Don't buy a car for resale value. Buy to enjoy.
I think most cars bought now will tank in value in the next 5 years, because (these are my opinions):
1. we're one or two technological leaps from electric drivetrains that go 1000 miles on a charge and be charged in 15 minutes. It's...
Look at Sept 2017 vs Sept 2018 sales. About flat.
15,714 vs 15,983 wranglers sold
Look at Oct 2017 vs Sept 2018 sales. Down a tiny bit.
13,391 vs 13,318 wranglers sold.
This is a pretty abrupt deceleration in sales from previous months. There could be any number of reasons.
I'm not so sure feature-stuffing and appealing to a broader set of customers is going to make the old jeeps go down in value.
As an example, mid-late-80s porsche 911's used to sell for $25k in nice shape 10 years ago.
Now we have these paradigm-shifted new 911s watercooled (996, 997, 991)...
Anyone know of Sept and October's sales numbers were constrained by supply or demand?
Wranglers are still niche vehicles and sooner or later the market is going to be saturated with people willing to pay a premium to get their hands on a JL and sales will probably settle down into past...
last month the Aug 2018 JL sales were over 20% over the Aug 2017 JK sales.
this is a huge month-to-month slow down, with Sept 2018 sales just about the same as Sept 2017.
I know this isn't too popular of an opinion, but I think Jeep was pretty conservative in the redesign and it won't attract...
I noticed on craigslist a 2014 2-door JK sport offered at $23k. 45k miles, looks stock and clean.
in 2014, these were MSRPing at $22,395. So even with a few options and a discount, this 4 year old car has lost maybe only a few thousand dollars (assuming the seller gets close to asking)...
I rode in a Fiat 500 Convertible that had this exact same kind of sliding power accordion top (smaller scale, of course), and it really didn't feel like a convertible - more like a giant sunroof.
I think people should definitely try before they buy with this.
A key is the difference between a man's car and something pussied up. Really?
REAL men use crank starters on their cars. You must be a real nancy boy twisting a key and letting that electric motor do all the work.
jeep will make some of these options incrementally standard in future model years to keep the sales rolling. it's a game as old as time.
though kia is known for stuffing their cars with standard features.