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Old 01-25-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Well.....The "SnowMan" Jeep is here.

The long-awaited white Sahara has finally arrived. My wife went out and watched them take it off the truck. It's nasty with all the road slush and salt from the delivery, but it's on the ground. We'll be picking it up this afternoon.

I am gonna insist on driving it before I do the paperwork. Has anybody ever driven a brand new one in which there was something wrong and detectable? Something that would make you not buy it? If so, what was it that you noticed? Did you end up buying it or passing?

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Old 01-25-2011, 11:08 AM   #2
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I know my dealer has a full page check-list they go through after a vehicle arrives. I took mine for a spin anyway! No Problemo's!

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Old 01-25-2011, 11:10 AM   #3
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You should be fine, its new right???? you should be fine.

Enjoy your Jeep.

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Old 01-25-2011, 11:11 AM   #4
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Test drove a 2011 Rubicon manual and it was slow...I think the ECU is set to limp mode until breakin. A buddy bought it and he just disconnected the positive battery cable and touched it to the negative cable for 30 seconds. Resets the ECU and he drove it like he stole it and the ECU learned his driving style after about 50 miles.
Drove it and difference was like night and day.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:42 AM   #5
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Just for kicks-

If your JK runs a little slow it's the OBC breakin and altitude adjustment, among other things-

I suggest that you DON'T DISCONNECT and RESET THE OBC-if you care about warranties at all-thats one of the first things to show up in your OB11 testing-"break in service"

My '08 JKU Rubi runs better at 4200 ft and better than it did at sea level !!

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Old 01-25-2011, 11:49 AM   #6
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Check everything just as if you were buying used. Check all the fluids, you never know. Check closely for any dents or scratches that may have happened during transport. They might be hard to find with white.
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:59 AM   #7
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I agree with Daggo, check for scratches, etc. Transport damage does happen all the time. Your Jeep will be going thru a pre delivery inspection before you buy it. IOD fuse is put in, compass is calibrated, washer fluid topped off, tire pressure checked, and it will probably be driven by a tech to make sure everything is functioning as it should. I tell everyone drive it, make sure it has the options you ordered.
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Thanks, guys

Jimbo.....I can assure you that I'll drive it easier than the program will let me! It'll be babied.

Like Daggo says, I'm looking for things like dents, scratches, ill-fitting body parts/doors, whistling wind noises, leaks, wierd noises, etc.
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Pat....It's undergoing the prep right now. Thanks for the input. Sorry you don't live closer to me....I would have liked working with you on the purchase. I hear lots of good things about you.
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Heh Heh, yea all that checking is pretty normal, but


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Thanks, guys

Jimbo.....I can assure you that I'll drive it easier than the program will let me! It'll be babied.

Like Daggo says, I'm looking for things like dents, scratches, ill-fitting body parts/doors, whistling wind noises, leaks, wierd noises, etc.
My primary concern would be that all the steering wheel "BUTTONS" work during full steering wheel movement left/right !!

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Yep....That stuff, too.
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Old 01-25-2011, 12:18 PM   #12
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Congrats ok the new JK man. I think they have all sufficiently answered your question.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:59 PM   #13
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Pat....It's undergoing the prep right now. Thanks for the input. Sorry you don't live closer to me....I would have liked working with you on the purchase. I hear lots of good things about you.

No problem! Maybe someday in the future we can hook up for another Wrangler. And thanks for the kind words.

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