|04-26-2010 10:32 PM|
|eg6hatch||yeah, i def agree that this will be a huge difference from my civic. I love my civic, and i love the punch i get from it, but i am ready for something for off road use. I also own a sport bike so that should get me my speed fills when i need them. I think i am going to go with the unlimited x s package prob with hard top and soft top and auto. I really appreciate all the advice guys and i think tom is the big day, so please feel free to keep them coming.|
|04-26-2010 11:28 AM|
|guygettnby||oh yea, i spent close to $35k for mine after all said and done when it is paid off. i got pretty much every option possible besides a few of the rubicon options.|
|04-26-2010 11:26 AM|
i guess my point here is make sure this is the vehicle for you. i was always a car/speed freak. i love my jk to death, but now i am looking into buying yet another toy to fullfil my need for speed and be able to go thru the twisties. if you decide to buy either version of the JK it is deffilently different and fun in different ways then the civic. but say good by to the pick up and go power.
|04-26-2010 08:40 AM|
I bought my 2010 Sport Unlimited in feb for just over $28k. It has the S package (power doors/windows, tinted windows, A/C, etc), automatic transmission, tow package, soft top, and came with a free year of Sirius.
I was going back and forth on whether to get manual or auto (I've been driving a stick for the past 7 years and loved it), but my girlfriend and lot of my friends can't drive stick, so if I ever need them to drive it, they can't. Also, I drive about 75 miles round trip each day, and a lot of it is in traffic, so a stick was annoying sometimes in my old car. Another thing that made me go with auto was the comfort of the clutch. There was no dead pedal/place to rest my left foot when I test drove. I had to put my foot under the clutch pedal, which was neither comfortable nor safe. If I'm going to spend 28k on a car, I'm for damn sure going to be comfortable in it.
As for the top, a hard top would be really nice in the winter, and it is harder to break into, but for me it was a matter of space. I don't have anywhere I can keep that big thing during the summer. I mean, that thing is pretty big. Also, the soft top doesn't make all that much noise.
The way I got my jeep for less than MSRP was by shopping around. Go to different dealers in your area and see how low you can get them. Then, take that price to another dealer and see if they can go any lower. Don't be afraid to walk out of the dealer. They'll give you the same price next week most likely, and they may even call you back the next day to offer you the price you want. The only thing is that it's getting to become "wrangler season" where everyone wants to be able to take the top down, so they are still selling at MSRP or even over. It takes time to get the price you want, but it's worth it.
|04-25-2010 11:07 PM|
thanks guys i appreciate all of the help....
i still am a little curious about the auto and 6 speed thing. I agree with the auto being easier to sell later, but does anyone know how much better gas mailage will be out of a 6 spd, and also if there are any known issues with either of them?
|04-25-2010 10:10 PM|
Well, my two cents on this is simply that if you're planning to go off road, buy the Rubi.
Even though you THINK you're only going to go out for a Sunday drive here and there, every now and then... it's a disease. It grows and becomes an addiction.
Before you know it, you're doing mods, lift, tires and so on. Eventually you'll be thinking to yourself, "MAN! I wish I'd bought a Rubi, then I'd have the 4.11 transfer case and D44s and I wouldn't have to spend all ths money to upgrade.
Oh, one other thing... get the power disconnect for the front anti sway bar. It's sweet! With just the flock of a switch, you'r disconnected. You don't have to crawl under a dirty Jeep in the dark to hook it back up either.
|04-25-2010 10:08 PM|
|GEM1N1||Do yourself a favor. Get a 2 door Rubicon automatic. Nuff said.|
|04-25-2010 09:37 PM|
|chef1231||You are right a soft top is going to be somewhere around 1,300 go 1,500 depending on dealer and etc... The hard top is going to be every bit of 2,400 so what I'm saying is if you even think you might like to have both then just buy a new Wrangler that already comes with both. You will pay much less this way.|
|04-25-2010 07:05 PM|
|04-25-2010 06:51 PM|
|chef1231||OK let's see if I can help you out. Sounds to me like you should just stick with the Sport (x) model. If you are not planning on really going crazy off road then you will never really get your money out of the Rubicon. If you are planning on both tops then make sure you get the dual tops. If you buy them from parts they are crazy $$$. You should be able to get both in the package for about $1,600 Soft top alone from parts will be about 1300 and the hard top is going to be well over 2k. Automatic would be my choice but that is really up to you. Stick is going to be a bit harder to resell or trade in, you still can do it but I find most customers don't want a stick. You should be able to find a nice unlimited sport for about msrp 30k. I sell these Jeeps for sticker -rebates so don't plan on getting a large amount off. Dealers will deal on them depending where you go and what you are buying. With the Jeep Wrangler you get the savings when you trade it in or sell it. They are a monster for trade and outright sale.|
|04-25-2010 06:50 PM|
I just posted in another thread and answered just about all of your questions. Mind you this is just one opinion but there is a lot of info in my post relevant to your questions. Others will chime in with opposing viewpoints but remember, it is up to what you are looking for in YOUR jeep. Also, I have made MANY posts on this subject so you might want to review my post history. Good luck on your choices and welcome to the forum.
|04-25-2010 06:34 PM|
Buying a new jeep 4 door, NEED HELP!!!!
I am going to be trading my 09 civic si on a new jeep. I have a few questions.
1. I know i do not want a sahara because i dont wnat to pay the extra for painted fenders considering i like the black ones. So I am between a unlimited four door x with power windows and locks or a Jeep rubicon 4 door. I have read a little bit about the differences but cannot decide if it is worth the extra for a rubicon. I know i will taking it off road, but i doubt any serious trails, just here and there, more for road driving.
2. Should i buy hard top or soft top. I want a soft top, but all my friends tell me i will want to own a hard top for the winter... any suggestions? buy a hard top and then a soft top for it later, or jsut buy a soft top?
3. The most important though, i ahve always drove a manual, and i think a jeep should be a manual, but I have had a few people tell me for my four door jeep i would want a auto? Also i have heard that with the new jeeps alot of people have been having their clutch go out with in 10,000-15,000 miles and chrysler not covering it. I have looked all over the internet for this problem but have seen nothing. Any problems with this? I will be commuting mainly and off roading here and there, any suggestions on whether auto or manual?
Also what are a average price range to try to leave the dealership with a fourdoor unlimited x and a rubicon, anyone mind telling me what they payed?
thanks alot guys for helping a noob, i will be asking soon about a lift and wheels and tires.