I love this thing. Coolest vehicle I have owned. Had a Lexus RX330 prior to this. This fits me a lot better.
Quieter than I expected (due to the reports on this forum). I purchased some HotHead Headliners that I am waiting to install when the weather gets warmer. Dealer said they will help with wind noise. There is wind noise but not bad.
Better ride than I expected (due to the reports on this forum). The Lexus had 160K miles on it so the shocks were probably getting old. The JKU is not as smooth due to wind resistance but on bumps it is just as good maybe better with new shocks.
Interior - At first I did not like the short dash - measured from the part nearest to you going towards the hood. However I am liking it. I can see the front of the car. You can't see the front of a Lexus RX. Dash is too long and hood is too swept. I also like that I can put my sunglasses right on the dash in the indent. Very handy.
Seats - I have cloth and I really like the look of them. Sick of cold leather seats even with seat heaters. These are actually more comfortable than the leather seats of the Lexus. Can't figure out why as the Lexus had lumbar support, electronically adjusted 6 position seats.
But I could tell I liked the seats much better in the Jeep right away as soon as I sat in it.
Leather also looks like hell after a while even when you take care of it. Wrinkles and folds.
I actually have slowed down my driving with this thing. Don't know why. It is slower. Something about the RX - it was fast and I was on everyone's ass all of the time. With the Jeep I am taking my time and the ride is a lot less stressful and fun.
I like the fact I can see cars all around when I change lanes. No big blind spots to speak of.
Lights sucked so I put in Cibies with H4 bulbs and it is really bright now. No need for $800 LEDS.
Put on grab handles. Still getting use to getting in the thing !
Sound system sucks. Don't care. I usually listen to sports or talk radio anyway so did not bother with an upgrade.
Heater is killer. Way better than my Lexus. Way better. I also drove a Toyota Celica lately and it also had a shitty heater. Toyota heaters must not be so good.
I like the materials used on the steering wheel and the seats. The steering wheel is not cold like the wood leather one I had.
Fit and finish were impressive. Very nice looking vehicle in person. I was actually stunned when I walked into the dealer and saw it sitting there. Tires and height bigger than I expected. I was planning on lifting it but now I really don't know if I will. Maybe down the road. Looks really cool the way it is.
My friends love it ! They all want to sit in it and get a ride ! They all tell me how nice it looks. I didn't think all of them would like a Jeep so much.
I mean everyone has commented on it. My mother called to tell me how nice it was !
I go out in the garage and can't believe I own one of these things. I was so sick of every SUV manufacturer out there copying the same shape as the RX. It was unique when I first got it.
The wranglers really caught my eye. My family have been Jeep owners over the years. I use to have a Grand Cherokee but it fell apart after 5 years. Swore I would never buy another Jeep and here I am LOL !
Got grill mesh on the way. Putting on a Fumoto oil drain plug.
Probably will upgrade with a Northridge 8 Bolt Kit and probably be done for now.
When tires wear I might go for a Racho 2" lift and 33" tires down the road. No need to right now.
Contemplating bumper hoop or maybe a steel bumper in the future. Not sure.
Also was going to get Ballistic Jester wheels right away but in person these aluminum ones they put on look great. I thought I was getting the steel wheels and did not ask for any upgrade so I was suprised that these were on there.
Happy I bought it. Got a good deal to boot. Now I gotta figure out how to keep it clean.