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Old 03-25-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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2 door regrets - Anybody?

I am looking to purchase a 2012 2 door wrangler. I have owned a 2004 TJ and a 2007 JKU. I decided to go back to a 2 door becaues I for one like the look of it better. I do have two kids but they only ride in my car maybe 10% of the time. We have a 3/4 ton suburban as our family car. The reason I bought the 2007 JKU was because they kids were in car seats then and that was pain to put them in and out on a 2 door. Well now my kids are 11 and 9 and can get in and out themselves so don't think that should be an issue. Anybody have any regrets on getting the 2 door vs. the 4 door?

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Old 03-25-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
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The seats in the 2 doors don't move forward nearly as far as they do in TJ's... My kids 13/16 don't like riding in the 2 dr jk nearly as much as they do the TJ, just because there's a lot less room to squeeze in. We are only topless about 40% of the time here, so it can be a pain for them...

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Old 03-25-2012, 12:40 PM   #3
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my only regret is that I don't have mirror relocation brackets so I can take the doors off (want to stay legal)! lol! nothing about a 2dr is a bad choice...same with the 4dr. you'll be happy either way, but if you're leaning with 2 door, have no fear, I don't believe it will disappoint. good luck!
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:41 PM   #4
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I had a 4 door previously and went to 2 doors on my 2012. I have no kids and the back seat rarely used, so I'm personally a lot happier. If you don't mind losing a bit of storage room, I don't think you would regret it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:01 PM   #5
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Only regret is from the people who occasionally have to sit in the back.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:13 PM   #6
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I have no regrets about the 2-door model at all. I've never owned a 4 door, only three 2 door body styles (1997, 2004 and now a 2012). When I had my 97, we traded it in for a liberty so that we could easily get the car seats in the back. But now our 2 boys are 9 and 12, and they have no problem getting in or out of my Wrangler, which has the stock wheels and tires. I like the looks of the 2 door, but it also fits better in our "2-jeep-garage."
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:14 PM   #7
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I would say I have the opposite of regret...after having the 2-door it reaffirmed my decision that it was the way to go...

It's fun, zips around like a little car, is great offroad (so is the 4 dr, but the 2 dr has a better stock break over angle), and just looks cool.

I don't have kids so I don't mind the issue of people getting in the back...actually it's great bc whenever we are in a group I don't end up driving everyone...

If you're leaning towards the 2-dr, go for it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:15 PM   #8
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No regrets here. A couple of months ago I pulled the rear seat out to help with moving small stuff to my new house.

I use my Jeep as a daily driver, and typically never have more than one other person with me.
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I am looking to purchase a 2012 2 door wrangler. I have owned a 2004 TJ and a 2007 JKU. I decided to go back to a 2 door becaues I for one like the look of it better. I do have two kids but they only ride in my car maybe 10% of the time. We have a 3/4 ton suburban as our family car. The reason I bought the 2007 JKU was because they kids were in car seats then and that was pain to put them in and out on a 2 door. Well now my kids are 11 and 9 and can get in and out themselves so don't think that should be an issue. Anybody have any regrets on getting the 2 door vs. the 4 door?
3/4 ton Suburban? 750kg Suburban? 750,000g Suburban? That's hmmm impossible
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The seats in the 2 doors don't move forward nearly as far as they do in TJ's... My kids 13/16 don't like riding in the 2 dr jk nearly as much as they do the TJ, just because there's a lot less room to squeeze in. We are only topless about 40% of the time here, so it can be a pain for them...
That changed with the 11 model year. The seat now folds and tumbles like they used to, instead of just tilt and slide.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:36 PM   #11
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Well then my dreams of owning a Gecko some day just returned I hate the seats on the '07.....
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:43 PM   #12
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I think you answered your own question. You don't need a 4 door, like the 2 door better and will pay less. We have a 2011 Grand Overland as a family vehicle and most of the time I run with the kids, it's one at a time and they are 16 and 12. No regrets at all on the 2 door Rubi.
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3/4 ton Suburban? 750kg Suburban? 750,000g Suburban? That's hmmm impossible
3/4 ton Suburban means that its cargo load capacity is roughly 1,500 lbs. Not that the vehicle weighs only that much.
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Well then my dreams of owning a Gecko some day just returned I hate the seats on the '07.....

Gecko? What have I done?
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I kinda do. I like the look of the 2 door better but if I had gotten the 4 door I wouldn't have to set up a tent when I camp. That woulda been nice...
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3/4 ton Suburban? 750kg Suburban? 750,000g Suburban? That's hmmm impossible
Load not GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight). What's a kg anyway.
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No regrets getting 2 door here. Back seat is out most of the time. You have more experience than I do tho, never owned a 4 door.
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As long as it's not one of your primary vehicles I would go with the 2dr.
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As long as it's not one of your primary vehicles I would go with the 2dr.
Our 2012 is our primary (and soon to be only) vehicle, and we went with a 2 door. Kids are gone, and we never drive around with other passengers; I will be taking the back seat out soon to get a little more room. I have it tied down now, but we need to put it up for grocery runs. Not a big deal.

We didn't need an Unlimited, and I wanted something more nimble and fun. We were not disappointed in our choice.
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= I have it tied down now,
Why tie it down? Just flip it up against the seats and it will stay on it's own.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:59 PM   #21
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Occasionally I wonder, "What would it be like to be lame?", then I get in my 2-door and realize I'll never know
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I have never regretted getting a 4 door (have two of them). If I want to drive a 2 door I fire up the CJ-7.
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:50 PM   #23
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Rather have the 2-door. I keep the rear seat rolled up and stowed. Plenty of room in the back for stuff.
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2 door YJ

2 door TJ

And 2 door JK

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There's something besides a 2 door?
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Had the four door, kids are gone, bought a 2-door 2012. Promptly removed the rear seats so plenty of cargo room now.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:36 PM   #27
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Nope, no regrets at all. I really like the 2 door Jeeps but I have no problem with the 4 door ones. It's still a Jeep either way.....
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I am looking to purchase a 2012 2 door wrangler. I have owned a 2004 TJ and a 2007 JKU. I decided to go back to a 2 door becaues I for one like the look of it better. I do have two kids but they only ride in my car maybe 10% of the time. We have a 3/4 ton suburban as our family car. The reason I bought the 2007 JKU was because they kids were in car seats then and that was pain to put them in and out on a 2 door. Well now my kids are 11 and 9 and can get in and out themselves so don't think that should be an issue. Anybody have any regrets on getting the 2 door vs. the 4 door?
My boys are the same exact age as yours, 11 & 9. I only regret not having enough cargo spac sometimes. I can never carry much things like tools because I tend to use the space for either rolle up windows or for a couple bags of groceries. My wife has a 4-door and the cargo space is the only thing that I'm jealous of. With all that said I love every else about a 2 door. It handles better and is much more fun to drive. Also IMO it looks better
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the cargo space is the only thing that I'm jealous of. With all that said I love every else about a 2 door. It handles better and is much more fun to drive. Also IMO it looks better
Same here!
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Why tie it down? Just flip it up against the seats and it will stay on it's own.
Not necessarily true, I have 2011 JK and flip up rear seat most of the time and when I step hard on the gas from a stand still the folded rear seat will go down and then return to the up position.

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