Worth waiting for 2019 MY?

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2018 vs 2019 $2000 difference

Lets put this waiting thing into perspective, my Sahara had a msrp of $49,225 in January minus $500 bonus drive cash and $500 golden ticket making a net msrp of $48,225.

Now that same Jeep would have an msrp of $50,475 minus $250 bonus cash since it went down, no golden ticket so new msrp of $50,225.

So, in 6 months price gone from $48,225 to $50,225, now let that sink in.

Exactly $2000 more and who knows what a 2019 will be!
That’s another full year of $48k Jeep payments and no adaptive cruise. I’m fine living with that another year.
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Lots of pros and cons. I didn't order in the first wave because I was waiting for Sting-Gray. It cost me a lot and if I was still waiting it would have cost me even more:

- $500 Golden Ticket I couldn't use
- $250 BonusDrive because they changed the rules
- I ordered 1 day before the March 1 cost increase, and there has been another cost increase on some models since
- Mine was delivered 1 day before the residuals went down in May

So that's a couple of grand. I think the longer you wait the more you pay. Could be worth it for lots of reasons, but expect to pay more.
I feel your pain same thing happened to me.

While contemplating (more like trying to get rid of my truck) Price went up $750

+$750 price increase
+$500 lost in golden ticket
+$250 lost in bonus drive (was 500 - changed to 250)
+APR increase of 0.25% (about $300 over the length of term)
In total I paid $1,800 more because of 2 months which I needed to sell my pickup.

If I were to do it now it would go like this:
+$500 price increase
+$250 (no bonusdrive - looks like my credit unions are no longer on the list)
+APR increase of 1.00% ( $1,259 over the length of term)
in total $2,009 more or combined $3,809.

what ever anyone does just make sure there are no regrets in the future.
 

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I feel your pain same thing happened to me.

While contemplating (more like trying to get rid of my truck) Price went up $750

+$750 price increase
+$500 lost in golden ticket
+$250 lost in bonus drive (was 500 - changed to 250)
+APR increase of 0.25% (about $300 over the length of term)
In total I paid $1,800 more because of 2 months which I needed to sell my pickup.

If I were to do it now it would go like this:
+$500 price increase
+$250 (no bonusdrive - looks like my credit unions are no longer on the list)
+APR increase of 1.00% ( $1,259 over the length of term)
in total $2,009 more or combined $3,809.

what ever anyone does just make sure there are no regrets in the future.
But how much are you saving in payments? Either you’re still paying down your truck and gaining equity, or you have no payment and you’re banking the entire Jeep payment for every month you don’t have a Jeep.
 

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Just an FYI for anyone considering waiting, from people I've talked to, the 2019 Rubicon will have the optional Selec-Trac transfer case. This was the one option that almost had me pick the Sahara over the Rubicon due to living in Michigan and needing AWD more often.
 

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A late production 18 will most likely be ringed out as far as issues we have heard about! On that note if they were going to make me wait that long either I would expect a huge discount or may actually wait of a 19
They're selling every single one they can build, I highly doubt there will be any discounts.

I don't know that it's worth waiting for adaptive cruise control as so far that's all I see different. If they announce some colors that would actually be available, that might be different, but I got tired of waiting for the power soft top so bought one off the lot in May.
 

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But how much are you saving in payments? Either you’re still paying down your truck and gaining equity, or you have no payment and you’re banking the entire Jeep payment for every month you don’t have a Jeep.
Not relevant since everyones scenario will be different depending on term / downpayment / amount financed and so on. Also bonus drive is a rebate that wouldn't be calculated into initial transaction.

However if you wish disregard all that and use my situation as example the payments would be $596 - $623 - $648 respectively with $623/mo being my actual payment.

Also I just remembered that we lost Engine Block Heater with Cold weather Package so another -$100 there.

Also I had a payment on my truck so I never had a payment free month going from one vehicle to the next.
 

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They're selling every single one they can build, I highly doubt there will be any discounts.

I don't know that it's worth waiting for adaptive cruise control as so far that's all I see different. If they announce some colors that would actually be available, that might be different, but I got tired of waiting for the power soft top so bought one off the lot in May.
There definitely will be other changes (for example, see my post above yours)
 

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Not relevant since everyones scenario will be different depending on term / downpayment / amount financed and so on. Also bonus drive is a rebate that wouldn't be calculated into initial transaction.

However if you wish disregard all that and use my situation as example the payments would be $596 - $623 - $648 respectively with $623/mo being my actual payment.

Also I just remembered that we lost Engine Block Heater with Cold weather Package so another -$100 there.

Also I had a payment on my truck so I never had a payment free month going from one vehicle to the next.
The overall point is that over a long enough time span, either not making payments or paying down equity on your trade in will eventually come out ahead. Triple price increases won’t go on forever. Buying just after a price increase is worse than waiting a few months after the last price increase.
 

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Just an FYI for anyone considering waiting, from people I've talked to, the 2019 Rubicon will have the optional Selec-Trac transfer case. This was the one option that almost had me pick the Sahara over the Rubicon due to living in Michigan and needing AWD more often.
Source info? Not calling you out, but would love to see some kind of AWD option for the Rubi, and would love to see verification before getting my hopes up.
 

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Source info? Not calling you out, but would love to see some kind of AWD option for the Rubi, and would love to see verification before getting my hopes up.
I work for the company that makes the transfer case lol
Also, verification....look at Europe...it's already standard on their Rubis (going into production now).

It's also possible that the new Rubi Tcase will be able to directly replace the 2018 Tcase and have Selec-Trac....however, without having any connections, that will probably be pretty expensive. It should only need a flash update.
 

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Just an FYI for anyone considering waiting, from people I've talked to, the 2019 Rubicon will have the optional Selec-Trac transfer case. This was the one option that almost had me pick the Sahara over the Rubicon due to living in Michigan and needing AWD more often.
This. Would. Be. Awesome.

My first order was a Sahara for that exact reason. Then, decided we'd just live without it (wife drives the vehicle with kids sometimes, in Ohio) and switched to a Rubi. If we could get Selec-Trac on the Rubi, that would be awesome.
 

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Yeah, that would be a great change with the ‘19s. I don’t really need the off-road prowess of the Rubicon; the Sahara fits me fine. But I prefer the look of the Rubi and this addition would seal my choice.
 

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Yeah, that would be a great change with the ‘19s. I don’t really need the off-road prowess of the Rubicon; the Sahara fits me fine. But I prefer the look of the Rubi and this addition would seal my choice.
Not gonna lie...I only went with the rubi because of the look, it looks so much tougher than the sahara. However, it was quite a bummer to not have the AWD, almost stuck with the sahara just for that.
 

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I work for the company that makes the transfer case lol
Also, verification....look at Europe...it's already standard on their Rubis (going into production now).

It's also possible that the new Rubi Tcase will be able to directly replace the 2018 Tcase and have Selec-Trac....however, without having any connections, that will probably be pretty expensive. It should only need a flash update.
Doesn't the Select Trac transfer case depend on limited slip differentials to achieve the AWD capability? Would the Rubi have both limited slip and lockers with the Select Trac transfer case?
 

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Doesn't the Select Trac transfer case depend on limited slip differentials to achieve the AWD capability? Would the Rubi have both limited slip and lockers with the Select Trac transfer case?
I'm not an engineer, but I think it's really just the ecu telling the t case where to apply power to...
 
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