RealCarTips Logo

Hardtop Jeep Wranglers Scarce in U.S.

March 04, 2010

Jeep Wrangler Hard topSupply difficulties are causing Jeep dealerships to have difficulties maintaining their stock of hardtop Wranglers, and the time may be right for buyers to consider going to the fabric-top option instead.

The manufacturer of the hard plastic top pieces filed for bankruptcy, and Jeep has been having difficulties finding a new company to provide the parts needed. Instead, the company is asking dealers to stock up on soft-top models.

This expansion of supply could work to a buyer's favor if they live anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line, especially if they don't mind a little cold weather. Buyers in Northern states generally opt for the enclosed cabin, and someone who wants a versatile off-road vehicle will be more likely to find a bargain.

The same holds true in warmer locales as well, because of the number of soft-tops that will now be on lots. Many buyers look for the hardtop-optioned vehicles, and dealers may worry about their ability to move stock.

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar and RydeShopper are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

Each week, I'll keep you up-to-date on the latest car deals and news that might affect your purchase. This includes...
  • Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
  • Latest Car Buying Scams and Tricks
  • The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
  • Which Cars You Should Avoid
Enter Your Email Below

(Absolutely NO SPAM, easy to unsubscribe)
×

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

Latest Weekly Car Buying Tips    RSS Feed

July 9, 2020
July 2, 2020
June 25, 2020
June 18, 2020
June 11, 2020
June 4, 2020
May 28, 2020
May 21, 2020
May 14, 2020
May 7, 2020
April 30, 2020
April 23, 2020
April 16, 2020
April 9, 2020
April 2, 2020
March 26, 2020
March 19, 2020
March 12, 2020
March 5, 2020
I welcome your car buying questions. Email Me and I'll be glad to answer them!