Originally Posted by Nmdoyle
What setup do you use with your 2017 Rubicon Hard Rock? We just left the dealer - quoted us 44,969 plus tax and tags. Has dual roof, tow package, auto trans, 430 radio, navigation, remote start. Are we missing anything?
If you go onto one of the "Build a Jeep.com" sites, you'll see and can add or subtract all the potential packages. It's one of those things that, a little here and there doesn't seem like much when your playing with the figures but, before you know it, you're over $45K and, there's more to add. It all depends on your outlook and what you're comfortable with in terms of what you want to pay, for a darn Jeep.
But, a "darn" Jeep is not yesteryear's Jeep. It's vastly improved. Seriously more comfortable, phenomenally better ride, outstanding power for the 3.6L Pentastar V-6, moderate to good gas mileage, and creature comforts that easily rival many of todays nice SUVs, Trucks and nice cars. Only, those aren't a JEEP! Value, like the old cliche "Beauty" is in the eye of the beholder. If you want one, get it.
When we were looking a couple of months ago, based on the prices we kept running into with used ones, and the packages they had on them, we came dangerously close to ordering up a brand new one. We were in contact with supposed "wazoo" Jeep dealers in Montana, Idaho, and other places that supposedly gave great deals on Jeeps. Yeah sure they do.
I don't care where you look or, what packages you play with and add, you'll soon be at or over $40K and very easily at $45K and that's not out the door.
So, we found an outstandingly clean one at a dealer over in Phoenix. IT was a lease return and it was flawless. It was and had, every option that we had planned on getting if we continued on the "New" path. Ours is a 2015 JKU Rubicon Hydro Blue and, had 27K on the clock when we purchased it. We got it for $41 and some change out the door with an extended factory warranty, and, I demanded and got, factory Jeep remote start installed at the dealer, and a full tank of fuel all for that price.
If we had gone new, that same exact Jeep, with all the packages that are installed, would have set us back at $48K out the door. And in all reality, we'd have no better Jeep than what we purchased. So, to us, it was a no-brainer, save $7,000 or go new, just for the fact it would be new? I don't think so.