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Old 02-24-2014, 01:25 PM   #1
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Opinions 07 jeep wrangler rubicon..stay away or buy and play?

hey guys and gals

im looking at buying my first jeep I've came across an 07 2 door jeep wrangler rubicon it has about 90 thousand kilometres on it was never off road condition looks great...just wondering if there is alot of issues with this model? im always sketchy buying something the first year they changed the design or new models i dont feel like buying a money pit ....just wondering if some people had some opinions...should i try to find an 08 or do you think id be happy with an 07

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Old 02-24-2014, 02:00 PM   #2
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What is the price range you are looking at ?

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Old 02-24-2014, 02:13 PM   #3
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I can't really think of much. A lot of the year-to-year changes between 07 and 2011 were to the non-Rubicon models, like the standardization of Dana 44 and the standardization of tow-hooks/fog lamps in the bumper. Also, 4-doors (Dunno about 2-doors) were available in a 2wd-only option for a year or two. I'm thinking the Rubi stayed mostly unchanged until 2011 when it got the new interior and then 2012 when it got the 3.6 and 5-speed auto.

Pretty much everything on a JK's been around a while and is proven. Dana 30s/44s, the 3.8's been around since the late-80s/early-90s dark ages, the 42RLE 4-speed auto is a modified 42LE that's been around since the early 90s, and the NSG370 6-speed manual's been around a while on a wide range of applications (From Wranglers to the Crossfire...) and is pretty much bomb-proof.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:47 PM   #4
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thanks for your reply helps alot and jaxs1984 the budget is 10 000 cdn
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.. if you get a manual 07-09 some have issue's with popping out of gear. I believe also the problem of fuel puking [overflow] when filling up. Those were the US versions. I would be surprised if you can find a Rubi in that price range.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:57 PM   #6
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A jk Rubicon for 10k, even an 07, sounds like an incredible deal. Make sure to check the accident and maintenance history of the vehicle, but it sounds to me like you found a gem.
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Could be a real Oil user !! If you decide to buy it.... Check the engine dip stick daily !! Until you get an idea of how much oil it uses ( If ANY) ...
This is a piston Ring problem... Good Luck ! "BH"
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:52 PM   #8
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yup its an 07 rubi 10k + our wonderfull 15% sales tax
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Old 02-24-2014, 04:13 PM   #9
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A buddy of mine just paid $28,000 US for an '08 Rubicon..

So yeah, 10k is a really good price, even with that kind of mileage.

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