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Spec issue in KSA when buying new Jeep Wrangler Sahara Premium (2018)

Old Oct 7th 2018, 6:52 am
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Default Spec issue in KSA when buying new Jeep Wrangler Sahara Premium (2018)

Hi,

Very specific question, but posting just on the off-chance anyone hit the same issue..

I am considering buying this exact model.

From talking to dealers it seems in KSA the options are "hard coded", there's either the Sahara or the Sahara Premium. The Sahara Premium has LEDs, 18" wheels, 8" screen, and other interior improvements.

I would like to buy in Granite Crystal colour.

That's all good but a dealer in Riyadh has dropped a real bombshell! I had assumed the interior is comes with the default colour (black) which is what I wanted, or at least a selectable option. However, this dealer claims every single Sahara Premium in Saudi has the optional "Tan" interior, due to import decisions that were made. In my opinion the tan interior is a very "acquired taste", not for everyone.. And a light leather seat makes little sense in a vehicle that has at least some claim to be off road.

So far I haven't seen any evidence to the contrary.

So my question is - has anyone encountered this issue? Is it really true one can only buy a Sahara Premium in KSA with tan seats??

Also, if anyone else has any advice around Wrangler models and buying/operation brand new in KSA, dealers in Riyadh, insurance, etc. it would be good to chat.
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Can't offer any help I'm afraid but I do think you should win the award for 2018's most specific question
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I agree, but would you really want to drive around in a SUV with girly looking, inappropriate Cream seats..?
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I agree, but would you really want to drive around in a SUV with girly looking, inappropriate Cream seats..?
Hmm. I like a tan leather seat but in the right car and context.

Mine are black leather, the tan option was hideous...so I do get your point.
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I could maybe - maybe - hack tan seats. But tan is a misnomer in these case. These are cream seats (charitably).
Labouring the point.
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do what all the locals do: buy what's on offer and then run it down to wherever all the car shops are near you for a pimp. A full set of black leather seats prob won't cost you as much as you think.
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Default Re: Spec issue in KSA when buying new Jeep Wrangler Sahara Premium (2018)

The problem with pimp-my-ride is that (I'm guessing) it will also pimp my dealer and manufacturer warranties...
Nevertheless worth a look. Please feel free to recommend any suitable establishments in Riyadh..! Thanks
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Why buy last year's model when the 2019s are out and a lot different anyway - not just a makeover)?
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Default Re: Spec issue in KSA when buying new Jeep Wrangler Sahara Premium (2018)

My understanding is 2018 IS the new model. 2019 just has a couple of safety related changes...
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My understanding is 2018 IS the new model. 2019 just has a couple of safety related changes...
You really, REALLY need to check that, the USA 2018 model is the GCC 2019 model, until August this year you couldn't buy the new model in the GCC that the USA had had for over 6 months.

Just check matey.
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Default Re: Spec issue in KSA when buying new Jeep Wrangler Sahara Premium (2018)

I checked.. whether you classified as 2018 or 2019, the reality is you can buy the new model Wrangler in KSA now.
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I love a first world problem.

What I don't understand is that no one has come along yet to suggest an alternative car...
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if you want an easy life, you don't suggest alternatives to someone who wants to buy a car and whose biggest issue is the colour of the seats
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if you want an easy life, you don't suggest alternatives to someone who wants to buy a car and whose biggest issue is the colour of the seats
there was someone looking to base their decision on whether the car had android or Apple in it last week 🤣
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Originally Posted by Brains1983 View Post
there was someone looking to base their decision on whether the car had android or Apple in it last week 🤣
Imagine buying a car, trying to plug your noddy Samsung in and realising the car is set up for Apple products and therefore actually cooler than you?

It would be devastating wouldn't it.
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