JL or JLU, which will you choose?

Will you be ordering the 2-door or the 4-door?

  • 2-door

    Votes: 47 36.7%
  • 4-door

    Votes: 77 60.2%
  • Not sure yet

    Votes: 4 3.1%

  • Total voters
    128

jedijeep

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I just can't decide what to get right now! Personally, I felt like I made a mistake with my JK not getting a Rubicon. So, that part of me is set. But now with the JL vs JLU I don't know what I should get. I really want the extra cargo room that the JLU provides, but that's going to add up to an expensive rig... now when my wife finishes up med school, maybe I trade in the JL and get a JLU diesel? Does that sound dumb? Don't want to be throwing money away. Lol.
I'm right there with ya man. I *just* bought my 2017 JKU in July of this year... I already want an upgrade! Talk about throwing money away! Like you, I am very interested in that diesel engine! I think that maybe waiting about a year for the all the models and trim levels to come out will help you make the decision. And, I am sure I am not the first person to say this but, if you plan on doing after-market upgrades, going with a sport is a much smarter idea versus the rubicon, in terms of money you will save.
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Nothing until they either have a full electric engine or Diesel engine, and offer panoramic sunroofs on one of the top options.

When it all comes together though, 4dr
You are shopping for the wrong vehicle.
 

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Manual rubicon unlimited because who wants an auto in a jeep? "Ducks"
 

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4 door Jeeps are fine for you guys but I will never own one. 2 door jeep for me!
 

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As soon as a 4 door was available, it was the only option for me.

I had a truck that was a extra cab. The only thing worse than only having a little room behind the seat was getting thing in and out of that freakin space.

Also, I think the unlimited looks better.
 
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also not sure will wait to see what they import ill check out the jt before i buy they should have most of the gremlins sorted by then
 

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When the 4 door first came out I hated it! It was just plain wrong!

7 years after the JK release, and the demise of my TJ, I bought a 4 door JK. I did not need the extra space, but the aspect ratio (width to length) of the wider 2 door JK (as compared to the TJ), just looked too "square" to my eye. The longer 4 door aspect ratio looked much better. So I bought the 4 door. Shocker!

I miss the extreme turn radius of my TJ. Turn radius on the JKU is disappointing, but I get it, it's longer, and I can live with it.

Maybe the (reportedly) slightly longer 2 door will appeal to my eye, but I'm 99% sure I will buy the JLUR.
 

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When the 4 door first came out I hated it! It was just plain wrong!

7 years after the JK release, and the demise of my TJ, I bought a 4 door JK. I did not need the extra space, but the aspect ratio (width to length) of the wider 2 door JK (as compared to the TJ), just looked too "square" to my eye. The longer 4 door aspect ratio looked much better. So I bought the 4 door. Shocker!

I miss the extreme turn radius of my TJ. Turn radius on the JKU is disappointing, but I get it, it's longer, and I can live with it.

Maybe the (reportedly) slightly longer 2 door will appeal to my eye, but I'm 99% sure I will buy the JLUR.
YES. I traded my TJ in for a suburban when I got married/had kids. Let me tell you how sad I was not to be able to do a 180 in half the street.
 

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4 doors
 

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When the 4 door first came out I hated it! It was just plain wrong!

7 years after the JK release, and the demise of my TJ, I bought a 4 door JK. I did not need the extra space, but the aspect ratio (width to length) of the wider 2 door JK (as compared to the TJ), just looked too "square" to my eye. The longer 4 door aspect ratio looked much better. So I bought the 4 door. Shocker!

I miss the extreme turn radius of my TJ. Turn radius on the JKU is disappointing, but I get it, it's longer, and I can live with it.

Maybe the (reportedly) slightly longer 2 door will appeal to my eye, but I'm 99% sure I will buy the JLUR.

Regarding your comment about the turn radius on the JKU, I couldn't agree with you more. My wife has a mini-van, a Toyota Sienna, that has a turning radius that blows away my JKU. I don't know how a min-van can outperform a wrangler when it comes to turning radius.
 

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Regarding your comment about the turn radius on the JKU, I couldn't agree with you more. My wife has a mini-van, a Toyota Sienna, that has a turning radius that blows away my JKU. I don't know how a min-van can outperform a wrangler when it comes to turning radius.
The JKU's 41 ft. turning radius isn't THAT horrible considering its 116" wheelbase. For comparison the BMW 5 series has 117" wheelbase and 40 ft. turning radius. Mazda CX-9 has 115" wheelbase and 39 ft. turning radius. Nissan Pathfinder has 114" and 39 ft. turning radius.
 

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The JKU's 41 ft. turning radius isn't THAT horrible considering its 116" wheelbase. For comparison the BMW 5 series has 117" wheelbase and 40 ft. turning radius. Mazda CX-9 has 115" wheelbase and 39 ft. turning radius. Nissan Pathfinder has 114" and 39 ft. turning radius.
It must be that the Sienna is a real outliner then, because my wife's sienna has a wheelbase of 119.3 inches, over 3 inches longer, but only has a 37.5 ft turning radius, 3.5 feet shorter. I just get tired of listening to her "whaaa, I hate driving your jeep, it is so much harder to park than my car". And she is right about that, but I just like to think my wrangler rules over her stupid mini-van in every way, shape, and form.
 

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