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Congrats on your new Jeep. I think for those of us that are looking at a Sport it is a harder choice because many of the real benefits are at the higher trims (especially if you are interested in manual like me). And if you are cost-conscious even more so. I did pros-and-cons and I think I will still go JL but it depends on how a few things play out.No action in this thread in a while, but I will update to say I decided to jump off the bandwagon, and bought myself a 2017 bright white unlimited sport with half doors. There were two very big driving factors for me.
One, even though it is 99% my car, I still value the wife's opinion, and she really was not a fan of the look of the JL's. There are things I didn't like about the appearance, but there were things I liked better about the JL's than the JK's, but not enough to fight that battle, so that pushed me to the JK. So that was not a personal preference thing, just a keep the wife happy thing.
Half door availability was my primary personal reason. Yes, I know I can get them on the aftermarket, but I didn't want to have to pay for them when I can get them for free getting a JK. Finding a half door on the lot was really hard, so I had to jump at the opportunity while I could I felt.
There are some other factors that played into it as well:
That's my story. I am going to stick around on the forum though, because for one, I enjoy the hell out of it, and I am curious to see what everyone else gets. And I want to see how Aventus pimps his ride when he gets it!
- The dealer was offering me a fantastic value for my trade, even more than what I thought I would be offered, and didn't want to miss out on that opportunity.
- My current wrangler was starting to nickle and dime me to death, so it was just time. Had 110k miles
- the base price jump, for what was important to me, was not worth getting a JL. I am a pretty basic guy and was pretty happy with my JK, and nothing that was coming down the pike in the JL was so outstanding to me where I said "I gotta have it!!!, where I would get a JL no matter what. The only substantial improvement for what mattered to me was the lack of zippers on the soft top. Not important enough to be a deciding factor.
- I didn't really want a hard top this time anyway, but the same ole same ole with the hard top made that a non-factor.