Hey guys. My name is Joe. I am getting into the market to get a Wrangler Unlimted 4 door here in the next year or so, so I wanted to register and ask some questions so I am happiest with my purchase.
Biggest thing I want to know is which model to get. Of course from the outside looking in a Rubicon seems the way to go. Will handle more than I really want to throw at it, but have it if I need/want it. But I am a VW/Audi technician. Would I be better off buying a base ol' Sport and building it up over time? My end plan is really just to have a totally customized Jeep (lift, wheels tires, body mods, etc) that will handle what I want to throw at it. Just wondering if I could have a JK sport better than a Rubi for the almost $10k in price difference.
I have also heard that if i plan to keep it for a while (I do plan on this being the last vehicle I buy) then I want to get a manual trans and go for 07-11 before they but the new 3.6L in them. What are you guys thoughts? What should the new guy buy?
Lasty, if anybody has any other advice that i didn't ask about please go ahead and give it. Like I said. I want to not regret (not that I REALLY could anyways) what I get. I have no issues humbling myself and saying I don't know enough about these great vehicles yet to make a 100% informed decision and will gladly take all advice.
Thanks for any input yall put forth.