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Old 04-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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New guy in San Antonio, TX.

Hey guys, just joined the forum to do some research and figure out what to buy. My last Jeep was a 98 TJ, 4cyl, auto...I know, but it was the best that I could afford then. 14 years later, I'm in a better way and am considering a '12 Rubi unlimited. Big or manual trans? My old ride was a dog on the road, but I hear that the new V6 has much better power. This jeep will be 70% road/ 30% play. Thanks all.


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Old 04-04-2012, 10:33 PM   #2
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I can't attest to the 2012s, but my 2008 manual does fine on the SA roads.

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Old 04-04-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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You've asked a good question, one that's been going around for a while. Here's a small sample.
Manual or automatic?
automatic or standard?
Manual Vs. Auto trans

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Old 04-05-2012, 04:47 AM   #5
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:23 AM   #6
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:17 AM   #8

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Auto or manual is up to you. I choose manual all the way. Welcome to the forum!
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:06 AM   #9
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I've got a '12 manual. it's a sport (same engine as a rubi though) and it is a lot more powerful than my brothers tj. the tj was great in my opinion too though, just doesn't hurt to have the extra 85 horses.

good luck with your decision and welcome to wf

by the way, I was up in SA buying my sport on march 4th... better deals than austin that's for sure.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:34 PM   #10
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Thanks all for the warm welcome and advice. Probably going to get out this weekend and do some test driving!
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