hey every one i am going to buy my first wrangler but i have a few questions about them. should i get the 4 or the 6 cylinder Manuel for off roading and for general driving? here are the ones that i am looking at.
they all look good but i the main thing that is keeping me from making a decision is that cylinder thing.
Welcome to the forum and the Jeep movement... Test drive them both to get a reference and then buy the 6 (auto or manual). I had a 4 cyl w/stick and a 6 cyl with an automatic. I must say, IMO, I like the 6 with the automatic much better.
I can cruise in 4wd low in 1st gear and just creep along in the woods and drink my coffee at the same time. Plus my wife can drive it too...(that may be a not-so-good thing since she has been borowing it a lot lately).
The 4.0L is nice, I have that in my 98XJ w/5 speed. I also have a couple of TJ's, both 2.5L 5 speeds, while the 2.5 is not a rocket it does get 20.5mpg on the hiway in a headwind and thats with 4:10's and 31's top off or on. Most of the 4.0L TJ owners I know say they get about 16-18mpg on hiway so there is that to consider. Stay away from the 2.5L with an auto tranny, wwwwwaaaaayyyy far away, what a dog.
test drove a 4 cyl manual, I can't imagine driving it as an auto... I'd guess that it'd be WAY to sluggish for me. I waited and looked around and ended up getting a 6 cyl manual, LOVE IT!! but I'd die if I had to drive it through boston traffic!
Hell man, you have a Jeep now, think of all the possibilities. You can drive over and around traffic. Potholes and construction are a worry of the past. Perhaps the sidewalks when things get boring or a jaunt through the parks? Get a flex lift and just imagine all the concrete challenges. You can start a new trend.
Is it true what I hear about driving in Boston that using your blinker is a sign of weakness? (just curious)
Good luck with your new ride.. Now it's time to enjoy life on the "other side" of the road or trail whichever you prefer.