Greeting from So Cal

Discussion in 'Give Us a Wave!' started by Zulu__Dawn, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Zulu__Dawn

    Zulu__Dawn New Member

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    Hi All

    1st post and I just registered today. I turn 50 in 1 month!!! So for my birthday i am thinking of getting the 2019 Renegade Trailhawk.

    I am choosing the Trailhawk and NOT a 2 door Rubicon for 2 reasons.

    1st and the main reason is...I just cant get the $$$$ together for a full blown Rubicon...just a lot for me. :(

    2nd I drive almost 45 miles 1 way to work every day and I need a car that gets great MPG. So the Renegade's 25+ MPG on the freeway is fantastic.

    I am a country raised kid (from Colorado), and I really just got to get out of the city, so looking to head to the mountains and out to the desert on weekends. I figure the Trailhawk would help me do this in a good way.

    So Greetings to you all.

    PS. what do you all think of the 2019 Turbo engine change??? I wonder about this getting really hot while slow crawling in a 100* heat out here in Cali.

    Do I get a 2018 with the previous year engine and take the almost 4000.00 rebates that Jeep is giving out now?

    I heard they also retuned the 9 speed tranny for 2019 to make it better (in general) using customer feedback from previous years.

    Lastly, is the 2019 undercarriage and drive system the same as the 2015-2018 models? I would like to lift it and puts springs on it like OGJEEP did.

    Zulu
     
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  2. Mrsig

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    [​IMG] and enjoy the forum!
     
  3. Dgr401

    Dgr401 Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. The US 2019's are not out yet so not sure exactly what all the changes will be like. I have seen videos of the European and Brazilian 2019's and they look nice but they have a much wider range of engines than we do, especially with the diesel. I would think the undercarriage should stay much the same but who knows. The 1.3 sounds like it will do the job from what I have read. It is supposed to have better MPG and it has more torque than the 2.4L. I live near a port where some of the Renegades come into the US and there are no Renegades there at all that we could see except for 1 damaged 2018 Limited. We usually take a ride through the port every couple of weeks so I will keep an eye out for any 2019's. There aren't many 2018's at the dealers in my area and between the bunch of them there are only 3 Trailhawks available. Good luck with your choice. Keep us posted.
     
  4. Zulu__Dawn

    Zulu__Dawn New Member

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    Thanks for the reply's...

    Yeah I have been reading that the 2019 models wont make it out to dealers until almost October...WOW. That is a long time to wait. I am driving a 2006 Scion TC with almost 260,000 miles on it. So yeah time for a new car.

    The only good thing about waiting until October 2019 for the Renegade is that I can at least go to the Orange County Anaheim Auto show and there should be a 2019 Renegade there to sit in and look over. Also by then the new Ford's should be released, the Baby Bronco and such...then in November/December we have the LA Auto show.

    Holy cow that is just a long time to wait though...I will miss this years summer 4x4 season here in Cali...:(

    Zulu
     
  5. MadNY

    MadNY New Member

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    Hello hello! The only technical details I can currently offer about Renegades is don't hit another vehicle with the stock front bumper. :D Hopefully I'll learn more and be able to share.
     
  6. Dgr401

    Dgr401 Active Member

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    The 2019's arrived at the port near my house last week and started shipping to dealers immediately. We saw about 300-400 new Renegades and we saw trucks being loaded with them.
     

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