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Old 12-04-2011, 02:31 PM   #1
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2012 2dr Sport S vs Rubicon ... I know

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I am sure this topic has been brought up many times. The conflict I am having is the following. I am getting fleet pricing + dealer list price discounts .
The choice is ;
WRANGLER Sport S Package
• 6-speed manual
• 3.73 Rear Axle
• Freedom Top hardtop
• 32-inch Tire and Wheel Group
• Six Infinity Speakers
• Anti-Spin Differential Rear Axle $
• Connectivity Group
• Front Seat Side Air
• Power Convenience Group
• SIRIUS Satellite Radio Group
• Tubular Side Steps
for $27000 Canadian

or a Rubicon
Same but for $32000 kinda same equipment.
Both Dozer colours

Main reason for jeep is for the winter snow months (lie in Montreal) most of the year I ride motorcycles.
Not sure how much off-loading i will be doing.
IF you were in my shoes , WHAT WOULD YOU DO ?
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:34 PM   #2
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Sport S for sure! 5000 bucks is a big difference. Either way u will love your new jeep!

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Old 12-04-2011, 02:43 PM   #3
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Agreed!
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:48 PM   #4
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I just don't want too have buyers regret,,,,even though I know both jeeps r great
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Old 12-04-2011, 02:50 PM   #5
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Sport S for sure! 5000 bucks is a big difference. Either way u will love your new jeep!
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:03 PM   #6
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Since it is dozer, I'm guessing you want the all black interior. In that case, I would go with the Sport S and buy a set of winter wheels. 16 inch steelies with tire studs.
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:06 PM   #7
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Yes Black int..
Im not liking the leather options anyway ,
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:09 PM   #8
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Go with the less expensive, build it up with body armor. Ya know in case some teenage girl forgets that driving on snow with bald tires was a bad idea
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:09 PM   #9
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Go with the sport, alot cheaper and I love mine. Still very capable offroad and you'll have extra money for mods!
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I debated this, and ended up ordering a loaded Sport S. I could have gotten a Rubi, but I decided I would just being paying 5k for a sticker. (flame away everybody.). If you live somewhere you could actually make use of a Rubi, I think one would be awesome. My thing is that I need to go in the snow, the past two Winters have just been brutal. In the summer, I am a convertible kind of guy. A Sport S does the trick. Anyway, I see a lot of shiny Rubi's on this site, parked in the suburbs. My guess is that the vast majority will never see any serious use.
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Thanks for the input guys
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I debated this, and ended up ordering a loaded Sport S. I could have gotten a Rubi, but I decided I would just being paying 5k for a sticker. (flame away everybody.). If you live somewhere you could actually make use of a Rubi, I think one would be awesome. My thing is that I need to go in the snow, the past two Winters have just been brutal. In the summer, I am a convertible kind of guy. A Sport S does the trick. Anyway, I see a lot of shiny Rubi's on this site, parked in the suburbs. My guess is that the vast majority will never see any serious use.
Nothing wrong with that.

I could not afford a new rubicon. So I bought a used one instead.
Nice 2011 close in price. It was a hard choice but the Rubicon was low mileage and practically looked new, glad I did so
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:15 PM   #13
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I think I'd really like the 4:1 low range of the Rubicon transfer case, but aside from that, I can live with a Sport S and add stuff. So that's what I have on order. I didn't even bother to get Trac Lok, because I think I'll add a True track LSD later. Seems like a better, longer lasting option for LSD. For getting down any old muddy prairie trail to that next pheasant hunting spot, I've gotten along pretty well with a bone-stock YJ and I think the next JK in Sport S with 3.73's will do me just fine.

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I'm ordering a Sport-S. I want a 6-speed manual transmission with 3.73 gears.
You can't get that combination in a Rubicon (3.73 auto or 4.10 Manual).
I'll be running logging trails, fields, gravel roads and highway driving (light offroad).
No need for a Rubicon for me, I will not be doing any serious offroad/rock crawling.
Most of the Rubicon's running around in my area are mall crawlers/yuppy SUV's that never leave the pavement..... they just want it to have a Rubicon sticker, to show everyone that they have the "top of the line".
It's an image thing for alot of people.
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If I was going to buy a Jeep and leave it stock, I would by a Loaded Rubi hands down. I think the way it is from the factory is a work of art, and the most capable off road Jeep they make.

If I was planning on changing the gears, drive shafts and basically building a jeep from the ground up with mods, I would buy the sport. Everyone has there own reasons for buying a Jeep. From the sounds of it you do not need a Rubi, but I don't know anyone that has posted they are unhappy with there choice of a Rubi either.

Whatever you decide, enjoy the ride!
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:46 AM   #16
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I would go with the Sport "S".....then again, I dont plan on searious off roading. I wish I had 3.73's with my 3.8L but other than that, IMHO, a Sport "S" is a great ride.....even with 3.21's!

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