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Old 08-23-2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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High Mileage? I'm a newbie :)

Hey guys, I'm buying my first Wrangler tomorrow and I'm just wondering how long these things really last. I've read a bunch of places that Jeeps are built to be beaten up so they outlast a lot of other vehicles. I'm looking at a '98 automatic with over 200k but it has a rebuilt engine with 50k on it and a brand new transmission. Runs really good right now, I took it for a test drive this past weekend. So to estimate, about how many years and/or miles am I looking at before it really starts to die on me?

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Old 08-23-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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My 97' Jeep wrangler TJ has almost 300,000 miles on it. I replaced the clutch once and that's it... Runs like a top still. But then again I take very, very good care of it too.

He must have really beaten on the jeep if it already has been rebuilt...

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Old 08-23-2010, 06:46 PM   #3
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If you take care of it... it will last forever... I bought my wrangler... took it to a mechanic to diagnose anything and everything wrong with it.. I fixed what I could, had him fix what I couldn't... and it will run forever with basic care and replacing with good quality parts.
I've seen 250-350k is about the time that engines are rebuilt.. and last another 250-350k
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My 2001 Cherokee 4.0 has 225,000 .... have replaced the alternator, A/C compressor

My 2004 Wrangler 4.0 has 125,000 .... just basic maintenance

Keep up with the basics .... Oil, Filters ....
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:32 PM   #5
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I broke the 200,000 mile mark today in my 95. Still running strong (Damnit - I just jinxed it, didn't I?).

Oh well - if it breaks, I'll just fix it....
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:36 PM   #6
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I broke the 200,000 mile mark today in my 95. Still running strong (Damnit - I just jinxed it, didn't I?).

Oh well - if it breaks, I'll just fix it....

congrats!! I'm close to my 100k mile mark in my '98.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:38 PM   #7
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My '97 TJ 4.0L had around 191,000 miles on it when I last saw it (stolen last March) and it was running great. Properly taken care of, the 4.0L and the drivetrain components it powers will likely last longer with proper care than many would believe. A name most commonly associated with the 4.0L engine is "bulletproof".
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I bought mine used - original owner, and in the last weeks of March this year - at 180k miles. Yeah, I've put 20k on it since then. Nothing more than oil changes and a few "upgrades" since then.... what a great *toy*!!!!
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I bought my 01 Sport with 129000 on it with little worries. Runs like a champ & is my DD
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Old 08-24-2010, 09:04 AM   #10
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Awesome. Thanks guys! Now I'm pretty sure I've heard that the 6cyl engines are the ones that are "bulletproof", this one's only a 4.
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I bought my '03 with 8,000 miles on it (that was 5 months ago)... I had to look forever, but I found just what I wanted.

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