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Old 05-13-2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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2014 Wrangler "Golden Eagle" Sticker Edition

Had to swing by my local dealer today and noticed something interesting on the lot... a "Golden Eagle" JK. They actually had a few of them. Black, with gold trim on the grill and wheels - it looked like de-dragon'd dragon edition with some golden eagle decals thrown on BUT I could be wrong. It seems like the trim might have been a little brighter - like gold, not dragon bronze.

It was crappy and rainy and I was in and out pretty quickly, I just noticed it on the way out. It's a bit out of the way so I'll see what I can do to get some pics but it might not be until next week.

You guys seen any of these?

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Old 05-13-2014, 09:11 PM   #2
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Probably a dealer special edition, definitely not factory.

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Cool. Would like to see some pics when you get a chance!
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Probably a dealer special edition, definitely not factory.
Oh yeah, it's definitely not. I can't wait to see what it is, though - like I said, if they de-dragon'd a dragon there's probably a HUGE ridiculous markup (new headrests, de-decal the grab bar, and the dragon side decals, add 3 golden eagle decals) - I can't wait to see the sticker.

If anyone's in the St. Louis area - these are at Glendale.
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Oh yeah, it's definitely not. I can't wait to see what it is, though - like I said, if they de-dragon'd a dragon there's probably a HUGE ridiculous markup (new headrests, de-decal the grab bar, and the dragon side decals, add 3 golden eagle decals) - I can't wait to see the sticker.

If anyone's in the St. Louis area - these are at Glendale.
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I checked the dealer's site but didn't see it but I did see some eye candy of a WW similar to the one I ordered
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Wow that dealer has a lot of special edition jeeps
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Yeah I don't see it on their site either. I'm heading out to KC this weekend, but I'll email them and see if I can get any other information or some pictures. I can't believe they have at least 9 Dragon editions on their lot. Maybe they can't move 'em at all and tried to make them even specialer

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Dan, this is standard practice now, and has been for awhile. Dragons are pretty much sale proof, so dealers are all rebadging them as Golden Eagles. Most leave the dragon crap on the inside because that gets pricey to change. My dealer had one when I was there last week. I just laughed and pointed at it and said, "So, who's the genius who ordered a Dragon Edition?" The salesman laughed and said, "The FORMER inventory manager."
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When I bought my 06 TJ they had factory "Golden Eagle" editions on the lot. The 14's are probably a dealer spin off of that.
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Yeah I don't see it on their site either. I'm heading out to KC this weekend, but I'll email them and see if I can get any other information or some pictures. I can't believe they have at least 9 Dragon editions on their lot. Maybe they can't move 'em at all and tried to make them even specialer

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Looked nothing like that.
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I checked the dealer's site but didn't see it but I did see some eye candy of a WW similar to the one I ordered
WOW I just went to that site. 9 JKs. 102 JKUs. !!!!
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WOW I just went to that site. 9 JKs. 102 JKUs. !!!!
LOL isn't that crazy!
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Wow, it's 6 JKs now -- wonder if they sold 3 this morning or just have poor control over their website inventory count?

And only one of them is a 6MT transmission. No wonder I had so much trouble getting a test drive of a 6MT 2-door. At all of Atlanta's dealers, I found one -- count 'em -- ONE 6-speed two-door! And it was a used 2012. Not a single new 6MT JK in a city of 5 million people!

So at this mega dealer, with basically 110 Wranglers for sale, 1 is a 6MT 2-door. Which about mirrors my quest.

At least when I go to sell mine some day, I won't have a lot of competition!
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I want to see pictures of them, but I didn't see anything other than Dragons
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If I had to guess, they took some of those 9 or so Dragon Editions and have since "converted" them. I checked out their site too and don't see 'em.

EDIT: I'm speaking to Glendale right now.

"We did de-dragon them. We changed the leather on the seats to a pure black with gods stitching and also put a new grab bar on it. I would be glad to send you some pictures. Is there an email address that you would like them sent to?"

So... pics forthcoming. If they did it right, that's actually pretty darn cool.
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If I had to guess, they took some of those 9 or so Dragon Editions and have since "converted" them. I checked out their site too and don't see 'em.

EDIT: I'm speaking to Glendale right now.

"We did de-dragon them. We changed the leather on the seats to a pure black with gods stitching and also put a new grab bar on it. I would be glad to send you some pictures. Is there an email address that you would like them sent to?"

So... pics forthcoming. If they did it right, that's actually pretty darn cool.
I've been wanting to see a Golden Eagle Jeep for a while now
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Too bad they're not in New Orleans. They could put a fleur-de-lis on the hood and make it a New Orleans Saints special edition.
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does anyone actually drive with just the freedom tops on and the remainder of the roof off? i never even thought of that as an option.
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does anyone actually drive with just the freedom tops on and the remainder of the roof off? i never even thought of that as an option.
I do in the late summer.
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Wow, it's 6 JKs now -- wonder if they sold 3 this morning or just have poor control over their website inventory count?

And only one of them is a 6MT transmission. No wonder I had so much trouble getting a test drive of a 6MT 2-door. At all of Atlanta's dealers, I found one -- count 'em -- ONE 6-speed two-door! And it was a used 2012. Not a single new 6MT JK in a city of 5 million people!

So at this mega dealer, with basically 110 Wranglers for sale, 1 is a 6MT 2-door. Which about mirrors my quest.

At least when I go to sell mine some day, I won't have a lot of competition!
When I got mine, the only ones my dealer was discounting (for those without a discount) were all MT. they had 2 lux'd out Sahara 4 doors with MTs (well and with the 130 but uconnect) heavily discounted. Couldn't find a 3.73 and limited slip to save my butt either - was one or the other.

I really wonder how some dealerships decide what to order?
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AND HERE THEY ARE! According to the Dealer, pricing is identical to the dragon (i.e. they didn't mark it up). I think that's kind of a testament to how awful an idea the dragon is. This, though... this I like. Subtle. Classy.









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WOW I just went to that site. 9 JKs. 102 JKUs. !!!!

Thats nothing, Koons in Tysons Corner, VA curently has 30 JK's and 125 JKU's
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EDIT: I'm speaking to Glendale right now.

"We did de-dragon them. We changed the leather on the seats to a pure black with gods stitching and also put a new grab bar on it. I would be glad to send you some pictures. Is there an email address that you would like them sent to?"
Pretty ingenious dealer. He took lemons, and made beer!
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Actually it is not a too bad idea.. At least it is better than having tons of "Dragons" lying around.
Someone will sure got "hit" by these eagles, they are more convincing than the dragons to untrained eyes.
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I would have to say, the Golden Eagle is WAY better than the Dragon edition...
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I would have also liked to see a screamin' chicken on the tire cover and/or hood

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