Not saying I can’t afford it, I just really didn’t want that big of a payment.So it’s settled. The OP, whose name is Paula, should buy a rubicon because people with penises buy them. And she should buy the Rubicon outright, even though she has already said she can’t afford it. I’ve noticed reading comprehension is not always in full effect on these boards.
My understanding is the JLUR Recon also had the stitched leather dashboard covers.I went with an 80th Anniversary, because I don't need lockers and I wanted a limited slip differential for snow (and I liked some of the trim better than the Sahara). But, I have the EcoDiesel, so I did get Dana 44s with 3.73 gears (and added Rubicon Takeoff suspension)... if I was going with a gas motor, I would have gone with the Rubicon to get the lower 4.10 gears. The Rubicon's red stitching grew on me, but the red dash would have been replaced with the red stitched leather dash from the Gladiator Launch Edition(?). There is no right or wrong answer... it's personal preference
I would really love to get a Rubicon
It sounds to me like Paula wants a Rubicon but doesn’t want to pay for it.I know for sure that I don’t want to pay that big monthly payment
Leases on vehicles are mostly social traps. Few people know how to work leasing in their favor to where it is advantageous and makes sense.my husband said I should just build one with exactly what I want and just lease to get a manageable payment.
We had a Sahara JK for about 7 years and loved it. Was almost going to get an altitude JL Sahara, but the look of the Rubicon sold me. Even if you don't use the lockers etc, the upgraded hood, slight lift, better bigger tires, overall look is so much better. I don't know what it is but I liked the look of the Sahara better on the JK and now it's the other way around for the JL. I think as the JL had a rounder, softer look, the edgy bits from the Rubicon look better. Absolutely in love with our Rubi.Hi all! Opinions please....I am in the market for another Wrangler, as my lease is coming to an end. I would really love to get a Rubicon, because right off the lot I’m happy how it looks with the factory wheels and so for me all I would really want to do is put bigger tires and maybe a 2.5” lift and a few other things. I’m not sure what it is about the Rubicon that I love so much, maybe it is just the rugged look it has right off the lot and I know if I got a Sahara I can get the same rugged look, I’d just have to purchase and change more to get it that way. There are things on the Sahara that I prefer over the Rubicon, like the leather dash as I don’t care for the plastic red or grey dash. And I probably won’t ever use the sway bar disconnects either. So my question is this....is it a waste to get the Rubicon since I’m not an off roader? And I know nobody says that you have to off-road to get a Rubicon either. Do they drive/handle differently then a Sahara because of their suspension? I mean I’ve even had a sales person say that unless you do off roading, the Rubicon is not necessary. I’d like to try some lite off roading but nothing that I couldn’t do with a Sahara. I just figured I would have to do/purchase less if I got the Rubicon. On the other hand I was also told from a fellow Jeeper to get a Rubicon wether I off road or not because it has a better resale value. I know it’s ultimately my choice but I’m definitely gonna have to lease whatever I get because I know for sure that I don’t want to pay that big monthly payment. Actually for awhile I was searching for a 2019 or 2020 in the Ocean Blue Metallic because I’m obsessed with that color but I couldn’t find one with all the options I want so my husband said I should just build one with exactly what I want and just lease to get a manageable payment. Sahara or Rubicon? Decisions decisions!! (Which I hate doing BTW!)
Yeah I can walk but it’s worth more then I owe, so I’ll trade regardless what I do. I was looking for used but right now they are so over priced!i was in the same boat. That said, my recommendation is not to get new. At the end of your lease, you can walk right? You can get a loaded 2019/2020 Sahara for around $44k (if not lower), low miles.
when I got my Sahara in December 2019, i was also looking at a 2018 Rubicon. Similar miles. Rubicon was priced 7500 more, didn't have LED, or leather. Didn't have the cold weather group or hard top. Both had the premium alpine sound. Leather, LED (won't buy another vehicle without LED lights again), cold weather group and premium sound were must haves. Found a 2018 Sahara list for $36,900. Ended up walking out of the dealership with a 31,900 price tag.
But as others have said, only 1 vehicle gets modified more than the Jeep Wrangler and that's a harley davidson.
a year and a half later, i'm adding new wheels and tires. I'm adding rubicon suspension if I ever find the spring numbers I want. I'll have a lifted jeep, bigger wheels and the look i was originally drawn to with the Rubicon.
Yeah, I get it. used prices are definitely up there. I still would trade in on the trim that has the options you want. make a list. If you want the same options as I had in my sahara, you aren't getting that rubicon for less than $57/58k vs 48k for a Sahara.Yeah I can walk but it’s worth more then I owe, so I’ll trade regardless what I do. I was looking for used but right now they are so over priced!
Do you really want a Rubicon? Will you feel as if you are losing out on something if you get a Sahara?Not saying I can’t afford it, I just really didn’t want that big of a payment.