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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-29-2016, 04:08 PM
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I bought my TH for the fact that I am new to off-roading but am trying to get into it and go at the very least ~15 times a year.

I mainly bought the TH because I'll have the capability to do heavy duty off-roading if and when I do decide to get more heavy into the activity, but it's still my primary form of transportation.

All in all, I would say your reasoning seems like a good fit for buying the TH if it's what you want. Like you said, it'll give you the opportunity to explore more heavy into offroading than if you do decide to get a latitude, but if you are tight on money, maybe a 30k vehicle isn't the best option.

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"I mainly bought the TH because I'll have the capability to do heavy duty off-roading..."

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"I mainly bought the TH because I'll have the capability to do heavy duty off-roading..."

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From I have seen and read about the Trailhawk, I would say that it is more of an AWD like the Volvo XC60 say rather than 4WD like what it is classed as. Moral is that if you want to do the heavy duty off roading, buy a Wrangler or similar. Don't get me wrong, I love the Renegade and I know mine is FWD and I know what it can and can't do. The same should be applied to the 4x4 Renegades, know what they can and can't do. If anybody seriously thinks that the 4x4 Renegades, especially the Trailhawk, can do everything that a 'true' 4x4 can, they are gonna come unstuck. I'm not bashing the Trailhawk as it is still capable off the blacktop and fine for what the majority buy it for, just don't expect it to do what it can't.


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I recently purchased a 2016 Trailhawk for my daughter as her first vehicle. I have a very capable JK Wrangler of my own and my daughter loves off roading with me and I got her the Trailhawk because it is a capable off road vehicle, definitely not a Jeep Wrangler but that's not what its trying to be. It is a good looking and great entry vehicle for mild off roading, and it still has lots of great features and fuel economy, plus it is great for a young student driver who still wants to off road as well. I added some 225 65 17 BF Goodrich AT KO 2 tires and I think it can handle a lot more than most young or entry level off road drivers will attempt. And the final reason I chose the Renegade is that with the current rebates and great discount it'll be very difficult to find a brand new off road vehicle at a better price than the $24k that I paid.
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The skid plates, higher clearance, greater entry and breakover angles (best in class) and the fact it comes with nice stuff as standard really sold it for me. I've done mild off-road tracks where 4WD Lock and the better approach angles meant I went further than I would have in a FWD or Rene with standard ride height and bumpers. There is a reason Jeep call it trail-rated ... it will go places other Renes won't.

All that said it won't do what a wrangler does!
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