Hi everyone! New member here checking in. Below is my story of how I came to be a proud Jeep Wrangler Renegade owner. Check it out.
I bought my jeep about two months ago. I had sold my previous car and saved up for a fuel efficient vehicle to get to college and back because it take 1 hour each way. I ended up buying a Honda Civic because of the reputation and hoping it would never break down. After going through hell (college) it served it's purpose but once I graduated (2-1-13) I couldn't wait to dump that thing and get something that fit me better. I started looking at Camaros because after having to floor the civic to get it to go up any kind of elevated road, I wanted something that went much faster. After a week, I sold the Civic and with $3,700 in my pocket I began looking for something that went nice and fast but any Camaro or other fast type of car I found had a skeptical feel to it. Frustrated, I kept looking around to no avail.
One night my wife and I went to a Mercedes dealership because she wanted to see some that she might want after I start working the position I went to college for (Respiratory Therapist). After we finished looking there was a Chrysler dealership we walked over to that had some Challengers that looked cool and towards the side of the street there was an all black 2 door Rubicon. I swear that thing damn near winked at me. I walked up to her and I was seriously impressed. The square shape of it, the size (bigger than a car, smaller than a full sized SUV) the off road look, pretty much everything. As soon as I had the chance I started looking them up and found many for sale (88's through 94). After a few days of looking I found some I would have bought but none of the ones I found had everything I wanted. I found some with carpet, ac, but then it wouldn't have a top or it was a color I didn't prefer. Or I found some that were a nice color but didn't have A/C and they were automatic Etc....Etc.
One day a Wrangler popped up that was all black, carpeted, a/c, soft top, mint interior, stick shift and only 149k on her for $3,950. I immediately set up a meeting time and on the way I actually had a discussion with my wife about how maybe we could get by with one car and just keep the money for a rainy day. "Just put the money in the bank and maybe take some trips and live extra nice" I said. But after seeing that Rubicon and wanting to test drive one so bad I figured I'd keep my appointment and at least feel what it's like to drive one of those sexy things. After arriving, I approached the Wrangler with the intention of finding a reason to NOT buy it, to drive it and find something I didn't like about it, that way I could keep the money and maybe buy one later or just scrap the idea altogether. Once I got behind that wheel and started shifting gears it was love at first drive, I HAD to have this thing. The power, the torque, the feeling of not being 3 inches from the ground like I had when I drove the Civic. It had no leaks, didn't over heat, ice cold a/c, alarm, glossy black paint, already passed smog, the whole lot! I talked him down to $3,800 and gave him cash and sped off and never looked back, and never have since.
Less than a week after seeing that Wrangler at the dealership and falling in love, I had now owned one. Funny thing is, after having it for a month and a half I discovered why the body flairs looked different than all the other Wranglers I kept seeing. It turns out it's a Renegade and the owner never knew because the decals that say Renegade on the door weren't their because the previous owner switched the doors. After all this I felt lucky to have found a Wrangler that had everything I wanted and then turned out to be a rare version only made between 91-94 aside from the older Cj models. I recently had the decals made up and put on the door, now shes as sexy as ever and I wouldn't have it any other way.