So, I bought a Jeep Wrangler Sport S back in October 2018. I love Wranglers. I still love this vehicle, but I’m not sure it’s Covid-19 (I no longer drive to/from work – in fact, I rarely drive now) or the fact that there’s not a lot of trails around here to drive on, but I’m beginning to be bored with the Wrangler.
It has some mods but nothing traditional. For example, the first thing folks do is throw on big wheels and a lift. I don’t really want bigger wheels or even a lift. Why? Because Jeep will not remedy (under warranty) suspension issues if I start adding my own parts. I like the way the Jeep currently rides. Also, I can’t stand tire hum and big all-terrain tires will do that. Yes, I can have two sets of wheels/tires in case I want to play on the trails, but there are no trails close by. I’m not going to spend the money on a lift and tires/wheels if I’m not going to use those tires/wheels.
Currently, I’ve side steps, LED headlights (mandatory, IMO), and Mopar mats in both the front and back.
What I really miss is my STI. Will I be getting another? Not unless they release a new revamped version.
I have been looking at several other sports cars:
Late model (2008) Porsche 997.1 Carrera 2 Manual
Porsche (2009) 997.2 Carrera 4S w/ PDK & Chrono package.
Early Porsche 718 w/ PDK and Chrono package (I’d prefer the 718S, but most are out of my budget)
Toyota Supra MkV (either the 2020 or the 2021 model)
VW Golf R (2017 or so; DC-equipped)
I wouldn’t even mind a hard-top Miata at this point (I’d even consider supercharging it).
I’m leaning heavily toward a Porsche but I’ve to pay off the damned Wrangler first (plus, I’m putting a kid through college with another heading to college in 3 years; another is almost done with college). Plus, the two I really want is either the 997.2 or a 718S. The 991 is too expensive and any 997.2 2010 or above will cost dearly (997.2s have been creeping up in price, too). If I want a 997.2, I should be looking at them now…they might be unattainable if I wait too much longer.
I can also step down in Carrera models (996s, which I do not really care for, especially when those could have IMS issues), but that’s considered settling for less, IMO.
I think I’m just missing a sports car. I suppose I could find an older R32 or Miata and keep the Wrangler too (I’ll definitely consider this option), that way I can have my cake and eat it too. I don’t need a lot of power or an exotic to have some fun.