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Advice for a newbie to Jeeps

Discussion in 'Wrangler JL (2018+)' started by msk340i, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. Jun 30, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    msk340i

    msk340i [OP] New Member

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    I never drove a Jeep in my life. I actually never drove anything other than hatchbacks and sedans. A couple of days ago I rented a car and they gave me a 2019 Sport S. I fell in love with the thing. I love fast(er) cars. I currently own a modified BMW 340i with 450hp, I don't do any off-roading. I don't know what to do. I can't afford to own a Jeep and a BMW. I need advice please!
     
  2. Jun 30, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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    Welcome @msk340i ....decisions, decisions...they can't be compared since they are so different. Take the Jeep on a light off-road trail that the Beemer can never venture. Tough decision but you can do it!

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  3. Jun 30, 2019 at 1:59 PM
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    This could help you make the right decision....

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  4. Jun 30, 2019 at 2:02 PM
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    msk340i

    msk340i [OP] New Member

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    Thank you all. Now let's say I decide to go with the Wrangler, my budget is $30-$35K. I'm not expecting a new one, what do I get for that kind of money?
     
  5. Jun 30, 2019 at 2:12 PM
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    Unlike expensive Euro cars the Wrangler has a reputation for holding its resale value. You may find that buying new may be in your grasp. Otherwise take your time as there are plenty of stock Wranglers out there that haven't seen anymore dirt than the Beemer. I solved my bimmer wish by picking one up cheap with 12K miles.

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  6. Jun 30, 2019 at 2:19 PM
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    Wow! My bimmer lost 50% of it's value in 2 years!!! That Wrangler is becoming more real now
     
  7. Jun 30, 2019 at 5:07 PM
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    Welcome @msk340i .
    I picked up my 2016 JK Wrangler Sport for $24k out the door with 4500 miles. The Sports don't have any of the bells and whistles that say the Saharas have. So your $35k will go a long way in purchasing a newer Sport. Best of luck. And post up pics of your new Jeep. Hint hint........:jeepwave:
     
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  8. Jul 1, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    monkeygrip

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    Welcome! Take your time and chose wisely. You can get a nice Wrangler for $30-$35K. I’m sure you’ll do good.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2019 at 3:07 PM
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    msk340i

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    Thank you for the response. I looked everywhere trying to understand the packages and options, it's a little complicated and some options have to come with other options that I don't need (just like any other manufacturer) so I'm gonna have to spend a little more time finding the perfect one!
     
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  10. Jul 7, 2019 at 11:02 PM
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    SJfamilyjeep

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    There is a Jeep for everyone. We have a well used lifted 4 cyl. TJ with half doors and no AC. I love it, but she claims her stomach hurts after riding it. Our other jeep is a loaded JKUR with heated leather seats, navigation, and the ability to find the cheapest gas prices around us or the ski resort conditions when in Tahoe. I would imagine that would be more appealing to a BMW driver. That being said, I prefer my scratched up, drain plug missing, limited slip. You also might want to ask yourself, "How much do I want to spend on a Jeep that I'm willing to grime it up?"
     
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  11. Jul 8, 2019 at 3:49 AM
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    Why do you want a jeep?
    comfort features,are not the focus here, it a tool, off road capable SO what do you need - something to negotiate forest trails to the hunting fishing spots, camping those hard to access sites, the beaches and dunes, getting around in the snow? Going point A to B - lots of choices that can be tailored to your wants, without the drawbacks.
     
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