In all the excitement of the Gladiator I decided to build and price myself a Wrangler JL. What I spec’d out is a middle of the road Sport S with the the diesel engine, limited slip rear diff, remote start, cold weather package, upgraded stereo, and all weather floor mats. Grand total MSRP was just over 42,000 dollars.
but this is the part that makes my stomach turn. the monthly payment, with an insane 4.3% interest rate (higher than my freaking mortgage) the monthly payment is over 700 bucks a month. with 4k down at signing.
I’m not a rich man, and I’m not a poor man either, but I can’t stomach having that much money every month tied up in a car payment.
Assuming the Gladiator will be at least 2-3k more than the equivalent JLU, I don’t think I’ll be buying one, even if my career takes the turn I want it too.