I just purchased a 2013 GC Altitude 3 days ago. I picked it out of the lot because a) I liked the look of the blacked out trim, B) Had a lot of the feautures I wanted, i.e. panorama sunroof, interior illumination, NAV, and C) I drive about 2200 miles a month, 50/50 city and highway and liked the MPG of the V6.
Didn't really research much of anything else, and haven't been near a 4x4 since owning a Wrangler back in the 90's. Now I'm finding out that this 4x4 is really AWD, and won't get me into any fun off-road adventures like my Wrangler did. I want to do some hill climbing, traverse smaller rock fields. Nothing ultra-hardcore.
What are my options that would be cost effective, meaning would not cost me $10K+, as it would probably be cheaper after this cost to bring this back as a used car and upgrade it to the Trailhawk they had on the lot.
I have no problems getting a second set of tires/rims for off-roading, and swap when needed. But, are there any conversions that can upgrade this thing . Heck, most of the Jeep Jamborees don't allow QT1's.