Has anybody ever regretted buying a Wrangler?

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Hi Jeep Lovers!

I know this question might sound a bit silly, but I wonder one thing - as A Wrangler is a sort of a "love it or hate it" car, I wonder if you know anybody who bought a Wrangler and regretted it?

I test-drove Wrangler a bit before the order and am still scared and thrilled at the same time. I would like to keep myself being thrilled after the pick-up, not scared.





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It's more of a "love it / don't get it" vehicle. It's purpose built for off roading with refinement layered over the top. It is unapologetic about what it is, and it always feels like - too me at least - those who hate it, don't really understand it.
For me, it's like a shiny new toy every time I see it. I've had several great cars in my life, but there is just something different about a Wrangler.
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It's more of a "love it / don't get it" vehicle. It's purpose built for off roading with refinement layered over the top. It is unapologetic about what it is, and it always feels like - too me at least - those who hate it, don't really understand it.
For me, it's like a shiny new toy every time I see it. I've had several great cars in my life, but there is just something different about a Wrangler.
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I absolutely agree that there are "CARS" and cars. I bought Mustang GT 2008, and I love it. Whenever I open my garage and see it, I always grin - even when I am writing this post, thinking about the Mustang, I started grinning. I hope the same will happen with my Wrangler.
My wife would like to kill me for the third car in the garage, but fortunately, we have a prenup, so I do not have to negotiate. anything ;)
 

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Tons of people regret it. They buy one cause it looks cool. Put the obligatory lift, 20” wheels, winch and angry grill on it. Then they realize it doesn't drive like their BMW. Get on the forums and facebook pages and bitch and complain about it, get butt hurt and threaten to buy a Bronco. Then again equally tons of people love their jeep with all its issues or non at all and constant money siphon for parts.

You either like it or you dont. No shame in either.
 

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I will be the anomaly. Regret it / hate it - kind of. It has not been a good experience.

I got a really bad 2018 with the steering issues. Took almost 2 years to get right. If it was my daily driver I would sell it. Because I am fortunate enough to have it as my weekend fun / off road vehicle, she is staying.
 

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Not one regret! Traded my 2018 JLU for a 2021 JLU Willys- can’t drive anything else. I think you need understand and appreciate that it’s not a luxury SUV so it won’t drive like one. Then you can appreciate that it will take you anywhere you want to go and will be the most fun vehicle you’ll ever own! SUV, convertible, and adventure all in one package. Mine is also my daily driver and I actually enjoy driving it! ✌🏼

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I like Wranglers specifically for wheeling. I would never consider one for a primary daily use vehicle. I don’t regret buying Wranglers in the past, but I DO REGRET MODIFYING IT. Once you get into heavy suspension modifications, re-gearing ect. it starts a never-ending domino effect of ancillary parts failure and replacement, from which you will NEVER recover any of the money spent on labor and aftermarket parts.

Hi Jeep Lovers!

I know this question might sound a bit silly, but I wonder one thing - as A Wrangler is a sort of a "love it or hate it" car, I wonder if you know anybody who bought a Wrangler and regretted it?

I test-drove Wrangler a bit before the order and am still scared and thrilled at the same time. I would like to keep myself being thrilled after the pick-up, not scared.
 
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I like Wranglers specifically for wheeling. I would never consider one for a primary daily use vehicle. I don’t regret buying Wranglers in the past, but I DO REGRET MODIFYING IT. Once you get into heavy suspension modifications, re-gearing ect. it starts a never-ending domino effect of ancillary parts failure and replacement, from which you will NEVER recover any of the money spent on labor and aftermarket parts.
I am not going to modify it. There are many reasons. In Poland there is a culture of mud and we miss real rocks. As I have nothing against dirt roads, I do not understand the idea of going through deep puddles of mud in a car.

Lifting the Wrangler just for pure bad look is another thing I am not willing to do. Here in Poland (the whole EU) it is illegal to have metal bumpers. Protruding tires are also problematic. I know how hard it is to get a proper vehicle inspection for my Mustang (real PITA). I needed to change blinkers from red to orange, change headlamps to asimetric and installed fog red light. Fortunately, I did not spoiled the look.

So, I am going to keep Sahara fairly stock.
 

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I am not going to modify it. There are many reasons. In Poland there is a culture of mud and we miss real rocks. As I have nothing against dirt roads, I do not understand the idea of going through deep puddles of mud in a car.

Lifting the Wrangler just for pure bad look is another thing I am not willing to do. Here in Poland (the whole EU) it is illegal to have metal bumpers. Protruding tires are also problematic. I know how hard it is to get a proper vehicle inspection for my Mustang (real PITA). I needed to change blinkers from red to orange, change headlamps to asimetric and installed fog red light. Fortunately, I did not spoiled the look.

So, I am going to keep Sahara fairly stock.
I know many people who love stock Wranglers for their primary vehicle. They either love them and keep them or trade it in after 1 or 2-years because they get frustrated it does not drive and handle like a luxury/sport SUV. It is a fairly polar response. You either end up loving it or hating it. It would not be my choice as a commuter vehicle.
 

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I know many people who love stock Wranglers for their primary vehicle. They either love them and keep them or trade it in after 1 or 2-years because they get frustrated it does not drive and handle like a luxury/sport SUV. It is a fairly polar response. You either end up loving it or hating it. It would not be my choice as a commuter vehicle.
I am keeping my Opel Insignia OPC for hi-ways/commute, which in the USA equals to Buick Regal GS. I guess having Wrangler as the only car would be more problematic.

The 1st day after the pick-up I am taking my family for a longer trip (400 miles) and that will be a good test for them how much they are going to miss Buick Regal's comfort. To their surprise I am going to avoid hi-ways and will stick to ordinary roads. The road trip will be longer for sure. :CWL:
 

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I regret only waiting a year to buy the newest model. Jeep clearly hasn’t demonstrated the ability to work out the bugs in model years 18-21, so yeah, I’m pissed as hell over the lack of refinement of an American icon.
It’s not all bad news, though. It’s still mostly fun to drive with the top down, and I never worrying about getting stuck or popping a curb or whether that icy, dirt-road mud puddle is too deep. It’s a love-hate relationship at times, but the pros far outweigh the cons.
 

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