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Archive for November, 2015


People Who Love a Wrangler Know Why

It’s not the most fuel-efficient car in the company parking lot, but then again your cubicle mate’s Prius would be hard pressed to climb a rocky 60-degree incline. The little tank that got its start in the military during World War II just keeps chugging along and remains one of the best vehicles for holding its value. The Jeep Wrangler retains about 59 percent of its retail value after five years of ownership. Maybe that’s because of all the aftermarket products available to personalize a Jeep, or maybe it’s just because they are so darn cool and functional. With rumors rampant that Jeep is working on a fuel-efficient version of the rock crawler, expect the love affair to continue. Head up to the Rim Country and Payson Auto Center to see the complete lineup of Jeeps, particularly the Wrangler.

Used Wranglers Fetch Top Dollar

Aside from the introduction of the four-door Unlimited model, the design of the Wrangler hasn’t changed much in the past 50 years. There was that forgettable period with rectangular headlights, but other than that you can pick a Wrangler from any era and know immediately what it is. Because of that and the dependable drive train, used Wranglers bring top dollar on the open market. Although there are certainly examples of showroom restorations, most people who buy an old Wrangler aren’t particularly interested in the paint. They are dedicated to restoring the engine, adding a lift kit and maybe a locking rear axle or anything else that will help them climb the next hill. See what a Payson Jeep is all about when you visit Payson Auto Center.

Never a Bad Time to Buy a New Jeep

When you buy a new Wrangler, you’re assured that the depreciation suffered by most vehicles is not going to be a problem. Consider what you’re going to use the Jeep for, since there are several levels of “off-roadability.” If you just plan on going down some dusty trails and aren’t really interested in crushing boulders, perhaps a base Sport model is adequate. Starting at just $23,495, it comes with the powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine and Command-Trac 4×4 system of pricier models. For the ultimate Trail-rated machine, move all the way up to the Jeep Rubicon. The Rock-Trac 4×4 setup has a heavy duty transfer case and a low crawl ratio to make short work of the toughest trails. Electronic sway bar disconnects and locking differentials make this the ultimate four-wheel drive production vehicle.