Originally Posted by NYTrailrider
The bartender at my restaurant is having the same issue. He wants a brand new- off the lot 2013. He doesnt own one now. I ask him why, he says (in his drinking and smoking all his life voice) "I just want to drive one!" I say if your just looking to drive a Jeep, why not go back 5 years or 10 and save $30,000. It not like he wants the new engine or knows **** about it. He just wants a Jeep. So I find a modded one that will do anything you want it to do, for $10,000. He says (in his drinking and smoking all his life voice) "what do I need all that for" I say " so you wouldn't need any of that?" He says no. I say what the hell do you want a Jeep for then? He says cause it looks good. That's all well and good, but if you are going to piss and fawn over it and jump blindly and not listen to someone who has a BIT more knowledge about it, than I don't want you in my camp, bub.
So what are the benefits of going 2001 to 2013? Any? 1-2 mpg? You will increase you loan payments, and tack the 2 years you just paid off back on. I don't get it. Can't you be happy with what you have? Do you HAVE to get the BRAND new one? For swag purposes? Otherwise your decision doesn't make much sense.
Is your reason swag?
He'd be getting a new engine, probably lower gears to handle 35" tires. Also selectable lockers front and rear, a slightly stronger front axle, and 4:1 t-case. I'd say go for it if you can afford it.
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