I love my wrangler and would really like a Rubi with the pentastar. That said, I would go GC in your position. Unless you are planning on running the Rubicon, you can get really far off the beaten path with a GC and it is one very nice vehicle. After payoff, go buy an old YJ or TJ for the wrangler experience. Just my opinion after 2 years driving my new to me TJ. It went well until I have to do a 41 mile one way commute to work. After right at 2 hours in her everyday I can say that my Jeep is wonderful at short distances and camping and fishing with just me but if you add the wife and 9yr old daughter... then not so much.