Hey guys, long time Jeep owner here (ZJ & WJ back in High School/College). I recently moved to LA for a new job and am in the market for a Jeep Liberty.
1. Any must have options/upgrades?
2. I'm trying to talk myself out of 4x4 as I don't really need it in LA, but a 4x2 jeep just seems... wrong.
3. Any reason I should wait until the 2012's come out? Think the 11's will be discounted?
I purchased my 10' Lib in 7/10. Maybe wait until Labor day usually dealerships run promotions during the holidays. Your best bet always is get what you can afford.
- 4X2 is less expensive, better mpg, no transfer case and no front axle. However, 4X4 might be good if u ever decide to take trip outside of LA, or pull a trailer, go off road, or through a flooded area.
Options I went with was Sport model & Popular package: Tinted rear windows, fog lights, theft deterent, full size spare, cruise control, 235/70 r16 tires, single cdmp3 player and sirius and addtional 5 yr / 60K Gold Warranty package.
yeah I know they are very different, but thats what I am trying to decide is whether I want something more off road oriented or get a full optioned kk and have it be more luxury while still being offroad capable.
unless your planning on doing a significant amount of real heavy trail-riding there's no need to waste the extra gas. for what you sound like you'll be using it for i'd say go with the KK... maybe the renegade model which'll give you the tow package, skids, and wheels... then you'll just need to get your lift and you'll be on your way.
We can't stop here!... this is Bat Country!
Go ahead and go 4x4, the cost of the option will retain its value at resell time. A must have for me was the Select Trac II transfer system. I also wanted the skid plate pkg, trailer tow pkg and leather. You can't add the skid plate pkg or the trailer tow pkg as an aftermarket near as cheap as buying it as an option from the factory. The leather just seemed cooler in the Texas summer heat than the cloth interior.
But, bottom line...to each their own.
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