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Old 08-06-2010, 10:19 AM   #1
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Buying a 2003 Rubicon

What should I look for when buying a 2003 Rubicon with about 90k miles? Is a Rubicon with this many miles going to give me lots of problems?

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First and foremost 'do your home work' on what a real Rubi has from the factory and how to identify it...particularly the gears. It is not hard to learn and this site has all the info if you do a little reading.
Mileage at 90K is no big deal if the rig has been cared for...again do some home work so you know what to look at.
If you are not an expert on aftermarket bits and pieces and their proper installation, then I would steer way clear of a mod'd up rig....the closer to factory that Rubi is the better off you'll be.
Do your home work before you get to serious...have fun and enjoy the process.

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Old 08-06-2010, 10:37 AM   #3
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It is completely stock and it's from a local jeep dealer. Can anyone point me too a site with what a "real" Rubi has? I have read all the reviews and everything I can get from google search, and this one matches with all those.
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Rubicons didn't start until 2004 I thought...
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nope 03 I believe
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Yep 03 was the first year. Got one. OP: there's lots of free sites on the web that you can use to run the VIN and see what you're getting for sure.
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Yep 03 was the first year. Got one. OP: there's lots of free sites on the web that you can use to run the VIN and see what you're getting for sure.
How many miles does yours have? Do you think miles will start being an issue on 97k miles?
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I got lucky in 08 and found an 03 with 7500miles (Yes 7500).
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I got lucky in 08 and found an 03 with 7500miles (Yes 7500).
You didnt get lucky you won the lotto

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