Finally pulled the trigger - picked up a black on black '13 JK Wrangler - had it for about a month now, total sh*t eating grin on my face - BIG step up from many years of conservative Honda driving.
I love it, amazing and unique vehicle - I'm a convert for life - and definitely happy I chose this over a Patriot or Compass, yeah the 18.1 MPG hurts especially coming from a rice burner, but it's worth it for the North GA scenery.
Couple of things I have noticed - not problems, just observations:
- The top was kinda hard to figure out
, not getting it down - getting it back up seemed very stiff - I assume this changes with time. For now it's been down because the weather has been perfect. I did notice the frame is chaffing the rollbar pads over the rear windows - the scuffs do come out with a little spit and rubbing. The dealer was helpful with my top 'lesson' but it was really trial and error - getting more confident with it, although last time it looked a little askew when I had it up.
The driver seat creaks a bit
, this is recent especially in corners - you can really only hear it when the top is up - slightly annoying for a new car but livable. Any ideas?
The drivers side airbag
underframe is noticeable through the dash, like you can see a pretty distinct outline of it - is this normal, again no huge deal - just looks like the dash plastic has melted around it after sitting on a lot for months in this GA heat.
- love it, but I have yet to crack the manual on these, just learning about the advantages of hands-free. I really like satellite radio but is it just me or does 'streaming' music sound like low-quality MP3's really in the high ranges like cymbals.
, I have never owned a vehicle that has taken a pounding like this one has from bugs - is it the angle, it's height? I know tis the season but it's a daily battle - any deflectors worth looking @?
So @ roughly just under 3K
in miles those are my thoughts, I am still 1000% percent on this thing - I'm usually someone who shuns daylight, this thing has converted me - it's a great battery recharge.
oh and my lady friends love it.
Anywho, I think I'm going to go stock for @ least a year to get to know the vehicle then look @ off-road mods - until then basic upgrades like security items first would be important since I have business in Atlanta.
I did get the wheel locks, any suggestions for gas cap, hood and doors?
Also I have the standard security package - but damn a motion sensor would be great for people poking around without opening a door.
Photos to come - I will scan the window sticker
as well, it's the Sport but with all of the goodies/rear axle etc.