Looking at Buying a Jeep Wrangler? Here’s 6 Reason to Choose Used
Do you like the feeling of wind in your hair? Mud under your tires? Or just mud generally all over your exterior? Then you’re a good fit for a Jeep Wrangler – even if you can’t pay the new Jeep price. Buying a Jeep Wrangler used is not only financially savvy, but it’s a good long-lasting decision as well. Need more convincing? Read on below.
1. You Can Get Special Editions at General Edition Price
Jeep does a lot of things right – one of them being their special edition releases. These are options we’d all love to have, but buying them new at the special edition price isn’t always an option. But buying a special edition used? That could work. You’ll still spend more than you would on a general edition used Jeep – but the difference won’t be near what special editions cost new.
2. More Modifications, Less Money
When you buy a Jeep new, there are a lot of modifications you can build on. And with each new modification comes hundreds of dollars. Why pay that when you can let someone else do it and they buy it from them when they want to move on?
Something as simple as a Jeep front grill costs $200 or more, depending on the type you like. That’s not going to translate into the used price.
What someone paid thousands of dollars for, you can pay mere hundreds.
This is another time when setting an alert on your phone or shopping over time comes in handy. A Jeep may come in with modifications, but it may not have the right ones for you.
Someone who likes to take their Jeep to the beach and ride with their soft top won’t have the same mods as someone who goes mudding and off-roading.
Plus – modifications aren’t only a good value for your money – they’re fun. Who doesn’t want a higher lifted Jeep to go offroading with? LED lights on the undercarriage?
It’ll up your street cred and your confidence. Everyone will know when you’re driving through; you won’t be some other boring car on the road.
3. You Get Good Bang for Your Buck
Jeeps are known for a few things. Cool mods, good special editions, and . . . great resale value! The Wrangler is one of Jeeps longest lasting models. That means you can buy one used and get more life out of it than you would with another used car.
Does that mean you may pay a little more for it in the beginning? Yes – but quality matters and Jeep delivers.
That also means you’ll get a good trade in value if you choose to change Jeeps, even as the second owner. A third-owner Jeep still goes for a good price on used car lots.
That’s not common for used cars, so you’re in luck.
4. It’s Better for the Environment
It’s almost always better to buy used than new when it comes to clothes or cars. The manufacturing of items takes a ton of power and resources. Especially when it’s something as complex as a Jeep.
When you buy new, you’re also buying the pollution that production put into the atmosphere. Then there are the resources used to get the car to the place where you’re looking at it.
When you’re buying used, you skip all that. In a way, you and the first owner split the environmental cost.
Yes – the production and pollution still happened in the first place, but you’re not creating more when you buy a used car.
And that matters now more than ever after scientists came out and said we have 12 years to get our environmental game back to where it needs to be.
5. It’s a Low-Cost Car
Back to the more concrete reasons to buy a Jeep Wrangler. This car is meant to be tough. Anything that’s supposed to stand up to offroad conditions is built with high-quality materials.
That means fewer repairs for you to worry about, other than the regular maintenance costs you have with any car. Maintain your Jeep according to your manual’s standards and you’ll have a low-maintenance car for years to come.
(But if it does need maintenance, we can help you out.)
6. It’s More Adventure Friendly
When you buy a used Jeep, there’s something in your brain that releases. You’re more likely to go mudding in something that’s already proved it’s tough than something fresh off the factory line.
Maybe you want to be really rough on your Jeep and that’s why you bought it used. That’s totally reasonable. Go on, drive that puppy down the beach or take it into the mud flats.
If you get stuck in the mud, here’s a good secret: pull out your car mats and put them under your tires – it’ll give it the traction you need to get out.
Buying a Jeep Wrangler: What Do You Need?
If you want to get a used Jeep – you only need a few things. A down payment, a sense of adventure, and a good place to shop.
We can help you with buying a Jeep Wrangler here – online or in person. We’re always happy to help.