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Old 02-02-2008, 04:32 PM   #1
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Buying a used Wrangler

I'm sure this topic has been covered before, but I'm new and I can't seem to find a similar thread.

I am interested in buying a used Wrangler for street use only. Are there any model years that you would recommend for longevity and lack of problems? Also, are there any model years that you would stay away from? Anything in particular to look for?

Many thanks for your input!

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Old 02-02-2008, 05:59 PM   #3
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Are there any model years that you would recommend for longevity and lack of problems?


They are jeeps. They all leak, break down, and fall apart. If you want something for street driving, buy an accord.
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haha, no but jeeps have longevity!!!!!
the best bet for DD driving is to get a 2000+ TJ with the manual and 6 cylinder,
that wil amke a great DD and you shouldnt ahve barely any problems with it
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:06 PM   #6
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There is a good article in the March issues of JP about buying a High Mileage Jeep. Might wanna grab it and read up a bit.
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:49 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input--much appreciated.

What about the CJ model? Other than age, any issues with them?
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What about the CJ model? Other than age, any issues with them?
Old technology so unless you've got another ride as a DD i would not recommend it unless you find one thats been rebuilt...
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rust, age, and somewhat uncomfortable, especially at high speeds,oh and age
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The JP article said stay away from Automatics!
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i'm lazy so i love my auto trans
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i'm lazy so i love my auto trans
I love my manual trans, i'm so used to it i dont even think about it. My right just shifts on its own.
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Hey, dj_chizzle, I've got an '04 Unlimited in silver with an auto as well (they only made automatics for Unlimited in 2004) but I dearly miss my '02 2.5L with it's 5 speed. I'd recommend that same combo for the guy that's looking for a DD. BTW, I'm gonna hang on to my '04 for a few more years in spite of the auto.
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I love my manual trans, i'm so used to it i dont even think about it. My right just shifts on its own.
haha me too, i cant drive my dads van, i had to move it out of the driveway out of the way, i almost crashed, first hit my foot against the floor tog et it to start, then couldnt find where the lights where, then couldnt find the windshield wipers, then took me a second to remember the shifter is on the column...... you get the idea, all in all it took me 15 minutes to move my dad's van about 40 feet, most of the time was wondering why the key didnt come out, i mean you're supposed to put it in gear when you park right

and yes manuals will most likely last a lot longer

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