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Whats up everyone! hopefully this isn't a long post lol
So lately I've been thinking of getting a renegade, I currently have a 370z and honestly I hate it. I bought it at 19, and Its a great car no doubt but as I get older (now 25) Ive grown a passion for long road trips, camping, photography, Im also trying to become a firefighter and will eventually have to carry my boots and some gear. I think overall something thats a bit more practical and although the trunk space isn't great its better than mine. I also don't have kids, just my gf so I took an interest in the little jeep because I don't need a rubicon. Just something to save me some gas while I get on some trails to camp out, fish, daily driver and groceries.

I was thinking of the 4x4 limited? MAYBE the trailhawk but i suppose id have to get a killer deal for that one. I'm hoping to get 17k for my car.

If you had to do it over, would you buy yours again? or different trim?
just wondering how you guys would recommend it for me, will be test driving one today. thank you!:)
 

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It depends on what you do or what your planning to do with the vehicle. Most find the transmission of the Renegade quirky so test drive it a few times before you decide on the Renegade, its not fast off the line and seems to hunt for the right gear at times. Its not a wrangler so any trail more then moderate may get you in trouble. Most say there is not enough room to pack for camping trips and the like. Not sure what all they are taking but there have been complaints about that. There is wind noise from the front windows due to the square shape of the thing so make sure you can live with it. I have had my Trailhawk for over a year and really like it. If I had to do over I would still buy a Renegade Trailhawk the only option I would have gotten a second time would be the tow package. But I can add that later if needed.
 

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Yes, I'd still get one and I'd still get my trim (Latitude 1.4, 6 speed, 4x4) though I would probably go for the nicer radio.
I have the Uconnect 5.0 which is fine for what it is, kind of leaves me wanting more.
 

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I appreciate all the responses, again, I'm so used to my 370z that just about anything has more cargo space than that thing haha. Its just so impractical i can't deal with it as a daily driver anymore. As to what id use it for, honestly 90% city/freeway driving.. 1-3 real long road trips/camping trips through the year with some fishing in-between on some moderate trails.

Yes I would, I love my Trail Hawk.
It depends on what you do or what your planning to do with the vehicle. Most find the transmission of the Renegade quirky so test drive it a few times before you decide on the Renegade, its not fast off the line and seems to hunt for the right gear at times. Its not a wrangler so any trail more then moderate may get you in trouble. Most say there is not enough room to pack for camping trips and the like. Not sure what all they are taking but there have been complaints about that. There is wind noise from the front windows due to the square shape of the thing so make sure you can live with it. I have had my Trailhawk for over a year and really like it. If I had to do over I would still buy a Renegade Trailhawk the only option I would have gotten a second time would be the tow package. But I can add that later if needed.
Yes, I'd still get one and I'd still get my trim (Latitude 1.4, 6 speed, 4x4) though I would probably go for the nicer radio.
I have the Uconnect 5.0 which is fine for what it is, kind of leaves me wanting more.
 

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I would do it exactly the same all over again.

For $19k, I expected a sh!tbox and instead got a blessing. Part attitude/part luck.
 

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I'd buy mine again, love the milage and that 1.4l turbo. The only thing I'd do differently is get 4wd. I wouldn't get the auto. Drive the manual before you buy the automatic!
 

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It's not really a fair question. I've had no problems with my 2015 Trailhawk and like it very much, but I can't imagine ever buying the same model vehicle twice unless it's undergone a complete remodel. There's just too many different vehicles that I want to try.
 

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Absolutely not. It is a nice little vehicle, but for the price there are better compact SUVs. After the first big snowfall, I realized it isn't a capable vehicle. I live in town, we had a 16 inch snow fall and I was as stuck at home as my wife in her Buick Verano. It is too light, hasn't got enough power to pull itself out of deep snow and doesn't feel stable on the slushy roads. Better tires will help, I am still running factory rubber, but they will not help enough to make me want to keep it.

I am so happy I leased the renegade. I would have been better off with the GMC Terrian or the Ford Escape I was looking at. As soon as the lease is over, I will trade it in so fast for a decent SUV with better resale value, better snow capabilities and better build.

These are personal opinions, your mileage may vary.
 

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Well, for me it is a totally fair question! Test drove a 2015, had a weird feeling and didn't like it. Bought a Dodge dart, drove two years, had a radio issue, got a free rental latitude, loved it for two days. Couple of months later, traded in the dart and bought a 2016 trailhawk. Loved it. Long story short.... Totaled it two months in. Yes, I bought it again. Same exact thing, different color and had them add towing. Still love it. Would recommend to anyone who is used to smaller cars but wants something a little larger and definitely more capable.

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Whats up everyone! hopefully this isn't a long post lol
So lately I've been thinking of getting a renegade, I currently have a 370z and honestly I hate it. I bought it at 19, and Its a great car no doubt but as I get older (now 25) Ive grown a passion for long road trips, camping, photography, Im also trying to become a firefighter and will eventually have to carry my boots and some gear. I think overall something thats a bit more practical and although the trunk space isn't great its better than mine. I also don't have kids, just my gf so I took an interest in the little jeep because I don't need a rubicon. Just something to save me some gas while I get on some trails to camp out, fish, daily driver and groceries.

I was thinking of the 4x4 limited? MAYBE the trailhawk but i suppose id have to get a killer deal for that one. I'm hoping to get 17k for my car.

If you had to do it over, would you buy yours again? or different trim?
just wondering how you guys would recommend it for me, will be test driving one today. thank you!:)
I traded in my 2009 370z last month for the 2016 Dawn of Justice version Latitude. I work out of my car ( insurance sales) and the Z was just too small and a bitch to get in and out of ten times a day (I'm 42). I've put 2000 miles on it so far and even climbed a muddy 8% grade hill with no issues. If you are going to go off-road a lot I would recommend the Trailhawk version since it's got higher clearance and better 4-wheel drive. I just needed it for the occasional customer who lives on dirt roads in the hills and when I visit clients in Lake Tahoe so the Latitude works well for me. The mileage has been better and the gas cheaper since you can use regular unleaded but when you need to pass someone at freeway speeds you will definitely miss the Z. Good luck.

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Probably not. I find that I don't care for the 9 speed transmission, and I already have a manual jeep wrangler to drive around when I want, so I wanted the automatic for my daily driver. I regret that decision, and with all the problems I've had, I think I'd pass, but it's a tough call, and my opinion may change if/when I ever get my TH back from the dealership.

I really only got the Renegade because I have a wrangler in my garage. If I were you, I'd look at getting a 2-door wrangler sport. Us single/non-married guys only need 2. You could go 4 door if you want. Honestly, while the gas mileage is better in the Renegade, it's not as good as it is advertised, and at the cost of the 9 speed transmission. I'm not sure where you live, but I have to deal with the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania, so that may be a reason why my mpg is lower than expected and why I'm not a fan of the 9 speed. I wouldn't fork out the money for a Rubicon, but you can take a Sport and do a lot of upgrades pretty easily for less than the $10k price difference.
 

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Absolutely not. It is a nice little vehicle, but for the price there are better compact SUVs. After the first big snowfall, I realized it isn't a capable vehicle. I live in town, we had a 16 inch snow fall and I was as stuck at home as my wife in her Buick Verano. It is too light, hasn't got enough power to pull itself out of deep snow and doesn't feel stable on the slushy roads. Better tires will help, I am still running factory rubber, but they will not help enough to make me want to keep it.

I am so happy I leased the renegade. I would have been better off with the GMC Terrian or the Ford Escape I was looking at. As soon as the lease is over, I will trade it in so fast for a decent SUV with better resale value, better snow capabilities and better build.

These are personal opinions, your mileage may vary.
I would stay away from the Ford Escape, I had one and it is terrible in the snow. I have had no problem with my Renegade in deep snow but I have the TH and it comes with Wranglers. I have replaced those with Yokohamas but the stock wranglers did surprisingly well. The only issue I have is when the snow plows come through and add double the snow at the end of your drive way. I just put it in snow mode and bust my way through.
 
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