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Old 08-28-2013, 12:02 AM   #31
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I wish you luck in getting a great deal from one of the DFW area dealers. Three of my last four new vehicle purchases were from out of town dealers (two were out of state).

Three area dealers have told me in recent weeks that they have very little profit selling Jeeps and can't keep Wranglers in stock. The one dealer had three COD MW3 models sitting on their lot and several other 2012 models

I will say that I haven't reached out to the Fort Worth dealers (Arlington was the only 817 dealer I tried).

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Old 08-28-2013, 10:47 AM   #32
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I PM'ed you my dealer in Dallas call him he'll be able to order you a red rubicon.

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Old 08-28-2013, 02:38 PM   #33
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If you plan on being off road as much as you stated, get the Rubicon. If you even think you are interested in the Rubicon, get it. Most are sorry they didn't get it if it was even considered. Also get the color you want not what the dealer has on the lot. When I traded my vehicle in, I drove one of the dealers brand new Jeep Wranglers until they were able to find the color and options I wanted. By the way, I drove their vehicle for about 4 weeks.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:54 PM   #34
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My $.02... order what you want. The Hydro Blue will be available in all models (Sport, Sahara, or Rubicon) All the colors offered are that way. The only question is when will the color be available. So if Hydro Blue is what you really want, then I'd wait until Sept. 11 and see when it's available. If the timeline is too long for you, then go for the backup choice. If the price of a Rubi is not a deterrent for you then it would be most capable in stock form compared to a Sahara or Sport. But for Texas ranch land, you'll find that a Sport or Sahara would be very much enough to handle anything you need. The only thing maybe would be a more aggressive tire, but you could easily work that into your deal at the time of sale. Good Luck!
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #35
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I would get the Sahara. The Sport and Sahara are still Jeeps and are very capable.
The Sahara has a few extras but will still crawl all over most ranches.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:58 PM   #36
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I really appreciate everyone's advice. Thanks so much!! I am going to wait until the 11th to order. Can't wait!!!
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Old 08-29-2013, 06:53 AM   #37
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I am so confused. I am ready to buy a 2013/14 Wrangler. I have recently purchased ranch land that is very raw acreage with creeks, lots of rocks, steep hills, etc. I drove a Sahara and was really impressed with how it handled, however, I thought maybe the Rubicon would be the way to go since I will be driving on the land more than I will pavement.

I went into a dealership the other day ready to get the Rubi written up but the salesperson tried to steer me away from the Rubicon and from ordering a 2014. I'm pretty girly-girl looking and honestly do not know much about vehicles. He did a search for 2013 Sahara Unlimiteds and found one with almost everything I wanted but in a color I didn't like. I lost confidence in the salesperson and did not close the deal.

I would love to get the hydro blue, which I understand is being released in a few days? From what I have read in the forum, hydro blue will only be available in the Freedom Edition? Does anyone have advice about the Freedom? I really wanted Nav, leather seats with the Connectivity package and it doesn't look from the website like the Freedom offers these things. I wouldn't mind buying and getting the Jeep custom painted.

I apologize if I'm asking something that has already been answered. Thanks so much for your patience with me and any advice is greatly appreciated!
I am from Ft Worth as well, live in Ok now, 2 placed to get great deals are in OKC, David Stanley Chrysler and Bob Howard, both easy to get 5% below invoice and usually have a good selection in stock! Worth a 3 hr drive north!
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:11 AM   #38
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Not accurate. Hydro blue will only be available in the Freedom Edition for the foreseeable future. They may make it available on other trims down the road, but not initially.

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My $.02... order what you want. The Hydro Blue will be available in all models (Sport, Sahara, or Rubicon) All the colors offered are that way. The only question is when will the color be available. So if Hydro Blue is what you really want, then I'd wait until Sept. 11 and see when it's available.
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All of you have been so helpful, and I really appreciate it!
I found a 2011 Rubicon with everything I want with only 8k on it. If I don't buy that, I will order the Rubicon in red. I definitely will post a pic :-D
2011 has been a great year for the jeep, no real issues with them. I personally love mine and not a single problem with 30k miles on it.
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Thanks, I live in Fort Worth. There are several dealerships around :-)
Arlington Texas here! Welcome to the forum. This is the best forum on the planet to get advice and info on Jeeps.
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I ordered my Rubicon yesterday in flame red, I think. I went with my husband, gave a detailed list of everything I wanted, signed some papers and received no documentation of any kind . We were not asked to put a deposit down and I feel stupid asking this but shouldn't I get some sort of confirmation paperwork??? My husband assures me this is okay but it has me concerned.
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I ordered my Rubicon yesterday in flame red, I think. I went with my husband, gave a detailed list of everything I wanted, signed some papers and received no documentation of any kind . We were not asked to put a deposit down and I feel stupid asking this but shouldn't I get some sort of confirmation paperwork??? My husband assures me this is okay but it has me concerned.
What did you sign? They didn't give you copies of something you signed? That would not give me a warm fuzzy feeling either...
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I ordered my Rubicon yesterday in flame red, I think. I went with my husband, gave a detailed list of everything I wanted, signed some papers and received no documentation of any kind . We were not asked to put a deposit down and I feel stupid asking this but shouldn't I get some sort of confirmation paperwork??? My husband assures me this is okay but it has me concerned.
I'm sure it is fine. I would want copies of the papers that were signed, but I bet most people don't even think about it. You could always go by and ask for a copy of the papers if it makes you feel better.

Congratulations of the new Jeep!!!
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I ordered my Rubicon yesterday in flame red, I think. I went with my husband, gave a detailed list of everything I wanted, signed some papers and received no documentation of any kind . We were not asked to put a deposit down and I feel stupid asking this but shouldn't I get some sort of confirmation paperwork??? My husband assures me this is okay but it has me concerned.
So did u order the rubicon ?
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:19 AM   #45
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Thanks, I live in Fort Worth. There are several dealerships around :-)
I had good luck several years ago at Holt in Arlington.

When in comes to thier service dept though.

Now caught up on the thread. Glad you got someone to help you get what you want. That is odd though that they didn't give you any paperwork. Welcome.

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