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