The only one in the area arrived on Saturday and I went and looked at it tonight and wound up getting it. Couldn't pass up the 36 mo. 0% financing. Its the Black Clear Coat with Dark Slate Gray interior. 4 door, dual top, auto., with Trailer Tow Group and the Media Center 230 and Remote Start System.
Initial impressions on the drive home are it rides better on the highway than I was expecting. Engine is underpowered, radio sounded way to quiet, but apparently that was only with my iPod. When I unplugged the iPod, radio was much louder. The drivers seat had a small cut in it, so they will be replacing the seat for me.
Need to figure out how to take the hard top off. Everything is still in boxes. Looking forward to playing with it.
I found that my engine seemed to "loosen up" and have more power after 5k miles or so. If and when you take your doors off and you take the little loop off the hook on the inside of the door, don't let the door swing around into the front of your Jeep. You'll end up with a nice little dent in your hood.
For those who fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.
The Jeep is a little underpowered compared to your average modern grocery getter - it's heavier than it looks (the 2-door rubi is a tad over 2 tons - heavier than a grand caravan in fact, the 4-door even heavier), has 4:10 gears, and the automatic needs another gear - badly.
So, while it feels underpowered, it's much like driving any other OHV - getting on the highway takes some planning; getting off the pavement can happen on a whim.
As for spending money - you mentioned the beach... Buy lights.
... radio sounded way to quiet, but apparently that was only with my iPod. When I unplugged the iPod, radio was much louder...
The volume of the music coming from your MP3 player is going to be largely dictated by the volume the device is outputting at. They don't usually have enough gain send the signal through a car stereo without boosting their volume which is why you can listen to music through headphones at a lower volume but you may have to crank it on the device for it to be audible through a stereo. Turn the iPod up and it'll sound better
I seriously doubt your Transfer Case is "none" and I'd recommend you just leave it blank rather than advertise that you don't have one