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Anyone know when 2012s hit the lots?

I will need a new car in August and I'd like to be able to get a 2012 wk2 if the timing works out.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:24 PM
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I think production starts in June
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Re: Anyone know when 2012s hit the lots?

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I think production starts in June

"If" my jeep I ordered comes in late spring and these 2012's start to roll out a couple months after delivery I'm gonna be irritated. What are your thoughts?

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Re: Anyone know when 2012s hit the lots?

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"If" my jeep I ordered comes in late spring and these 2012's start to roll out a couple months after delivery I'm gonna be irritated. What are your thoughts?

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2012 production starts in mid July according to the owner of my local dealership. Orders can be taken end of May.
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Re: Anyone know when 2012s hit the lots?

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"If" my jeep I ordered comes in late spring and these 2012's start to roll out a couple months after delivery I'm gonna be irritated. What are your thoughts?

Al
I just don't see it myself. I'll be suprised if you see them on lots before the end of August, for a myriad of reasons. But logic seems to be thrown out the window when it comes to auto mfg's making good business decisions these days.
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Re: Anyone know when 2012s hit the lots?

As exclusively revealed last summer here on JG, the start date for 2012 WK2 production is July 18th. Order banks will open in June.

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=4482
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Re: Anyone know when 2012s hit the lots?

So what are people's thoughts regarding waiting for a '12? I mean in terms of how it will affect price, build quality, options etc., etc?
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So what are people's thoughts regarding waiting for a '12? I mean in terms of how it will affect price, build quality, options etc., etc?
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As exclusively revealed last summer here on JG, the start date for 2012 WK2 production is July 18th. Order banks will open in June.

http://jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?t=4482
@ Milous : What would you guess would be the 2012 enhancements? Just curious, will not affect my order I'm eager to get the 2011 asap. Just...curious.
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Re: Anyone know when 2012s hit the lots?

On one hand, at this late date it's hard to see the 8-speed ZF box being in production by 7/18, but who knows. There has been nothing published anywhere concerning when the transmission factory will be ready to rock 'n' roll.

On the other hand, in a recent press release for forthcoming new Chrysler models it was indicated that 5 or 6 speed boxes (both numbers were published) would be used until this summer, when the 8-speed would be used. If it's the 5-speed box, then presumably these aren't transaxles and the 8-speed could also be made available for the GC if it was wanted (of course, there are other issues, such as production volume and physical fitting). But if it's the 6-speed box, as I understand it this implies a transaxle and the summer ETA wouldn't apply to the GC.

Quite aside from all this is whether the existing 5-speed is preferable. See here for some colorful comments concerning "gazillion-speed transmissions": http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/...x-healey_N.htm
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Re: Anyone know when 2012s hit the lots?

What? Time to upgrade the 2011 already?
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Re: Anyone know when 2012s hit the lots?

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So what are people's thoughts regarding waiting for a '12? I mean in terms of how it will affect price, build quality, options etc., etc?
I don't see any changes of any substance being made. This is still a very new vehicle, there's not much reason to make any changes that haven't been incorporated as running production changes. Any major enhancements (like new transmissions) are 2013 MY at the earliest, methinks.

Personally, if I didn't have one, I'd have no qualms about going with a late model year 2011 vs. a 2012 model year vehicle. I just don't think there's going to be any substantive differences between them.
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Re: Anyone know when 2012s hit the lots?

Based on the '2011 model, they hit the lots in 2013 !!
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