Wrangler buyers seem to be so passionate about their Jeeps they are willing to go great lengths to get what they are looking for. I thought it would be fun to hear about those experiences. I’ll go first.
Well now I feel like i somehow cheated. Ordered 10/22/18 and picked it up 11/28/18. Just had to wait 37 days and pick it up 6 blocks from my house.For my wife’s #0 birthday I wanted to get her something special. The loves her current ‘06 yellow 6-sp manual LJ. She loves the new punk’n orange. I wanted to get her a Rubicon with a V6 auto. Well... none were available. Not even close to what she wanted. I found a 2019 JLUR in Albany, OR. Just what she wanted. The only drawback was that it is over 2,500 miles away. So, 3 flights, a bus ride, and 16 hours later I picked it up.
Now I have about 45 hours of drive time, 2,500+ miles plus a little local sightseeing, and 2 countries to go before I can park it in the garage. This is defiantly worth it. Now if I can convince my wife she doesn’t need to keep her TJ “for when the boys get old enoug.” I doubt I’ll win that one.
I feel like I cheated also. I ordered. Waited a whole 14 days from ordering to delivery to dealer. I had to travel 50 minutes on a train to dealer though. lol. Herd someone else ordered and was delivered to dealer in 11 days! Unreal! lol.Well now I feel like i somehow cheated. Ordered 10/22/18 and picked it up 11/28/18. Just had to wait 37 days and pick it up 6 blocks from my house.
That's crazy fast! Probably depends on timing (I ordered before production started). I suppose if ordered at a slower time and near assembly plant then it's not a shock.I feel like I cheated also. I ordered. Waited a whole 14 days from ordering to delivery to dealer. I had to travel 50 minutes on a train though. Herd someone else ordered and was delivered to dealer in 11 days! Unreal! lol.
Flexibility is the key to fun vs frustration. I would have loved a day like that.Read, research & look at dealer inventories for a few months looking for this: 2D 3.6 '19 Rubicon 6MT PST Stingray. Find a '18 base sport on a sad looking dealer lot, drive 3 hours to see it, nearly pull the trigger, decide against.
Get the Rubicon quote, commit to buy, get up at 3:30 ON A SUNDAY to be on a plane to Baltimore, then take Amtrack & Uber to get to a dealership at the pre-arranged time (open time on Sunday morning), to find out ... they had no idea about any of this and my salesman was nowhere to be found !
Get the deal I was quoted though and get out of there by 2:30 p.m. Never see the salesman I dealt with show up at all, ha. Hope he got stuffed on the commission.
Drove home, had an awesome trip exploring backroads.
Lesson: Could have just ordered one and avoided the drama. Ha.