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Newbie here looking to buy my first Wrangler. Like many of you, I am underwhelmed by the color options for the 2014s. I'm looking at the remaining 2013s and found a great price on a Rock Lobster Moab edition -more than $6k off MSRP.

I took some photos of the vehicle and have been looking at them regularly. Sometimes I think the color is just great - a quirky shade of red with its own unique character. I know it will look fabulous in the desert of southern Utah. But on a day-in day-out basis, I'm not so sure. I'm trying to imagine how I'm going to feel about after a few months or years. I dread walking out one morning, looking at it and saying to myself 'What in the world were you thinking?'

For those of you with RLs, do you like your color more or less over time?
 

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I dont own a RL jeep... However I would never buy one in that shade of red but thats a personal preference. I am sure most people that have RL say they love it. I feel like thats one of those love it or hate it colors. With that said, if you dont have to many reservations I say go for it. It would like sick with blacked out wheels and black accents. I prefer the dark red myself. 6k of MSRP on a MOAB sounds like a decent deal tho.
 

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I personally don't like the RL, I'm more of a cherry color fan. I find the RL too... bright. But that's all up to you and your preference. But you're right, it is quirky!
 

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Do whatever you like, color is a preference thing. I love my Crush and am EXTREMELY happy with it. But I'm sure there are people that see me drive by and think its terrble. Meh
 

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Went and looked at one before I found my 10A and left the dealership thinking what a terrible color. I've owned some really questionable colors in my life but Rock Lobster is just awful. My unsolicited .02.
 

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I drive past someones house every morning and every evening and there is a RL parked outside, i have always thought it looked like a faded red until i found out it was called RL.
 

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Almost bought a Rock Lobster at night. Red was my first color choice. The sales rep told me wait until the day time (why I picked this dealership to buy from). He was well versed in Jeepage and knew what he was talking about. I came back a couple of days later during the day time and was glad I did not go RL. So White it was..safe..a little boring..but unquestionably a good color for Jeeps... If it was Flame Red...I would have done it..
 

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I personally am happy with my decision NOT to buy a RL Rubicon. My wife looked at it and said "you seriously are not considering buying a pink Jeep are you?" I do still second guess not getting the Crush Rubicon though, which is just as loud, but definately does not have pink hues. My wife referred the Crush Jeep as a "Tic Tac".
 

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If you already have hesitation IMO I wouldn't buy it. Wait until you find a deal on a color you can live with- even if its not one you "love". My Rock Lobster was Smurf Blue. (Don't know the actual color). Dealers were practically begging me to take them off their hands. The deal was tempting....Silver isn't exactly exciting but so happy I didn't take the Smurf Road. (No offense to anyone).
 

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Two months with a Rock Lobster Sport and it's one of my all time favorite colors. Avoid the herd mentality and buy whatever trips your trigger. If someone is helping you with the payments, ask their opinion. Ignore all others, including mine. :)
 

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I didn't think I'd like it then I started so see a few that color. We stopped by the local dealer and he had one, both my wife and I liked it. Really bright, desert Sun that day and it looked great. It had the painted roof and black fenders, certainly better than all RL.

I do like bright colors I have a yellow Corvette and my Jeep was Flame Red. Next Jeep, 2014, is looking to be Amp'd!

Win
 

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When I was first looking to buy, I saw a RL and liked the colour. When I went back to make the order, after seeing it again, I decided against the colour (seemed too pink) - although, it had stock alum wheels, but last week I was back at the dealership and saw it with aftermarket black 33" wheels and some black stickers and it looked awesome. These two separate days I saw it and would have thought it was Flame Red if I didn't know that colour was not available. So, I guess it looks quite different depending on the light conditions - try to see it in various light conditions if you're not sure.

Don't worry about other people's opinions. Only you need to be happy with it. Don't settle if you're not sure.
 

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Agreed. Get a color that's "love at first sight" and you don't have to think about.

It's tempting, but don't settle for something less than your favorite to save a few grand right this second. Good things come for those who wait.
That was Plan A. I waited for the 2014 announcement, hoping for a winter chill, granite crystal or something else that would make it an easy decision. Now it looks like we have less to choose from with little that's new. (Can't sell the wife on anvil - seems to be guy color.)

So it's either figure out which of the available colors I can live with or wait. But for what and when?
 

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Flame Red - classic

Deep Chery Red - looks a bit more refined to me than Flame Red...and I almost pulled the trigger, but the wife wasn't a fan.

Rock Lobster - ummm....I think I am with the majority here.


To me, RL looks like my first red jeep...after it had been sitting in the sun for 8 years. Not a fan, but then again, my white JKR isn't to many people's liking either...so get what YOU like.
 

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I'm still happy with mine, less is more with RL. It loves black and black loves it, rims, decals you name it. First chance I get I'm dipping my fenders and rims.
 
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