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Old 11-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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To buy a wrangler or not?

Hi everyone, I'm new to the Wrangler forum . My name is Chelsey, I am 22 years old from Ontario, Canada.
I have always loved wranglers, and have been looking at buying a 2008 4-door wrangler. I just have some questions since I'm a noob to the Jeep world (selling my silverado 2500).

I will be buying used, probably an 2007-2008, maybe 2009 if I can find the right deal. The majority of the money from the sale of my silverado will go to graduate school funds however my budget is 15,000-18,000.

How reliable are the wrangler 4-doors? I don't want to end up getting something then paying out the butt for it like I have with my diesel, and I want something that I can keep for a long time. I've always been told that Jeeps are reliable and you don't typically have to put a tonne of money in to them for repairs.

Canadians, how are they for insurance? I have a perfect record and I'm sure they will be cheaper to insure than my silverado was.

Thanks so much
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:27 PM   #2
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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Personally, I believe if you don't plan on taking it off road you may want to look else where. "It's a Jeep thing" is a common phrase among jeepers and the reason for that is they are unlike most vehicles on the road. Solid axles, leaky roofs, death wobble, these are some of the things that may turn you off about a Wrangler. But you'll find that a lot of people are very passionate about their Jeeps. The Jeep community is unlike any other. You will either love it or hate it. I would suggest doing lots of test drives or borrow/rent a Wrangler and hang out on the forums for awhile before purchasing a Wrangler. Fellow Canadian here, nothing beats a Wranglers ability to go through deep snow!
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:44 PM   #4
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Also a lot of insurance companies will allow you to check what the cost of insuring the vehicle will be on their website.
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Old 11-16-2013, 03:00 PM   #8
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I just bought a 14 and love it. I have had a few two doors in the past and they do end up with leaky roofs and it's not the best ride but there are fantastic vehicle. I borrowed a friends 4 door for a week and fell in love with it. Went out and bought one and they have made them a smoother ride and not as stiff as they use to be. I would absolutely recommend one and I have owned over 30 cars just recently sold my Saab that was only 4 years old to purchase the new jeep... And love it... Good luck to ya
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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Welcome, if you do end up going with a wrangler, you will not regret it. They are truly an awesome vehicle with awesome capabilities. Not to mention, much cheaper to own than that Duramax!

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