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Old 03-10-2012, 10:49 AM   #1
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Opinion on Purchase of 2012 JK

First time buyer of a wrangler unlimited.

I am a older gentleman, who plans on only mild off road trails, for photo opps. The majority of time it would be for road use.

What model would best serve me.

As far as equipment

I presume 373 gears, limited slip, tow package, cruise, hardtop, not sure what group package would be best.

Auto or Stick ?

Appreciate your collective knowledge on this subject.

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Old 03-10-2012, 10:50 AM   #2
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Sounds like the Sport S package would work well for your intended purposes. Auto vs manual is pure preference.

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Old 03-10-2012, 10:52 AM   #3
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Sport or Sahara depending upon the trim and comfort features you want. Rubicon would be overkill and a waste of your money. Auto or stick depends on your personal preference.
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Sport or Sahara depending upon the trim and comfort features you want. Rubicon would be overkill and a waste of your money. Auto or stick depends on your personal preference.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:11 AM   #5
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Sounds like the Sport S package would work well for your intended purposes. Auto vs manual is pure preference.

Sounds like the Sport S should do the job nicely.

"From a post asking what the difference of a Sport and S. Is this all accurate"

The 2011 Wrangler Sport S model has $1,400 in “no charge equipment,” adding air conditioning, satellite radio, 17-inch Moab-style wheel, tinted windows, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob,power locks and windows

I will probably lift moderately with larger wheels and tires.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:40 PM   #6
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my thoughts exactly.
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Old 03-10-2012, 05:26 PM   #7
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Test drive the manual, then test the auto...big difference, but its what you are used to, esp if its your DD. The auto in the 2012 is way better than the 2011.
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Sounds like the Sport S should do the job nicely.

"From a post asking what the difference of a Sport and S. Is this all accurate"

The 2011 Wrangler Sport S model has $1,400 in “no charge equipment,” adding air conditioning, satellite radio, 17-inch Moab-style wheel, tinted windows, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob,power locks and windows

I will probably lift moderately with larger wheels and tires.
No satellite radio on sport S this link has all the package info
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/201...ad-101089.html
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AC is also an option on the Sport S Unlimited, at least in Canada. Runs about $1,200.

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