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Hi all glad to be here on Jl forum.
I have owned three wranglers from 1994 to present ;) a YJ a TJ and my current wrangler JK.
I cannot wait to see the JL wrangler.
getting excited now my main concern will be down to the cost? How prices have risen is quite scary from when I bought my first wrangler.
wishing you all well
and happy jeepin
from across the pond.
best regards
Michael
 

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Welcome to the forum! Any car prices these days would be scary compared to 90s, but I'm hoping Jeep won't raise the prices too high. Maybe $2,000 increase over the JK? But this is just me taking a shot in the dark.

Still going to keep the JK or are you replacing it with the JL?
 

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Welcome to the forum! Any car prices these days would be scary compared to 90s, but I'm hoping Jeep won't raise the prices too high. Maybe $2,000 increase over the JK? But this is just me taking a shot in the dark.

Still going to keep the JK or are you replacing it with the JL?
From year-to-year its not that much of an increase and it never is because its through the incremental year-to-year increases they can get to that overall price increase goal. Being a product that starts out cheap (JK's start at $23), Wranglers are attainable.
 

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Welcome to the forums. Great to have someone on here that has owned previous Wranglers from so long ago. How do you feel the progression has been? As for cost, I wouldn't imagine much of an increase at all. Really comes down to which trim you'll want as you can tell the price has a wide range.
 

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Correct, it's in those trims you'll really have to decide and if pricing is that important to you then something like paying another $3-4k for a trim that has the style of roof you want could be a bit of a stretch.

As for base trims, if it wasn't for them keeping the JL steel bodied odds are pricing would go up. Good move on their part during a time when more and more car makers want to go aluminum.
 

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Can't really make a decision right now since Jeep hasn't unveiled the JL yet and its list of specs. Depends on what you want to use the Wrangler for and if the JK or JL has what you need. Will it be your daily driver and weekend warrior?
 

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It'll be a daily driver for me. But that's essentially it, we can look at the trims they have now and get an idea of the kinda upgrades you get between the steps, however, we need to see them all out-lined first to know exactly
 

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It'll be a daily driver for me. But that's essentially it, we can look at the trims they have now and get an idea of the kinda upgrades you get between the steps, however, we need to see them all out-lined first to know exactly
based off the current trims, do you have an idea of what you want on the JL?
 

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Probably something like the Rubicon. With all of the off-roading suspension and drivetrain components it comes with, would definitely love to have em' all.

What about you?
 

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Probably something like the Rubicon. With all of the off-roading suspension and drivetrain components it comes with, would definitely love to have em' all.

What about you?
I was asking Mangler, but sure...

Always found the special editions to be interesting and if Jeep plans for any of these within the first 6 months of release then i'll decide from that point on.
A JL Rubicon Hard Rock similar to the JK Hard Rock is on my wish list :D
 

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Nah, 6 months after the initial release seems to early for special editions. They could take sales away from the higher trim Wranglers and that's probably not something Jeep wants to do.

So long as the factory model comes with decent parts, I don't really need a special edition.
 

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I was asking Mangler, but sure...

Always found the special editions to be interesting and if Jeep plans for any of these within the first 6 months of release then i'll decide from that point on.
A JL Rubicon Hard Rock similar to the JK Hard Rock is on my wish list :D
Lol the special editions are but this time around I don't know if anything really tickles my fancy that much. I do like the Rubicon Hard Rock as well, but I think I'm stuck between the winter limited edition as well. If they could come with a JL geared for up north and cold weather, I'd be all over it.
 

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Lol the special editions are but this time around I don't know if anything really tickles my fancy that much. I do like the Rubicon Hard Rock as well, but I think I'm stuck between the winter limited edition as well. If they could come with a JL geared for up north and cold weather, I'd be all over it.
Their whole objective of aiming for a wider audience might mean in better packages. If they can give the Chinese market a special edition of their own then odds are they can do something for the many of us living up north.

So far one thing they do right is colors, couldn't be a better option than Xtreme Purple Pearl Coat

 

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I think the Wrangler would look good in any color since the body is so boxy. Chief Clear-Coat looks great too. There's a few very unique paints for the outgoing model and I'm sure Jeep will give us similar options with the JL.
 

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Seriously.. I don't think there's a bad color for the Wrangler. It could be bright, satin, metallic, dark, matte, etc. It'll look good.

Now I'll wait for someone to prove me wrong and post a color I didn't think of that looks bad lmao.
 

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I think the Wrangler would look good in any color since the body is so boxy. Chief Clear-Coat looks great too. There's a few very unique paints for the outgoing model and I'm sure Jeep will give us similar options with the JL.
Well that depends on who you ask since its very subjective, depends on how you perceive design, your understanding of it and of course your personal preferences among many other things. Personally only certain colors and color schemes serve the Wrangler real justice in my opinion.

Execution is another one, although I don't like white Wranglers, this one is the exception:
 

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Not sure about the purple, but that doesn't mean the JL won't look good in bright paints like yellow and red. But the paint options won't deter me from getting the JL because of the cabin updates it's definitely going to have and the new roof options.
 

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Not sure about the purple, but that doesn't mean the JL won't look good in bright paints like yellow and red. But the paint options won't deter me from getting the JL because of the cabin updates it's definitely going to have and the new roof options.
Well that was just one of the special color options, you still had all the regular colors to choose from. It's too easy to still offer the regular colors.

Look at the configurator for yourself and you'll see.

Jeep always operates like this.
 

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Even the purple wasn't bad at all... just not for everyone. But the regular colours satisfy the majority so you can't really go wrong
 

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I was asking Mangler, but sure...

Always found the special editions to be interesting and if Jeep plans for any of these within the first 6 months of release then i'll decide from that point on.
A JL Rubicon Hard Rock similar to the JK Hard Rock is on my wish list :D
I wouldn't expect any special edition JL's for awhile until they get the planned models fully rolled out, They are still producing JK's until April 7th... The 2018 JK Recon edition might be the last special edition for the JK as well
 
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