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Unread 08-23-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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Stopped at a dealership today cause I was near it. Looked at 2 4door Wranglers. They both has Rugged Ridge accessories on them, wheels, snorkel kit, light bars. The auto tranny version was listed as it sat for 53K. The 6 speed manual was listed for 46K. Guess I'm not buying new anytime soon.

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Unread 08-23-2014, 05:57 PM   #2
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Stopped at a dealership today cause I was near it. Looked at 2 4door Wranglers. They both has Rugged Ridge accessories on them, wheels, snorkel kit, light bars. The auto tranny version was listed as it sat for 53K. The 6 speed manual was listed for 46K. Guess I'm not buying new anytime soon.
Now imagine taking it in the woods and doing the things Jeeps love to do!

Besides, I like metal dashes, they just look so much more expensive
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Unread 08-23-2014, 05:58 PM   #3
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Last year I wanted a 4 door jeep. I could not ever spend 40k on a wrangler. Picked up a trail ready 79 golden eagle for 6k. Best move I ever made. Way cooler driving a classic then some bolt on accessory wonderland.
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Unread 08-23-2014, 06:35 PM   #4
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I have been looking at a 4 door for the wife that would could take on trails that are further away but they are just too expensive. Overall I like my Jeep better, I would just like the safety features of the newer ones.
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Unread 08-23-2014, 07:08 PM   #5
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the problem is that you were looking at one customized by the dealer.. dealers charge about $8-10k for a 3" lift with 35s.... I have a '12 4 door rubicon with every option and it came in right at 40... i would say its a pretty nice vehicle.

I did take it on a ride about 6 months after I bought it to see just what a Rubicon could do.. I was very impressed... the only problem is that parts are so expensive.. I have my CJ7 to spend money on..
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Unread 08-23-2014, 08:07 PM   #6
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A fully loaded new but stock Grand Cherokee here is about $165,000.


A CJ7 is about 5k, my J20 was a rare find and 10k, my Cherokee was 7k.

Guess I will stick with used.
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Unread 08-23-2014, 08:25 PM   #7
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I priced one of those awhile back. I'll stick with a CJ. If I were spending that much money on a Jeep. I'd be more concerned with getting it dirty than going on a great trail run.
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Unread 08-23-2014, 09:06 PM   #8
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I bought a used 07 Rubicon 4 door 2 years ago. The dealer was asking $23,000 for it. I offered him $19,500 out the door. It took him about 3 hours to call and ask me when I could pick it up.
I love this Jeep. I've had it in creeks deeper than the 35 inch tires I have on it. It is also my daily driver and with the Bullydog tuner I'm getting 18+ MPG.
But I love working on my 66 cj5 more than anything. It's just cool!
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Unread 08-23-2014, 09:21 PM   #9
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I have an 08 unlimited and love it! I paid 26 for it I believe, but it's not a rubicon!
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Unread 08-23-2014, 11:04 PM   #10
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I had an 05 Grand Cherokee 2.8CRD Special Edition in UK when it was 4 years old, cost me $11k with 30,000 miles on it and loaded up. It was very nice, very capable and very comfy and I sold it after 2 years for what I paid for it.

Bagusjeep would have been jealous but I never told her I had affections for a younger Jeep.
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Unread 08-24-2014, 08:18 AM   #11
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We checked one out when looking for a new dd for the wife a few months back. We found an 07 with 60k on the clock. It was a bare bones jeep for $18.5 that was my price (my mother works at the dealership). We ended up with a loaded 08 wk with 65k for $12.5. The wk is a so much nicer vehicle. If they were both priced the same I would take the wk every time. The 6k savings was just a bonus.
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Unread 08-24-2014, 02:06 PM   #12
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just depends on what you need it for and what you like to do with it.
From a practical point of view the new 4 doors are definitely great for family outings or even 2 person outings where you need more storage room.
For the hardcore trails (although the JKs can be built) I'm quite happy with the TJ and for the cruising and (relatively) mild trail use the CJ7 works great.

To the OP post: dealers throw a catalogue's worth of crap at a new Jeep and jack up the prices to sell to wannabees
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Unread 08-28-2014, 07:07 PM   #13
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I love my 85. The newer ones are nice to drive, but the old ones just have style. Plus there is one cj for every newer wrangler out there.
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