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Old 09-01-2006, 07:53 PM   #1
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Unhappy New 07 Prices

I just read what a Chrysler spokesman said about pricing on the 07s. They have droped the price on the new wranglers. Looks like about 10% across the board. The new models are the X, Sahara and Rubicon, with all avialiable in the unlimited and 4 door models. You can order packages A, B, C. These include some really nice items, wheels are 16" std, up to 18" avail. Any axle you want, various ratios, side air bags, skids and side bars, looks like you can order a crawler straight from the factory.
I just bought an 06, wish I had waited...

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Old 09-01-2006, 09:03 PM   #2
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nope im glad i got the 06...the 07's are UGLY

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Old 09-02-2006, 12:20 AM   #3
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think you'll be able to swap body fronts to the old flat style which we all love and adore?
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A few things that I dont like about them...

1: Why change the style... we have all loved the Wrangler for so many years and now they are going to try and modernize it?

2: 4 doors???? that is just stupid... back seat passengers are supposed to have to climb through the back or up over the top! not have their own doors.... very dumb!

I just have 1 thing to say about the new style..... Soccer Mom! They are trying to modernize an already perfect thing in the hopes that more soccer moms and families will buy them! Might as well have made a 2007 Jeep Wrangler Mini Van!
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:21 AM   #5
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I think jeep is on the right track, they are trying to broaden their customer base yet still keep a rugged vehicle, they also must conform with ever tightening government standards, ie. emmisions, crash testing, fuel economy, change is inevitable. I sold my 98 xj for 06 unlimited I wanted the offroad capability but need the room for my hunting dogs and all my gear the four doors really came in handy on my xj, now that they have both 2 AND 4 doors I think it will really bring more people into the jeep world that did not buy a jeep because of the space restrictions. I was going to wait for the 07 but I wanted the I6 and I like the looks of the unlimited, got a good deal on it also, I am a little cramped for space but I will manage.
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:12 AM   #6
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I read in the consumer reports that they are replacing the inline 6 with the 3.8 v6 that goes in there minivans. Not sure if this is a smart idea. My previous experience with the 3.8 was that they are not very dependable. Better on gas mileage but definately not as much torque on the low end or dependability.
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:45 AM   #7
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That is true but the motor has been out for awhile, maybe they got the reliability issues ironed out
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:03 PM   #8
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well it looks like were gonna see a bunch of rich kid preps in the jeeps now though! with there bling bling tryin to pimp!
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:17 PM   #9
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There's two ways of looking at that. It may boost sales, which still motivates aftermarket companies to develop parts and equipment and accessories.
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Old 09-02-2006, 05:52 PM   #10
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I have been looking to pick up a TJ for awhile now. I have been thinking I might hold out and see what the new Wrangler is about first though. Off hand, it seems to be not appealing. I remember the YJ was the red-headed step-child when it was released because of the square headlights. Yes, HEADLIGHTS! of all things. Then the TJ suffered the same criticism because of the coils. You would think that jeepers would be more open to change, since a big part of jeeping is making a jeep your own way.

At some point, the new Wrangler is going to be accepted by the jeep community and it will have it's place in the forum above the TJ,YJ, and CJ sections.
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Old 09-02-2006, 07:07 PM   #11
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yeah your right and i guess some of us are biased because we love the rigs we own
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:00 PM   #12
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One good rule of thumb, Dont buy the first model year of a new design. Give them some time to find and fix the problems. I might just be paranoid, but I worked for GM when the SS454 came out and it was a pile of junk. Main bearing knocking on most of them right off the truck. I might pick up the 4 door for vacation in the future but the TJ stays, I have been even looking at a YJ with a blown engine for 1500. Might end up being one big happy jeep family.
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:15 PM   #13
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yeah, I'm not really in the market for the new Jeep, but I am in the market for a newer Jeep. I've been looking for the right one for awhile now, so I have patience.

I think I'm going to pass on the TJ I've been looking at. I don't wabt to offend any of the TJ guys, but I can't find one that I like even half as much as my YJ.

The right one is out there somewhere, but I at this point in my life, I can afford to be picky.
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:57 PM   #14
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I bought and drove a 89 Blazer 4x4 for two years while I was looking for my jeep. Actually it was a pretty decent truck and with 180k on it when I bought it, I never had any problems with it. But - It Wasn't A Jeep!
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Old 09-02-2006, 11:04 PM   #15
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nope im glad i got the 06...the 07's are UGLY
I kinda like it. Imagine it with a great bumper and a couple of other mods, like a roof rack and a little lift and it will improve it a lot.

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Old 09-03-2006, 01:32 AM   #16
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Here is a whole bunch of pictures, of 07's in action.

http://www.rockcrawler.com/reviews/j...ve/gallery.asp
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I kinda like it. Imagine it with a great bumper and a couple of other mods, like a roof rack and a little lift and it will improve it a lot.

i guess it would look better with some mods but how long will it be before they have aftermarket parts for it? well considering rough country already has a lift out for the new FJ cruiser i guess it won't be too long
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Old 09-03-2006, 08:19 AM   #18
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anybody know what size tires the new 07 rubicons come with? i've heard 32's but my buddy keeps bragging that hes gettin his in november and that they have 33's
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anybody know what size tires the new 07 rubicons come with? i've heard 32's but my buddy keeps bragging that hes gettin his in november and that they have 33's
LT225/75/17 BFG MTs is what comes on the Rubicon in 2007.
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Old 09-03-2006, 09:50 AM   #20
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Hey bigjeep. Check out this link. It has the specs for the 2007 Wrangler in PDF.
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Old 09-04-2006, 09:26 AM   #21
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The looks are (Sort of) growing on me, but the weight is about 800 pounds (800 frekin pounds!) MORE than a TJ. That's gotta' hurt.

With gas and two people (men) aboard, you are looking at almost 4600 pounds!

The TJ is already 800 pounds higher than an M38/CJ2A, so the extra weight is insult to injury.

It will be interesting to see with the extra weight of the JK if the 3.8 will still turn in better mileage. If I drive my 2000TJ 4.0 like a soccer mom (gently) I get 22-24mpg (5spd), so maybe a small part of the better 3.8 economy is driving technique.

The price cut could make left-over TJs a screaming buy. Personally I hope resale of the TJ drops to zero (so I can continuing to buy newer ones as mine wears out).

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I kinda like it. Imagine it with a great bumper and a couple of other mods, like a roof rack and a little lift and it will improve it a lot.

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Old 09-04-2006, 12:08 PM   #22
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i guess it would look better with some mods but how long will it be before they have aftermarket parts for it? well considering rough country already has a lift out for the new FJ cruiser i guess it won't be too long
I think the one is that picture has aftermarket fender flares on it. So someone is already into the game.
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Old 09-04-2006, 12:40 PM   #23
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Most of the aftermarket companies have already received a 07 wrangler to manufacture lift kits for. We have been in contact with Superlift, and hopefully, they are bringing one, lifted, to our first annual Jeep show at Jeep Outfitters in Burleson, TX. This Jeep show will be on Sat. Sept.16, if anyone is interested.
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I think the one is that picture has aftermarket fender flares on it. So someone is already into the game.
i noticed that and was wonderin about it! i thought it had those bushwacker pocket style flares STOCK!
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Most of the aftermarket companies have already received a 07 wrangler to manufacture lift kits for. We have been in contact with Superlift, and hopefully, they are bringing one, lifted, to our first annual Jeep show at Jeep Outfitters in Burleson, TX. This Jeep show will be on Sat. Sept.16, if anyone is interested.
well if its a rubicon it will already have 32's (?) i think so i wonder what size tires they will run and how much lift it will be? maybe they will run some 37's!
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Just curious from a learning standpoint.

What do you consider the strongpoints of the YJ are (or yours specifically) vs. the TJ series (or specific ones you've looked at)?

What would one need to be "right" for your use, and what do you use yours for (off-road transportation into the back country, rock climbing, ??)

We can all benefit from your opinion and experiences.

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I think I'm going to pass on the TJ I've been looking at. I don't want to offend any of the TJ guys, but I can't find one that I like even half as much as my YJ.

The right one is out there somewhere, but I at this point in my life, I can afford to be picky.
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:22 PM   #27
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I've been sitting here trying to decide if you are serious or not. I don't think my jeep shopping is going to teach you anything. I'll give you the short version though.

I've had my YJ for years, and I'm shopping for a TJ. I can't find one I like. I have yet to drive one that impresses me.

There are no rocks around here. Only mud, and I'll take it for the occassional ride through the country.

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Just curious from a learning standpoint.

What do you consider the strongpoints of the YJ are (or yours specifically) vs. the TJ series (or specific ones you've looked at)?

What would one need to be "right" for your use, and what do you use yours for (off-road transportation into the back country, rock climbing, ??)

We can all benefit from your opinion and experiences.

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ill be honest...i think my buddies YJ is freakin sweet! the more i ride in it and ocassionaly drive it the more i like it...looks and sounds mean too! and i actually really like the old style interior...he has one mean YJ
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Well, after I have read Bob's post a few more times, I have decided that he is evidently a used car salesman.

Sorry, but I won't purchase a jeep on the net, but thanks anyway.
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I really like the JK, its not bad looking and it has all these new electronics on it that would help out on the trail. I was watching superlifts off-road and they were testing the the new JK's out and they did pretty dam well out on the trail and they were really riding them hard on rocks water fording and ect. but still i think i like my unlimited and would not trade it in for a JK.


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