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2013 and Earlier - Jeep Wrangler Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • In my research I found this over at ask yahoo. It doesn't deal with your soft top leaking question but offers a little insight into other aspects of the 07's. Hope it helps somebody here.
    I have had a 97 and 2001 wrangler and have just purchased the 2007 2door X I have had it only a week and have only minor complaints. I don’t know what the jeep engineers were thinking when they removed the fold and tumble seats. You must be really athletic and skinny to enter the back seat. This renders the jeep strictly as a 2 passenger vehicle only. Also Jeep states there is more interior room but I disagree; there used to be space under the back seat to store small items such as jumper cables(in the 2007 the rear bench seat sits on the floor); also the area in front of the seats is smaller(I have taken my floor mats from my 2001 and put them in the 2007 and they don’t fit because they are too large).

    This is the stupidest modification they added to the 2007 wrangler and shows how out of touch the jeep engineers are with people that use the soft-top. The rear window in previous jeeps used to snap into metal brackets at the top of the jeep frame; now they use removable plastic brackets???????! So every time you want to remove or add the rear window the plastic brackets pop off adding several annoying minutes to the task. The refitted window never fits the same after the 1st removal. I just don’t understand the function for that modification. Nothing could justify the plastic brackets in my opinion.

    Overall I am not overly impressed with the new modifications from the 2001 to the 2007. Nothing wows you however I do not off road that often. I like the subtle standard options such as abs, Electronic Stability Program, and the layout of the instrument panel and center console.
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Is an interrogation part of the whole scheme of things here or what? Why I posted is my business.............

    Your first post here borders on rudeness and you're upset when you're challenged? :surprise:

    I suggest you grow a thicker skin as I'll challenge you anytime you want to question my integrity. I'll state quite categorically, nobody pays me to make posts here (though maybe someone will offer me something not to post. ;) )

    I don't know what future values will be for the new Wrangler and neither does anyone else. For the future doesn't relinquish details like that. I owned a Corvette for 5 years and yes, they depreciate too, no matter what one might have heard.

    It's generally understood all readily available vehicles will depreciate in the short term. It shouldn't really be necessary to explain each time that Wrangler's depreciation record is excellent in comparison to other vehicles.

    Finally, I don't think anyone here claimed to predict the future, and I don't remember anyone claiming to have heard that Corvettes don't depreciate (I'm not sure why you brought that up?). There was nothing in your first post (or your second) that indicated a desire for research or information on pricing...........they were purely confrontational!
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    ......anyone have problems with the soft top leaking?

    Yes, there have been isolated reports of leaks with both hard and soft tops on the '07 models, as there have been on previous models. However, at the moment, there is nothing to indicate a design issue, rather one of quality control or incorrect fitting.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,743
    Stick to prices, please.. not posts about tops leaking or posts about each other..




    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Gladly! :)

    Maybe one of the hosts could move posts #314 and #317 to the 2007 Jeep Wrangler forum?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,743
    One of the hosts will just let the rest of you take up those discussions where appropriate.. ;)

    Of course, posts directed at other members aren't appropriate at any time...

    Thanks for your continued participation and support.. And, mac24? I want my cut of that money from Jeep..



    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • I'm still waiting for their quote on the 2 door Sahara model. This is what I was quoted on a 4 door version (I've heard they're in more demand so maybe a 2 door is a better deal?) 07' Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4WD. List, $29,925. Asking $27,499. Maybe this will help somebody.
  • Hi all, I ordered an 07 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited with auto and the hardtop 2 weeks ago. After going to a few dealerships in my area I finally found one that would participate in the affiliate rewards program that is available to me from my company. In the end I am paying 26,594.00 minus tax ++ for the car. My questions are the following:
    1) I have a control number that was given to me by the dealership. I was told that I could check on status with this number, however the dealership had no idea how I could verify this information. Any help here?
    2) I was also told that it would take 8-12 weeks for delivery. Is this normal? What has been the typical wait time for delivery?
    3) Is there a point in time when the factory stops producing the '07 model and begins production on the '08?

    Sorry for the rambling...seems like this will be the longest 2-3 month wait of my life. Hope it doesn't turn out to be 5-6 months!

    Thanks for your help in advance.
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    I think you'll be getting one of the very last '07s as the current lead time is 16-18 weeks and the first build of the '08s are supposed to be at the end of July/ beginning of August. The good news is that nothing is on hold or delay at the moment.

    Try the contact link at to check on that control number.
  • cali_dvrcali_dvr Posts: 18
    Looking at a 2006 Rubicon at my local dealership. 3200 miles with both tops. They are asking $28,999 for it!! :surprise:

    It amazes me because the dealership has 3 2006 Rubicons total. Two of which the senior salesperson as he was referred to as said they were from the Jeep Jamboree. Now from a friend of mine that has a Jeep Jamboree Rubicon and knowing what he paid for it as an employee it KILLS me to think they are asking these prices.

    Has anyone had any luck negotiating a price down from 28 to closer to what the dealership paid for it (I know they did not spend over 15 for it). Also the dealer was trying to say that technically they are still considered "new" cars. Is there a way to see what the dealership paid for them?

    This dealership kills me because it is a "5 Star" dealership but is nothing short of rude and "high" pressure.
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    The last build of any model, unless it was a particularly awful vehicle, isn't usually a firesale item. There will always be people that don't like the appearance or features of the replacement model and will actually pay a premium to get the last of the old ones.

    The best time to get a great deal on an 'end of the line' is when the new model has been announced but before it actually appears in the dealerships. At that stage dealers usually have plenty of the old models left and demand is starting to die.

    However, once they're down to the last two or three it's become a rare and valuable item! :)
  • The yr-to-date sales stats on the Wrangler 07' from Auto News. Last week 1272 Wranglers were built. 6994 total for the month of March. 17012 total yr-to-date. A bit more confusing are the stats on the Wrangler Unlimited. Last week 1533 were built. 8430 for the month of March, and so far this year 26713 have been produced. Seems as if these numbers don't jibe however.
  • Ebay 07' Wrangler prices. Also one of the dealers stated the following: Any truth to this? Jeep also has a hold on all new rubicons due to the fact they cant get the drive train parts fast enough as they are selling faster then they can make them!
    All are 2-doors 4WD 07' Wranglers.
    New Rubicon, window $29,890, asking price $27,500.
    Used Rubicon (3K miles), window $28,105 asking price $25,500.
    New Sahara window $27,065, asking price $24,827
    New Sahara window $25,980, asking $24,175
    New Sahara window $28,280, asking $25,217
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    No reported production holds at the moment, still 16-18 weeks lead time. However, it is true that virtually all Wranglers are being sold within a few days of arrival at the dealerships.

    Is your username an indication that you're very fat, or that you're a misanthrope? :P
  • What's your problem dude? Misanthrope is a person who hates or distrusts humankind. Better look in the mirror dude.
  • You probably aren't very fat either . ;)
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    What's your problem dude?

    I was lightheartedly (note the Emotorcon) referring to your username, which phonetically indicates either "You hate everything", or that "You ate everything".

    Obviously there's another meaning and I'm sorry you feel insulted. Have a nice day.
  • trin64trin64 Posts: 2
    Hi, I'm looking to buy the sahara unlimited. I did read some reviews about unlimited owners having their engines cut out (turn off) on them while driving. Does anyone know anything about this? Any information would be appreciated. I want to know if I should wait for this to be fixed, or if it is just a random issue with some of them.

    Thanks a lot!!
  • Hi mac,

    I called DC and found out that the order is in BG - (order has passed edit but cannot be scheduled regardless of sold status).

    When I called the dealer he "checked into it" and told me that it was in this status due to the Hard Top order that I placed. at which point he stated that if i got a soft top I should have no problem with delivery. I definitly want the HT but i am wondering if you have heard about any issues in the past with delivery being halted due to no hard tops being out there? Seems weird that DC would make such a huge mistake on ordering with the amount of volume that they are supposedly selling.

    Thanks for your help.

  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    As of this morning nothing has changed since last time; 16-18 weeks, no holds. However Wranglers, like most vehicles, are usually built in batches with similar options, and DC works with suppliers on a 'just in time' basis, so it's quite possible that your order is waiting for the next batch with your particular options.

    A 16-18 week lead time when the usual wait is 4-6 weeks indicates that they're flooded with orders and working like crazy. :)
  • jimlw2jimlw2 Posts: 122
    I'm one of those silly folk that chased the few remaining 2006 models as mac24 insightfully stated in his reply. If you're still interested in pricing, here's the dealer invoice sheet I received while working with Akins Ford Jeep in Winder, GA. Really easy transaction via phone...didn't get the lowest price because they obviously knew I was interested or I wouldn't have been calling them from Michigan. I'm not disappointed at all paying $600 over invoice because I really wanted it and was just happy it was just as they stated..."New." I had already been told that by other dealers only to find it had already been titled to dealership owners who used them on weekends or other various stories of why they said it was "new" but not really. Also, had a few shots at used "Rubicons" only to find they were not "Rubicons" but non-Rubicon Unlimited models with "Rubicon" decals on their hoods. Had to argue with a few used car dealers trying to convince them their vehicles were not "real" Rubicons and they're trying to sell them at used Rubicon prices. Also looked over a few private sale ones where I wasn't too happy with their after-market installations. So, I feel rather "lucky" to have been able to still get a true, new 2006 in the solar yellow I had wanted to find.

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  • You're not so silly: Getting what you wanted is a success.And I bet it's much easier to get into your back seat than it is on my 07 Rubicon. That situation is a disgrace to the engineers .
    We had a 2001 Solar yellow Wrangler Sport . Watch out....that color is a cop-magnet .
    Congratulations. Enjoy the hell out of your JEEP. :)
  • Mac,

    Found out from annother site that the last day to plave an order for the rescue green was 3-15 (or somewhere around then. Coupled with the issue with the Hard Top manufactuer looks like I wont get the car I ordered.

    The dealer just called me and said that there is no chance that I will get the car that ordered. Bummer will ahve to wait for the 08 model year.

    Thanks for dealing with me and I appreciate your input.

    See you in a few months...hopefully I will be posting info about my mods!


  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Looks like you did ok to me! :)
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Thanks for dealing with me and I appreciate your input.

    You're welcome. I don't think that owning an '08 will make you suffer too much! :shades:
  • jimlw2jimlw2 Posts: 122
    The solar yellow sure does stand out and it crossed my mind a few times driving it back to Michigan from Georgia as I passed each state's posted speeds of course :blush:

    Nice to hear your positive remarks as well as Mac24's...I should now admit that I already own an '05 Wrangler Unlimited (non-Rubicon auto trans). I just had to have one more "new" "old style" in the Rubicon package with stick. I just love my TJ (LJ to be precise from what I've read). I think I now realize what CJ and YJ folks must have felt about the arrival of TJ/ just love the one you have so much that you hate to see it no longer manufacturered. I'd like to say I may even own a JK as well after it's worked through any "growing pains"(in addition...not instead of my TJ/LJs). Clearly my wife must love Jeeps, too, since she actually let me get away with owning two Wranglers...she loves her Liberty...I'm well beyond being "biten" by the Jeep Bug...I'm well on my way to being diagnosed with Jeep-mania! :D
  • timwhitetimwhite Posts: 7
    Does anyone know the holdback (in terms of percent, or actual dollars) on the 07 Sahara? Im looking at one that MSRP's at 24,755, and invoices at 22,901.

    My last 2 wranglers i bought for $100 over invoice each. Is it reasonable to think i can get the sahara above for $23,000?
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Is it reasonable to think i can get the sahara above for $23,000?

    Doesn't sound unreasonable to me but a dealer may think otherwise. ;)

    Seriously, it dependes entirely on the business model of the dealer. Does he sell everything for sticker after two or three days on the lot, or does he maybe need one more sale before the end of the month to get into the level of discount.

    Shopping to buy will get you the best price, shopping for figures won't.
  • timwhitetimwhite Posts: 7
    At least one company on the net says i can place an order from them, have it shipped to my local dealer, for invoice MINUS holdback... this sounds too good to be true... any thoughts? or is this common? or a scam?
  • mac24mac24 Posts: 3,910
    Would that be Jeep Warehouse? If so, they're genuine enough. You'll have to pay for shipping to your local dealer though.

    Only three days left to order an '07! :)
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