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Old 03-15-2013, 08:43 AM   #1
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2006 VS. 2007 Wrangler X

2006 Jeep Wrangler X
•Used
•Black
•Hardtop
• Interior in Good-Great Condition
•Exterior looks good.
• stock alloy wheels

2007 Jeep Wrangler X
•Used
•Midnight blue/blue
•hardtop (freedom top)
• interior in good- great condition
• exterior also looks good
• stock wheels
I like the interior of the JK but I like the exterior of the TJ . But the hardtop for the JK is a nice feature (3 pice removal hardtop). Both have a clean record. TJ has 10k miles more than the JK but both are 3 k miles below .( if calculating 10k a year) For price , the Jk will cost around 50 bucks extra a month . I know the Jk is more of a road car and the TJ is more of a off roading car. But i don't think I'm gonna do much mudding. However my commute is not long so interior and the way car drives on pavement is not an issue. Basically I think the JK would be a better car if the commute was longer because of the way it drives and the nicer interior . But since my commute is really short those things wouldn't be an issue.
What do you guys think? I just don't want to pick a car and later on regret not getting the other. Because that's just the worst. I fear of getting the TJ and regretting the nicer interior and hardtop of the Jk. And I fear of getting the Jk and regretting the classic exterior of the TJ.

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The early 07-08 JK's have known issues with the hardtops leaking due to where the latches were placed [issue fixed with '10-'13 tops] and the engines are known to consume oil due to bad piston rings, but Chrysler won't admit it. The TJ interior really isn't that bad. I would drive both vehicles and make your decision from there.

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Any chance your commute might change? Sometimes people buy a car to suit their current needs, then their job changes.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:19 AM   #4
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I'm pretty sure it won't
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:36 AM   #5
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I have an 08 jk while a good friend has an 07. Both of us have dual tops and neither of our hard tops leak. Most of the leaks actually come from user error. If you latch it in the wrong order and it doesn't deal right it will leak. If you work back to front and make sure all the deals line up its fine.

As for engines some burn oil. Most don't. If they do its usually 1/2 qt per oil change so its nothing huge. It is due to the rings however its not a sign of them wearing out. They won't wear out any quicker than a normal engine

I like my jk for highway use as well as off road. I looked at a LJ rubicon and liked it but I found my jk newer and cheaper with 10% of the miles so I couldn't pass it up. The trunk space on a TJ vs jk is quite different too if you carry a lot of stuff
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I drive a TJ 6 days a week 35min oneway to work on some bumpy back roads. The suspension is the stock heavy duty option. I LOVE IT! It wouldnt be Jeep if you didnt bounce around some.
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:19 PM   #7
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Just to throw this in, the JK is just as off road friendly as the TJ. Yes they made it more comfortable, but is just as capable contrary to what others think. Once upon a time people called the TJ a soccer mom Wrangler because it had coils and a more finished interior compared to the YJ's.
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Doesn't size matter?
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I drive a TJ 6 days a week 35min oneway to work on some bumpy back roads. The suspension is the stock heavy duty option. I LOVE IT! It wouldnt be Jeep if you didnt bounce around some.
There's no such thing as a stock "heavy duty" suspension option. They are all the same. Being a jeep is no excuse for poor handling or bad ride.

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