutting the roof off with a sawzall and doing a solid axel swap it might be as fun and capable, but it would still be ugly and worth less.
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Originally Posted by ptindall View Post
After cutting the roof off with a sawzall and doing a solid axel swap it might be as fun and capable, but it would still be ugly and worth less.
Yeah, don't cut the roof off with a sawzall.
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Originally Posted by ptindall View Post
After cutting the roof off with a sawzall and doing a solid axel swap it might be as fun and capable, but it would still be ugly and worth less.
really? This is on your ugly list?

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yes.



Originally Posted by LarsAtTheBeach View Post
really? This is on your ugly list?

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Wrangler Values are a strange oddity for sure.

Best to buy new, as used prices stay astronomically high for unbeknownst reasons.

Do your research, be willing to get deals from multiple Stealerships, patience and tolerance for Saleholes will pay off as they compete to ' earn your business '


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Just rented a 2019 4 door/ 4 cyl with almost no options for 3 weeks. Put 6000 miles on it during our road trip to CO/ CA. The sticker on the jeep was 41k

The turbo 4 has plenty of power and gets decent gas mileage, and of course the Jeep was great offroad. But thats about all I liked about it.
Wind noise was incredibly loud on the highway (hardtop), and the interior seemed cheap. BS start/stop system and the seats were uncomfortable AF. Not what I'd expect in a >40k vehicle.

I haven't shopped around for one, but no way I'd pay 40k for it. Under 30, maybe.
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Originally Posted by KWIL View Post
Just rented a 2019 4 door/ 4 cyl with almost no options for 3 weeks. Put 6000 miles on it during our road trip to CO/ CA. The sticker on the jeep was 41k

The turbo 4 has plenty of power and gets decent gas mileage, and of course the Jeep was great offroad. But thats about all I liked about it.
Wind noise was incredibly loud on the highway (hardtop), and the interior seemed cheap. BS start/stop system and the seats were uncomfortable AF. Not what I'd expect in a >40k vehicle.

I haven't shopped around for one, but no way I'd pay 40k for it. Under 30, maybe.
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