My new steering box came today, not bad considering I ordered just a couple weeks ago. Shipping took it's toll but luckily everything looks ok inside. The bolts coming from the other dealer have also shipped.
I don't know the specifics of your lease deal, but I would encourage you to keep it. I have a wife and 2 kids, we all fit in my 2 door and the kids love it. But on bigger trips we take her 4 door SUV. I went out of my way to get the black grille for mine (ebay). I wouldn't let that deter you...
I went through this a few years ago...chemo and a stem cell transplant. I've learned a lot since then. Luckily, I turned down 'maintenance chemo' and my labs are perfect now.
OP, I just put a couple masks in the glovebox.
Post of the year. I agree, everything is about cost cutting now when we should arugably have the best vehicles of all time. Isn't it sad that my 88 YJ had less issues than many are having here in the first year of ownership?? I wonder how many JLs will make it 32 years and still be in 'good...
Look further away. I drove 8 hours for my Rubicon, in July there were only 25 in this spec in the whole country.
Edit- Including soft/hard painted/non painted tops. I wasn't that picky. The guy telling you to check Texas is right, I'd bet money your Jeep is there.