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Overwhelemed with Potential New Wrangler purchase

First post here, I am seeking some advice on purchasing a New Wrangler. Just left a dealership and am much more concerned about making the most informed purchase from those who have purchased one already and not fall into the glitz and glamour of going in blind and buying a shiny new Wrangler and then having buyers remorse/ regrets after the fact.

What my original thought was after doing some research on my own is the following:

1) I prefer a 2 door model
2) automatic is a requirement.
3) Hard top preferred
4) Air conditioning required
5) a lift kit will be in the future
6) larger tires in the future

Beyond that I did not give any thought to what I may or may not want in a Jeep Wrangler wanting mainly to keep the price as low as possible, having never owned one before. Always been a full size Chevy K5 Blazer/ Full size Pick up kind of guy. Always saw jeeps as something fun, and wanted to give it a go now as they seem to be more readily able to be modified over any of the Full size variants and still maintain street-ability and manage an awesome fun factor.

Fast forward a couple hours after taking some time to read the Jeep website and I see so many different models which all have a little bit of something different and have wound up second guessing myself over my original choices.

What I currently have priced out is the following

2door Sport
Auto
Hard top
AC
3:73 gears
430 radio
Plus dealer is putting on some fuelie wheels with 33inch tires at no charge. However he may have to add a charge due to needing to install a 2 inch lift. Price quoted is 28025 (plus lift if I accept)

Given the above, would there be anything I should add, change or potentially just walk away from the current dealership and find someplace else?

thanks

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Re: Overwhelemed with Potential New Wrangler purchase

That seems like too much $ for a sport. Id consider that price if it included the lift.
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Re: Overwhelemed with Potential New Wrangler purchase

Consider what you plan on doing with it and what conditions you face in your normal drive, and adjust accordingly. For example, I'm expecting to see snow but not planning on offroading - so I felt having the limited slip differential would help with those conditions (rather than open diff or lockers). If you're in Arizona, though, and planning on hitting the rocks you might want a Rubi instead. Liked having the added peace of mind of side airbags so threw those on too - although it limits my choice for aftermarket seat covers. If that doesn't matter to you, that's another add-on you can skip. I basically did that cost-benefit to my situation for each of the options on the list. I was also determined to not pay more than 3% under invoice, and eventually got better than that - but if you don't feel like haggling I wouldn't blame you. Oh - and if you can stand to wait up to 8 weeks, don't hesitate to factory order to get exactly what you want. That's what I did and got the 5 options I wanted with nothing I didn't want to pay for.
In the end it's just a vehicle, and a wrangler has more aftermarket stuff to fix whatever you feel needs fixing than any other model, so no need to stress - do a bit of homework (great info in the 2015 thread) and walk away confident & happy!
Good luck!
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Re: Overwhelemed with Potential New Wrangler purchase

My gf's requirement was 2 doors, mine was Rubi....
Everything else came as a bonus/surprise lol (bought used)

It's your money and your vehicle. Like mentioned above...think, then decide what you really need/want. Go look at some differently equipped ones at the dealership
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Re: Overwhelemed with Potential New Wrangler purchase

If you're replacing the wheels/tires, get the Sport, not the Sport S.
A trailer hitch with wiring harness can be obtained on amazon for <$75.
Depending on where you are, consider getting both tops. Yes, it does add some cost, but, it also adds to the experience and either top, hard top or soft top, typically sell quickly and easily on the used market. If you keep both, it increases resale value.
May also want to consider the following 'nice to haves': Connectivity Group and Remote Start.
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Re: Overwhelemed with Potential New Wrangler purchase

Honestly, I'd consider that deal to be ok if you're happy with it...sounds to me like you are paying more for the Jeep, but getting new wheels/tires...which is kind of a wash. IF you are getting a 2" lift, make sure it's the new one that comes in the cool crate. :-)


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Re: Overwhelemed with Potential New Wrangler purchase

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First post here, I am seeking some advice on purchasing a New Wrangler. Just left a dealership and am much more concerned about making the most informed purchase from those who have purchased one already and not fall into the glitz and glamour of going in blind and buying a shiny new Wrangler and then having buyers remorse/ regrets after the fact.

What my original thought was after doing some research on my own is the following:

1) I prefer a 2 door model
2) automatic is a requirement.
3) Hard top preferred
4) Air conditioning required
5) a lift kit will be in the future
6) larger tires in the future

Beyond that I did not give any thought to what I may or may not want in a Jeep Wrangler wanting mainly to keep the price as low as possible, having never owned one before. Always been a full size Chevy K5 Blazer/ Full size Pick up kind of guy. Always saw jeeps as something fun, and wanted to give it a go now as they seem to be more readily able to be modified over any of the Full size variants and still maintain street-ability and manage an awesome fun factor.

Fast forward a couple hours after taking some time to read the Jeep website and I see so many different models which all have a little bit of something different and have wound up second guessing myself over my original choices.

What I currently have priced out is the following

2door Sport
Auto
Hard top
AC
3:73 gears
430 radio
Plus dealer is putting on some fuelie wheels with 33inch tires at no charge. However he may have to add a charge due to needing to install a 2 inch lift. Price quoted is 28025 (plus lift if I accept)

Given the above, would there be anything I should add, change or potentially just walk away from the current dealership and find someplace else?

thanks
That list looks real good. Just make sure that your wheels have about a 4.5" BS (Back Spacing). This way if you want to go with 35's some day, then your tires will clear.......
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Re: Overwhelemed with Potential New Wrangler purchase

Like some of the other guys said, it seems a little high for a sport. But if the dealer is including the lift and other goodies it's not a bad deal. If you're happy, that's all that matters! I'd say don't rush into anything. At least around here there's a TON of Jeep dealers. If you can get your deal on paper and shop it around to other stores, you might be able to get a price from another store. Also, definitely get the 3.73's if you're going bigger with it.
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Re: Overwhelemed with Potential New Wrangler purchase

The specs on that Wrangler looks good.

You don't need a lift for 33's, so don't let them charge you for it.

But on the wheels, make sure that the BS (Back Spacing is 4.5). This will be a good set up with plenty of clearance, and you will be good to go!!!!!!
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Re: Overwhelemed with Potential New Wrangler purchase

Agree with Bill. No lift needed for 33's. Go with a Sport, but there are better deals out there.
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