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Old 03-07-2007, 07:43 PM   #1
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Advice needed: best Wrangler for newbie?

Advice needed; I'm a 56-y-o male, interested in buying a Wrangler for errands on paved roads and for some occasional and non-agressive, limited off-roading in the Sedona, Arizona area...I would very much appreciate your input as to;

1) Wrangler Base, vs. X, vs Sport vs. Limited? which is best base vehicle for future light mods (e.g., lift, etc.) or is it best to go for the Rubicon??
2) 4 vs. 6 cyl. motor
3) I6 vs. new V-6
4) auto vs. 6-sp manual
5) hard top vs. soft top
6) any accessories to add at time of initial purchase

Many thanks,
Fred

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Old 03-07-2007, 07:46 PM   #2
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do you want a YJ, TJ or JK...?

how much money do you want to pay for the jeep?

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Old 03-07-2007, 07:49 PM   #3
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How did you make it to 56, being so indecisive? What ever you like, is what you should get.
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:52 PM   #4
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I would like to buy a new leftover 2006 Wrangler...there are some amazing deals now in New England, where I live..
I've found a dealer who will start the negotiation at dealer invoice and will then subtract.....$2500 dealer cash back for 2006 leftovers, + I get another $500 military discount (I'm an Army reservist), and the dealer will also subtract the 3% holdback they get from Chrysler...and they will install any/all accessories for free at time of purchase...plus there's 0% interest loans for up to 72 months....unbelieveable...
they just want to move these leftovers..
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Old 03-07-2007, 07:54 PM   #5
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How did you make it to 56, being so indecisive? What ever you like, is what you should get.
I'm not indecisive...i'm just doing my customary homework before making a decision...
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1) that depends on what you want on/in your TJ.
if you want the best TJ for offroading buy a rubicon.
otherwise a standard TJ will be ok.
the mods on TJ and TJ rubicon and the different TJ models aare the same

2)+3)+4) i would only buy the i6 with auto tranny.
the v6 comes only in the new wrangler JK, not in the TJ.


5) do you want to use the jeep as a convertible? softtop
if not -hardtop.
i would recommend the top-in-top, a ST and HT combination.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:36 PM   #7
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If it were me I'd get the 6cyl with an auto tranny, premium wheels and soft top. The only other thing I would need to figure out is what color I wanted.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:54 PM   #8
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TJ is definitely a good starting ground. Lots of mods out there for them, and you can choose what is best for you. Jeep can't stay stock forever right??
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Advice needed; I'm a 56-y-o male, interested in buying a Wrangler for errands on paved roads and for some occasional and non-agressive, limited off-roading in the Sedona, Arizona area...I would very much appreciate your input as to;

1) Wrangler Base, vs. X, vs Sport vs. Limited? which is best base vehicle for future light mods (e.g., lift, etc.) or is it best to go for the Rubicon??
2) 4 vs. 6 cyl. motor
3) I6 vs. new V-6
4) auto vs. 6-sp manual
5) hard top vs. soft top
6) any accessories to add at time of initial purchase

Many thanks,
Fred
any of the above satisfies the mid life crisis!!(ok, maybe not the 4 cyl.)
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Just make sure you get something that you can add to later easier, i.e. 6 cyl and a D44 rear end

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