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So, the woman (mid 40’s, RN) who lives down the road traded her Range Rover on a new JLU with a dealer installed lift and very aggressive 35’s a couple weeks ago. She bought it OFF the floor, without even driving it😳. Anyway I’m out at the mailbox and she’s driving by and stops to talk. She says “ I know you’ve had Jeeps for a long time, do you like the way they drive?”. I say “ Yeah, I’ve driven them for years. I like them a lot because of their go anywhere ability and how easy they are to drive”. She then chimes up with “ I love the way they look, but mine drives awful, it’s noisy inside, its hard to hold in the lane, and is just a lot of work to drive”. I explained that Jeeps are different, that they’re not for everybody. I let her take the JL down the road for a drive and she came back and says “yours is so much quieter than mine, and doesn’t wander all over the road, how come”? We then had the discussion about aggressive tires and road noise and different heights of center of gravity. Long story short, this lady bought it because it looks good, with no idea of how it would drive, I really think she’d have been happy with a stock JLU Sahara, as it is, I suspect she’ll be trading vehicles and her “new“ Jeep will wind up on a used lot before long. I just can’t understand why anyone would buy a new vehicle, esp one very different from anything they’ve ever owned, without at least Driving it first. Makes no sense to me..

 

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So, the woman (mid 40’s, RN) who lives down the road traded her Range Rover on a new JLU with a dealer installed lift and very aggressive 35’s a couple weeks ago. She bought it OFF the floor, without even driving it😳. Anyway I’m out at the mailbox and she’s driving by and stops to talk. She says “ I know you’ve had Jeeps for a long time, do you like the way they drive?”. I say “ Yeah, I’ve driven them for years. I like them a lot because of their go anywhere ability and how easy they are to drive”. She then chimes up with “ I love the way they look, but mine drives awful, it’s noisy inside, its hard to hold in the lane, and is just a lot of work to drive”. I explained that Jeeps are different, that they’re not for everybody. I let her take the JL down the road for a drive and she came back and says “yours is so much quieter than mine, and doesn’t wander all over the road, how come”? We then had the discussion about aggressive tires and road noise and different heights of center of gravity. Long story short, this lady bought it because it looks good, with no idea of how it would drive, I really think she’d have been happy with a stock JLU Sahara, as it is, I suspect she’ll be trading vehicles and her “new“ Jeep will wind up on a used lot before long. I just can’t understand why anyone would buy a new vehicle, esp one very different from anything they’ve ever owned, without at least Driving it first. Makes no sense to me..
She should install an exact center and some less aggressive tires, it might change her mind at least in on road manners. Maybe sound assassin and a headliner of some sort for the noise. I love how mine drives and sounds, I waited far too long to get one.
 

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So, the woman (mid 40’s, RN) who lives down the road traded her Range Rover on a new JLU with a dealer installed lift and very aggressive 35’s a couple weeks ago. She bought it OFF the floor, without even driving it😳. Anyway I’m out at the mailbox and she’s driving by and stops to talk. She says “ I know you’ve had Jeeps for a long time, do you like the way they drive?”. I say “ Yeah, I’ve driven them for years. I like them a lot because of their go anywhere ability and how easy they are to drive”. She then chimes up with “ I love the way they look, but mine drives awful, it’s noisy inside, its hard to hold in the lane, and is just a lot of work to drive”. I explained that Jeeps are different, that they’re not for everybody. I let her take the JL down the road for a drive and she came back and says “yours is so much quieter than mine, and doesn’t wander all over the road, how come”? We then had the discussion about aggressive tires and road noise and different heights of center of gravity. Long story short, this lady bought it because it looks good, with no idea of how it would drive, I really think she’d have been happy with a stock JLU Sahara, as it is, I suspect she’ll be trading vehicles and her “new“ Jeep will wind up on a used lot before long. I just can’t understand why anyone would buy a new vehicle, esp one very different from anything they’ve ever owned, without at least Driving it first. Makes no sense to me..
Happens every single day... that is where a good lot of vehicles that have less than 10K miles come from in used inventory. Along with early exit leases because it ended up not being what they expected.
 


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It's always sad when someone buys a vehicle that doesn't suit their needs. It's so much money. Of course it's her fault for not even test driving it, but still.
 

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My neighbor had a JL with a 2” Mopar lift and 35s from the dealer and had the same complaint. I really think it was the cheap mud tires the dealer put on and if it had a set of BFG KO2s it would have been a totally different experience.
 

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She should do like said above with the exact center stabilizer, then add Mopar longer lower control arms and a good set of load range C all terrains.
 


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Buy your new car from home. No need to go to a dealership. Take a virtual test drive. Pick one and we'll deliver it. Stay home stay safe...... :facepalm:
 

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People just dont get the Jeep thing. The vast majority of mall crawlers are the first to sell too soon. After dropping $$$$$$ on it.
How true. A woman where I work bought a brand new JLUSS last year and within 3 months had it lifted 4", 37s, winch and bumpers, and a high lift jack on the front. Sold it a few months later because of the way it drove and poor gas mileage. I can guarantee it never saw mud let alone a dirt road. What a waste.
 

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How true. A woman where I work bought a brand new JLUSS last year and within 3 months had it lifted 4", 37s, winch and bumpers, and a high lift jack on the front. Sold it a few months later because of the way it drove and poor gas mileage. I can guarantee it never saw mud let alone a dirt road. What a waste.
I don’t see it as a waste, the price of Wranglers has skyrocketed in recent years. Good, low mileage used options are the best option for young people. There’s no better high school car.
 

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High school car? A year old Wrangler? At $45k? Seems a little crazy for a high school car.

 

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