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Old 01-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #1
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New Wrangler Decision

I am in the market for a new Unlimited Wrangler. I have a 2001 Sport (133k miles) that I have driven since it was brand new and the time has come to upgrade.

I have found an '11 Unlimited Rubicon with ~7000 miles on it that is at the very upper end of my budget. The vehicle was used as a demo for a general manager's wife or whatever, but seems to be in very good shape.

If I don't get that, then I'm looking at the '12 Unlimited Sport with the hard top, infinity speakers, etc. I've found a dealership offering $500 below invoice on the '12 and will give $5000 for my trade in. That would put the '12 about $60/mo cheaper with the same financing terms/trade in as the Rubicon.

I know the '12s have the new engine and better horsepower, etc - but beyond that, the interior and body seem to be the same.

The vehicle would be my primary and would be used to drive to/from work and the occasional family trip and such. I'm not a big time offroader, but our family has gotten into outdoorsy stuff like camping and geocaching, so there could be some offroading in the future related to those interests.

I have some concerns about the mileage on the Rubicon and it being used as someone's personal vehicle and them now selling it as "new" or "lightly used".

Anyway, I'm looking for suggestions one way or the other.

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Old 01-30-2012, 01:44 PM   #2
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See what others say, but I would go for the 2012 because of the new engine. I had a 2010, and now a 2012. The Pentastar engine kicks butt. Rubicons are absolutely great for serious off-roading. But a stock Jeep can also go off-road. And even if you go off-road camping, the extra horse power will help haul the family and gear. The 2012 will make a better daily driver. See what other advice you get.

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Unless you really plan to get serious about hardcore offroading, the '12 Sport sounds like a better fit for you. Just budget for a soft top later, cause I'm betting you'll want one.
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:28 PM   #4
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:56 PM   #5
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Thanks for the feedback. I have decided on the '12 Sport and am now trying to get the best price between two dealships. The options I've added are the Connectivity Group, 5 speed automatic, limited slip differential, towing, black hard top, infinity speaker system and the 1 year sirius sub.

MSRP is $3180, Truecar pricing is around $30,900 and both dealerships are offering $30,948.

I'm curious if you can stack the TL employee discount on that? Also, if I sign up today, can it be applied after the fact or do you have to wait for your control number?
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Thanks for the feedback. I have decided on the '12 Sport and am now trying to get the best price between two dealships. The options I've added are the Connectivity Group, 5 speed automatic, limited slip differential, towing, black hard top, infinity speaker system and the 1 year sirius sub.

MSRP is $3180, Truecar pricing is around $30,900 and both dealerships are offering $30,948.

I'm curious if you can stack the TL employee discount on that? Also, if I sign up today, can it be applied after the fact or do you have to wait for your control number?
I don't know much about JK packages, but I can guess that you won't be to impress by those infinity speakers. They are less than stellar.
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Something you might consider, before you pull the trigger, there have been a LOT of posts with people looking for clean TJs in the 5k range. If you are going to let it go for 5k to the stealership you could probably get that or more for it in a quick sale and make someone else very happy. Just a thought...
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:23 AM   #8
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Something you might consider, before you pull the trigger, there have been a LOT of posts with people looking for clean TJs in the 5k range. If you are going to let it go for 5k to the stealership you could probably get that or more for it in a quick sale and make someone else very happy. Just a thought...
I considered this, but my TJ has enough "needs" that I wouldn't feel comfortable selling it to an individual without addressing them beforehand.
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:49 AM   #9
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I considered this, but my TJ has enough "needs" that I wouldn't feel comfortable selling it to an individual without addressing them beforehand.

Hahah, yeah I can understand that. I'm the same way when it comes to selling a vehicle. Hurry up and get the new Jeep and post some pictures!
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Well, I pulled the trigger on a black '12 unlimited sport - went with a manual tranny with the infinity speakers, side impact airbags, max towing, and a few other extras. The dealership offered me employee pricing w/out any hesitation and I was very pleased with the transaction and the staff at the dealership.

This is my 3rd Wrangler overall - I drove a '95 White 4cy for 3-4 years, then in 2001 got a new TJ Sport. Traded that in for this one. I figure I have driven a Wrangler for close to 15 of the past 17 years...and intend on diving this one for the next 10 years or so.

I'll probably be adding some nerf bars soon to make it easier to get in and out of for the wife and kiddo. Any recommendations?
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Well, I pulled the trigger on a black '12 unlimited sport - went with a manual tranny with the infinity speakers, side impact airbags, max towing, and a few other extras. The dealership offered me employee pricing w/out any hesitation and I was very pleased with the transaction and the staff at the dealership.

This is my 3rd Wrangler overall - I drove a '95 White 4cy for 3-4 years, then in 2001 got a new TJ Sport. Traded that in for this one. I figure I have driven a Wrangler for close to 15 of the past 17 years...and intend on diving this one for the next 10 years or so.

I'll probably be adding some nerf bars soon to make it easier to get in and out of for the wife and kiddo. Any recommendations?
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