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12-09-2011 11:08 AM
Kauka As stated..fuel mileage and wranglers don't go well together .. you'll get 15-19 mpg depending on how you drive it and how its set up. I have an 04' rubi with the I6 pushing 33" tires and I get about if my wife drives it she gets about 15mpg.
12-09-2011 09:36 AM
Peepers If you think about 14-16 mpg is that much better than your getting now. I say go for a jeep... If your hoping to see 18+ all the time, you better start looking someplace else.
When my 98 was still bone stock (225/75r15 tires and all) I saw about 17mpg maybe 18 on a good day... I now am happy to see 15mpg, and typically see 13-14mpg
12-09-2011 09:31 AM
91badass Im in socal, just picked up an LJ, now selling my 91 YJ, lifted and locked 4.0, let me know.
12-09-2011 12:39 AM
Strongarm Aaron, any luck? I found a '01 with a Dana 44 You in the Nor-Cal area? Mabee we could meed up and wheel a bit.
11-30-2011 02:53 PM
AaronM Thanks for the advice all. I will lookin into the inline 6 then.

Funny you mention the dodge hemi, it will be an '06 5.7l Hemi I will be moving from.

Anyone know of specific problems in Wranglers that I should look for if I do find one I like? Of course I will have a non partisan mechanic look through it, just asking if there is something Wrangler specific to look out for.

Thanks Again.
11-30-2011 07:33 AM
2DEUCE2 I don't want to sway your decision, but I can tell you that my JK doesn't get any better mileage than my '08 5.7l HEMI Ram truck did. Fuel economy and Wranglers do not go hand in hand regardless of engine.

As others have stated, if you can find one with the 4.0l you will be much happier in the long run than if you purchased one with the 2.5l or 2.4l.

Good luck!
11-30-2011 03:53 AM
ThisJk38 Yeah go with the straight 6. My buddy has 4 banger slightly modified and his gas mileage sucks and is underpowered. I think he's running 32s though and is an early 90s.
11-30-2011 03:48 AM
Harro buy a 6 save you in the long run ,thats just me tho,if ya could spend 10 grand you would get a ripper ,maybe one that a yuppie has, never been off road i hope soooooo
11-30-2011 03:42 AM
Strongarm I'm looking for my firts wrangler to. I'll tell you Aaron, from the looking I've done, it looks like you definately can find something in your price range. I would say probibably a YJ or an older TJ with >200k on it.
Also, my brother-in-law(who is a total jeep nerd) says that the 4 cyl's are pretty gutless. Do your reserch. good luck and don't buy the one I want
11-29-2011 09:19 PM
Looking to buy a Jeep Wrangler

I have never owned a Wrangler but have always wanted one. I can no longer afford my full size truck so I am looking to down size.

I am thinking I'd like a 4cylinder to save soem cash on gas but that is not a must. I'd like something well taken care of and sensible miliage. I am looking to spend about 5000-6000. Does this sound doable or am I way off?

Thanks for the advice in advance.

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