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    JL vs Cheap new 2018 JK

    Went to the dealer the other day to look for a new 2020 JL. He has 3, 2018 brand new JK's for sale at $10,999 off MSRP. Are the new JL's worth the extra money or should I consider a cheaper new JK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin mazzon View Post
    Went to the dealer the other day to look for a new 2020 JL. He has 3, 2018 brand new JK's for sale at $10,999 off MSRP. Are the new JL's worth the extra money or should I consider a cheaper new JK?
    Have you driven a JL so you can compare the two? The 8 speed auto completely changes how the 3.6 in the JL performs. Driving the JL shows how aged the JK's are now. They're basically a 13 year old design with some tweaks. $11k off of a JK isn't anything to sneeze at though.

    Honestly, if the JK's are anything other than Rubicons, I'd probably opt for the JL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Have you driven a JL so you can compare the two? The 8 speed auto completely changes how the 3.6 in the JL performs. Driving the JL shows how aged the JK's are now. They're basically a 13 year old design with some tweaks. $11k off of a JK isn't anything to sneeze at though.

    Honestly, if the JK's are anything other than Rubicons, I'd probably opt for the JL
    Thanks D- The JK's are Rubicons which makes my decision harder. Appreciate your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin mazzon View Post
    Went to the dealer the other day to look for a new 2020 JL. He has 3, 2018 brand new JK's for sale at $10,999 off MSRP. Are the new JL's worth the extra money or should I consider a cheaper new JK?
    Have you driven a JL Automatic yet like Ddays asked? I think it will change the way you look at things.
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    I know if I had drove a JL first, I would have probably not bought my JK

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    I wouldnt even look at MSRP. Go for invoice, better yet if you have treadlightly you can get 1% below invoice.

    JL’s are apparently more capable than the JK platform. It would be nice to have that 8 speed!


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    JL is to a JK is like a JK is to a TJ. it’s that much different imo.


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    I would take a Rubi JK over a Sport JL but if its a Rubi for Rubi I would go JL.

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    I bought a 2017 JKU in 2018, they discounted it about that much. I regret not going with a JL after the fact, but they didn't have any JLs on the lot that were optioned the way I wanted. And I needed a new car, the transmission was going out on my old POS ford.

    Edit: I still love my jeep, don't get me wrong. But I should have just waited or ordered a JL that I wanted. Won't really matter in 10 years when I do a ls swap though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Primo82 View Post
    I bought a 2017 JKU in 2018, they discounted it about that much. I regret not going with a JL after the fact, but they didn't have any JLs on the lot that were optioned the way I wanted. And I needed a new car, the transmission was going out on my old POS ford.

    Edit: I still love my jeep, don't get me wrong. But I should have just waited or ordered a JL that I wanted. Won't really matter in 10 years when I do a ls swap though!
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