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Hello to all Jeep fans, was wondering if anyone here could give me some good advice. I'm kind of torn between purchasing a new Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland or a Jeep wrangler Rubicon, I live in NYC and hear a lot of back and fourth on how wranglers are not good for city driving. I know the wrangler may suffer a bit on the MPG's but I don't really mind. I also love the Grand Cherokee being a previous owner.
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Hello to all Jeep fans, was wondering if anyone here could give me some good advice. I'm kind of torn between purchasing a new Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland or a Jeep wrangler Rubicon, I live in NYC and hear a lot of back and fourth on how wranglers are not good for city driving. I know the wrangler may suffer a bit on the MPG's but I don't really mind. I also love the Grand Cherokee being a previous owner.
If you're looking for a carlike ride, MPG, handling, etc. and do not want to go offroad, probably stick with a Grand Cherokee.

If you want to remove your top and/or doors, the Wrangler is your only choice.

If you want to go 4-wheeling, definitely go with the Wrangler.


If your 4-wheeling is sand, snow, and fire roads, you may actually want a different model than the Rubicon.

If your 4-wheeling will be on slow, rocky trails, the Rubicon is the best (unmodified) vehicle available for under $100K.



. . . If you're not going offroad and just want a fashion statement, get a Prius and a really daring tattoo.

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Two door JK's are quite nimble. Would be okay for city driving, and a great weekend escape vehicle.

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Most of my driving is in town. I'm impressed with the turning radius my JKU compared to my Expedition. Almost feels nimble. The 3.6L has enough gitty up and go to keep you out of trouble. Gas mileage runs about 12mpg with a lot of stop and go driving. Unless the interior of the GC has grown since 2000, my JKU is much roomier inside.
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If you're looking for a carlike ride, MPG, handling, etc. and do not want to go offroad, probably stick with a Grand Cherokee.

If you want to remove your top and/or doors, the Wrangler is your only choice.

If you want to go 4-wheeling, definitely go with the Wrangler.


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I have owned both. I like my JK better.

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Thnx all for your insight, I'm going with the 2014 Wrangler Altitude Edition. Dealer is giving me 9000 for my rag box. Decided not to go with the Rubicon because as some of you suggested it might be a bit much for city living.
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I commute daily in my JK 2 door.....comfortable, easy to drive. Have no issues with it as a city driver. The 2 door is easy to park, too.
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Thnx all for your insight, I'm going with the 2014 Wrangler Altitude Edition. Dealer is giving me 9000 for my rag box. Decided not to go with the Rubicon because as some of you suggested it might be a bit much for city living.
Soon you will find yourself looking into the trees and over the hills for some place to have some quality time with your jeep. There are no roads, no 7-11's, no expressways. If your in NY, there are many places to go in neighboring states with pristine beauty that can only be seen when driving a jeep.

You are opening a door that leads to many wonders not seen by the average person, or should I say city dweller.

Be sure to take some pics, there is nothing like your "first" jeep. Then in 3 months take another one so we can see what mods you have put on lol.
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Thnx all for your insight, I'm going with the 2014 Wrangler Altitude Edition. Dealer is giving me 9000 for my rag box. Decided not to go with the Rubicon because as some of you suggested it might be a bit much for city living.
Hope it serves you well.

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