This actually seems low to me - what was the KBB trade in? I got nearly 19k for my trade in 2012 JK sport (2 door). Granted it had some upgrades and I gave a bunch of parts with it, which we agreed upon and I only had 40k miles. I also only paid around 28k when I got it. Mine was also a manual.Just did a deal on a ‘18 JLUR last weekend and dealer gave me $13k for my ‘12 JKU sport with 6spd and 101k+ miles. Considering I paid around $28k for the JKU new, I think it held its value well and exceeded my expectations. I also take very good care of my vehicles and it was in excellent condition. I ordered a manual again without hesitancy. Hope that helps.
Did you just say If I get a wrangler and don’t like it?...being a first time jeep owner myself this past Feb (Rubicon JL “MANUAL”) and knowing how much I love this jeep I can’t even imagine how this could even happen! LolI have the same concerns. I really want a manual Rubicon and the wife wants an orange one so that may be a very small pool of future buyers. If most wranglers sold are automatics it's because that's what most buyers prefer. The fact is that there are a lot of people that don't even know how to drive a manual and have no desire to learn. I think if I order a manual Rubicon I'll order it with fewer options to bring the price down. A fully loaded $55k manual will be rare and might be a tough resale. If you keep your vehicles for 5 + years this may be less of a concern. I've never had a Wrangler so if I get it and don't like it I want to be able to sell it.
Wonderful pic!Did you just say If I get a wrangler and don’t like it?...being a first time jeep owner myself this past Feb (Rubicon JL “MANUAL”) and knowing how much I love this jeep I can’t even imagine how this could even happen! Lol
As far as manual or Auto? IMO if you are getting a Jeep and gonna do serious off roading with it, don’t even think about not getting a manual if you get the opportunity to get one. I personally chose a manual for this reason and have never looked back or regretted it one bit! The manual has a better crawl ratio, and you have a lot more control of your rig in all off road situations. I can also confirm that the manual has a little better acceleration than the automatic. I have a friend who has 2018 Rubicon JL like mine except it’s an automatic and it’s slightly slower or acceleration when we tested side by side. Also my friend comments all the time how whenever I’m in front going down a steep trail my brake lights next to never come on (hence manual transmission). My friend said going down trail inclines she just about always has to feather the brakes.
Certainly the people on the various "Issues" threads could give you lots of reasons.Did you just say If I get a wrangler and don’t like it?...being a first time jeep owner myself this past Feb (Rubicon JL “MANUAL”) and knowing how much I love this jeep I can’t even imagine how this could even happen! Lol
Excellent strategy. I already had an automatic so I broke my son's arm so he can't text when driving. The only challenge is re-breaking it every couple of monthsHere’s something to think about. My daughter is about to turn 16. I’m buying her a stick so she can’t talk/text on her phone while she drives! I personally think a stick is safer for a teen. She wants a Yj stick with a jamming stereo. Nothing else!lol. the search is on!
Unless you got a shitty deal, you're not losing $8k on a Wrangler as soon as you drive it off the lot.If you're worried about losing a grand on the resale value of a m/t Jeep that you're about to throw $35k+ on, then you probably shouldn't be buying a new vehicle at this time.
You're already about to lose about $8k on it as soon as you sign that paperwork and drive off the lot, the difference between a a/t and m/t resale is trivial by comparison.