I have an 08 two door and a 10 four door. I personally like driving the 2 door more. The only time the 4 door is better is if your bringing passengers. If I could fabricate a seat latch that worked like the ones on a TJ I'd not have the 4 door at all. It's too much of a nightmare to get kids or anyone for that matter in the back of a 2 door with the top on.
Just do like my wife and I did: we bought the Unlimited Sport last year, and then the Mountain came out and we go that as a two door Unlim's a hard top and 2 door is a softy basically got the best of both worlds
'10 JK Wrangler Sport Unlimited | Surf Blue
'12 MINI Countryman Cooper S All4 | True Blue/Chili Red JCW Appearance Pack
I am single and live quietly alone. I don't date and I don't bring people around with me. I still got the four door. My previous Jeep was a YJ. The four door not only gets you more storage and better ride, it has a higher towing capacity. Backing up a trailer with my YJ was a nightmare. With my 4 door JK it is a breeze. The price difference is negligible, at least back in 07. I felt like I was getting more Jeep for my money.
__________________ 2014 Copperhead Pearl Unlimited Sahara in progress
I don't like a 4D wrangler, I feel it takes away from the "jeep" experience. I have had many jeeps, mostly Grand Cherokee's and my 2D Sahara is my first wrangler though I drove the 4D version before I purchased. If I want more room or more pulling capacity I would have bought another Grand, nicer interior, nicer ride and more power.
I bought a 2 door Sahara in Jan 2010... I love it, it is the funnest vehicle I have ever owned and I have had many cars and trucks in my 25 years of driving thus far... no it doesn't ride like a Grand Cherokee which I miss a little but the turning radius of a two door is by itself fantastic. I think the single biggest problem with the Wrangler is it has crap for power and I would think that is exacerbated by the additional weight of a 4 door. I don't know, I am running 3:73's with 35's at the moment so that is part of my issue and I intend to go to 4:88's which may change my opinion on the perceived power.
This is of course just my opinion and others obviously differ but I think at least in my own case that if I wanted a 4 door/bigger vehicle I'd rather have a Grand Cherokee.... yes, if I could afford it I would have and Overland and a Rubicon!
lol, Na, I don't mind at all... the Wrangler to me has always been [I]the[I] Jeep, the convertible 4x4 that was meant to be driven on and off the road. I spend the summer with no top and no doors and to me it is a unique vehicle, a cross between a dirt bike and a Z3 roadster. It's just a generally fun vehicle... nothing too crazy.
I can certainly understand some liking the 4d, it just doesn't suit me...I actually drove a 4d up in Canada on a business trip a while back and I almost didn't buy a wrangler at all because of it. I would highly recommend a buyer driving every different option he is considering. I bought a 2d Sahara and regret not buying a Rubicon which was an option I did not drive. I would really like a very refined version of a Sahara/Rubicon/Overland mix and I'd happily pay another 10k for it, especially if I could buy it from the factory with 35's, lifted and many of the options I'd like to have in a Jeep.
Offered a do-over, I'd get a 4-door. My 10 & 8 year-olds have to climb over and between the seats to access the back seat thanks to Chrysler's wonderful passenger-seat mechanism. It's only a matter of time until they get too big to do that comfortably.
If I didn't have kids, I'd probably toss the back seat and keep the 2-door. As it stands though, I'll go 4-door next time!
Same story with me.
09 X 23S Flame Red 2door, tinted, Black Rock 997's, BFG 32" MT's, grab handles, RR XHD front bumper,BW trail armor,4door springs up front, KC's
I've owned several Jeeps over the years, including CJs, YJs, TJs, ZJs, WJs, an XJ, and a KJ. When the four door JK came out I wanted one, and I would still like to own one if they had more performance. I test drove several four door JKs and could not get over their lack of power, so I bought a two door JK that felt a lot more peppy, and was a lot more fun to drive.
We bought my wife a four door Jeep, but one with more giddy up. Her Jeep is a WK (Grand Cherokee) SRT8, with a 425 HP 6.1 Hemi under the hood.
Chrysler is changing to the Pentastar V6 in 2012, and that engine is rated for nearly a hundred horsepower more than the current JK engine. I plan on reconsidering a four door JK when the new engine comes out. There may be a four door JK in my future someday, just not one with the current engine.
2014 Wrangler Sport: 3" lift, 37s, Dynatrac Pro Rock 60s, Poison Spyder armor, Warn M8000s