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Old 10-21-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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One extreme to another...

I currently own a 2008 Audi TT 3.2 S-line:


I have been an long time Audi fan... but my stinking lifestyle isn't compatible!
1. The sports I do make my Audi pointless (Snowboarding and Kiteboarding). The TT is a garage queen... I need something I can drive up to the mountain or onto the beach.
2. We have a small boat and we can only use my wife's SUV to tow it. My wife hates that and I hate it because I can only use the boat around her schedule.
3. My wife also hates the TT... because as a family, it's not usable. It has 4 seats but the back two are a joke!

So I was considering getting a fully loaded 2008 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.
Can you guys give me any insight of owning one? I want something I'm not afraid of using. Is there any known issues with the JK? I took a test drive today and surprisingly loved it as did my wife. I just wanted to do a bit more research before I did the transition.

Any info would be great! Thanks in advance,
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:07 PM   #2
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Well, considering you are on a Wrangler forum, I think we would all recommend a JK for you. I used to be into older cars, 59 Impala, 63 Impala, 64 Galaxie, ect. They didn't fit my lifestyle, either. Hard to take one of those to the deer woods, or trout stream. If you drove it and liked it, I'd say "go for it". Since the design change in 07, I'd go for an 08. Maybe any bugs that showed up in the original redesign will be addressed in the new model year.
There are a couple of Jeep sales persons on the forum, I'll let them chime in on more specifics.

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Old 10-23-2007, 10:30 PM   #3
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Take the plunge!

I know what you mean about a "garage car". I did it and haven't looked back. The good memories never leave you, but you must keep moving forward... Before and After Shots
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:42 PM   #4
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You will miss the power and handling of your TT, but there are things the Rubicon can do that your TT could never dream of. I do not have any issues with my 2-door JK, but my back seats are about as usefull as yours in the TT. The Unlimited should suit your needs very well.
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Old 10-24-2007, 12:48 AM   #5
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Yeah when I sell my car im going to miss the speed. I'll have to find everything my Jeep can do that my Suby cant to make me feel better.

BEAUTIFUL Audi btw!
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:40 AM   #6
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The wife drives the bmw and I drive the jeep. Still get to switch every now and then so I still get my speed and handling fix.
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Old 10-24-2007, 03:57 PM   #7
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IMO, the 4 Door Wrangler will be perfect for you. Big enough to do exactly what you are talking about (mountains, beach, boat, etc.....) with enough room to roll your whole family anywhere you go. Plus still small enough and with the new engine getting much better mileage nimble enough to drive everyday.
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Old 10-24-2007, 06:33 PM   #8
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talk the wife into keeping both!!


and if that doesnt work, do the "wife delete mod" and you can do whatever you want like me.
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Yeah I hear you! Thanks for the support!!
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:02 AM   #10
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I will miss the speed.... but I'll love the function. I took another test drive yesterday and loved it even more! The Rubicon is so much fun to drive. No more harsh sports car ride! Being a Noob I'll have to do some research on some local trails.

I finalized the numbers yesterday... hopefully I get to pick it up today! It's still at the train depot (which is a 30 min drive from the dealer).
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Old 10-27-2007, 04:06 PM   #11
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Yeah its funny everyone warns me about the noise of the Jeep - HA! my exhaust is so loud you cant hear after being on the interstate for an hour.
everyone warns me about the rough ride of the Jeep - HA! My cars dropped 2" on stock struts and every little nick in the road judders the whole car and your spine!

Im not worried at all LOL

btw - LOL @ wife delete mod
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:59 PM   #12
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Audi vs Wranger

The lease on my A4 just expired and I got a wrangler unlimited. I stared at those subaru xts for a while but blah blah blah... nothing in the street awd category can do this kind of stuff. The Audi sure was easier to wash, though.
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:54 PM   #13
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That TT is gorgeous man.. but if you want utility... the JK is teh way to go.
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:40 PM   #14
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I bought my JK last December and the only problem that I had with it was the computer shutting off and the engine dying. They had a recall on the computer with new programing and fixed that and no other problems. I love my JK.
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Old 10-28-2007, 09:41 PM   #15
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I'm thinking of giving up my BMW for a new JK myself..

A 08 Sahara w/Infotainment, Power everything and a 6spd has a nice ring to it.


I don't understand someone buying a jeep in an Automatic..
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:28 PM   #17
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I really miss driving my 3 series. My Wife drives a 5 series and I drive the Jeep or my Yamaha FZ6. I miss the speed while driving but I can get my fix with the bike.

I am amazed how well the Jeep handles. Oh it's not going to win any races but it is very quick and responsive.
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Old 10-28-2007, 11:55 PM   #18
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im gonna miss the speed but thats really the main reason im getting a Jeep instead of my car (there see i didnt call a Jeep a car )
The main reason is to purposely "reign myself back" to make myself slow down before I kill myself or someone else or end up in jail. I dont think anything of going 100mph+ on most roads, not just interstates. Its jus too damn easy in this car and I guess im just being old and boring about it lol
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Old 10-29-2007, 07:53 AM   #19
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There seems to be alot of bimmer owners who have jeep as well.
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I'm actually considering tossing the bimmer and getting a JK Sahara
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Just dumped an '07 Infiniti G35x for the '08 Wrangler Sahara. Have always gone the route of a nice sporting sedan, so this is a big change.

So far, no regrets.
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There seems to be alot of bimmer owners who have jeep as well.
I had an 06 beemer and an 08 RX before deciding to get a JK.Im having fun
with my Wrangler....
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:56 AM   #23
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Thanks for the support everyone! I actually bought one a couple months ago! Love the Rubicon! Don't regret it one bit... the only thing I miss is the gas mileage... hopefully they release a diesel soon
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I don't understand someone buying a jeep in an Automatic..
me either,

but a Buick Le Sabre with a 6 speed would be odd..
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Old 12-22-2007, 04:13 PM   #25
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I just got rid of my Acura TL for the same reasons,, I surf and the back seats don't fold down so I couldn't go to the beach.. Had to keep borrowing my wife's Element, and she didn't like to trade, so I gave up and went back to a Wrangler. I had a YJ in the early 90s, one of the few cars I didn't get tired of. I just got a 4 door JK last week. Love it, outside noise comes through but the road noise is less than the TL with sport tires, better stereo than I expected and I don't miss all the power stuff. I do miss the XM radio and bluetooth for my cell phone, but plan on adding a Garmin Zumo 550 and it has both built in.
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yeah it was a big change but i've been so happy!

got rid of my 2002 M3 for my JK...miss the M but love my JK!!!







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