Hey Cool Car Fans,
This month I have had three people contact me about consigning or trading their Jeep Wranglers and the offers I’ve been getting lately have not been very strong. Which is quite odd for Jeep Wranglers, especially the four doors that are becoming even more popular, since historically they tend to do extremely well in Colorado.
Earlier today I was talking with a buyer for a Jeep store in Colorado and he explained to me that they have been taking orders for the new 2012 Wrangler that will be getting some major changes for this coming year. Therefore, the bids on the Jeep Wrangler have been lower because of the new and improved model that is coming out. The Jeep Dealers don’t want to get stuck with used inventory that they can’t move when people are going to want to upgrade to the better vehicle for not much more money. The biggest change will be the amount of horsepower that is in the new Wrangler, which will be now getting the all-aluminum Pentastar that has 285 horses and 260 lb-ft. This engine will provide Jeep enthusiasts with more horsepower, more torque, and better fuel economy. What Jeep owner wouldn’t want those benefits?
Previous models have had the iron-block 3.8-liter V-6 that put out 202 horsepower and 237 lb-ft, so we are talking about a significant increase in horsepower and torque for this new bad boy. In addition, the six-speed manual will be the same as before, but they are scrapping the four-speed automatic and going with the five-speed that is already found in the Grand Cherokee’s five-speed. All the rest of the major mechanical features (axles, suspension, steering, brakes), the body, dimensions, and structure are pretty much the same going forward.
MotorTrend has a great video and wrote a really good review of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. If you’re interested in reading their review you can click on this link. Jeep.com is still marketing the 2011 Jeep Wrangler, but it should be worth the wait to get the 2012 for sure. If you would like to order one, have me get lease numbers for you or help you financing, just send me an email or give me a call and I can assist you in tracking down the right vehicle. I don’t expect there will be much savings on these initially, as they are filling the pipeline, but I can see if I can assist you in getting what you want and shop your trade for you, if you have one.
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Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy
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