Been reading these forums for a couple weeks now, and have been looking at Wranglers.
We went to look at new sport models and we liked them and were rather set on just going that way. In the course of looking around, we saw several Rubicons that were Certified used cars. Price points were about the same for the Rubicons, compared to the sport. After reading about the head problems for the new engine, I have been rather nervous about a Jeep with these engines and only limited warranty. I know things can get blown out of proportion on the internet, but it does make one nervous, so I have the following questions.
Are these 2011-2012 Wranglers with the new engine a risk with limited warranty?
If Im going used, am I better off just getting the 3.8 in an older model?
Would you take a used Rubicon with no or less warranty time over a new sport model?
For reference, I will be off road, but nothing extreme, as Im too cheap to risk banging up a new rig.
Thanks for any insight. I will continue reading and searching.
I looked at a lot of jeeps before I got my 12 Sport new. Most of the used jeeps (2006-2011) were 18-25 thousand. With about 5000 more I got a new JK with a full warranty. I have 18000 miles with no problems at all.
Looked at some 2013's today. Found a package that we kind of liked.
It was an automatic, AC, connectivity group. No power locks or windows. For the 2dr we liked it, the 4dr it was almost impossible to unlock the back doors without the power.
Wheels and tires are base model, but since that is often an upgrade, I would drive it until the tires wore out and then upgrade to what I may want.
$24,480. Seems a decent price in my area.
Is that for a 4-door? I got confused. Check edmunds.com and configure a new jeep with the same options to get the invoice price. you want to aim to pay 2% or more below invoice to get a good deal. Check with your employer to see if you have Chrysler Affiliate discounts. That gives you no-haggle 2% below invoice. If not, you can sign up with tread lightly and get the same affiliate discount.
2012 Deep Cherry Red JKU Sport S - Tickastar, 6 speed, 3.73, Dual Tops