In the late (late!) fall of 2012, I decided that my beloved TJ just didn’t have the space I needed. It was an amazing vehicle, and I spent god knows how many hours tinkering with it and adjusting bolts or wires to make everything just so. I loved so much about it but with the installed add-a-trunk, my wife’s purse pretty much packed it full.
With a heavy heart, I started interviewing prospective owners to find someone that would be worthy of my TJ & give her a good home. As luck would have it, a retired marine who was looking for his 3rd Wrangler found me and fell in love with my TJ. We struck a deal and shortly thereafter, I found myself at my local dealership ordering a 2013 JKUR. Why order one instead of picking from stock you might ask? They actually had a fantastic selection, but one item I wasn’t willing to budge on was side impact airbags (this will end up as a family vehicle too), and that’s the only feature the dealership couldn’t trade for. Weird. The sales staff was nice and they cut me a good deal on a special order and the waiting began.
- 2013 Rubicon Unlimited
- Billet Silver Metallic
- Black Interior Color
- Black Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats
- 6-Speed Manual Transmission
- 4.10 Rear Axle Ratio
- Uconnect® 430N SAT/CD/DVD/MP3/HDD/NAV
- Air Conditioning with Automatic Temperature Control
- Supplemental Front Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
- Black 3-Piece Hard Top
- Connectivity Group
- Max Tow Package
An agonizing two months later, I got the call that my Jeep had arrived and I could pick it up on Monday. Monday?!? What the hell am I supposed to do all weekend? Wait patiently like a normal person? Naturally, I went down to the dealership after they closed and took a peek at their deliveries in the back lot to find my VIN.