Howdy all. This room looks a bit different from that one over there. Much more fancy discussion.
History first - my family has three vehicles. A 2011 Ford F-150 crew that's the wife/family vehicle (1 kid and her boyfriend,) a 2013 Dodge Dart Aero for my daughter and me occasionally (airport runs - I work at home, so I don't have a DD) and my 2000 Sahara TJ. The TJ is very road worthy, but more of a weekend warrior - 4-1/4" Rough Country combo lift, Currie AR sway bar, 33x12.5 super swampers, Warn PowerPlant HD, LED lighting, soon to be dressed in Metalcloak fenders and flares front and rear, you get the picture. She's my baby, my project, don't mind getting her down and dirty.
My Jeep sickness is viral, because on the way back from picking up a tow strap for my recovery bag yesterday, I found myself parked behind the desk of a sales guy at the local Jeep dealer running the numbers on a 2014 JKU Sahara and asking him to take my truck.
So, my question - the pull of the Rubi was strong. She was anvil, leather throughout, simply amazing. But after in-depth comparison,the only true tangible difference was the Rubi lockers and push button sway bar disconnects - oh, and the sticker across the hood. Are those three things TRULY worth the extra $3500? I really can't see it - I'll add my own discos when I'm finally brave enough to take a 35k ride off-road and I'll lock it as I want to later. Thoughts? Comparisons?
Side note - the "Dragon Edition" Sahara...they had three. What the actual hell was Jeep thinking there? Who on EARTH does that appeal to???