I want to order a jeep, I could use some help from you
Hello everyone, I want to order a 2012 wrangler sport M/T w/ AC but I have a few questons. I have searched the forums and I find a lot of people regretting options they never purchased... soooo I want to ask these questions before I sign the dotted line!
I live in the Toronto suburbs where it's mostly city and sadly a lot of traffic. I have no intention of towing, lifting or installing tires larger than 32,33 as it will be a daily driver. Toronto has very flat terrain and my jeep would be a weekend warrior on camping, trails and mud pits... but no rock crawling or dare devil stuff!
Should I buy:
1. 3.73 gears
2. hardtop (dealer wants $1000 at the time of purchase and aftermarket are $1500+, is it worth it or will the soft top suffice)
Also add your suggestions to what I SHOULD buy. It would help a lot as I am a newbie when it comes to buying brand new.
hardtop is a hit and miss. im from montana and if i lived there currently the hardtop is a no brainer. soft tops dont insulate anything in the winter and it takes forever to warm it up and at a point it gets to cold to drive it at all.
i would opt for the dual top system. and hang the hard in the garage all summer. its what i do.
Hey Weeman. Last fall I bought what you're looking at getting pretty much. A 2012 Sport with the MT. Mine is lifted 2.5" and sits on 33". I have the soft top. Now the weather is much different here in Virginia then in Canada and being from MN I tend to not really get cold at all, but I have never had an issues with it being cold. The heater on the '12 model is stupid good. Anyone in the back seat might get cold, but where you'll be, I think you'll be fine. The hard top wouldn't be a bad option though for the snow you'll inevitably getting up there. I think that's your call though. I think I'll have to go back and see what gears I have (I know I should know this off hand) but with my lift and tires I'm still able to see 20 mpg or so.
wow quick replies! I appreciate the help. I am convinced on 3.73 gears now, there is enough reason to buy them opposed to keeping the 3.21.
For the top, I will not likely have people in the rear seat to worry about heat. I intend on taking them out for more storage space lol. The dealer wants $1000 for the hardtop but i found out I'll have to pay more if I want both! I will stick with the soft top because that's what I love about jeeps! I'm not concerned about break-ins, they are not common around here and if thieves want in bad enough they will find a way.
Are you able to get heated cloth seats in a sport? That would be nice to have in Toronto for the winter months.