After 3 days in Moab, not a single regret and mine stickered at >$57k. Then I added the lift and tires. I’ll have it for more than a decade and run it hard, just like my 09 JKIR that my daughter is now driving.
This = priceless
I agree the fun factor in these Jeeps is priceless. I just picked up JLU lifted wheels and tires out the door over 60K but totally worth it.After 3 days in Moab, not a single regret and mine stickered at >$57k. Then I added the lift and tires. I’ll have it for more than a decade and run it hard, just like my 09 JKIR that my daughter is now driving.
This = priceless
I sacrificed my ability to hold the starbucks to have something to teach my ‘near driving age’ kids how to drive manual...mmm...starbucks
I ended up with a fully loaded Sahara Full body GCM , lifted , Tires , Rims , steps , tint , mats , 6yr bumper to bumper and Im at 65KMy second thought is always, "Damn, this thing is nice!" The third thought is something like, "Wow, I can't believe how much this is improved over the JK!" My fourth thought is "I do still love my old JK, though," and my 5th thought is, "Damn, I want to go for another drive the JL! I wonder if anybody needs anything from the store?" And so the JK doesn't get miles piled up on it so quickly as it used to....
You'll see the Rubi pushing close to 60 when you see one fully optioned up and equipped with the diesel.
If you ever sell your Jeep you'll have a much bigger market with an automatic.
First, there is a market. It is smaller, but you also don't have as much competition as an auto, as manuals are more scarce. Their value holds just fine, especially considering they were 1500 cheaper to begin with.If you ever sell your Jeep you'll have a much bigger market with an automatic.
I recently tried to sell a manual transmission sports car and half my potential buyers backed off when they realized it was a manual. Nobody knows how to drive them anymore.
I expect the second thoughts will occur right around when the first monthly payment hits.This topic has probably been addressed in other forums, but I have a different take since this is post-purchase thought.
So after owning your shiny new rig for a couple of days, weeks, months...anyone with second thoughts on the purchase price?
I mean my 2013 JKU Freedom Edition set me back $31K and it was a good value. My Rubicon set me back $49K so sometimes I wonder if the $18K increase was worth it. I love the rig, but I trying to figure out where that $18K went in to.
At this rate we’re going to see Rubicon’s at the $55K-$60K range in a few years.
Hate to break it to you pal, I'm more legit than you. I've had jeeps for over 20 years, multiple cjs, currently own 2 other Jeeps besides my jlur and the attached, so just because I want my brand new 50k dd to be perfect and under warranty so I can play with and work on my toys doesn't mean I'm not a real off roader. I bought the rubi to drive to work, go camping and to pull this janky mofo out when it breaks if I can't fix it on the trail.Complete lack of OFF-ROAD jeep attitude/enginuity and the expectation of complete perfection for the purchase-
No self reliance or "fixit" attitude-
Yeah, I know--I gotta warranty--why should I fix anything !
Sorry, that's just not the way I've been with anything that's MEANT TO USE OFF-ROAD-
Oh yeah, if the engine/tranny screwsup, or the ECU/elex is bad--then WARRANTY DEALER time--but
Most of the extraneous crap-wind noise/mis-alignment/TPMS-etc, I'll fix myself-on the street and especially off-road-so
I said DISAPPOINTING--to me, if you don't understand that--that's part of my disappointment !