I have test driven the 4xe twice, once with my wife who was determined to hate it and loved it. So I will build my new 4xe in the next week or so. I have read a lot on this site and gotten amazing info. I have some questions.
- Trim. I am debating a High Altitude vs a Rubicon optioned to be nearly identical to a HA. If I had a Rubicon, I’d take it on rocks just so I wasn’t the guy who had all the capability but didn’t know how to use it. But I’d still be the guy who barely used it. Northeast driver who will see some trails, some mud, but more snow than other things. Things I like about the Rubicon: Resale, look, capability to do everything. Things I like about HA: people seem to indicate it’s better in snow. Assume I’ll be on stock tires.
- Top. One touch vs 3 piece hard top. How often will I go completely bare? Not too often but definitely a few times a year. Question for the hivemind: How is the wind and road noise hard top vs one touch? The Wrangler is not a Lexus but I wonder if the top choice here makes a big difference. Same question about the leaks that Wranglers are known for.
- Build now or wait for 2022 models. This one speaks for itself. Should I submit the build now or wait for 2022. From things I’ve read here, 2022 looks to be little different from 2021. My only real hope here is more about working out a few more kinks because this forum will scare the hell out of a guy with all the problems people talk about. Highway shutdowns in a 1000 mile old car…WTF? Anyways any thoughts about waiting vs build now?
- Highway speeds. I see people comment about highway speed concerns. Is it really that bad? I took the 4xe Rubicon up to 70 on my test drive and didn’t notice anything exciting. More wind and road noise than my current VW GTI but nothing I wouldn’t expect. Can you cruse along at 79 for 5 hours without concern?