|08-16-2010 09:35 AM|
|08-12-2010 12:03 PM|
I'm down in FL. I started car shopping in February. I was looking for either a convertible or a pick-up. I test drove a Wrangler and was sold instantly. It was the best of both worlds in my opinion.
I have every intention of taking it out on to the beaches at some point but as of now I've only had it on pavement. That being said, I love it and wouldn't have settled on anything else after test driving it. Top down, doors off and go, it's awesome.
2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 2-DR.
|08-12-2010 10:51 AM|
|08-05-2010 05:59 PM|
|pdubois64||I had an older 2WD Chevy S10 Tahoe and when I sold it it was worth 1/3 of what a 4WD model was worth.|
|08-05-2010 04:49 PM|
|UMDTerp87||I'm interested in a Jeep because I love the way they look. I'm also sick of my small car. And I will be getting it used.|
|08-05-2010 04:47 PM|
Then buy a Ford-Focus/ Toyota-Camry
Can't be because of LEGEND !, then you'd be laughing at the LEGEND
|08-05-2010 04:46 PM|
|daggo66||It's your decision and your vehicle. Personally I wouldn't but any SUV without 4WD. If money is the issue buy a used one.|
|08-05-2010 04:31 PM|
|08-05-2010 03:51 PM|
|08-05-2010 03:46 PM|
If you buy a 2wd JEEP, it's like
1)--taking a single shot .22 into bear country
2)--sky diving with a "used" parachute
3)--Scuba diving without ballast weights
4)--Having only $90 bucks for Poker $100 buyin
See You're ALMOST there, but not quite
You won't be able to sell it later for ANYTHING !!
You'll meet some new friends with jeeps/4x4's and you will just feel like a "Redheaded stepchild"
I don't think it's a good idea, especially if you pay attention to these forums !!
|08-05-2010 03:29 PM|
price wise you're talkin $1500ish less for a 2WD. If they actually have one at a dealer, you also have the advantage of wanting a jeep nobody else wants, and will be hard for the dealer to sell. The flip side is that you won't see a lot of choices on color and trim... I insisted on RHD, so I sorta tossed all my options right out the window (guy asked me what color and I said "RHD", he was shocked)
mileage would be the same I think. You gotta figure any jeep on pavement is in 2WD mode anyway... the only real difference is that you're removing the ability to kick in the 4WD to get out of trouble off road...
I get the 4 door thing. I wanted one as soon as they came out, but I wanted it cause I got kids that LOVE going off road
|08-05-2010 02:10 PM|
|08-05-2010 01:54 PM|
|daggo66||F the people in the back seat.|
|08-05-2010 01:38 PM|
Thanks for all the help guys. The 4 door vs 2 door thing...
I was never a huge fan of the 2 door wranglers, dont know why but just never cared for them. When I saw the 4 doors for the first time I just loved it. It's really a looks thing for me. Also, for the past 5 years I've been driving a little 2 door cougar. I'm just sick of the small 2 door car. I'd like something that people in the back seat don't complain about, and some extra room would be nice.
|08-05-2010 01:35 PM|
|saltwaterwop||If I were stuck on getting 2WD, I'd special order it at the dealer so I was able to get exactly what color/options I wanted. Again, with them( 2WD) being so limited at the dealerships you probably won't find what you want, and it sounds like you are pretty particular on vehicle looks/options.|
|08-05-2010 01:29 PM|
|cane75||If you like the looks then get a 4 door, and don't get the 4 wheel driveoption, You save a lot of money, get better gas milage, and it's a Jeep that really can't do Jeep things, but hey you're just interested in the body style... Good luck.|
|08-05-2010 01:15 PM|
2WD is only available in the 4 door Unlimited model
Your selections will likely be limited as to colors/options etc with 2WD since they don't sell well. Usually only rental car agencies buy them.
2WD will be lighter, so maybe a bit better MPG (1-2 mpg tops)
2WD may be cheaper to insure than 4WD
Is there a specific reason why you need a 4 door vs the 2 door model ?
Do you need the room for cargo or passengers often enough to justify the couple of thousand $ added cost ?
|08-05-2010 12:51 PM|
|YJ94PaulyDFromJersey||More Wranglers on any road means more fun. Life is good, get a Wrangler, any Wrangler, it doesn't matter, as long as you have the top and doors off, you're going to love it!|
|08-05-2010 12:33 PM|
|UMDTerp87||The ability to go anywhere is really a cool thing, I just don't see myself really going anywhere except the road. Maybe once or twice a year I'd take it on the beach, and once or twice a year I'd try some off roading. What is the difference in cost, and mpg between the 2 and 4wd.|
|08-05-2010 12:18 PM|
No way to tell the difference on the road unless you lift it enough for that straight front tube to show
Mine shows on my DJ and I still get a ton o waves though... it isn't something you actively look for
|08-05-2010 12:13 PM|
|InfernoGirl||Yes, they will. But be warned, you will be missing out on the best part of owning a Jeep... The ability to go anywhere|
|08-05-2010 12:04 PM|
|08-05-2010 12:00 PM|
I'm gonna get FLAMED for this one, but if you REALLY REALLY know for sure that you will never take your Jeep off road, then you should consider a 2WD jeep. ( I said it, I ain't skeered) Here's the reasoning:
sitting around is very bad for gears... if you never use your 4WD, it will never circulate the gear oil, and that's bad.
the MSRP will drop about $1500, and since they are SO HARD to get rid of, the dealer might be more willing to drop even farther.
Most Jeeps are pretty capable in just 2WD anyway.
A 2WD has less to break and less to mod.
Other jeepers will NOT like you much (you are in fact committing blasphemy... I know, because my DJ is a 2WD... I get some cool points back for it being a cool rare jeep, but its still a "reject")
Same as it is REALLY hard for dealers to sell em, so will it be for you if you ever try to sell it. You will basically be stuck trying to find a dealer who doesn't get jeeps and will give you a good trade value on it.
You can't really go back and undo it very easily. it's a very serious undertaking to try and add 4WD later should you change your mind.
|08-05-2010 11:57 AM|
|InfernoGirl||Ha! They make them with zipper window still, thank God! I wouldn't have it any other way..... Full doors would be a deal breaker for me....|
|08-05-2010 11:55 AM|
I dont really think I need a very luxurious car, so I was looking at the X (or sport? Is it the same thing?) and found that many of them do not come with automatic windows. While I don't need luxury, automatic windows is something I'd pay a little extra for. What's the deal with that, I didn't even know cars were made without automatic windows anymore.
|08-05-2010 11:50 AM|
|Mr. Sinister||oh yeah, AND SIGN UP FOR A TREAD LIGHTLY MEMBERSHIP!!!!! 1% BELOW invoice pricing. i did it, it saved me about $1700!!|
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|08-05-2010 11:39 AM|
|ddbowdoin||If I knew how to drive stick I would have picked up the manual so I could have saved roughly a grand in extra charges.|
|08-05-2010 11:37 AM|
Hello WF Members:
As everyone pointed out already, Jeep Wranglers are awsome vehicles. One of the few vehicles left that you can actually work on with ease and have solid axles. So much room to work in the engine bay area. My only regret was never buying one sooner.
Since you are looking for a cruising Rig, you might want to look at the Mountain or Islander Packages. Basically they already have the Bigger tires " 33's" and some other apperance options, without the rubi's lockers and Electric Steering Stabilizer Disconnect. Average asking price in the Northeast for a loaded 2 door Mountain is under 30,000 sticker price.
I went with a 2 door sport with the B package, which is a small step up ; Crusie Control , Bigger tires with the alloys, temp / gas eco readout.
Be aware, that Chrysler dealers know the Wranglers are their top sellers , Be patient, play the game and you will get one if you play the game right,,,lol
Good luck, post a picture went you get yours.
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