We bought a new 2008 Wrangler Sahara for my daughter a few years ago. On Sunday she was in a serious accident. When the other car hit her she rolled 5 times, then crawled out of the window, ran over to the guy and chewed him out. Just a couple of scrapes and bruises. The seat belt and roll bars saved her life. The jeep is a write off now.
Question is now, she will buy another Jeep, just which year? She LOVES the older models but I hear they roll even easier than the newer ones. We live in the country (in Canada) and the snow can be brutal. She also loves to spend time in Toronto so it has to be city friendly too. Lots of highway miles as well.
The most important feature is safety, so advice is very welcome. Thank you!!
woah....5 times? glad she is okay. I would get another jk...put some 35" tires to put some more weight, front and rear steel bumpers, and bullet proof glass, and a strengthened roll cage, add On-Star, and 10 point seat belt system with 10 extra airbags....shoot, if it was my daughter I'd probably just buy her an H1 and call it a day after that accident.
If you can afford a 2012 JK i'd get that. Definently have her go test drive a few and look at as manny as she wants till she finds the "right" one. But at the same time I wouldn't consider the TJ/LJ any more dangerous to drive then a JK(U).. A 2004 LJ would be a great pick up if you/she could find one. Best Jeep ever made IMO.. Even with that said though about the LJ I'd still lean to the more refined JK for her.. If she loved her 08.. She is gonna smile from ear to ear all day long and then some in a 2012 with the new trans if she goes with a auto and the 3.6.
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My stock 2006 TJ has a stance that at least two foot shorter than any JK it's a bit narrower. But it's not a fararri and should not be driven as such. Her crash aside. Any vehicle will roll with enough force and coaxing!! I have had no problems with my TJ and it's a great driver and very stable and safe!
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Better to be judged by twelve then carried by six. I'm sure this is going to get me in trouble down the line
2000 sport, 5speed, 1-1/4 body lift, 3" zone, metal cloak front fenders, metal cloak control arms, 4.88, 35" cooper stt.