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Old 01-30-2012, 11:13 PM
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I'm looking for a little (or a lot of) advice. I'm considering buying my first Jeep. I've been driving 4WD pickups for over 20 years and would like to make a change. The only time I really need 4WD is when I go to the beach and drive out in the sand. It's only 3 weeks out of the year but I wouldn't miss it. I know there's no way I would need a Rubicon but I really like the looks and I've heard the resale on them is tops. My second choice would be the Sahara. I was wondering if the ride quality suffers with the extra capabilities the Rubicon has. This would be a major concern because the vehicle will spend most of its life on the road and I don't want to sacrifice functionality for looks. Also, I wondered if the 3-piece roof is fairly leak-proof.

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Welcome to WF! Your best bet would be to make a new thread in the JK section, asking whether to get a Rubi or Sahara, it is different for everyone and depends on what you will use it for. Judging just what you wrote above, I would say save the money and go with the Sahara (the retail value is still very good). The extra money saved could be used for mods, because let's face it, they will be coming.

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Thanks for the input. Oh, and about the mods... I think you're right. It looks like I've found a new direction in which to throw my money!
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Welcome aboard! Your best bet would be going out and driving both platforms to see which you like better. Only your butt can tell you what seat it should be sitting in.
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