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post #1 of 40 Old 11-30-2010, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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Which Wrangler to buy?

I'm starting to look into the Unlimited models because I need the 4 doors. I spend a lot of time driving on the beach and will probably start driving more offroad with a newer Jeep. I want to get a newer model. So my first question is one year better than another? This will also be my DD.

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post #2 of 40 Old 11-30-2010, 07:05 AM
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Just from reading it seems that the 07's were hit or miss.

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post #3 of 40 Old 11-30-2010, 07:18 AM
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Make it a Rubicon, you'll be happy!
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post #4 of 40 Old 11-30-2010, 08:41 AM
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It all depends on what you can afford. If you can go new and get the awesome intrest rates than new is a good way to go. however if money is tight then a couple years old wil obviously be better. If you can afford a $35K 2011 Unlimited Rubicon fully loaded then awesome. I would start on "what can I affored" before worrying about which year. Hopefully the 2011 Rubicon I ordered will be in by then end of the week. Good luck!!!
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post #5 of 40 Old 11-30-2010, 09:11 AM
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We had a similar concern when we bought ours, ended up with the Rubicon. It has the mods we would have done to any other Jeep already done, and paid for all at once.

Just my opinion, yours will differ.
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post #6 of 40 Old 11-30-2010, 09:30 AM
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I agree with run11rb. However, I think it also depends on what mods you plan on doing to your Jeep and in what timeline.

I purchased my Sahara because it was what I could afford at the time. However, I also have a good amount of mods that I want to complete in a pretty quick period of time. If you plan on getting disconnects, sliders, skids, etc that all come stock with the Rubicon then it might be better to have those payments financed by the bank.

I also don't mean to imply that you should finance something you can't afford. Putting aside money in your savings account for mods works just as well, it might just take a little longer.

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post #8 of 40 Old 11-30-2010, 03:14 PM
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If you don't need/want the lockers and electronic front stabilizer, very loud tires (among other goodies) and 4:10's coupled w/ a very low low range xfer case gear (4:1~)...then: the SPORT is a great buy, useful, rides well, especially equipped as you'd like for less $$. A Tread Lightly membership of $25 gets you 1% below invoice price and you can literally check off what you want/don't and recieve the JK in a few mos with YOUR NAME on the wondow sticker...that's what I did!

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post #9 of 40 Old 11-30-2010, 03:53 PM
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post #10 of 40 Old 12-01-2010, 09:24 AM
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Sahara's are the fastest model available. Drop the clutch and you can leave 40' burnouts. Seriously, everyone knows that the Sahara's have 85 more horsepower, right?

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post #11 of 40 Old 12-01-2010, 06:00 PM
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I just bought a 2011 Unlimited Sahara. I recommend looking at the interior of a 2010 and 2011, major differences. If you can live with 2010 interior I would go that direction and try to get the dealer to drop the price or find a used one. My JK is my daily driver and I only plan on doing some light off road stuff. So having the new interior is perfect to me. Plus the Sahara had all the options I needed or would probably use in the future. Just my 2 cents.

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post #12 of 40 Old 12-01-2010, 06:30 PM
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if i could do it again id get a rubi.. 100% if you're gonna wheel it. dana 44 in front and rear.. lockers .. other bells and whistles
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post #13 of 40 Old 12-01-2010, 07:26 PM
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I agree with hkenny90...if i could do it again i wouild get a rubi
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post #14 of 40 Old 12-02-2010, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the great advice! I'd love to go new Jeep but I am not sure if I'll be able to afford it. I just started a new career this week and it can be very lucrative. I don't think I'll need everything the Rubi has.
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Buy the newest X/Sport you can afford. For beach driving, a Rubicon will be a waste of money.

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