Hi, I've been looking for a jeep for some time now. I've found a 2005 Rubicon and a 2006 Sport. Does anyone have any advice regarding how to choose? the mileage and price aren't all that differet. my husband owns a rubicon and insists it's the best car ever but I'd love to hear from possibly someon who has owned both?
I have owned neither, but it's so obvious as to be moot. If the mileage and price are close, then the Rubicon is the hands down winner. A Rubi has everything a Sport does plus suspension and drivetrain upgrades.
The choice is obvious to me too . . . if the price and milage are similar, there's only one way to go . . . RUBICON . . . just the resale value alone, but when you consider all the upgrades, axles, brakes, transfer case, lockers, wheels, etc . . . again the choice is obvious!!! My X GF had a Sport and I drove it here and there . . . mostly off road . . . I bought a Rubicon when we split, cause I missed the Jeep and knew the Rubi was better . . . it is!!!
Bite the hand that feeds you . . . you've had more than enough to eat already.
the price between the two really is basically the same and the difference in mieage is about 3K. My concern is whether the rubicon is too much jeep for mostly city driving. Off roading is as much of an optionin Philly.
and would you say it's (the rubi) a good daily ride? i sould have been asleep 6 hours ago but have been reading every thing I can find about the rubi. one thing most people aree on is that it's a fun fun ride, but for a day in day out car, revews seem mixed.
Well I have to agree with everyone else on this one, RUBICON! My Rubicon is my daily driver! Driving it daily is no difference than the sport, other than a little difference in MPG. Off road is where the difference is at between the two! Good luck with your decision and keeps up updated on with one you go with. Almost forgot, welcome to the forum!
No wrangler of that period is the perfect daily driver, its a jeep not a lexus. Think of it as a base model car in ride, a big suv in mpg and it comes with four wheel drive and there ya go. Plus you can put the top down. Perfect.. If all things were equal I would get the rubi, as it nice to have the extra's and not have to folk over money later should you decide you want all the stuff it has.
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@ JDsDream - lol... i was reading these posts thinking dang... I'm going to have to tell hubby he's right and not alone in his Rubi fanatacism.. then I read your post and chuckled
thank you to everyone who responded. I like the look of the sport but clearly the rubicon is the better choice. The sport just happend to be the "golden eagle" edition... i like the uniqueness of it and the previous owner had already removed the giant eagle from the hood.. jsut had the "golden eagle" decal on the sides. but i'm a function over form person myself.
I have the same questions but mine is aimed at the New choice.
Price is not the same, but milage is
My goal 90% on road / 10% off Road.
I have a F800GS adventure bike and a Husky Dual sport bike... And I have been thinking that pulling my bike with my Accord my not be good for the longevity of the Accord. But mostly I want a "Dual Sport" 4 wheeled machine too.
I started off thinking that the Sport would be fine. Then decided, if I am going to do it... Get the Rubi....
I am looking for pros and Cons or just plain encouragement