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You are in the Jeep Wrangler
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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
Oct 15, 2001 (4:13 pm)
I witchoo on the salt thing, man. I'm glad that very little is used here in Ky.
You got some other 4x4 to use in the winter?
I might actually check into leasing a 2002 Wrangler, if I can substantially reduce my monthly payment. With that little S-10 for a work vehicle, I can easily keep the miles down on a Jeep to allow me to lease one. That's been the problem... too many miles per year to even consider a lease.
I probably couldn't part with Thelma Jane, though, even for a super deal on a new one.
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
#4082 of 23393 tsjay and windows
Oct 15, 2001 (4:49 pm)
Don't know how much water gets in with the windows out, I've never encountered that. But, I figure if its not raining on me, whatever gets in the Jeep can get out fairly easily, and the dash and electronics are protected with the full doors and windows and top, so its only the back that would catch rain.
#4083 of 23393 Jeep Provisions Catalog
Oct 15, 2001 (5:46 pm)
How many got their Jeep Provisions catalog? Gotta have the "Its a Jeep thing...You Wouldn't Understand." Some other neat stuff in there as well.
#4084 of 23393 Tsjay, the money factor on a lease might surprise you
Oct 16, 2001 (8:38 am)
I haven't looked into them lately, Tsjay, but I don't think money factors on leasing vehicles are particularly low right now. Just because interest rates on financing a car are low right now, I don't think you'll find that it necessarily translates into lower rates on leases. As a matter of fact, most of the auto manufacturers have been trying to entice consumers into buying as opposed to leasing for a while now. It's the latest trend. When I bought my Sahara in July, I got an interest rate of 4.9%. The money factor at that time translated into an interest rate of around 8%!!
Besides, who are you kidding? You could never part with Thelma Jane!
Oct 16, 2001 (11:09 am)
tsjay, wranglers are not cheap to lease, I know from checking in to it myself that it was much cheaper per month for me to buy my wrangler than to lease it. Even though they have good resale value they never run lease specials on them. If you were going to get a 2002 I think the best bet would be the zero percent interest.
#4086 of 23393 gal and rb123
Oct 16, 2001 (4:37 pm)
I doubt very seriously if I will trade. The ONLY reason I would think about it is to get a lower payment, but I'm sure there's no way to recover the loss you take in trade-in vs. what you pay for the new one.
My Thelma has just over 12K miles on her, so I really have a "new" Jeep anyway. With that little S-10 for a work truck, I can keep the miles way down on Thelma Jane and keep her lookin' good for years to come. So, why should I trade?
Have you hugged your Jeep today?
Oct 16, 2001 (6:51 pm)
I meet up with your wife and her father at the Jamboree... They were in 101 and we were in the Yellow group so obviously we didn't run the same trails. But I met her the first night... She stayed at the same hotel as me, the big A on the back of the jeep gave it away! She seemed to have a very enjoyable time, plus she won a Hi-Lift Jack, although I'm sure you know all this. Next year she'll be ready for the next group up. Both of them were very friendly.
#4089 of 23393 Trade-ins / Resale Value
Oct 16, 2001 (10:33 pm)
First of all, I can't ever imagine tsjay parting with Beloved Thelma Jane - it just couldn't happen!!
Secondly, all this talk about trading in has got me thinking about resale value. I've heard the re-sale value on Wranglers is good, but I would like to get some numbers from people who have bought, used, and then re-sold their Jeeps just to get an idea of what it is. I paid (errr, am PAYING) about $19,000 for my Jeep, and I'm hoping that if I take good care if it I can resell it in 4 1/2 years with about 100,000 miles on it for $9,000 - $10,000. Is this realistic? So far I've been very careful with keeping it clean...I've actually been getting it hand washed about once every 10 days - 2 weeks, with every third wash including a hand wax job. So after over 6 months and 9,500 miles, it still looks fantastic, especially when it rolls out of the car wash with that wax and armor all on it.
So let's hear some figures from you Jeep veterans!
Oct 17, 2001 (9:59 am)
Any real differences between '01 and '02 that will make a big difference? Also, is the new subwoofer/ tweeters/speakers package worth it?