|10-16-2013 01:00 PM|
|Jeepsk8||2013 JKUR. Definately my daily driver.|
|10-16-2013 09:16 AM|
|smud||I just sold my 2005 4runner and ordered/received my 2014 JKUR as a DD. I ABSOLUTELY love it! It's way smoother than they used to be. Yeah, compared to my 4runner, its not as smooth on the highway but WAY MORE FUN and worth it. The 4runner is a GREAT vehicle for it's purposes though and completely trouble free. I'm not sure that will be the case with the jeep but still think it will be worth it for the fun factor!|
|10-16-2013 04:50 AM|
I simply love it!!!!!
|10-16-2013 02:28 AM|
I think everyone has made it clear the Rubi will not far apart by driving it on pavement.
Regarding the tires, they may not last as long as KOs but they should last 30-35K unless you really hammer them off road on a regular basis.
|10-16-2013 01:29 AM|
|rnuover13||Salesmen need to treat you like a customer and not just a number. He sounds like an idiot. Slap that silly mofo!!|
|10-15-2013 10:42 PM|
|5JKs||I put almost 53K on my '12 JKUR before trading it for my '14 JKUR (it's got almost 7K on it already). They function fine as a DD.|
|10-15-2013 10:06 PM|
|00Sebby||Wow! I wish I had known this 40,000 miles ago AND before I drove it from East Tennessee to Chicago yesterday. Maybe I should have it trailered home tomorrow and just catch a plane so that I don't beat it up too bad. I use my Rubicon for business, family truckster, daily driver, trips to the mall, oh... and off-road stuff, too. It does everything well.|
|10-15-2013 08:24 PM|
My 09 Unlimited Rubicon is my daily driver.
It drives very nicely with 33s and a 2" lift.
The only thing I would want different is radio controls on the steering wheel like the new ones have. Other than that, no complaints.
|09-24-2013 08:47 AM|
I use my 13 JKR as my DD. Had it since May, just shy of 5K miles. Mostly on-road, some beach driving and one hairy trail, got to use the lockers.
So far, I changed the oil and rotated the tires. No issues.
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|09-24-2013 08:11 AM|
I've had my Rubicon and have only used as a DD for exactly a year. I've had absolutely no issues with it from on-road driving.
But, my questions is... what's a Rubicon X?
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|09-16-2013 08:14 PM|
Almost 3,000 miles into an almost-two-month-old JKUR and I love it as a DD!
The only thing I've had to get used to (so far) is the different shift points with the 4.1's (vs. the 3.21's in the '12), topping out around 3.5k rpm (instead of around 2.8k). Apart from that, it's responsive and quick for being what it is. I've lost ~2 mpg on the commute.
Now, to lose the inhibition and get it dirty...
|09-16-2013 04:43 PM|
what what what??!! I just ordered my rubi x w/ 4.1 gears, plan on throwing 33 12.50s on her right away, & drive philly to nyc once a week. should I have saved $495 & left the 3.73s on it? (got the 4.1s in case I later regret not going w/ 35s.)
|09-16-2013 04:17 PM|
Seriously, looks like you need a new salesman. I recently ordered a 14 JKUR, and did all the negotiating via email, which was brief. Ended up with a great deal. I think the combination of a straight shooting salesman and his awareness that I knew what I was talking about made for a painless process, which unfortunately is not the norm when purchasing a vehicle.
|09-16-2013 03:01 PM|
UpHillBill is always on target.
My Rubicon is a daily driver and I have zero issues with it. Much depends on your expectations. I've repeatedly spent all day and much of the night on a motorcycle doing the Interstate thing, so any Jeep time is a blessing. Others doing long hauls on the Interstate wouldn't be happy in anything less than huge SUV or a luxury car.
Evaluate your driving style and wants, then decide.
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|09-16-2013 11:09 AM|
Also considering getting it from her from time to time for myself to drive is a pain in the ass, I'd say its a pretty good bet that you will love driving it as a DD.
|09-16-2013 11:00 AM|
I find that a Rubicon can be quite the challenge to drive daily. It takes a ton of work and frankly, I have to say it isn't for everyone. It's a constant battle of wills. For instance, yesterday I was driving to the store to get some milk and was going past a very large construction site. Before I could react, the Rubicon slowed down and veered off the road onto this site and floored itself in the dirt/mud throwing up huge rooster tails. It then had the nerve to turn it's steering wheel and start doing donuts!
I was appalled! How I wrestled with that wheel to get it turned back straight again and towards the road. Couldn't even believe it. It spun it's tires all the way back onto the pavement. Pulling up to the market in my mud covered Jeep, I was so embarrassed I forgot to buy milk.
But hey, that's just been my experience.
|09-16-2013 10:22 AM|
|Qdogfox||I daily a Rubi, and it is fantastic...such fun.|
|09-16-2013 09:55 AM|
|hotrod6464||I live in NW PA I have a 2013 10A Rubi i Had just got done wheeling rinsed of the mud aired up the tires cked everything and went to South FL got 18 mpg drove great. I go to NY, Oh all over it is my DD would not have any other.|
|09-16-2013 09:28 AM|
|Dakovich||2013 JKUR DD here, 90%city driving as my DD and I love it. Had a 2012 VW GTI and this thing is a far smoother ride and I don't have to worry about potholes anymore (the GTI was a pretty stiff car)|
|09-16-2013 06:09 AM|
|bmidd31||I drive my JKUR 90 miles a day as my daily driver and love every minute. I did swap out to MT's for some AT's at about 1000 miles so a bit of a smoother ride. If you take the Rubicon off road you will thank yourself later...|
|09-16-2013 05:56 AM|
|Tanooki||My Rubicon is my daily, sounds like rubbish from the salesman.|
|09-16-2013 05:31 AM|
It could all have been in my head, but when I did test drives (and I test drove a manual Sport, Sahara, and Rubicon before I bought), I actually thought the Rubicon had the most pep.
Granted, I went into that knowing that the Rubicon had 4.10 gears (and I wanted the Rubicon, anyway), so it could have been mind over matter, but if there was any hesitation in my mind about which one to get, the test drive cleared it up real quick.
|09-15-2013 07:31 PM|
Love the feedback and support...thanks for all the input. You have confirmed what I kind of suspected.
1. I should expect the KM's to last a respectable number of miles for a tire of its type.
2. Rubi has great on road manners but is clearly at its best off road.
3. The road is not going to any more harm/wear to a Rubi then it does to any other vehicle.
4. Most dealers need to join a Jeep Forum!
Let me know if I am incorrect on any of the above. Thanks again for all the discussion. Much appreicated.
|09-15-2013 12:20 PM|
|panthermark||Put AT tires on a Rubi it is the exact same vehicle (as far as on road manners) as a Sport or Sahara. Only difference would be slightly stiffer shocks.|
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