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    2 Door JKR Recon VS. waiting for a JLR.

    Im looking into get a, new to me, 2 door Jeep after not owning a Wrangler for about 2 years. I had a 94 Sahara YJ, my first vehicle and my daily for alomst 11 years. Then a had a TJR for a little over a year. I miss the confidence of being able to go any where and in any weather condition a wrangler gave me.

    Realistically, I drive a lot of highway. But I do want a damn good weekend warrior. With my experiences with the YJ and TJR, I figured a any JL or JK would be a dream compared l to what I have had before?

    I found a good deal locally on a 18 JKR 2 door Recon with only 12K miles. It's in very good shape and within my current budget.

    I have test driven a few of JLR's and really enjoy them, but, at them moment, its out of my budget... Although, if I could, I would get a JLR.

    So I would like some honest opinions on getting a JKR Recon now vs. waiting some time (year +?) and getting a JLR? I have also toyed with the idea of getting a a JL Sport. Although, I personally think the sports are bit skimpy for the price....

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    I’m surprised that recon is that much cheaper. I would wait for a JL.


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    Definitely would not go with a Sport. So JLR>JKR>JLS.


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    I understand if you don't want to say what the price of the Recon is but it's hard to give decent advice without knowing the real details. I own a 17 JKR Recon I bought new in November of 17. I absolutely love it. Most of the Recons I've seen are really well equipped. In the Chicago area a loaded JLR is in the low to mid 50's. A loaded JLUR is pushing 60. If the price is discounted that much I'd go Recon but if the price isn't that much cheaper than JLR for the win.

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    I would wait on the JLR. Earlier this year I was in the same debate on whether to go with a JKUR or a JLUR. I decided to spend the extra money (which honestly wasn’t that much more) and went with the JLUR. The upgrades and creature comforts make it worth it just by themselves. I would highly recommend it!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrcherr View Post
    I understand if you don't want to say what the price of the Recon is but it's hard to give decent advice without knowing the real details. I own a 17 JKR Recon I bought new in November of 17. I absolutely love it. Most of the Recons I've seen are really well equipped. In the Chicago area a loaded JLR is in the low to mid 50's. A loaded JLUR is pushing 60. If the price is discounted that much I'd go Recon but if the price isn't that much cheaper than JLR for the win.

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    It's around $36k for the JK, the way I would build a JL would be around $49-$51K. As well, the JK has every option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr206 View Post
    It's around $36k for the JK, the way I would build a JL would be around $49-$51K. As well, the JK has every option.
    The JL has more convenience features and is more refined than the JK, plus the 8 speed automatic is a real game changer for on and off road capability.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr206 View Post
    It's around $36k for the JK, the way I would build a JL would be around $49-$51K. As well, the JK has every option.
    That's only about 6 thousand less than a JKR Recon sticker price in 17'. Based on the recon's original price its not a big enough discount to make it an easy decision.

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    2 Door JKR Recon VS. waiting for a JLR.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zephyr206 View Post
    It's around $36k for the JK, the way I would build a JL would be around $49-$51K. As well, the JK has every option.
    Going with the JK would be an easy decision for me. You could modify and add a PR 44 with that price difference.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutch View Post
    Going with the JK would be an easy decision for me. You could modify and add a PR 44 with that price difference.


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    With the upgraded front axel the Recon comes with he probably wouldn't have to..

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