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Old 02-27-2009, 01:22 AM   #1
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New guy here, please school me

Hey guys, I have liked Jeep for years and years, but I always found myself in something else for whatever reason. Now i'm looking to get a new vehicle again and I had a few questions I bet you hear all the time.
1. How reliable is the jeep (mechanical wise) b/c my ranger has 206k on it with no problems to date....can i expect the same?
2. What gas mileage do you get, and what can i do to make it better?
3. If I get a Jeep, what are things I need to look for or check? Is there a lot of recalls or certain models I should look for? any year jeeps better then the other?
4. Are the 03' and up stronger? this is what I have been hearing but I don't seem to believe it.....


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Old 02-27-2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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1) Get the 4.0l 6 engine. It's good for that much or more if well maintained.
2) Horrible. And there's not much you can do about it. You will spend a lot of cash for a mile or two increase at best.
3) Rust. Beat up skid plates where the PO drove it like he stole it.
4) Stronger? Not sure what you mean by that.

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If you mean a Rubicon which began being manufactured in 03, then yes, it is much stronger. Stronger axles, lower gears, and front and rear lockers. Lift and tires will make it a beast offroad.
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If you mean a Rubicon which began being manufactured in 03, then yes, it is much stronger. Stronger axles, lower gears, and front and rear lockers. Lift and tires will make it a beast offroad.
AND a 4 to 1 transfer case!
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