I could keep the LJ if we weren't remodeling the house (attic, baby's room, porch, and bathroom) as well as trying to build a garage. There is just too much money going out right now to keep it. If I had $10,000-$18,000 banked I'd keep the LJ no problem.
Also, what happened to Commando Green? The dealership couldn't order a 2014 with that color.
I know the Gecko Green was not available in 2014 so maybe the same for Commando Green? If you go to the Jeep site it lists commando green as an option on a 2013, but they aren't listing the 2014's yet. You might have to start calling around and see it one is available at a dealer near you.
From an old Navy Senior Chief when I called him sir- "Son, don't call me SIR! I knew who my Father was!"
Depending on what shape yours is in you should be able to get 13 to 14 easy but, hell I thought mine in prestine would have brought 16 to 17 easy. I feel its worth every penny of that but, everyone thinks just because the economy is bad I have to give it away or that its an auto always something someone has to make a excuse to jew you on price. I had several people call me and want to talk price before the Jeep was even seen in person like it was a done deal. I had several offer me 10 to 12k and coudn't help but, laugh at them and say maybe in 20 years lol. It was funny how they would say it won't sell at my price but, they sure were interested to bug me once or twice a week like I changed my mind.
I didn't sell mine after all only because I'm not going to give it away for someone else to enjoy it. If I'm going to take less than 17k I'm going to tear the Jeep up first. Most people don't realize that you can't find many LJ's running around in great to mint shape. I live in Dallas/Ftworth metroplex that has a population of at least 6 million people and I can say that I have only seen maybe a LJ or two thats nice and the other two or three I see or okay but, you can tell they get ragged on a bit. JKU'S I see them several times a day. In fact the bank from my house is only a two miles away and I saw 10 4dr JK's just on the way there not including the four or five I saw on the way home. If I had 17k in hand I would be hard pressed to find a super nice LJ such as mine that needs nothing done to it but gas put in. If you can hold out maybe you could get your 15k but, the way people critiqued mine in mint shape for only 2k more expect to get it more so if you have any major or minor problems as well. Hopefully it will all work out for you.
To be honest, I only paid $14,200 for mine in 2011, and I've done a lot to it and only put 15,000 miles on it. So, if I have to, I'll settle $14,xxx. The Jeep dealer offered me $11,200 for it on trade for a 2014.
I just checked out Grim Jeeper and compared the stock JKU Sport set up (3.21 gears and 29.29 tires) to the JKU Rubicon with stock gears, but 35" tires, and I liked what I saw. 4.10's and 35's are just a little higher than my 31's and 3.73, but looks good. I love that.
If this starts to not make much sense, it's because I'm drinking a 22 oz. Southern Tier Crem Brulee, and feelin it.
I would def try to sell outright because a dealer will only hike taxes up to hide what they are truly giving you. When you have a trade your at there mercy because they know you want that vehicle you looking at and your willing to take a hit on yours to do it. I would try to get your 14k to 15 then walk in with cash money in hand and name the price you want to pay within reason. If they don't like it there are several Jeep dealers that will work with you when money is involved.