I bought a 2014 Jeep Wrangler today. Well, actually I bought the idea of a 2014 Wrangler today.
I’ve always thought it would be cool to go into a dealership and order a custom-made vehicle. Have it built specifically for me.
Last Saturday I went to go test drive a new Wrangler, to see if I wanted to get a new one, and I fell in love with the 6-speed manual transmission and the 3-piece hard top that lets you pull off just the part over the front seats, much like the T-tops of the 70’s.
The one we test drove went for $32,000, which ended being out of my payment range. Without pushing me to go for the vehicle out of my price range, Trevor said he’s look into low mileage used ones, and even see if he could price a build my own that fit into my range, I told him my requirements (6-speed manual, 3-piece hardtop, 2-door, air conditioning and posi-traction rear end) and he went to work.
He called today and told me that he priced one that would fit my budget, only problem was that it doesn’t have posi-traction. To get that I’d have to go up a trim level and add a few thousand dollars.
I went down, talked to him and decided that I could live without the posi-traction. 4 out of 5 ain’t bad. So all I had to do was pick the color (you guess which color I picked) and sign a ton of papers.
In 6 weeks to 2 months, I’ll be driving a brand new 2014 Jeep Wrangler. But right now my Jeep is just a bunch of parts hanging out somewhere in Detroit (or wherever they build them) and it doesn’t even have a color.