Nervous As Hell Please Reassure Me

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Well these are the sunset years of the V8 engines, pretty soon for all the trucks and SUV’s


Yes, cars are the absolute worst investment. That’s what’s killing me too- I know this Jeep will depreciate the second I drive it off the lot. But with electric cars taking over in the very near future I feel like this is more of a sentimental journey to me. My very first car in the 1980’s was my grandfather‘s V8 Buick. A four door sedan from the ‘70’s. Looked like an old mans car but I smoked everyone who wanted to race. I actually made one kid cry I embarrassed him so much with my “old man” car. But it had a tiger under the hood. And this Jeep will bring me full circle since I haven’t owned a V8 since that Buick. This will probably be the last one I ever own before electric cars arrive and it will hopefully be a good experience.
Damn straight. One day a 2021 Lexus will be good for nothing but the scrap yard. A 392 Wrangler, however, will forever be a valuable piece of automotive history….. one you can enjoy for years and years to come.
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I simply called around to all the dealers within 100 miles of me and finally found an honest one today. By “honest“ I mean a dealer that’s not trying to convince me “everyone” is paying above MSRP for the 392’s.
I’m curious how many total dealers did you talk to you within 100 miles of you? What was the added dealer markup most of them were putting on 392s?
 
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I’m curious how many total dealers did you talk to you within 100 miles of you? What was the added dealer markup most of them were putting on 392s?
I called 5 or 6 dealers. A couple said forget it they couldn’t order one, period. A couple said they wanted “market price” and “people are paying 10 to 15k over sticker”. I told them forget it. One dealer I got down to $5k over sticker but he wouldn’t budge below that. Very frustrating. So this last dealer I called today I didn’t even bother with a salesman, I just went right to the sales manager and asked him to sell me one MSRP and he said sure. He will be getting the sale.
 

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I'm at day 113 and no matter how much it's killing me, I don't regret a moment of this investment.
 

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If you can swing that kind of money like it's a drop in the bucket then do it. If not DON'T!!

This is hard for me to say because I owned a 392 Scat Pack Dodge Challenger. I F-ing loved that car and the engine. But I paid $38k brand new in 2015.

I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around the $80k price of the 392 Jeep. There's no reason for it to cost that much. And even if there is the price is just insane to me.

The standard Rubicon is built to pretty much go anywhere on the planet regardless of the engine. The 2.0T or the V6 will get you anywhere you need to go off road and then some. Sure you get a cool V8 and sound but you also gain 400lbs on the front end which is not ideal for Off-roading.

In the end only you can decide if your budget can swing it and it's absolutely worth it to you. For me no way.
 

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I called 5 or 6 dealers. A couple said forget it they couldn’t order one, period. A couple said they wanted “market price” and “people are paying 10 to 15k over sticker”. I told them forget it. One dealer I got down to $5k over sticker but he wouldn’t budge below that. Very frustrating. So this last dealer I called today I didn’t even bother with a salesman, I just went right to the sales manager and asked him to sell me one MSRP and he said sure. He will be getting the sale.
Makes perfect sense. Pretty much everybody is at MSRP or ADM here in Southern California so that’s why I’m going to Arizona to get it at MSRP.
 

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If you can swing that kind of money like it's a drop in the bucket then do it. If not DON'T!!

This is hard for me to say because I owned a 392 Scat Pack Dodge Challenger. I F-ing loved that car and the engine. But I paid $38k brand new in 2015.

I cannot for the life of me wrap my head around the $80k price of the 392 Jeep. There's no reason for it to cost that much. And even if there is the price is just insane to me.

The standard Rubicon is built to pretty much go anywhere on the planet regardless of the engine. The 2.0T or the V6 will get you anywhere you need to go off road and then some. Sure you get a cool V8 and sound but you also gain 400lbs on the front end which is not ideal for Off-roading.

In the end only you can decide if your budget can swing it and it's absolutely worth it to you. For me no way.
A lot of people were doing swaps that cost about this much or sometimes more without a factory warranty. I think it’s for that crowd.

but yes it’s completely unnecessary and entirely overkill. I think that’s part of its appeal.
 

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But I want a change and my cousin has a 3 year old Wrangler which I drove a few times and liked. But it’s not a 392...

I am also having last minute trouble in my head spending so much money on this Jeep.
Go with your gut. Get a nice non 392 Rubi. The money that you save, put it towards any mods that you want.
 

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That's a 113 days since order, not yet received, should have clarified.
 

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My gut says 392. I’ve been thinking about this for months and can't wait any longer.
Then take a deep breath, breathe in, do it and don’t look back. You live EVERYDAY that you’re on this planet. The 392 is a beast of a machine. If you have the means to afford it comfortably, it’s the best $80k you’ll spend on a Wrangler.
 
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