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Old 12-06-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
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Are you happy with Pentastar and how many miles has your Wrangler gone.

I have ordered a 2012 rubicon unlimited and have become increasingly concerned about issues people are having, leaks, etc. So what I would love to know, who is happy with their purchase? Would you do it again? Any major issues ? How many miles? Any info would help me decide wether I should buy. Ordered Jeep Nov 14. Thanks to all that respond.

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Old 12-06-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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Too fast for me , Burned through 3 sets of tires already

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Old 12-06-2011, 04:52 PM   #3
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I only have about 600 miles, but I could not be happier.
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:55 PM   #4
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Most people post to get help and advice, and sometimes to vent, so you tend to hear more from people with issues.

If you go to any vehicle forum you will see the same stuff.

Love everything about my Jeep, and no problems so far, but I only have about 250 miles on it so I'm not a good source.
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:55 PM   #5
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6200 miles on a 2012, including two 900 mile trips. No issues at all and very happy with the new Jeep. Love driving it and would do it again.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:00 PM   #6
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Just crossed 7000 miles today ('12 Rubi JKU), it's been fine. Only issue is cracked windshield, but it gives me something to look at.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:03 PM   #7
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3000 miles......love it..........

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Old 12-06-2011, 05:41 PM   #8
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:41 PM   #9
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3800 miles. No issues with engine or leaks. Not too happy with the automatic transmission. It tends to NOT downshift and lug. Switch to hold on 3 around town mostly.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:53 PM   #10
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Only 1000 miles and loving it! I agree with Foo, go to any forum and you will find out the problems with a particular vehicle. I had an F-150 4wd before the Jeep and I have seen lots of posts about several problems I never had. All brands of vehicles have some issues now and again, I dont think Jeep is any different than the rest, but I really dont see the new Jk as a problem child. Just my .02,
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:54 PM   #11
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4500 and no issues at all.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:57 PM   #12
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2200 with two 600 mile trips
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:01 PM   #13
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400 miles and just fine, so far the engine maybe the best yet, waiting to see what the hardcore offroaders have to say.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:01 PM   #14
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1600 miles, one off road adventure. Have never been happier with a vehicle in my life

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Old 12-06-2011, 06:05 PM   #15
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3800 and the engine been great. It was everything I hoped for and more.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:12 PM   #16
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1500 miles and loving it! I got the jku sport, already hoping my next Jeep is the Rubicon in 10 years or so. No problems whatsoever other than it's my new obsession and all my extra spending money is going into mods.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:13 PM   #17
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Angry Not ask if you dont want the answer!

I am the 1 out of many thousands

1300-mi, and 2 trips to the dealer on a roll-back! This 2nd time they have had it for 8-days and everyday they say it will be ready the next

1. Burned out coil pack
2. Burned out coil pack, they thick the PCM was cause. That was days ago, and I still do not have my 2012 JKU.

Yep! 1 out of thousands
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:28 PM   #18
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Lovin mine so far. 1100 miles one 400 mile trip.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:38 PM   #19
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I am the 1 out of many thousands

1300-mi, and 2 trips to the dealer on a roll-back! This 2nd time they have had it for 8-days and everyday they say it will be ready the next

1. Burned out coil pack
2. Burned out coil pack, they thick the PCM was cause. That was days ago, and I still do not have my 2012 JKU.

Yep! 1 out of thousands
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:58 PM   #20
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3800 miles. No issues with engine or leaks. Not too happy with the automatic transmission. It tends to NOT downshift and lug. Switch to hold on 3 around town mostly.
Very interesting observation....
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:04 PM   #21
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I really like they JC pentastar motor. I had one bless my 3.8L with pentastar oil and lay it's control arm on mine and my 3.8L got 20hp and was healed.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:07 PM   #22
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:10 PM   #23
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I really like they JC pentastar motor. I had one bless my 3.8L with pentastar oil and lay it's control arm on mine and my 3.8L got 20hp and was healed.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:11 PM   #24
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I really like they JC pentastar motor. I had one bless my 3.8L with pentastar oil and lay it's control arm on mine and my 3.8L got 20hp and was healed.
I hope your not driving after smoking that stuff.....lol. JK.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:16 PM   #25
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I have just hit 1400 miles. I have a 2012 JKU Rubicon. I went from high end luxury vehicles prior to owning this Jeep. I have no regrets at all. I just got back from trip from Chicago to St Louis. The jeep handled and drove great. My total trip was about 600 miles. The acceleration on the highway was great and so was the ride. Very comfortable and just a blast to drive. I got about 15.7 MPG on the highway. I would defiantly recommend buying a 2012 JKU Rubicon. If your looking for a great honest and straight forward dealer/salesman go to Fields Jeep in Northfield IL and ask for Pat O'Donnell.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:37 PM   #26
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3800 miles. No issues with engine or leaks. Not too happy with the automatic transmission. It tends to NOT downshift and lug. Switch to hold on 3 around town mostly.
I haven't noticed any such problems with mine. I find it is one of the smarter shifting auto transmissions I have driven actually. The hilly road up to my house caused my previous three cars automatic transmissions to hunt between 2nd and 3rd and this one stays plugged right in 2nd until the hill levels out. No doubt the 4:10 ratio has some impact, but it seems like it knows when to shift in every scenario so far to prevent lugging.

You might not be inadvertently tapping the shifter perhaps without noticing? It took some practice for me to keep my hands off the stick. The design of the gate for the "tiptronic" style manual shift is not the brightest I have seen and it very easily pops into a lower gear if you aren't careful.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:59 PM   #27
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Bad news always travels faster than good news. 4000 miles and it has been great other than a rattle in the airbag.
Love it.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:14 PM   #28
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2600 miles so far and I love it.

Engine is a gem, on or off road.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:32 PM   #29
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I only have 400 miles on mine so far but I am thrilled. I wish I had made the change earlier.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:47 PM   #30
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1146 so far/HAve zero complaints. Took a lil 2hr drive over the weekend averaged 17.5 mpg with 35's 3.73's at 65mph.

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