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Old 10-20-2010, 05:48 PM
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I'm a fairly new owner of a 98 stock jeep(2.5l, 5 spd) and am an avid reader of the forum. I have noticed something that has me wondering if i made a smart move buying one or not. Don't get me wrong, love my jeep, but there seems to be a lot of problems that seems to go along with ownership. Are these things a rolling pile of junk or do alot of owners just play rough with their toys. It just seems to me that alot of people have alot of problems with their jeeps.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:57 PM   #2
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jeeps are simple to work on and we treat them rough. also people don't get on the forum to say how good things are, they get on here for support and for answers to problems. so it just looks like jeeps are problematic but they are simple so mostly trouble free. the more you do to and with your jeep the more problems you will have.

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i have had my 97 tj 2.5 stick shift for about 3 years but its been in my family since it was new. It has been great only needed a few things and they were to be expected. love it... love it more if the body was better and it had some guts....
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Wranglers are good and are simple to maintain, but as with any vehicle the more it is abused the more they will fall apart and break, but if you treat it good it will last along time
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also to be considered: jeepers are by nature tinkers and tend to mess w/ their own cars. a lot. so we tend to run into more "issues" than others; not to mention all the "problems" we cause ourselves by diving into a project w/o reading up on it first.

<---guilty as charged on that.

also, jeepers tend to notice how our vehicles are acting, perform, drive, etc. more than most. the average motorist doesn't know crap about how their car is running, until it's dead on the side of the road or 10 idiot lights are blazing at them from the dashboard.
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