Hey all, I've been lurking around here for a couple weeks having a great time reading everything and learning what I can before purchasing my first Jeep.
However, I am having a bit of trouble deciding between two JKs I'm interested in and would love to get some outside opinions before I made the leap.
First off, some of what I'm looking for:
I am mostly looking for something that can be my daily driver and will handle decently in Wisconsin snow (often around 1/2-2 feet dumped in one night where I live), with a soft top for spring/summer/fall and hard top for winter. Other than that I have no NEED for off-road capabilities right now, but I would love to join up with a club around here and do some wheeling on the weekends when I can.
Each of these vehicles is stock as far as I can tell and only the options above and beyond the base package for each are listed below. Both vehicles only have only tops currently, but on the X, the dealer is willing to add on a new hard top for around $2k over and above what is listed (and yes, that WILL be in writing before I sign anything). I am hoping the dealer with the Rubicon will make the same agreement.
I have test driven the '08 X and was generally pleased with it and I will be test driving the Rubicon after work today. I know that Rubicons are more capable than the Xs, but does the difference in age and mileage combined with the extra Rubicon equipment justify the increase in price? I won't have the money to do any serious upgrades for quite a while, so I would like something that wouldn't need to be upgraded immediately to go out and have some fun on the trails. Does anyone have any recommendations on this or any suggestions on what other factors I am overlooking that might help me decide?
2008 Stone White X
- 13k miles
- 4-spd Auto
2007 Steel Blue Rubicon
- 46k miles
- 6-spd Manual
- Power Convenience Package
Thanks in advance for any suggestions! Nice to meet you all!