So I decided I wanted to own a Jeep Wrangler. I was going to trade my car in on a new 2008; but I decided to read the Jeep forums first. I was unaware the “Inline 6” hand been changed to a V6 in the 2007 year. So my search was decided that I would not trade for new, but rather find a late model “Inline 6” with low mileage. My quest had begun…
I decided I wanted one of those long wheel base jeeps (I now know this is known as the “LJ” Unlimited). My search narrows. These 2 door LJ’s were only made from 2004-2006. I then decided I wanted a manual transmission; but wait the 2004 LJ’s were only automatic. My search narrows, again (has to be a 2005 or 2006 low mileage LJ). I also like the idea of the 7 speaker Premium Sound Package. My search narrows. Now I begin looking at the color schemes. After looking at all the color schemes, she pops out at me – the perfect Jeep Wrangler Color Scheme (IMO): Light Khaki Metallic w/ Khaki Interior. But of course, I find out that this is one of the rare colors. So, my search narrows even more. But now, I also wanted the seven-speaker premium sound package.
I find three (I live in the Midwest): One at a Sand Diego, CA dealer (Soft Top, but no Premium Sound); Ebay in Georgia (Soft Top, No Premium Sound, Trailer Hitch); New York a CPO with Hard Top, No Premium Sound. San Diego and Georgia are ruled out for various reasons. Looks like I’m headed to New York. I call the dealer; I spoke with a salesman that is supposed to get back to me. Two days pass and no one calls. I go online and search again – There she is, right out my back door an hour and a half away. After some negotiations of getting the price down via email and phone she is in my Drive Way at $15,500, as of yesterday. Sorry for the novel, but this is my first Wrangler experience and I had to express it.
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Light Khaki Metallic w/ Khaki Interior
Never off road
…Only 11,096 miles
Here she is…