Originally Posted by WildMtn
About to buy a 2011 (Unlimited Rubicon) for about 28K if I get my way. Is the motor issue (new motor in 2012) that big a deal that I should wait a while and find a 2012? Budget is an issue. Off Road Hard core very very little.
Couple of questions.
#1 - Stick or auto...this is HUGE. If it is an auto, I would pass on a pre 2012. Luckily, a Rubi would have 4.10's, which would help...but still..it is a heavier 4 door.
#2 - Is this a DD (Daily Driver) or a 3rd/fun vehicle? Will you do any mods, even for just looks (like larger wheels?)
#3 - How will you use it? I see you mentioned that you will not do a lot of hard care off-roading. Would you be better served in a 2012 or 2013 Sport S 4 door with limited slip? Do you need lockers?