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Old 05-13-2007, 11:54 PM   #1
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first wrangler

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.

thanks for your help

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Old 05-14-2007, 12:41 AM   #2
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hi and welcome to the forum...!

your links don´t work...

if you want to offroad very much i would buy a jeep with an auto tranny.
the 6cyl is more powerful. i love it.

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Old 05-14-2007, 08:08 AM   #3
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Get the 6. Auto or manual is your personal preference. Whatever you are most comfortable with. You have more control with a manual, but an auto will get the job done.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:09 AM   #4
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I have a 6cyl 6 spd. I drive it everyday, and I offroad atleast once every 2 weeks usually. I have been 4 times in the last week this month so far

I couldnt be happier with my manual/6cyl combo.
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:06 AM   #5
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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).

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Old 05-17-2007, 07:23 AM   #6
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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.
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:05 PM   #7
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if you can use a manual do that, and do not get a 4cyl auto!!!!! a 6cyl auto is fine though, buy my persoanl preference is the manual.

if you think you will be going faster than 60 or will be getting bigger tires or lift, go for the 6 cyl
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:11 PM   #8
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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!
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:29 AM   #9
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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.
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ummm whats a blinker??????
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and yes no one uses a blinker, maybe not a sign of weekness, but no one does it
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"Blinker" is german for turn signal.

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