2008 X or 2004 Rubicon? - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today



Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-17-2008, 12:58 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6
Robb471 is on a distinguished road
2008 X or 2004 Rubicon?

I am a jeep rookie and am trying to decide between a new 2008 X or a used 2004 Rubicon?

Thoughts?
Robb471 is offline   Quote
Old 04-17-2008, 01:08 PM   #2
Extremely Humble

WF Lifetime Member
 
Scout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Midland Texas
Posts: 11,549
Scout is on a distinguished road
How do you plan on using it?

__________________

|
|

03 Rubicon | 36" Iroks | Chromo D44's w/Rear Spool | 5.5" RK LA | 5.13s | Armored Head to Toe
Scout is offline   Quote
Old 04-17-2008, 01:13 PM
Thread Starter
  #3
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6
Robb471 is on a distinguished road
Second car, light to medium off road stuff when camping. No major rock crawling, but I want it to be able to handle desert and mountain trails.
Robb471 is offline   Quote
 
Old 04-17-2008, 01:17 PM
Thread Starter
  #4
Newb
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6
Robb471 is on a distinguished road
I like the 3 piece top of the '08, and that it would be under warranty. But the Rubicon seems like a great package, and its under 20k with a hard top. I just don't know much about the 04 compared to the 08's and if the extra few grand is worth it.
Robb471 is offline   Quote
Old 04-24-2008, 09:20 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
chiro2736's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 329
chiro2736 is on a distinguished road
Go with the Rubicon!!! better platform to build upon!
chiro2736 is offline   Quote
Old 04-24-2008, 10:23 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
MNPHINZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 474
MNPHINZ is on a distinguished road
I agree, go with the Rubicon. I had a 2007 X, it was great, fun, and all that. I got rid of it and just got a 2004 Rubicon a couple months ago. I enjoy the 2004 a lot better. I guess it's all personal preference but that's my 2 cents. Have fun!
MNPHINZ is offline   Quote
Old 04-26-2008, 03:34 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Lost in Space's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Meriden, CT
Posts: 24
Lost in Space is on a distinguished road
I have an '05 Rubicon and, like has been said, is a great platform to build on. The straight six is an awesome engine, but it will get worse mileage than the V6 in the JK. The Rubicon package, even without any modification will handle all but the most knarly rock crawling. It's nice knowing, even on moderate trails, that you have that extra edge in case you need it. Once again, just one man's opinion. It's also an extremely proven platform, which isn't meant as a slight to anyone with a JK, just saying the TJ has a ten year proven record is all. And the 04' is a HECK of a lot cheaper than a NEW Ruby. Give it some serious thought.

Lost in Space is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2004 Jeep Rubicon - Chelsea, AL 4x4ROCKSHOP Classifieds Archive 0 10-16-2008 11:51 AM
2004 Rubicon Robb471 TJ General Discussion Forum 14 04-18-2008 07:28 PM
2004 Rubicon Rear Window? rittner TJ General Discussion Forum 3 02-28-2006 12:36 PM




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:55 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner