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Would you still buy a Wrangler if Jeep did not build custom orders?

Would you still buy a Wrangler if Jeep did not offer custom orders?


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For those of you that did make a custom factory order, and purchase it, would you still have purchased a Wrangler if that option wasn't available? In other words, how important was it for you to get *exactly* what you want to the T, instead of picking from vanilla dealer inventory?
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For those of you that did make a custom factory order, and purchase it, would you still have purchased a Wrangler if that option wasn't available? In other words, how important was it for you to get *exactly* what you want to the T, instead of picking from vanilla dealer inventory?
For 50k+ I’m getting what I want. That said, finding Rubicon around me that had basically every option but was a 6 speed was a no go so I ordered.
 
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I voted no because I wouldn't buy it now, would need a lot of time to find something close to what I want and still have to settle.
 

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When I first started looking, I assumed I could not find a vehicle on the lot that met my criteria. Right now there are 3 within 150 miles of me. I am glad I factory ordered to get exactly what I wanted but I would have been cool with 1 off the lot.
 

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I originally wanted to order, but with the looming transmission issues on my trade in I decided to get one off the lot. Turns out it was a good deal because I was ordering the Turbo model and I'd still be waiting.
 

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Its not just getting all the options you want and none that you don't, its being able to get a better price too. The dealers give deeper discounts as their costs are less.
 

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The one I found on the lot had all the options I wanted plus a couple more so I was fine with it. I wouldn't have ordered the safety group and turns out I do really like the upgraded LED tail lights and the other features of it are not bad.
 

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My jeep has everything in it that I do want and nothing that I don't want. Nor am i having to live w/o something I want. I.E. I'm getting the Cold Weather Package with Remote start, but NONE of the "vanilla" Jeeps being delivered will have the package. To me that is important. Also I'm getting a 2 door and a soft top where as this state only orders 4 door (even in the JK) and hard tops or dual tops. Until recently I only wanted to manual, until I decided I wanted the cold weather group that is. Before I decided I wanted the Auto, a body couldn't get ANY jeep in a manual w/o ordering it, because this location doesn't think that people want to drive manuals.
 
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For me, ordering is pretty much the only option--that or a different vehicle entirely. I demand a manual transmission two door in an interesting color, and that alone is something dealers rarely stock. Combine that with the fact I'd prefer a Sport or Sport S, and it becomes nonexistent.

It's cool you can get them to your exacting specifications. Ocean Blue tan interior 2 door JL Sport 6MT with softtop, A/C and Anti-Spin axle for the win!
 

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I was on the fence between ordering and buying off the lot. Had to be red, rubicon, stick shift, hard top. Other options were negotiable. Found one in New Braunfels and drove 180 miles to pick it up. Only thing I would've wanted from the factory is the trailer hitch/aux switches, but I knew that could be done at a later date. Freaking in love with the thing, couldn't imagine doing anything else. Hunting it down and road tripping to pick her up is a memory I'll never forget. Although having my name on the window sticker would be pretty boss. lol
 

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I would’ve got one regardless but I love the ordering process and result and now we are seriously considering a second except the second would be a 2 door..maybe...diesel? No hurry but I definitely love this JL
 

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I'd buy one off the lot if they were 30K, but I'm looking at a 40-50K build so yeah, I want exactly what I want. Plus, I want the Alpine but not the 4C, so that's going to be hard to find. I also like ordering because I can request the dealer to do minimal prep since dealers love to give a 19 year old kid with no training a buffer and a brand new car and let them go to town. I don't like having swirl marks installed before delivery.
 
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I'd buy one off the lot if they were 30K, but I'm looking at a 40-50K build so yeah, I want exactly what I want. Plus, I want the Alpine but not the 4C, so that's going to be hard to find. I also like ordering because I can request the dealer to do minimal prep since dealers love to give a 19 year old kid with no training a buffer and a brand new car and let them go to town. I don't like having swirl marks installed before delivery.
The only way you're getting a 30k Wrangler is a low option manual 2 door Sport these days.

FCA made them expensive real quick.
 

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For those of you that did make a custom factory order, and purchase it, would you still have purchased a Wrangler if that option wasn't available? In other words, how important was it for you to get *exactly* what you want to the T, instead of picking from vanilla dealer inventory?
I can never find what I want in stock on a dealer's lot. I want a stick shift on any vehicle I buy (unless it's for my wife), and I don't want to pay for things I don't care about. I also don't like "packages" requiring that I take two or more options bundled in a group, when I only want one of those things. I'd rather each option was separate. E.g., why do I have to pay $200 for a garage door opener if all I want is heated seats?
 

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I got lucky in 2007 when I found my Rescue Green Sport JKU with tow package and 6 speed. I didn't want any other options and did want those.
I ordered this time because I wanted a Turbo.
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