Note that the front and rear doors do not have top window frames.
Even the simplest Jeep Wrangler is a pretty livable vehicle these days. They have things like roofs and air conditioning as standard. They even have doors with pop-up windows, but that wasn’t always the case. There was a time when so-called “half-doors” were the norm, and now if you’re ready to shell out an extra bit of the change when ordering your new JL, you can, according to an article published Friday by Motor Trend.
Yes, Jeep now offers both the two-door and the four-door Wrangler with the so-called “double door group”, and that in two variants – with a premium upper material and with a basic upper material. The double door group with premium upper material really leans on that premium description in terms of price, as you pay a whopping $ 4,395 to leave out your very functional roll-up windows. Go with the base top, and that will drop to $ 3,995 – the difference between the two is in the material used to border the pull-off windows.
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This is no fool switch. Why would anyone want to spend a lot more money on something that might make their jeep less useful? Most of the time we suspect nostalgia. As we said earlier, half doors were the only doors you could have on your jeep at one point. People like to complain that the Wrangler is becoming more technologically advanced rather than a hardcore off-road vehicle. So this is a way to have some modern car amenities and still create a vintage Jeep feel to it.
Part of the cost of this package probably comes from the fact that Jeep also gives you the standard full doors that everyone gets when they buy a Jeep. So, if you decide that the half-door lifespan is not for you in the dead of winter, you can swap them out for the standard doors, and since this is a Jeep, it shouldn’t prove too difficult.
The half-door package is available for both two- and four-door Wranglers, but you cannot currently get them for the Gladiator pickup. Who knows if that will change, but we’d be surprised if it wasn’t.
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