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Old 01-05-2014, 09:31 PM   #1
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Arrow noob from Illinois, buying his first jeep. Could use some sage wisdom.

Hi guys and gals. I am looking to by my first new vehicle in years and I am going Jeep. it will be a JK, but I am hung up on what to buy. I will be using it as a daily commuter, and I drive 110 miles round trip per day. Gonna be a manual. not sure if I should by a sport, sahara, or rubi. I probably won't go offroad much, but will do maybe 1 or 2 jeep rides a year. what should I buy?

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Old 01-06-2014, 03:15 AM   #2
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:23 AM   #3
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I'm new here as well. I debated over and over what to buy. I don't do hard off-roading, so I figured I didn't "need" the Rubicon. From there, it was just trying to figure out the things I really did want/need. I spent a lot of time on the Jeep website building and rebuilding Wranglers and then looking at dealer inventory. I figured out that for a daily commuter, I wanted the hard top, heated seats for the cold weather here, and auto trans for the wife. You can find all of that in a Sport, or you can find it all in one of the packages like the Sahara.

Also, go test drive as much as you can. We test drove a fully set up Sahara and then a Sport Unlimited. The price for the two was the same. The difference was the bells and whistles on the Sahara. Eventually, I decided on the Freedom edition because it's basically the Sahara package with wheels that I like better than the new Sahara wheels -- and I can get it in Hydro Blue.

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Old 01-06-2014, 09:07 AM   #5
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I was leaning towards a sport after seeing the msrp on some of these jeeps, but when I dug into the prices more - priced one having only the options I wanted - it seemed I could get the trim level I wanted for not much more. If I were driving 110/day I'd want a few goodies to make the drive more enjoyable.
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Welcome. As was posted drive as many as you can. Buy from the sales person that gives you the best info!
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:37 PM   #9
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Welcome. Study the differences between the Sport and Rubicon. You might end up driving more then once or twice a year. If you don't want to build your jeep up and want something that you can pull out of a box and drive in very tuff terrain once a year then buy a Rubicon. The disconnects and lockers will get you very far. You can even throw on 35" tires without re-gearing. If you don't know what I am talking about then look up the following. Dana 30 vs 44 axle. Lockers vs. brake lock differentials. Or lockers vs. Open differentials. 3.21 gearing vs. 4.1 gearing. And being able to disconnect your sway bar. Once you understand those things and what they provide for you. You can determine on your own in you want to pay for a Rubicon or just buy a sport. The other packages only provide armor/bumpers/shocks/leather/etc. That's what I had to do. And my salesman didn't know crap. I got a sport with the 3.73 gearing because I didn't have the money for a loaded rubi. I added disconnects and rubi shocks. etc etc. My salesman didn't know crap and was pushing me into whatever had on the lot. Educate yourself.

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