1st time JEEP drive review by a non JEEP guy

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I went overland in black / tan leather, with hardtop and audio system. Pretty basic; trying to be moderately practical with highway driving - probably won’t be doing off-roading honestly.



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My only issue with getting the alpine is then I have to do the 8" screen which is fine except then the ac controls will be the same as my Pacifica which I dont like. The hesitation on screen and push buttons. I prefer the turn dial A/C set up with the standard screen. Sounds lame I know... I just feel it is more responsive. I would probably have to do the sound upgrade aftermarket. Hard top I prefer the look but soft top is so convenient. Decisions decisions.
Aftermarket stereo upgrade. The JT does NOT get active noise cancelling, and there are plenty of good speaker upgrades in the aftermarket, so I won't be ordering the Alpine system.

And order the dual top. Problem solved...
 

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So the only option available to obtain a hard top is the freedom top, correct?

Thanks for the perspective review, I'm in the same boat coming from non-Chrysler/Jeep vehicles to the first time in a Jeep. Hopefully at some point this summer i'm able to do a test drive myself.
Yes, but you can get it in black or body color and with or without a headliner. Hardtop is pretty quiet, though some have an annoying whistle (like mine). My JL didn't but JT does so I'll have the dealer look at it. It's usually a rubber gasket that isn't seated properly.
 
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According to the Jeep builder, you can get the Alpine upgrade with the 7" . . . Sport S and Rubi, anyway. Haven't built an Overland . . .
I will have to play around with the different trim builds. Thanks
 
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So the only option available to obtain a hard top is the freedom top, correct?

Thanks for the perspective review, I'm in the same boat coming from non-Chrysler/Jeep vehicles to the first time in a Jeep. Hopefully at some point this summer i'm able to do a test drive myself.
Yep either soft top or 3 piece hard top. Or a hybrid and you can get the hard top with the best tip sunrider which sits in place of the freedom tops
 

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I believe that is what the dual-top package is.
 

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I had the dual top with my YJ back in the day. Loved it. The convenience and speed of open air freedom with rain protection always along in the summer is awesome, yet every fall I would look forward to the hardtop change over. The hardtop reduces security concerns and makes it a bit quieter ride in the winter, yet every spring I would get excited for the change over.
 

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