From Michigan...BEST day ever - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > Community Forums > WF New Member Check In

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-15-2015, 11:59 AM
Thread Starter
  #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 10
From Michigan...BEST day ever

Hey everyone... I'm from Ann Arbor, MI and I have never been more excited about anything in my life.

I've wanted a Jeep since I was....well... I think the day I was born. Here I am 30.... and yesterday I FINALLY did it. I ordered a 2015 Sahara, tank green, manual, soft top. I can't wait for it to get here.

I had some questions, probably stupid/embarrassing....

I'm not that great at shifting the 2015's I've been driving. I saw a couple threads on shifting, but to be totally honest I'm not that great at searching forums. I end up spending literally hours reading posts that never talk about what I want to know.

SO, questions:

#1. Are there any posts on how to search the forums?
#2. How do I shift this thing without riding the clutch, or "bouncing" into first and second?
#3. Is it ok to go from gear 1, to 2, and then straight to 6 at around 40 MPH in an effort to get decent MPG's?

And the 2 most important questions....

#4. Would it be acceptable to tell the dealer I want to spend a day driving a Jeep around town to get used to it before mine gets here?
#5. How can I find out if I'm getting a good deal on my Jeep? Like I said it's a sahara, tank green, manual, soft top, only added options are an engine heater and connectivity. I paid $30,169 OTD.

I have a million other questions about how to take care of it, what a new Jeep owner needs to know, good/bad mods...all that stuff...but I will just read through posts for the next couple years for all that haha.

THANKS and I can't wait to join the Jeep family!

jthomp26 is offline   Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 04:19 PM   #2
Thank you Veterans

5-Year WF Supporting Member
WF Lifetime Member
::WF Moderator::
 
Beastmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The Old Pubelo
Posts: 41,346
Because this is the newbie check-in area, you may not get the answers you are looking for. I suggest you check out this forum area and post your questions there, I think you'll get a better response.

JK General Discussion Forum - Jeep Wrangler Forum

In the mean time, I just like to say . . .

Welcome to the forum!

Click here for helpful tips for newcomers

(Also, the search function is at the top of the page and you can filter your results by choosing "Advanced Search")
_______
/l ,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)

Beastmaster is offline   Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 05:08 PM   #3
JEEP OUT

5-Year WF Supporting Member
 
dabolt55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Clinton, Tn.
Posts: 19,096
Congrats and Welcome to the Wrangler family.. x2 ^^..
__________________
Nothing to it but to do it.
SIMPLE AS THAT.

'04 TJ RUBICON, 4.0l auto... #JEEPOUT
2"BDS coils, Fox shocks, 33/12.50/15 yellowed out, Black steel D's.
JEEP OUT>> https://www.wranglerforum.com/f115/ge...l#post23475417
dabolt55 is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 04-15-2015, 07:04 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
jeepers29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Georgetown, Texas
Posts: 5,932
Congrats on the soon to be jeep. Welcome to the forum. I was born and raised in Ann Arbor. Great town except for the 8 months of winter.
__________________
98 TJ 4i in currie with Currie bars front and rear
2014 JKUR AMP"D,Ace slider,BFG AT/KO's 33's
Ace Tire carrier/ rear bumper,LOD Mid width front bumper

I love my country. That's why I despise the government.
jeepers29 is offline   Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 08:19 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
RufBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 10,137
Welcome to Wrangler Forum!
RufBoy is offline   Quote
Old 04-16-2015, 03:51 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
MrSig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Davie, Fl
Posts: 33,453
and enjoy the forum!
__________________
07 JKUSR to see my mods or Jeep in action go to http://www.aaof.us/jeep.htm
CEO of Black Sheep 4x4s org,
Member of CCJ, White Jeep Club Member #137.
MrSig is offline   Quote
Old 04-16-2015, 11:58 AM   #7
Sponsoring Vendor
 
1AAuto.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: https://www.1aauto.com/
Posts: 3,555
welcome to the site

Tony
1AAuto.com is offline   Quote
Old 04-16-2015, 12:04 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Paul04tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Shelby Twp. MI
Posts: 852
Welcome.
The transmission shifts like a truck.
Clutch in, pull out of first (Click) pull into second (Click)
Click click is about half second. about the time it takes you to say click click.

It's not a sports car, its not the smoothest nor shortest throw out there.

I doubt a dealer would let you take one out for the day. But we have enough dealers in the area, go to one you didn't order from, say you're interested and would like to take a test drive.
Drive it for a bit. Thank them and get a business card (for affect) the go to the next dealer and repeat.

Nice thing about the Drive by wire throttle, you can slowly let out the clutch without touching the gas and not stall it.
__________________
Bright White 2 door soft top 6 speed MOAB..
Paul04tj is offline   Quote
Old 04-19-2015, 12:25 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
SilverSport's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 26,921
Send a message via Yahoo to SilverSport
Welcome Aboard!

__________________
"Own a Jeep and own a piece of history."

"The Hunter is not concerned with the opinion of the Bear or the Wolf."
SilverSport is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:09 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.