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Old 11-27-2010, 02:41 PM
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should i pull the trigger?

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I put about 20k paved,highway miles a year on my 08 charger but I'm love with the new Wrangler Unlimited. I have never owned any type of Jeep nor do any off road driving. Any thoughts regarding the Wrangler Unlimited as a daily, freeway driver?

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Just remember to wave at all Wranglers, the JK seems to have a bad reputation.

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Old 11-27-2010, 07:32 PM   #4
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Yeah I agree, go drive it first. Also, don't expect the greatest gas mileage either... but it sure is fun!
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:00 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum! In addition to what has already been mentioned, in all over your 20,000 paved miles..... How many waves do you recall from other Charger owners?

Like you, I never had any prior experience or attraction to Jeeps until I came across the JK I now have. Once I saw it, I test drove it, and pulled the trigger.

But before you pull that trigger, shop around and do your homework. Walk in armed and educated. Know your comfort zone in price, financing, trade-in, payments, etc. Know how the purchase will increase or decrease insurance and do not let them pressure you with their silly tic tac toe paper game.

I walked out with keys in hand, $3400+ below Blue Book at 3.59% for a used 2007 Auto Sahara with 24,200 miles, upgraded stereo, tow package, power package, hard top with 18" Pro Comps, 33" mud puppies, and Bushwacker flares.

The finance lady said I was a tough customer who kept the ball in my court the entire sale, and the salesman only made $425 off the sale.

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Coming from a Charger R/T myself, I can warn you to prepare for the lack of HP, comfort features and mpg's.... It's as much if not more fun than the Charger, but entirely different fun..... Drive one a good long way on the highway before you commit, honestly the highway ride in the Charger is about a zillion times better than the Wrangler, but the darn tops don't come off Chargers, and they suck offroad....
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Jeep ownership is more about a lifestyle I think. As was said - test drive one - you will know pretty much right away if it's for you or not. Not all Jeep owners take them off road either - probably most don't - unfortunately. But be aware - once you fall in love with it it can become a mod addiction thing. Be ready for it!

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Old 11-27-2010, 09:15 PM   #8
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Welcome to the forum. I think everything important has been covered. The way I feel about Jeeps is that even though I like the looks there is no way I would put up with the bad parts, ride, gas mileage, comfort, it I didn't get to take it offroad. Find a Jeep club near you and ask to go with someone. That alone will either hook you or run you off. But keep in mind that there are good things about Jeeps on highway in MI in the winter and that is you will get where your going. Roads optional. Snowplows optional........
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Coming from a Charger R/T myself, I can warn you to prepare for the lack of HP, comfort features and mpg's.... It's as much if not more fun than the Charger, but entirely different fun..... Drive one a good long way on the highway before you commit, honestly the highway ride in the Charger is about a zillion times better than the Wrangler, but the darn tops don't come off Chargers, and they suck offroad....
hi InfernoGirl so you understand the R/T and its hockey puck capabilities in the snow. No wonder fellow Charger drivers wave at each other in winter. I need a truck but am used to R/T pick up. Did it take long to adjust and were there any regrets?
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hi InfernoGirl so you understand the R/T and its hockey puck capabilities in the snow. No wonder fellow Charger drivers wave at each other in winter. I need a truck but am used to R/T pick up. Did it take long to adjust and were there any regrets?
I think the Charger was her husband's daily. He traded it for an '07 Rubicon. IG's rig is an '01 Sport, which she already had before they got rid of the Charger. Pretty sure they don't regret either purchase.
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Charger started life as my daily, but I came to it from a long string of 4x4's, so it was not an easy adjustment for me... I'm not a sedan/coupe type girl. Hubby took it over, and yes, it is an adjustment, but not as huge an adjustment going to a JK as it is a TJ Zipper windows and all...

I can honestly say, that the only regret he has is that his is a 2 door too... With a family a 4 door would have been more practical, but we aren't practical type people. There is no greater pleasure to me than knowing that I can go anywhere I want to, when ever the mood strikes, topless if I feel like it. Just takes me a little longer to get there is all And the best part is that hubby has significantly reduced his speeding ticket quotient as well.
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thank you for the welcome! now should i trade my 2008 Charger R/T for a 2011 unlimited sahara?
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trigger pulled.........black unlimited sahara!
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thank you. now the question is whether or not to take the sahara and wrangler stickers off
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But, if you take off the Wrangler stickers people might think it's a Hummer......

Congratulations! You'll love every minute of going broke!
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But, if you take off the Wrangler stickers people might think it's a Hummer......

Congratulations! You'll love every minute of going broke!
not if i get that "its a jeep$$$$$$ thing....." cover. hummer=bummer!
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ps am I supposed to waive at hummers?
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greetings Wrangler people;
I put about 20k paved,highway miles a year on my 08 charger but I'm love with the new Wrangler Unlimited. I have never owned any type of Jeep nor do any off road driving. Any thoughts regarding the Wrangler Unlimited as a daily, freeway driver?
picked up my new Unlimited in December and after 3500 miles the driver's seat and seat belt anchor started making a weird noise. now it needs a new one. still love it

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