New to Jeeps, need some advice. - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-27-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6
New to Jeeps, need some advice.

I am in the market for a Jeep to pull behind my motorhome. It will be mainly used on trips that we take to Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. I have not decided if I should get a TJ or YK series 2 door or 4 door.

Are there any particular models to stay away from? I have a line on a clean 2002 with 100,000 miles for $8900. With that many miles can I expect trouble in the future. I also found a 2004 Rubicon with 14,000 miles that is in nice shape but about $5000 more.

Thanks for the input.

CORMORANT is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2009, 08:35 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
KBR97's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,979
as far as the mileage I wouldnt worry about a 100k...from what I've seen and read on this forum, the 4.0's are good for over 200k.

The Rubicon will always be the prime choice, but will always be more money. Like you said 5000 more. I think what it will come down to is what your willing to spend and how much are the Rubicons options worth to you?

Edit- If it was my choice and I had the money to spend I would go for the Rubicon considering the low mileage, 14k right??

KBR97 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2009, 08:43 PM   #3
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 9,437
Images: 5
I had 212k on my last 4.0L ran great.. no leaks...etc. For the two you mentioned if money was not an issue I would look into the Rubicon as well. Has lots of stuff you may not use, but sure is nice to have. Do not get a 4 banger with an auto.. snails go faster. Other than that no real bad years etc with the TJ.
__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-28-2009, 07:12 AM   #4
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by KBR97 View Post
as far as the mileage I wouldnt worry about a 100k...from what I've seen and read on this forum, the 4.0's are good for over 200k.

The Rubicon will always be the prime choice, but will always be more money. Like you said 5000 more. I think what it will come down to is what your willing to spend and how much are the Rubicons options worth to you?

Edit- If it was my choice and I had the money to spend I would go for the Rubicon considering the low mileage, 14k right??
Now that I look at my notes the price on the Rubicon was $17,000 with 24,000 miles.

I have attached a couple of pictures. Does this look like it has been lifted? The tires appear to be Wrangler LT245/75R16.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P5110005.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	111.7 KB
ID:	8679   Click image for larger version

Name:	P5110002.jpg
Views:	8
Size:	106.8 KB
ID:	8680  

CORMORANT is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-28-2009, 03:16 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
boostlesstj's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 80
only thing that looks outta place is the diff cover.
__________________
2004 TJ - Aussie Locker front and rear, Rough Country 4" Series II lift, Cooper Discovery STT 33's, JKS Quick disconnects, CB Radio, Cragar Steel wheels, Atlas 9.5k winch, Hi-Lift Jack - F'n shipping to Alaska sucks!!!

Frozen Axles Offroad
boostlesstj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-28-2009, 03:37 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bixby, Oklahoma
Posts: 439
If you're mainly using it to pull behind a motorhome, and putt around the parks and take on sight seeing trails, money should be an issue. IMO, I'd rather be pulling something around that was $8900 and not $17G or more. My reason for saying that is it is very highly unlikely that you will have trouble with the jeep with 100G miles. They are so very tough.
Therefore, I say go the inexpensive direction. (i won't say the word "cheap")
__________________
At some point during jeep ownership, you will BUST A NUT!!!
T-BONE N BIXBY is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-31-2009, 09:54 PM   #7
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by T-BONE N BIXBY View Post
If you're mainly using it to pull behind a motorhome, and putt around the parks and take on sight seeing trails, money should be an issue. IMO, I'd rather be pulling something around that was $8900 and not $17G or more. My reason for saying that is it is very highly unlikely that you will have trouble with the jeep with 100G miles. They are so very tough.
Therefore, I say go the inexpensive direction. (i won't say the word "cheap")
Thanks for all the advise. I ended up buying an 02 with 100,000 miles on it. It came with both a hard and soft top.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC03248.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	94.5 KB
ID:	10955  
CORMORANT is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-31-2009, 09:57 PM   #8
Deaky

WF Supporting Member
 
Fweaky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 2,201
Images: 16
Good choice, it looks great!
__________________
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.
Fweaky is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-31-2009, 11:30 PM   #9
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
N39-W120's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South Eastern VA
Posts: 2,020
Send a message via AIM to N39-W120 Send a message via Skype™ to N39-W120
Good pick....
__________________
Daily Driver 2010 Ford Fusion
Weekend Toy: 2008 Rubicon...
Expensive Toy: 1983 Cadillac Coupe DeVille

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog!
N39-W120 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-01-2009, 06:18 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
islandmonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: GA
Posts: 258
how much?
__________________
2000 Wrangler, with tires,steering wheel, horn, gas tank, head lights
islandmonkey is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-01-2009, 06:31 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
jpoutlaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rigby, ID
Posts: 326
Probably priceless just like my '04.
__________________
JP
jpoutlaw is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-01-2009, 08:17 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
catITguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Metamora, IL
Posts: 449
Send a message via AIM to catITguy
great lookin jeep, esp considering 100k miles.
__________________
TJ Boot Camp Thread from Jeep Forum

2000 Wrangler Sport, 4.0L auto
OME 2.5" Suspension Lift
1.25" JKS BL and 1" MML
33x12.5 GoodYear Wrangler Duratracs
catITguy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-01-2009, 09:14 PM   #13
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by islandmonkey View Post
how much?
I bought it site unseen from a dealer who took it in on trade for $8900. It sat on the lot for a couple of days after I told the salesman I would take it and the other salesman were pissed because they could have sold it for more money to other people who saw it.

It had been used as a daily driver by a woman who drove it 100 miles to work every day. Very happy with it so far.
CORMORANT is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-02-2009, 12:59 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
njkeagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Scranton PA
Posts: 607
For 5K more I would go with the Rubicon if you are able to spend the cash. I mean 80k less and Dana 44. I mean the other will be fine but if you put the two together and think about it I think it will worth the extra 5K. Unless the Rubicon is bit up.
__________________
"The world will know, that few stood against many"
njkeagle is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-02-2009, 01:23 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
mrcarcrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Midland/Odessa, TX
Posts: 3,385
Good choice. You'll love it I'm sure!

I like my jeep almost as much as my other car (which was my dream car for a number of years)....so that's really saying something. Jeeps are neat vehicles.
mrcarcrazy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-02-2009, 04:59 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
Yaezu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 39
Enjoy it.... Great pick!
Yaezu is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-02-2009, 08:08 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
PT4WDL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Frankfort,Ky
Posts: 249
Good pick, especially if you are just planning to park the RV and go see the sites. They are pretty darn tuff trucks and the Rubi may have been over kill for you.
PT4WDL is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-11-2009, 03:16 AM   #18
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9
Good lookin jeep I love black when its clean!

04pbrubi is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
jeep vs girls mr4x4 Off-Topic 15 08-22-2011 02:00 PM
Looking at Jeeps, Advice? DocG2828 TJ General Discussion Forum 21 02-08-2007 02:31 PM
need some advice on jeeps GotTheBug General Jeep Discussion 4 10-02-2006 07:22 PM
new to jeeps. need advice on the smallest jeep types. udinthrik General Jeep Discussion 3 12-20-2005 02:09 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC