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Old 04-17-2008, 12:58 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 04-17-2008, 01:08 PM   #2
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How do you plan on using it?

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Old 04-17-2008, 01:13 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 04-17-2008, 01:17 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:20 PM   #5
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Go with the Rubicon!!! better platform to build upon!
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:23 PM   #6
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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!
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:34 PM   #7
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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.

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