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Old 06-12-2014, 02:19 AM   #1
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Talking Just bought a Wrangler, TODAY!

I've always wanted a Jeep Wrangler ever since I was a kid, and today my fiancee and I decided to trash our old vehicle and buy ourselves a brand new 2014 Wrangler.

Our old vehicle was a 2001 Hand-me-down Honda Odyssey van with 285,000km on it. Tape on the front bumper, dents from previous family member owners, and the trunk door didn't close (if I were to suddenly speed up it would actually open up). So you can imagine my excitement owning my first brand-new vehicle.

To top it all off, growing up with my family, we have never had a brand new vehicle. They have always been 5-7 year old models of various vans and crappy cars, despite being able to afford better functioning, younger vehicles. So it's always been a weird 'dream' to have a functional vehicle that doesn't have someone else's stains on it.

Anyway, I'm new, and I'm overly happy. Can't wait to see what's on the forums!

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So what model?? Pics?
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:42 PM   #11
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Welcome. Hard to beat that new JEEP smell. I used to always buy used cars to let "someone else eat the depreciation" only to realize upon resale my vehicle I only owned for 7 years was 9 years old. Enjoy!!
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:04 PM   #13
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So what model?? Pics?
Actually, I have no idea at the moment. Right now I'm standing in limbo. The vehicle we wanted was in another city, but someone purchased it before our paperwork went through. So tomorrow we should know all the NEW specifications, we may be upgrading it a bit.
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you won't regret it! welcome!!
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:27 AM   #15
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Forgot to update you all!

Thanks again for all the welcomes! We ended up getting a 2014 Sport Unlimited in white. Added a 4" lift and 35" tires, among a few other mods.







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Forgot to update you all!

Thanks again for all the welcomes! We ended up getting a 2014 Sport Unlimited in white. Added a 4" lift and 35" tires, among a few other mods.







I love the GEAR tailgate cover!! how do you like it??
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Thanks! I think it's awesome! I want to throw in some more storage bags, but it's fantastic! It looks way better than an empty tailgate too. Going to get the overhead console they have as well
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Having a nice new reliable vehicle is great but I do miss a couple of my old vehicles a 98 Dakota and an 87 YJ simply because I could trash the hell out of them and not care at all. Flop the YJ?! it, flip it over and keep on truckin' LoL
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Haha, Yeahhhhh.... I don't think my 2001 Honda odyssey had many fun advantages
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Thanks! I think it's awesome! I want to throw in some more storage bags, but it's fantastic! It looks way better than an empty tailgate too. Going to get the overhead console they have as well
I really like the overhead console too, but I thought it did not work with the hardtop?
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it doesn't officially work with the hardtop, but you can easily modify it to work
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So what gear ratio is thus thing running? Our new Sahara has the max tow with 3:73 rear gears, been wondering how big a tire that can handle.
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I'm at 3.73 too, and will likely regear in the future. The 3.73 can handle the 35x12.5 perfectly fine, but it is just slightly under the performance than the stock had.
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Welcome. Hard to beat that new JEEP smell. I used to always buy used cars to let "someone else eat the depreciation" only to realize upon resale my vehicle I only owned for 7 years was 9 years old. Enjoy!!
I used to be the same way until my last 2 vehicles that I bought new and sold outright years later. It makes perfect sense to me now, but for years I was always led to believe "never buy new blah blah blah". I guess you either take a hit up front or on the back end, pick your poison. That new leather smell sure is nice though.

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