I have never been a Jeep owner, but I have always wanted one and I'm finally in a position that I can consider making the leap.
I have been on a dozen dealer sites including USAA car buying service and Carmax and I have pretty much memorized the inventory for my price range in the Houston area. (don't want to go over $21,000 if I can help it)
I know I want a Wrangler Unlimited, automatic and I know that I would prefer Power Windows... other than this, what should I be looking out for? I have no real plans to go off road although I'm sure Ill be tempted eventually. this is going to be primary a daily driver for road use.
I also know that I would prefer something newer than older. 09, 10, 11ish.
My question is, what are some things I should be looking out for. What are red flags to stay away from and what are the gems. I realize this is a loaded question and if there is a better place to post this, please let me know and I will do so.
I noticed almost none of the JKU's in my price range offered cruise control, is this not a common feature? this is a prime example of that I am talking about. not sure what is not standard.
Any learning experiences are welcome.
- What was your biggest surprise after making the purchase?
- what features do you wish you had that normally come standard in other cars?
- is there anyone out there disappointed with their jeep?
- common problems to expect
any advice or input is greatly appreciated.