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Old 12-30-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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My first new vehicle.. a 2012 Rubicon!

After years of wanting and few months of deliberation..I am glad to say I bit the bullet ! Got myself a 2012 Wrangler Rubicon 2 Door yesterday evening! This is my first new vehicle ever..proud to say its a Jeep !! Whenever my friends ask, so what car are you going to buy..I reply, I am NOT going to buy a 'car'..its going to be a Jeep !
Did all the negotiation over the phone and got it delivered home. $900 below invoice ..thought it was a good deal for a current year model.

Color - Deep Cherry Red with 6 speed manual tran. - Was not easy to find with a manual tran. Most of the dealers seem to carry black and silver. One dealer in San Diego had 5 rubicons in their inventory, all in deep cherry..but all automatic tran ! Finally saw what I was looking for at Modesto!
I have always driven a manual. Even my grocery-getter an old RAV4 was a 5 speed manual...so no way I was going automatic for a Jeep and def. not with a $1500 premium!

Soft Top - Thought I will go for THE jeep experience ! Have a garage for secure parking but not big enough for storing hardtop.

Other options like power conv., connectivity, tow package and auto. temp control.

This is my first post in this community. Eventhough I wasn't a member till now, this forum (and the Jeep forum) has been very useful to me to make my decision. Thank you all in indirectly helping me in this

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Whenever my friends ask, so what car are you going to buy..I reply, I am NOT going to buy a 'car'..its going to be a Jeep !

Was not easy to find with a manual tran.

Soft Top - Thought I will go for THE jeep experience ! Have a garage for secure parking but not big enough for storing hardtop.
You're already way ahead of the game.

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Old 12-31-2011, 02:01 AM   #10
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Congrats on your new Jeep. I hope to be able to say that in the not to far off future. Is why I joined this forum to get some suggestions or tips before buying.
I'm looking for reasons why people may have said "I wish I had known this (or I wish someone had told me this)before I bought my jeep" Whether its related to options or dealerships or whatever. ANy suggestions are helpful.

Congrats again. I'm very excited for you
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Welcome to WF! Now where are the pictures?
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Old 12-31-2011, 01:52 PM   #15
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:43 PM   #17
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Post some photos in the Jeep JK section when you get a chance...people flock to photos.
Thank you all!

I posted a link to my Flickr album with the wrangler pics here :

My new 2012 Rubicon Cherry Red pics..!

Please let me know if the link doesn't work. thanks
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I think the pictures are categorized as private, and can not be accessed. At least it didn't work for me.
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I think the pictures are categorized as private, and can not be accessed. At least it didn't work for me.
Thanks for pointing out. It should be working now!
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #20
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Yes, it works. Great looking Jeep. Congrats and enjoy!
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