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Bido 06-07-2013 01:23 PM

Do you regret your choice of Rock Lobster?
Newbie here looking to buy my first Wrangler. Like many of you, I am underwhelmed by the color options for the 2014s. I'm looking at the remaining 2013s and found a great price on a Rock Lobster Moab edition -more than $6k off MSRP.

I took some photos of the vehicle and have been looking at them regularly. Sometimes I think the color is just great - a quirky shade of red with its own unique character. I know it will look fabulous in the desert of southern Utah. But on a day-in day-out basis, I'm not so sure. I'm trying to imagine how I'm going to feel about after a few months or years. I dread walking out one morning, looking at it and saying to myself 'What in the world were you thinking?'

For those of you with RLs, do you like your color more or less over time?

Wranglin4Life 06-07-2013 01:27 PM

I dont own a RL jeep... However I would never buy one in that shade of red but thats a personal preference. I am sure most people that have RL say they love it. I feel like thats one of those love it or hate it colors. With that said, if you dont have to many reservations I say go for it. It would like sick with blacked out wheels and black accents. I prefer the dark red myself. 6k of MSRP on a MOAB sounds like a decent deal tho.

woah_amie 06-07-2013 01:39 PM

I personally don't like the RL, I'm more of a cherry color fan. I find the RL too... bright. But that's all up to you and your preference. But you're right, it is quirky!

4DoorCrush 06-07-2013 01:50 PM

I'd go for it! Cause you don't see many RL on the road and not any RL moab

Crushed 06-07-2013 01:52 PM

Do whatever you like, color is a preference thing. I love my Crush and am EXTREMELY happy with it. But I'm sure there are people that see me drive by and think its terrble. Meh

zerinS4 06-07-2013 01:55 PM

Went and looked at one before I found my 10A and left the dealership thinking what a terrible color. I've owned some really questionable colors in my life but Rock Lobster is just awful. My unsolicited .02.

Master P 06-07-2013 01:55 PM

I love the color and it looks great in the sun.....

SonicBoom 06-07-2013 02:24 PM

I drive past someones house every morning and every evening and there is a RL parked outside, i have always thought it looked like a faded red until i found out it was called RL.

pepatrick 06-07-2013 02:24 PM

Almost bought a Rock Lobster at night. Red was my first color choice. The sales rep told me wait until the day time (why I picked this dealership to buy from). He was well versed in Jeepage and knew what he was talking about. I came back a couple of days later during the day time and was glad I did not go RL. So White it little boring..but unquestionably a good color for Jeeps... If it was Flame Red...I would have done it..

yacc 06-07-2013 02:35 PM

I personally am happy with my decision NOT to buy a RL Rubicon. My wife looked at it and said "you seriously are not considering buying a pink Jeep are you?" I do still second guess not getting the Crush Rubicon though, which is just as loud, but definately does not have pink hues. My wife referred the Crush Jeep as a "Tic Tac".

JeepHerz 06-07-2013 02:41 PM

If you already have hesitation IMO I wouldn't buy it. Wait until you find a deal on a color you can live with- even if its not one you "love". My Rock Lobster was Smurf Blue. (Don't know the actual color). Dealers were practically begging me to take them off their hands. The deal was tempting....Silver isn't exactly exciting but so happy I didn't take the Smurf Road. (No offense to anyone).

LimeTJ 06-07-2013 03:51 PM

Two months with a Rock Lobster Sport and it's one of my all time favorite colors. Avoid the herd mentality and buy whatever trips your trigger. If someone is helping you with the payments, ask their opinion. Ignore all others, including mine. :)

TeraFlex 06-07-2013 04:10 PM

I Love red Jeeps but got commando instead since the RL has a lot of pink in it. The anvil color for the 2014's is nice.

MikeK46 06-07-2013 04:19 PM


Originally Posted by JeepHerz (Post 3836277)
If you already have hesitation IMO I wouldn't buy it.

Agreed. Get a color that's "love at first sight" and you don't have to think about.

It's tempting, but don't settle for something less than your favorite to save a few grand right this second. Good things come for those who wait.

WininUtah 06-07-2013 04:39 PM

I didn't think I'd like it then I started so see a few that color. We stopped by the local dealer and he had one, both my wife and I liked it. Really bright, desert Sun that day and it looked great. It had the painted roof and black fenders, certainly better than all RL.

I do like bright colors I have a yellow Corvette and my Jeep was Flame Red. Next Jeep, 2014, is looking to be Amp'd!


Deep 06-07-2013 05:17 PM

When I was first looking to buy, I saw a RL and liked the colour. When I went back to make the order, after seeing it again, I decided against the colour (seemed too pink) - although, it had stock alum wheels, but last week I was back at the dealership and saw it with aftermarket black 33" wheels and some black stickers and it looked awesome. These two separate days I saw it and would have thought it was Flame Red if I didn't know that colour was not available. So, I guess it looks quite different depending on the light conditions - try to see it in various light conditions if you're not sure.

Don't worry about other people's opinions. Only you need to be happy with it. Don't settle if you're not sure.

Bido 06-07-2013 05:38 PM


Originally Posted by MikeK46 (Post 3836591)
Agreed. Get a color that's "love at first sight" and you don't have to think about.

It's tempting, but don't settle for something less than your favorite to save a few grand right this second. Good things come for those who wait.

That was Plan A. I waited for the 2014 announcement, hoping for a winter chill, granite crystal or something else that would make it an easy decision. Now it looks like we have less to choose from with little that's new. (Can't sell the wife on anvil - seems to be guy color.)

So it's either figure out which of the available colors I can live with or wait. But for what and when?

Moose5 06-07-2013 05:46 PM

I actually saw a rock lobster MOAB around my town a few times, and with those black rims it looks HOT. Do it!

scuba_steve 06-07-2013 08:45 PM

Flame Red - classic

Deep Chery Red - looks a bit more refined to me than Flame Red...and I almost pulled the trigger, but the wife wasn't a fan.

Rock Lobster - ummm....I think I am with the majority here.

To me, RL looks like my first red jeep...after it had been sitting in the sun for 8 years. Not a fan, but then again, my white JKR isn't to many people's liking get what YOU like.

ManitobaSky 06-07-2013 10:35 PM

I'm still happy with mine, less is more with RL. It loves black and black loves it, rims, decals you name it. First chance I get I'm dipping my fenders and rims.

DrMutts 06-08-2013 12:54 AM

I just got my "lohbstah" last week. I always wanted a yellow or dozer but couldn't find one with my options. Turns out the local dealer had a jeep with the options I wanted but in RL. Initially I was a bit skeptical. It does look a bit pink in certain light. But after test driving and looking at it over a few days I took the plunge. Also has the black appearance group which works great. I love it. I'm such a happy first time jeep owner. I wouldn't want any other colour right now.. and now that it's discontinued all the better. Mind you I drove half way across the country for the summer, from Illinois to New Mexico, and I still haven't seen another RL. Pretty unique if you ask me :)

donmeca2020 06-08-2013 12:58 AM

It's not bad color, but i think if you get the matching RL top thats just too much RL. i think if its done right it'll look good.

TOK 06-08-2013 07:52 AM

I thought the color looked great online, but when I saw it in person I felt it looked like a bright red that faded in the sun. Commando Green was my first choice and I almost skipped that when I first saw it. It looks more pea colored that O.D. colored in bright sun.

The "special" colors for 12/13 seem to be based on washed out pastel type tones and are very hit and miss.

The dealership I got mine from had a Dune Sahara that I probably could picked up for the price of my relatively stripped Sport. The sales guys were laughing about the amount of people that looked at it and said it was the worst color they'd ever seen. They knew it was going to sit on the lot forever.

RoadiJeff 06-08-2013 08:58 AM

I'd never heard of the Rock Lobster color until this forum. People said they don't look pink in person.

I was at the dealer the other week for something and I looked over at the Wrangler area on the lot. I saw what looked like a pink Jeep in the mix. I walked over and sure enough on the window sticker: "Rock Lobster". Hmm...not my thing.

GeckoJK 06-08-2013 09:14 AM

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I can see why Rock Lobster lasted less than a year and Chrysler went back to classic Flame Red. I dont know what they were thinking replacing it with RL. Rock Lobster looks like a 10 year old Flame Red. Not very desirable when buying a brand new vehicle. It does have a pinkish hue in the sun which just looks bad.

Texas_Jeep 06-08-2013 09:20 AM

If you like it, get it. If you have to think about the color, Do not get it. Pick a color that WOWs you. When my wife saw a RL her first words were "look at that Barbie Jeep"

traitor08 06-08-2013 09:53 AM

Definately try to find some pics of one with the mods you want. Just for example. I normally like duller colors. Greys, blacks, blues ect. At the jeep dealership where I bought a billet jku for my gf, they had a jeep that had the exact lack of options I wanted. But it was dozer. I wasn't a fan of the way it looked sitting there on steel wheels. A couple weeks went by and I went by the dealership on way to st louis and it had a nice set of tires and wheels on it. I had to stop by and check it out. Loved it, bought it, had it for a couple months and now it sits on a lift and 35's.

What I am trying to say here is that some colors just need to be modded to take full advantage of. I believe dozer and ghecko are prime examples, RL might be that way to. So bright and literally yank your eyes to them because they stand out.

Dogzilla 06-08-2013 01:45 PM

I don't like the RL at all. I would not want to own one.....but it's what YOU like that's important. If YOU like it, that's a great price cut.

pepatrick 06-08-2013 02:43 PM

I do believe the direction of this thread is pretty much why RL was killed.

spike157 06-08-2013 02:45 PM

Buy what YOU like. I bought a two door Rock Lobster and I love it.

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