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Old 03-10-2014, 02:46 PM   #31
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Found a used, 28k miles, in my price range (important), to trade my 2 door in for.

Any thoughts on 2011 Unlimited Sport?
Can you (maybe) find a 12?


The new 3.6 is a HUGE improvement over the 11.
And to give you an idea I bought a "loaded" 2013 JKU SPORT for $30,500 last year, about this day actually!!!

In regards to car seats, my 20 month old daughter gets her head bonked all the time on the Jeep because
A) she is really tall
B) The Recaro is really cumbersome, but a great car seat.

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This is pretty much me repeating what I have read (mostly here) on the Forums.......the "new" motor (Pentastar) in the '12s is SO much better than the previous 3.8...also the '12s and beyond have a "better" automatic transmission.....however if I am not mistaken, the '11s have the "interior upgrade" that is in the '12s and still what it is today. There were some years that had "issues" with oil leaks/ consumption but I THINK that was around '08-'09.

So where does that leave you? IDK your decision, how "important" is the "better/ stronger motor and tranny" and realize it will be pretty tough (but not impossible) to get to the same price point as the '11.....unless someone screwed up at another dealer. Like if maybe someone traded in or got out of a lease early and took the hit and with the price of gas going up/ what ever "off brand/ not Jeep dealer" decided to dump it...but IMO not likely...one last suggestion...have you looked or thought about a fairly stripped JKU new? They hold their value so well it is ALMOST cheaper to buy new with a warranty........but traded that early only 28K someone didn't drive it much......my '12 has almost that many miles.

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I should maybe also note; I'm a mom. I drive to work, the sitter, the grocery store. The hubs & I camp a lot, but were not off roading too much with an infant. Some dirt here & there, but nothing hard core. Having said that, should the 2011 engine be a concern? For what I'm looking for my jeep to do.
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Kinda what I was hinting at...in stock configuration it would probably be "just fine" other than the mpg and slower off the line...but do you really need that? I mean if you do the math the mpg is not gonna be more than MAYBE 20% worse...and if those 2 or 3 mpgs are going to be a deal breaker there are other issues. One suggestion and hesitant about this but you MIGHT want to consider an extended warranty...assuming you plan to keep this 10 years or so......You don't have to get it "right now" but sooner would be better than later.....
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The '12 and newer just have a lot more oomph. But many drive the 3.8 without issue.

And as a grandpa, I comfortably toss the car seat in the middle of the rear seat for my 1.5 year old granddaughter. Access is not a problem.
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I'm really happy with the 3.6L engine in my 2014. It can really go if I floor it. I can't compare to the 3.8L engine personally but a friend with a 2011 said his only complaint was about the "gutless" engine. 285hp vs. 200hp. 200hp is a lot but more is always better, right?
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I should maybe also note; I'm a mom. I drive to work, the sitter, the grocery store. The hubs & I camp a lot, but were not off roading too much with an infant. Some dirt here & there, but nothing hard core. Having said that, should the 2011 engine be a concern? For what I'm looking for my jeep to do.
There is a massive difference between the 3.8l and 3.6l - if you can afford going with the 2012+ I would HIGHLY recommend doing so. You're going to be with the Jeep for a while.
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We bought a new Rubicon JKU almost a year ago. Our little one is almost 18 months now, still rear facing car seat. We took the car seat out at the dealer and put it in the JKU to see how it fit. I was looking at a Sarah first, but it didn't have power anything. walking up holding a baby, unlocking the front door with a key, reaching around to the back door to unlock just wasn't going to cut it. So we looked at a Rubicon with all power stuff and drove home with it.
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Had the same problem with my second daughter and my YJ. Got the 4 door and now with 3 kids (1 in a booster and 1 rear facing car seat) I couldn't be happier with the decision to get the 4 door.

Although I will say it was always fun to watch my wife stand on the rear tire to lift my daughter over the back when the top was off because it was easier than going in through the door.
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Lots of good info and opinions here. I will add that if safety is a concern, you should be looking at a vehicle with side airbags in the rear. Jeeps don't have them, and they do make a difference in an accident. My kids love to ride in my jeep, but I consider it a roll of the dice whenever I load them back there. My wife's painfully boring minivan is a much safer place for them (But I hate driving that thing!)
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Lots of good info and opinions here. I will add that if safety is a concern, you should be looking at a vehicle with side airbags in the rear. Jeeps don't have them, and they do make a difference in an accident. My kids love to ride in my jeep, but I consider it a roll of the dice whenever I load them back there. My wife's painfully boring minivan is a much safer place for them (But I hate driving that thing!)
I am pretty sure they offer side air bags as an option now right? I don't know if it's front and rear or either/or, I just know I have seen people talking about them a lot lately.
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Only front seat side airbags are an option. Wish there were more in the rear for the kids. After watching crash videos I won't get a car without all the airbag options.
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Let me be a voice of dissention here...

The 4 door is huge. It's harder to turn, harder to park, harder to see out of the back of, has crappier gas milage, and has less performance both on road and off.

A Jeep is a "small" "nimble" car that is easy to find on street parking for in the city (SF) and can also get us to where there are no other cars.

My Wife and I are likely to have a kid soon and we discussed it and came to agreement that we are both OK with putting our offspring into a '13 2-door since having a 4-door is just so huge.

The Jeep was 90% her idea. I would have gone 335i if it were only up to me, but the JK has really grown on me and now I really appreaciate it's advantages.

We tried with a 35lb sack of rice a few times and we can both get the sack into a "car seat" in the back while it is dark and raining. The dealer thought it was a bit strange that we wanted to try that before we bought...
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We have 3 kids, and love the 4dr. One thing that's really nice, as the kids get older, is the width of the rear doors. They're a bit narrower, so when you pull into a parking spot, you don't have to worry about the kids opening the door and smacking the adjacent vehicle, as they don't stick out too far. Our other car is an Accord. Ask me how I know.lol
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My other vehicle is a Volt. My 3.5 year old always asks to take the Jeep. He loves trying to climb in, and being up high, and sitting on the roof rack for a better view, and driving bumpy off-roads, and, and, and... So many reasons.
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Let me be a voice of dissention here...

The 4 door is huge. It's harder to turn, harder to park, harder to see out of the back of, has crappier gas milage, and has less performance both on road and off.

A Jeep is a "small" "nimble" car that is easy to find on street parking for in the city (SF) and can also get us to where there are no other cars.

My Wife and I are likely to have a kid soon and we discussed it and came to agreement that we are both OK with putting our offspring into a '13 2-door since having a 4-door is just so huge.

The Jeep was 90% her idea. I would have gone 335i if it were only up to me, but the JK has really grown on me and now I really appreaciate it's advantages.

We tried with a 35lb sack of rice a few times and we can both get the sack into a "car seat" in the back while it is dark and raining. The dealer thought it was a bit strange that we wanted to try that before we bought...
While what you say is "true"...that is a bit of an exageration there.

While the 4 door is indeed larger and harder to turn, park, ect....it isn't "huge" by anymeans.

A Ford Excursion is huge.

Crappier gas mileage? The difference is 1 mile per gallon..and no one is buying Wrangler's based on fuel economy.

Anyway.....as with all of these threads....it really depends on the individual buyers uses and needs.

BTW, kudos on using the sack of rice. It is wise to plan ahead.

I have an 8 1/2 month old....the issue is never really taking the kid with us. The issue is taking the dog ,the kid, and all of his stuff with us on anything more than a trip to the store. Stroller, diaperbag, jump-a-roo, change of clothes for the kid, the wife, and sometimes myself, etc.... All that stuff would often come along and while I still have other stuff I keep in the back of the Jeep (work gloves, working vest, mini air-compressor, rope, road side kit, tow straps, blankets, etc).

I had the option of buying a 2 door and keeping my Liberty or just using my wife's Rav4 on longer trips. But I like driving the Wrangler.

Just do what is best for you.
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Let me be a voice of dissention here...

A Jeep is a "small" "nimble" car that is easy to find...
You just killed a kitten. LOL!

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While what you say is "true"...


BTW, kudos on using the sack of rice. It is wise to plan ahead.


Just do what is best for you.
I agree. Do what's best for you.
The sack of rice was a pretty decent idea, but I'll bet it was nowhere near as wiggly as my little one can be, nor does it complain if you bump its head on the roll bars. LOL!
I would never want to have the extra angles involved in getting my son in the back seat of a 2-door, but to each his own.

I wouldn't trade my 4-door for anything (Well, maybe a mint Grand Wagoneer), especially when it comes to toting all the support gear the baby needs for spending a week out of town and such.
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Found a used, 28k miles, in my price range (important), to trade my 2 door in for.

Any thoughts on 2011 Unlimited Sport?
Great thread going here. Especially for those of us with youngins. I hope this keeps going with more opinions.

Have you considered a smaller car to supplement the jeep? Why get rid of it if you can afford a less expensive, safer, more fuel efficient vehicle? Just a thougt.

I have a 2 yr old and a another on the way. I just ordered a willys jku, but I have a short commute and my wife has a Volvo xc. So this is not going to be the family car and will be rare that both kids will be in the back seat for a while (and when there's one that child will be in the middle.). For that reason we didn't really try out car seats when test driving....but you should most definitely.

I'd like to hear how well rear facing seats fit...it didn't look like the seat had much of a land for an infant seat. Is this an issue with anyone?
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Only front seat side airbags are an option. Wish there were more in the rear for the kids. After watching crash videos I won't get a car without all the airbag options.
Are there published crash tests with the front side airbags? All test data I've seen were without. Would like to know if it actually helped the dummy.

Also wondering (keeping on the topic of this forum) if the back seat of a 2dr is safer than the back seat of the 4dr. Does being over the wheel provide any more protection? Might be the only good argument for them (after cost).

Wish they'd crash test a lifted jeep. Mopar and other after market dealers should pitch in for the cost...the resultant likely improved tests would probably pay for itself in more business. "Yeah hon, I gotta lift this thing...safety first!"
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Great thread going here. Especially for those of us with youngins. I hope this keeps going with more opinions.


...I'd like to hear how well rear facing seats fit...it didn't look like the seat had much of a land for an infant seat. Is this an issue with anyone?
The rear facing infant seats fit fine in our JKU (We had a Graco snugride 30) once my son outgrew that though, it got a little tricky.
The rear facing toddler seats and convertibles are pretty big, and that rear door is pretty narrow.
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***update***

I started this thread & just wanted to update everyone. I traded in my 2012 sport for the 2011 JKU & HATED IT! For me & my one baby it was huge & although I am "a mom" the engine difference & power was notable, the turning radius was hard to get accustom to & to be honest I missed my cool little Jeep.
I bought back my 2012 2 door. (My husband is a saint.) It was worth it to me on so many levels. I know the gas mileage difference is minimal, but in 2 door we could get it to 20/ on the regular, 4 door not even close (engine/year difference I understand) but still, we would have never taken it on long trips because of this. 3-5 MPG is something when going cross country. We now plan on purchasing a rack or something for our camping gear.

While I will say it was a breeze popping him in the 4 door & tossing all his baby gear in the back, it was not worth it for me. So I lift & heave him over the seats now, it's a small price to pay for all the other benefits of the 2 door.

I would HIGHLY suggest testing a 4 door for a few days if you're thinking of a change. I would also not suggest any major car purchases the few hormonal weeks after a baby (my hubby would 2nd that

Congrats to all the new Jeep Moms! We will have arm strength not to be messed with

Either way, the hard plastic interior of Jeep allows for some cool stickers for baby to look at!
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***update***

I started this thread & just wanted to update everyone. I traded in my 2012 sport for the 2011 JKU & HATED IT! For me & my one baby it was huge & although I am "a mom" the engine difference & power was notable, the turning radius was hard to get accustom to & to be honest I missed my cool little Jeep.
I bought back my 2012 2 door. (My husband is a saint.) It was worth it to me on so many levels. I know the gas mileage difference is minimal, but in 2 door we could get it to 20/ on the regular, 4 door not even close (engine/year difference I understand) but still, we would have never taken it on long trips because of this. 3-5 MPG is something when going cross country. We now plan on purchasing a rack or something for our camping gear.

While I will say it was a breeze popping him in the 4 door & tossing all his baby gear in the back, it was not worth it for me. So I lift & heave him over the seats now, it's a small price to pay for all the other benefits of the 2 door.

I would HIGHLY suggest testing a 4 door for a few days if you're thinking of a change. I would also not suggest any major car purchases the few hormonal weeks after a baby (my hubby would 2nd that

Congrats to all the new Jeep Moms! We will have arm strength not to be messed with

Either way, the hard plastic interior of Jeep allows for some cool stickers for baby to look at!

Now the view is the same top on or off.

I'm surprised the 4 door seemed so huge and unwieldy to you, but that's why they make different models.
To me it seems just about right, but my only 2 door Wranglers were a TJ and a YJ. I never had a 2 door JK.

Glad you got your Jeep situation all figured out.
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I have a Wrangler Sport...and a newborn. I have the rear facing seat behind the passenger, however I have to lift him up & over the front seats to get him back there (which I can do now @ 5 weeks, but he seems to just keep getting bigger , or I turn him on an angle he does not particularly care for to squeeze behind the pushed forward seat. I am still left with a passenger seat unwelcoming to anyone over 5' & limited to a flimsy stroller that barely fits in the back. I cannot even use my super cool Jeep Jogger stroller as it will not fit anywhere in the vehicle.

I am considering an Unlimited, but having a hard time with the transition. Are the four doors & space worth trading in my beloved JW?
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Ive glossed over this thread but since some have mentioned it i have to add this...... Having owned many tjs and now two jks....a 2007 and a 2014..... I wouldn't own another 3.8, ever, seriously i sold my 2007 and bougnt a 2005 lj in between my new 2014 for a bunch reasons but mostly i hate...hate the first gen jk engine......im not downing anyone as i know people love their 2007-2011s but honestly without the new engine id not have bought my new jku.
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Personal comment....most carseat makers and people have a misconception about when it is appropriate to flip the kids from rear to forward facing. Most will tell you an age or a lb figure, but the kid must be flipped around when their legs can no longer fully extend. If your kid sits (the rear facing one) and his/her knees are bent, time to flip it around.
This is completely false. Kids can now and should be rear-facing as long as the car seat manufacturer specifies it, regardless of if their legs are bent. The new recommendation by the AAP is rear-facing until age 2 or the maxim height and weight allowed by the car seat.

That aside I use the Myride 65 in my Wrangler for my 25 month old, rear facing. I could not imagine having only a two door. I have the seat in the middle, otherwise the passenger seat would be up way to far. I would have to look into different car seats for a two door.
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Back in the 70s I either rode in my mom's lap or sprawled out on the back seat.
You'd have to see the look on my dad's face when I told him all of the mess about car seats now days.
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I agree. Do what's best for you.
The sack of rice was a pretty decent idea, but I'll bet it was nowhere near as wiggly as my little one can be, nor does it complain if you bump its head on the roll bars. LOL!
I would never want to have the extra angles involved in getting my son in the back seat of a 2-door, but to each his own.

I wouldn't trade my 4-door for anything (Well, maybe a mint Grand Wagoneer), especially when it comes to toting all the support gear the baby needs for spending a week out of town and such.
My little guy just went from an infant carrier to a convertible car seat....and I now fully understand the "head bump". Every day I'm like...."sorry about that dude"...
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My little guy just went from an infant carrier to a convertible car seat....and I now fully understand the "head bump". Every day I'm like...."sorry about that dude"...
Yeah, I bet my son thinks it's just part of getting in the Jeep.
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My little guy just went from an infant carrier to a convertible car seat....and I now fully understand the "head bump". Every day I'm like...."sorry about that dude"...
Haha, glad I am not the only one that does that. My almost two year old daughter still LOVES my 2010 JKU though. she clapped the whole way to the store the other day with the top off, and now tells my wife "no mommy, my car" and points to my Jeep anytime she tries to take the Ford Edge. I haven't had the heart yet to tell her that she is apparently killing kittens, it's just too cute to correct. We're not really a cat family anyways....
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Picked up my JKU a week ago. 2 year old LOVES it. Put her seat in the middle and she can see so much more compared to sitting in my wife's Volvo XC. "We go in Daddy's orange jeep?" Now she points out every color of jeep she sees. We haven't even taken the top or freedom panels off yet (can't wait to see her expression when that time comes! may have to get out the camera!). Installing the seat only takes seconds as I'm not bending and contorting as much as the volvo, nor reaching as much (even with the extra trunk space of the JKU).

Getting her in isn't nearly as tough as I'd thought it would be (it helps she LOVES the jeep). The extra height and head room clearance (compared to the Volvo) is a cinch to get her in...bump her head on the roll cage a few times, but being padded she doesn't mind.

I Can't even IMAGINE trying to get her into a 2dr. Especially on the days where she's not a willing participant. I would think the frustration trying to get her to get into the back would cause her to like it less and be less of a willing participant. For that reason 2Dr was never an option...especially with her brother-or-sister on the way in a few months.

Every child is different, but would like to hear how parents of 1-2 year olds have faired for the sake of educating the broader audience (I see that as the age range where they are no longer in a carrier and yet they aren't old enough to get into the seat themselves). Granted, it's a small period of time, but it could feel like an eternity!!

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