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big_slacker 06-26-2013 06:13 PM

Jeep purchase question
 
I've done a lot of research and think I've found a JK I like.

Any reason why I wouldn't buy a '12 sport 2 door base base model with wheels/tires and 6k miles for 21k? Sounds like a decent deal. Any gotchas?

dawhitesJKU 06-26-2013 06:18 PM

because the dealer i purchased my jku from sells brand new 2013 jk base models for almost the same price as the one you listed.

i just checked and its $21488 for a 2013 AUTO at my dealer.

big_slacker 06-26-2013 07:00 PM

Interesting. I've been watching the dealerships in my area and no '13 lower than 24k. This may be a regional thing, I'm in Bellevue wa fwiw

dawhitesJKU 06-26-2013 07:14 PM

its probably regional then. i sent u a link on ur profile page for comparison purposes. all the others in my area were very high until i found that dealer. made my purchase the same day i found it.

ohioviper 06-26-2013 07:19 PM

Yep and the 2012 have some head problems. 2013 have proven to be ok so far.

coelement777 06-26-2013 09:36 PM

i just paid 23,400 for a 2013 with a/c and 3.73s . I would not buy a used one for that small of a difference, also if your financing the interest rate on the used one will be higher.

big_slacker 06-26-2013 11:14 PM

Yeah, I just found a couple of '13s with AC and 3.73s for 23k. I think you're right in that the diff and some wheels/tires on the used one probably aren't worth it.

coelement777 06-26-2013 11:23 PM

plus you would have it under warranty for a year longer

Welding Rod 06-26-2013 11:48 PM

I drove my new 2013 JKU up in the forrest all day today. Lots of fast logging road with potholes, washboarded grades. I was shocked to find the car was completely silent. Hopefully it will stay that way.

st1264 06-27-2013 12:03 AM

Buy new and don't look back.

fessmiq 06-27-2013 06:52 AM

Yup, I am a one week owner and everyone here convinced me to buy new. Went with a 13 sport auto and ac and plan on making the mods myself. Walked out the door at 24,1 from Steve White Motors (he'll ship to you btw). I was considering a 2011 for 21,5 but with taxes, tags, etc I would have been close to 23. It was a no brainer and I absolutely love my new jeep!

insylem 06-27-2013 09:28 AM

Welcome to the Jeep world. :) I went with new as well. Simlar reasons too.

st1264 06-27-2013 11:40 AM

Here in Canada, there are huge rebates on 13's, so there is even less motivation to buy used. Wranglers hold their value very well, you can buy new for a little more, with a better interest rate... Good luck, OP.

kik 06-27-2013 11:48 AM

I would seriously consider a new one. You'll get a better deal soon on a 13 as a result of the 14's being available.

JeepHerz 06-27-2013 12:28 PM

Though I love my 2012 2 door and I think that's a decent price- I agree try for new. Exactly as someone mentioned you'll get a better interest rate on a new Jeep. Even if you spend a little more your payment may be the same. Or use that as a tactic to get a better price on the 2012- if you can get another thousand or two knocked off it might be worth it.

big_slacker 06-27-2013 07:44 PM

Thanks gents. I just drove home in my '13 silver sport.

Soft top, 6 speed, only options are AC and 3.73's. 22.9k

As mentioned I got a lower interest rate, payment was gonna be almost the same.

JeepHerz 06-27-2013 07:52 PM

Congrats! :thumb:

big_slacker 06-27-2013 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by insylem (Post 3904394)
Welcome to the Jeep world. :) I went with new as well. Simlar reasons too.

Welcome back actually, I had a TJ and have regretted selling it ever since. :thumb:

bflank 06-27-2013 09:40 PM

And the pic's are where? Congrats on the new ride.

jadmt 06-27-2013 09:46 PM

congrats

big_slacker 06-27-2013 10:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bflank (Post 3906803)
And the pic's are where? Congrats on the new ride.

Wheels/tires are horrible, so forgive those. 33's and a lift coming soon. :)

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/...ps6c5efe01.jpg

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0bfb844d.jpg

st1264 06-27-2013 11:50 PM

Nice canvas... Now customize and make it yours. Nice 13' Sport!

coelement777 06-28-2013 02:00 AM

Nice ride. its got the same specs as mine except for the color. The silver looks good, i havent seen any in that color with a soft top around here. One word of warning. Dont take the soft top off unless you have someone to help you put it back on, its not exactly easy to do by yourself.

st1264 06-28-2013 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by coelement777 (Post 3907419)
Nice ride. its got the same specs as mine except for the color. The silver looks good, i havent seen any in that color with a soft top around here. One word of warning. Dont take the soft top off unless you have someone to help you put it back on, its not exactly easy to do by yourself.

Don't all the 13's have Lift Assist?

big_slacker 06-28-2013 11:55 AM

Impressions so far:

Seems to have retained the wrangler character but with better road manners. I LOVE bouncing down the road.

I can't believe they sell them with 3.21s. Sorry if that offends anyone, I test drove one and wondered where that 285 HP was, it seemed as slow as my TJ. 3.73s are great and no I don't give a shit about MPG or freeway revs. It's a 6 speed, seemed fine on the hour freeway drive back from the dealer to me.

Shifting..... is like a truck. The last stick I drove was a porsche cayman S which had a gearbox that was just a LITTLE bit more accurate. :)

WTF hill assist? That made me stall it on a hill, lol!

Holy turning radius! Quite a bit better than our VW tiguan family hauler.

Wifey likes it. She drove it and said it felt like a toy, not a car. She needs to get used to a stick again though. She is from europe an knows how to shift fo sho, just needs a refresher as do I. She says she likes it a lot better than the TJ, which in her words was "Driving a tractor".


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