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Hello Scotty

Joey here from Dubai, big fan of your work. 

I need your advise to choose between two Wranglers I'm looking forward to buy it from a local dealer. 

The first one is American specs 2022 model Rubicon 4xe almost new, driven about 650 miles only and asking price is around 50k USD

The second one is GCC specs 2019 model Sports, driven about 40,000 miles and asking price is around 40k USD

As the temperatures here in the summer could rise upto 125F and the humidity upto 80% I'm worried to go for the American specs 4xe as the car may not be made to handle the hard climate conditions in the Arabian gulf region. 

I'm eager to receive your feedback, appreciated. 

Thank you... 

 

This topic was modified 1 month ago by Joey À. Jensen

Is this for dune bashing or just to be used on paved roads?

Well, in general it'll be used for my daily drive on paved roads but that doesn't mean i won't enjoy hitting the dunes at least 2 to 3 times around the year \m/

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Jeeps and most other vehicles sold in the U.S. are routinely tested in Death Valley, which experiences some of the hottest temperatures on Earth, by their manufacturers.

https://moparinsiders.com/caught-2021-jeep-wagoneer-mule-tow-testing-in-death-valley/

Thanks mate, that's good to know so your vote goes for the 4xe

Not necessarily, just pointing out that U.S. specification Jeeps are subject to testing in extremely hot conditions so it could be a contender. (How do U.S. spec vehicles hold up in your location in general?) There are other factors such as condition and history to take into account. You're looking at newer Jeeps but there could be accidents or other problems in their history.

Got you, i have no plan to purchase an import car without checking the VIN history but now there's a new fact i just came to know about the 4xe and it's to be Canadian spec which is completely changed my mind, anyhow about the US spec cars as performance wise personally never heard anyone complaining about it but when it comes for the maintenance then it's too costly comparing with the Japanese or Korean cars and it has very low resell value almost 30% to 40% lower comparing with the same model GCC specs

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Well, in general it'll be used for my daily drive on paved roads but that doesn't mean i won't enjoy hitting the dunes at least 2 to 3 times around the year

Do you want to live with the awful gas mileage of the Wrangler for the rest of the 360 days of the year? I mean if it’s an image thing, fair enough.

You may be better off getting something more sensible as your daily, and renting a Wrangler for those days when you want to head to the dunes.. 

And here comes the hybrid 4xe, how bad it can be comparing with the other 2L regular cars

Are you sure you want a hybrid Jeep? Are you only considering Jeeps?

Well, not a Jeep but i always wanted to own a Wrangler and lift it, love to drive open roof big bulky cars, but what's wrong with the hybrid cars, at least 50% of Dubai taxis they drive a hybrid Toyota Camry and never heard a single driver complaining about it...

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