Originally Posted by csmall
I currently own a 2010 Liberty Renegade.
Lately I've had the itch to change to a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited
Aside from the obvious differences between the two (cosmetic, roof/removal etc..) what would I gain by switching? The Liberty seems to be quite capable even in its stock configuration of handling off-road tasks..
I like the flexibility and options associated with the Wrangler Unlimited.. and it looks pretty awesome, that's doesnt hurt. Fuel economy seems similar between the two.
Wranglers seem to hold their value better than the Liberty.
Assuming the financial aspect isn't a big issue, would you switch and why?
I'm about 80/20 on vs off road. I live in the northeast so both vehicles are more than capable.
The aftermarket for the Wrangler is 100 times better than that for the Liberty. Meaning that upgrades and repairs are a ton easier and possibly cheaper. The Wrangler has a solid front axle compared to the Liberty's IFS, which is not only better off road, it's easier to lift/maintain.
If it were me, I would totally go for it!