I'm looking into buying an 08 Wrangler. Looks like the X (s package) or the Rubicon are what I'll get, didn't care for the sahara's paint matching...
There's a good ~9k price difference between the 2, and I'm not sure what fits my needs...hence my post
So heres the background:
This jeep will spend its life mostly on pavement and light terrain (beach access, camping, and snow for skiing/snowboarding). There are some fun offroad trails that I have driven on with a friends highly upgraded jeep (40k in upgrades!!!) but I'm not sure how often I'll be doing that (couple times a year maybe).
I'm not sure if I need all the additional offroad upgrades that the Rubicon comes with, ORRRR if its better to start with the base X model, and then upgrade with aftermarket (3rd party) parts.
Ie. Are the upgrades in the Rubicon worth the cost, or are the 3rd party upgrades better / less expensive, etc.
Also, I want a manual transmission (and yes I've heard the auto's are better for offroad control, but i dont care).
Finally (for this post anyway :-) ), are there any things (pros or cons) about the 08s vs other years, and any dealer tips / discounts, etc that I should be aware of.