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Old 06-18-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
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Moving to US Virgin Islands

Hi everybody. Had a Grand Cherokee in the states for 15 years - now I'm moving to St. Croix and thinking of a new Wrangler Unlimited. Tough to decide about a 2012 or 2013 since there's a huge premium if buying down there and I'm moving soon. Just combing the forum for advice.

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Old 06-18-2012, 10:01 PM   #2
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Welcome, St Croix is a beautiful island. I was just there last month visiting, and my buddy who lived there at the time drove us around in his jeep. Being a tiny island, there is not a whole lot of places to drive to, but the scenic drive bordering the turquoise blue water cannot be beat!

Are you an AME by any chance?

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Actually Naval Flight Surgeon. Will get the AME when I get a chance - joining a partner there who already is an AME. Looking for a up chit?
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:34 PM   #4
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Not till this winter! But if you're up and running by then, I might consider jumpseating to STX for a weekend. I did some diving there this last time, and there are a few more spots I want to check out.

Once you get there, don't forget to drive on the left side! I almost killed myself leaving the parking lot of the airport, turned head-on to an SUV!
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Not till this winter! But if you're up and running by then, I might consider jumpseating to STX for a weekend. I did some diving there this last time, and there are a few more spots I want to check out.

Once you get there, don't forget to drive on the left side! I almost killed myself leaving the parking lot of the airport, turned head-on to an SUV!

I did the same in May. Drove about 10 minutes down a long hill at 6 am before getting to an intersection at the bottom which made me realize what lane I was in.

Look me up at Virgin Islands Ear Nose and Throat. Will definitely be up and running by winter. Hopefully with a new Jeep - mainly deciding whether to wait for the new 2013 colors - not too crazy about the "bag of Skittles" palette and hoping for a good blue color. Also will surely get screwed on a trade-in down there versus doing it up here and shipping the car down.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:20 PM   #6
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Yea, there is a considerable mark-up for all vehicles down in the caribbean. But i hear the duty charges on shipping a vehicle can be pretty steep as well.

I'd prefer buying a 2013 model, but only because the 2012's are first years with the new pentastar engine.

Check out this page below for the 2013 colors. True Blue Pearl is a color option. There's also a sticky in the JK tech forum about all the color and options.

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/misc/2013MY_US_Paint_Guide.pdf
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Yea, there is a considerable mark-up for all vehicles down in the caribbean. But i hear the duty charges on shipping a vehicle can be pretty steep as well.

I'd prefer buying a 2013 model, but only because the 2012's are first years with the new pentastar engine.

Check out this page below for the 2013 colors. True Blue Pearl is a color option. There's also a sticky in the JK tech forum about all the color and options.

http://www.wk2jeeps.com/misc/2013MY_US_Paint_Guide.pdf

Thank for the color guide. True Blue Pearl is indistinguishable from black to my eye. Maybe it's my monitor calibration.

Shipping turns out to be not very expensive - still exploring that.

Lots of reading to do. Thanks for the welcome, guys. Let you know what happens.

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