Has anybody ever regretted buying a Wrangler?

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Death wobble was the only issue I didn’t have :LOL:.

My JL had wandering and loose steering and while four dealer visits and a few trips to Cloakworks helped, we still didn’t take it anywhere because it took too much effort to keep the thing in a straight line (especially on a curvy mountain highway).
I am just worried about getting the death wobble issues on my 2021 JLUR that I just custom ordered. Hope they did something for 2021 models more than just a ‘band-aid’ fix of adding steering dampeners.





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I am just worried about getting the death wobble issues on my 2021 JLUR that I just custom ordered. Hope they did something for 2021 models more than just a ‘band-aid’ fix of adding steering dampeners.
2021 models have the new steering box, which is a huge improvement.

I noticed on both my Rubicons is that the caster was too low from the factory. (For some inexplicable reason, the Rubicons have the same LCAs as the other models, even though they are higher.)

Both were 4.7*. I put the Mopar lift LCAs on my ‘19. The additional 1/4“ brought the caster to 6.0*, which helped the horrible wandering.

My ‘20 had substantially better steering, but still felt a little flighty at freeway speeds. I put Metal Cloak adjustable LCAs on and the caster is around 7* and that really made a big difference in the freeway. My husband hated driving my ‘19 (he had a modded JKUR so gets Jeeps) but loves my ‘20.

I hope you love your new Jeep as much as I love mine.
 

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Every car is basic transportation,
Every truck is basically a work tool,
Every Wrangler is essentially a memorable Story...

The only regret in Life is not having a memorable Story 🤙
 
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it's not road friendly, it's overpriced (Fully Loaded JLUR), it's not fuel efficient (3.6L), i got too many recalls (early 2019 Model) i keep modding it all the time and spend all my money on it.

BUT i enjoy taking it offroad and beating the living crap out of it and it just takes it like a champ.... to me personally that's all that matters.

So, i guess to answer your question:
- Many regrets when on the road and daily driving it.
- Zero regrets when offroading.
 

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2021 models have the new steering box, which is a huge improvement.

I noticed on both my Rubicons is that the caster was too low from the factory. (For some inexplicable reason, the Rubicons have the same LCAs as the other models, even though they are higher.)

Both were 4.7*. I put the Mopar lift LCAs on my ‘19. The additional 1/4“ brought the caster to 6.0*, which helped the horrible wandering.

My ‘20 had substantially better steering, but still felt a little flighty at freeway speeds. I put Metal Cloak adjustable LCAs on and the caster is around 7* and that really made a big difference in the freeway. My husband hated driving my ‘19 (he had a modded JKUR so gets Jeeps) but loves my ‘20.

I hope you love your new Jeep as much as I love mine.
Same here, I got the Duratrac Eurosport 2" lift plus 1/2 teraflex load leveler spacer with longer teraflex front LCAs. Castor is at 7.4 after alignment. It rides smooth and straight as an arrow, no wandering. Not sure why stock Rubicon comes with 4.8 +/-1 ... Maybe that's why stock felt so jittery at high speeds...
 

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First time jeep owner, 2021 JL 2DR soft top. I had no idea these vehicles were this good! I got the Sport S as my wife and I would be up for casual off roading at best. The Rubicon hardware would be completely lost on me. I wanted light, I wanted simple, and I wanted cheap.

I previously have owned a bunch of different Porsches, Mercedes and Lexus. I was a bit skeptical as to what I'd get for my $33K. Boy, was I wrong. I have been continually impressed with just how well-made these Jeeps are.

There is wonderful engineering and attention to detail throughout. You can tell that a team of engineers has slavishly obsessed over every detail for decades. Thoughtful, insightful and useful touches everywhere. Even the basic black seat fabric looks like it could survive the Apocalypse.

The car is a complete joy to operate, reconfigure, maintain and drive. I've never owned a vehicle that could be completely disassembled with a small tool set -- and put back together again!

The 2.0 in a 2DR was a pleasant performance surprise. No, not Porsche territory, but certainly fun. Cornering fast is an acquired technique and a bit involves a bit of drama. I drive mine around our beach town, and use it as a towed vehicle behind our RV. I don't need to commute or do long trips with it.

We have a few nice Mercedes in the garage that aren't getting driven. Maybe it's time to sell them. Other than side step rails and a trailer hitch, I'm planning to keep it 100% stock for the time being. Even being stock, I think it's 100% cool to drive.

I originally had the naive thought of buying a nice used one. Well, the JLs are a huge upgrade, and the older JKs were usually Frankenjeeps and I didn't want that. So dealing hard on a new one got me what I wanted, and I couldn't be happier.

When my adult kids come and visit, it's always the Jeep they want to drive.
 

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Yes, it had a ton of small issues ( which is fine ) but then the dealer experience and JeepCares experience killed it for me.
 

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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.

Never a silly question .......I can only tell you this, I've had three Wranglers and regretted selling all three. It's the perfect vehicle for all seasons, all terrain. My wife and I loved when heavy snow came ..that's when we would really enjoy having no crowds at the stores......they went anywhere.
 
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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.
That's why I kept the BMW...choices are awesome!!!
 
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Never a silly question .......I can only tell you this, I've had three Wranglers and regretted selling all three. It's the perfect vehicle for all seasons, all terrain. My wife and I loved when heavy snow came ..that's when we would really enjoy having no crowds at the stores......they went anywhere.
I know exactly what you mean. In the center of Poland, we do not heavy winters. Occasionally conditions are tough but from my point of view, the most irritating thing is potholes in the roads after the winter. I just hate it when the drive is more about zig-zags.
 

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Regret buying? Never! (I do regret an encounter with some granite but that's a different story...).

However, after about a year, finding 2/3rds of miles just running around town, I bought a dinkycar (Ford Fiesta) from Avis for around town use (in truth, a more pleasant drive). Now the Rubicon naps in the garage between fun trips...
 

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Regret buying? Never! (I do regret an encounter with some granite but that's a different story...).

However, after about a year, finding 2/3rds of miles just running around town, I bought a dinkycar (Ford Fiesta) from Avis for around town use (in truth, a more pleasant drive). Now the Rubicon naps in the garage between fun trips...
That's interesting.....we had a CT200h Lexus with great gas mileage....BUT
our Sahara was more comfortable than the Lexus.
 

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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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My only regret is whenever someone posts a pic of their Ocean Blue 2-Door and I relive the pain and sorrow of essentially missing out on ordering one by like hours on that fateful day in June 2020. :) yes I'm being intentionally dramatic here...but I really did email to order one on the same day they discontinued the color and the 2020's. It was traumatic but it was not meant to be. But I'm over it...as you can clearly tell.
 

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Every car is basic transportation,
Every truck is basically a work tool,
Every Wrangler is essentially a memorable Story...

The only regret in Life is not having a memorable Story 🤙
This is 100% true
I don't regret getting one and my brand new 36 mile $50+k JLUR is back at the dealership for a CEL.
To me that's just part of the game ... That being said, I don't think I could go back to having it as a primary vehicle ever again
 

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