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Old 08-20-2013, 12:17 AM   #1
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Which Jeep would be my best buy?

Hey guys, I've recently joined the forums after a few months of lurking and ive been thinking about what would be the best buy for my first Wrangler and vehicle.
My options so far are:

2009 Unlimited X, Yellow, 67k km, $20k
Triple Seven Chrysler Plymouth | New Chrysler dealership in Regina, SK S4R8H7

2008 Unlimited X, Black, 67k km, $25k
Triple Seven Chrysler Plymouth | New Chrysler dealership in Regina, SK S4R8H7

2011 Unlimited Rubicon, Copper/Orange, 40k km, posted as $30k but I just drove through the dealership and its marked on sale at $26k, the only reason this isn't a definite choice is that I heard the auto trans is not that great
Redcoat Chrysler Ltd. | New Chrysler dealership in Weyburn, SK S4H3E7

Then there's my last option of building a 2013 which I've made to $33-34k while trying to include options I want.

All opinions are greatly appreciated and please keep in mind that I am 17 so cheaper is better, but if the extra cost is worth it I think I could handle it.
Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-20-2013, 12:18 AM   #2
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I think the 2009 was sold as I made the thread so that option is out :/

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2012 and up the engine is those is junk. If you drive a 12+ you will never buy an older one.
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I say the 2013. If your 17, odds are your going to probably immediately fall in love with the jeep since its going to be your 1st-2nd car. Once you fall in love, you'll never wanna drive anything else, so your better off not regretting in five years about how much you hate the 3.8L (the engine in the pre-2012 models) and buying a 2012-2013. And, if you drive an automatic (I know a lot of kids these days will never wanna drive stick), the 2012s+ have a 5 speed auto instead of a prehistoric 4 speed so I thinks it's definitely worth it. Also, your gonna feel a lot happier paying off those monthly payments when you actually have a newer vehicle and not something that you "settled" for. I'm 17, and I didn't settle for anything less than my 2012 back when I first bought it. And now, although payments are emptying the bank, I'm loving the fact that I was able to get a newer one, and I know I would regret every second if I bought a pre-2012.
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If money is an issue why not go for a base model 2 door for around 23k .It would be a better option than a used one for the same money. Lower payments and better interest rate on new one not to mention warranty and as others said the new 3.6 is so much nicer than the 3.8.
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I say the 2013. If your 17, odds are your going to probably immediately fall in love with the jeep since its going to be your 1st-2nd car. Once you fall in love, you'll never wanna drive anything else, so your better off not regretting in five years about how much you hate the 3.8L (the engine in the pre-2012 models) and buying a 2012-2013. And, if you drive an automatic (I know a lot of kids these days will never wanna drive stick), the 2012s+ have a 5 speed auto instead of a prehistoric 4 speed so I thinks it's definitely worth it. Also, your gonna feel a lot happier paying off those monthly payments when you actually have a newer vehicle and not something that you "settled" for. I'm 17, and I didn't settle for anything less than my 2012 back when I first bought it. And now, although payments are emptying the bank, I'm loving the fact that I was able to get a newer one, and I know I would regret every second if I bought a pre-2012.
Thanks its great to have someone in the same situation. If you dont mind me asking, how much was your jeep, and how much are you paying each month?
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If money is an issue why not go for a base model 2 door for around 23k .It would be a better option than a used one for the same money. Lower payments and better interest rate on new one not to mention warranty and as others said the new 3.6 is so much nicer than the 3.8.
In my opinion the extra space and longer wheel base is worth it. The length of a 2 door looks to be pretty close to the size of my dad's truck cab, I dont think I would feel very safe driving that down the highway in the winter.
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:01 AM   #8
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Thanks its great to have someone in the same situation. If you dont mind me asking, how much was your jeep, and how much are you paying each month?
No problem. My jeep came out to about 38K at the end, but I managed to snag a bunch of benefits and deals due to my brothers girlfriends dad who owns that dealership so after all the mark downs, it came to about 35K. And I opted the hell out of it, so if you just bought a sport S with all the features you want, you could probably get it for about as cheap if not cheaper than I did with my Sahara.

I should add that this is also a 4 door automatic, so that's an extra (I don't remember) $$.

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