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Old 06-07-2011, 08:21 AM   #1
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Question 2012 Jeep Wrangler

2012 ordering opened yesterday, one of the most anticipated changes the 3.6 Pentastar. That being said will this hurt the current 2011's? I doubt, most people buying Jeeps want one right now! The last 5 I sold all knew the 2012 was getting a bigger motor but did not want to wait.

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Old 06-07-2011, 11:15 AM   #2
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Are there any major styling changes to the 2012? What about gas mileage? Any significant changes?
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:40 PM   #3
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2012 ordering opened yesterday, one of the most anticipated changes the 3.6 Pentastar. That being said will this hurt the current 2011's? I doubt, most people buying Jeeps want one right now! The last 5 I sold all knew the 2012 was getting a bigger motor but did not want to wait.

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It's good to hear that customers are still buying the '11 Wranglers even though they know the '12 Wranglers are getting a much better engine - I would have lost money on that bet. (My assumption was most '11 Wrangler buyers didn't know about the Pentastar availability on the '12 Wrangler.)

Personally, I hate the 3.8 liter V6 in the Wrangler and think the Pentastar will be a HUGE improvement. If I were buying a new Jeep I'd wait, but that's just me....
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:46 PM   #4
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Are there any major styling changes to the 2012? What about gas mileage? Any significant changes?
I know the interior of the '11 Wrangler was brand new and a big improvement over the previous model. I don't think the exterior of the Wrangler is due for a redesign until '13 or '14.

Concerning fuel economy, that's a great question. I haven't compared the EPA ratings of the current 3.8 liter versus the Pentastar but I'm guessing there will be a big difference in real world driving.

The current 3.8 liter is so underpowered I think most owners have to drive the engine hard just to keep up with normal traffic resulting in really poor fuel economy.
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:29 PM   #5
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Leaked info says 17 city 23Hwy a 20% improvement. The rumormill says thats the engine trans is 3" longer therefore a rake front windshield and a raked grill helps with the improved economy.

The JK ends in 2014 and 2015 will be the new JK/Fiat

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Old 06-16-2011, 12:27 PM   #6
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Leaked info says 17 city 23Hwy a 20% improvement. The rumormill says thats the engine trans is 3" longer therefore a rake front windshield and a raked grill helps with the improved economy.
Thanks for the info - as before, I think the Pentastar engine will be a HUGE improvement in terms of economy and performance.

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....and 2015 will be the new JK/Fiat
As a long time Jeep guy I cringed when I saw your JK/Fiat reference. I'm not sure I'm ready for Fiat to start screwing around with the Wrangler.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:29 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info - as before, I think the Pentastar engine will be a HUGE improvement in terms of economy and performance.



As a long time Jeep guy I cringed when I saw your JK/Fiat reference. I'm not sure I'm ready for Fiat to start screwing around with the Wrangler.
Confirmed no body change for 2012, that's good for the resale of the JK!

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Old 07-11-2011, 10:37 PM   #8
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Confirmed new colors and 285HP!

https://www.fleet.chrysler.com/v7fle...%27s_Guide.pdf
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:57 PM   #9
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Thanks for the information - the Pentastar engine is one of the best things to happen to the Wrangler in a long time. Finally an engine worthy of replacing the legendary 4.0 liter.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:23 AM   #10
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Thanks for the information - the Pentastar engine is one of the best things to happen to the Wrangler in a long time. Finally an engine worthy of replacing the legendary 4.0 liter.
YES!!

Here's a new color called Dozer

http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php...ngler-in-dozer
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:45 PM   #11
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Dozer is not the color that I pictured in my head, was thinking more Dirty Brown. But the other new colors are right on what I was thinking. How many Gecko's are we going to be selling in 2012?

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Old 07-28-2011, 12:47 PM   #12
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The color charts are never accurate

http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isc...l875l0.2.2l4l0
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