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Old 05-17-2010, 11:29 PM   #1
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Rubicon or Sport

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?

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Old 05-17-2010, 11:32 PM   #2
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As a owner of both (owned a sport, own a Rubi) it depends on what you will do with it.

I'm certain there is a fairly large price difference between the two you are looking at. If price is no option, get the rubi.

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Old 05-17-2010, 11:32 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:43 PM   #4
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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!!!
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:17 AM   #5
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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.

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Old 05-18-2010, 01:55 AM   #7
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if they are both nearly the same price... definitely the Rubi (has a ton of goodies under it)
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:14 AM   #8
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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.
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I would venture to guess that it would be as good as a standard TJ. (like the Sport you're looking at)
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Old 05-18-2010, 04:41 AM   #10
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there may be a few differences between the 05 and the 08, but i have no problems with mine as a DD.... go with the RUBI!
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Old 05-18-2010, 05:57 AM   #11
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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!
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:02 AM   #12
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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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Welcome to the forum Joan. As much as it pains me to say it, your husband is right! Go with the Rubi.
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Old 05-18-2010, 07:11 AM   #14
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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.

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i agree with the masses, go with the rubi. if they are close in price (to me) it is a no brainer.
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I'm leaning Rubi too. My question is: why is a 2005 rubi have the same price as a 2006 sport?

Either the sport is over priced, the rubi is under priced (fingers crossed for you) OR that rubi is priced low for a reason (or reasons).

So, what are the reasons?
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welcome to the forum and the rubi wont be worse then the sport as a dd or in anyway
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Old 05-29-2010, 12:40 PM   #18
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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

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