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ronnaliezl 08-22-2007 02:51 AM

hello everyone! new member..dying to own a wrangler!
 
hello everyone! im ronna and i am a HUGE fan of wranglers...ive always wanted one as a teenager and now that im old enough, i am still very interested in getting the 2007 wrangler rubicon unlimited (4 door)..

but if anyone could help me, i have a few questions. i have heard rumors that wranglers are not safe cars because they "supposedly" flip over easily when driving on streets/off-roading..

the only way id find out the real truth is by asking you guys! :)so if any of you can help i would greatly appreciate it!!!

GeauxTJ! 08-22-2007 05:49 AM

Welcome to WF....I'll let the experts answer your question though.:wavey:

gordon 08-22-2007 01:48 PM

Welcome to WF
Through the years wranglers have become much safer. (all vehicles have) Years ago, like 20 stupid drivers not smart enough to know that wranglers and suv in general have a higher center of gravity and don't corner like a sports car. Any vehicle can get bottom side up if driven poorly. The new wranglers are wider and safer than ever. Safety is a habit one should practice every day.
Sorry about the preaching but it bugs me that people think jeeps are not safe.
I drove a 1983 for over 125,000 miles and not once did it ever try to roll over. My dog on the other hand, well thats another story.
I'll shut up now

Dare2BSquare 08-22-2007 01:54 PM

I agree. Anything driven recklessly will be dangerous. You should not worry that a Jeep is like an Ford Exploder.

gordon 08-22-2007 02:38 PM

The wrangler is quite different than the normal suv. If you want a car like ride and loads of creature comforts than a liberty or grand cherokee is more your ride. The wrangler is a very unique vehicle and attracts similar people. There are things not on a wrangler that some people expect and they will not be happy driving one. For those there are wrangler want to bees. Off road to them is their drive way, or a mall parking lot. If you want a vehicle that most of us will never know or use it's total capabilities than look at a wrangler.

RatherBNarizona 08-22-2007 06:43 PM

welcome!
I'll let the experts continue... haha
:)

crafty 08-22-2007 07:28 PM

Welcome to the site. :) I never worry about rolling on the road and feel safer with less blindspots and greater visability due to sitting higher. GO FOR IT !

ronnaliezl 08-23-2007 12:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeauxTJ! (Post 124967)
Welcome to WF....I'll let the experts answer your question though.:wavey:

thanks!!!! :)

ronnaliezl 08-23-2007 01:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gordon (Post 125218)
Welcome to WF
Through the years wranglers have become much safer. (all vehicles have) Years ago, like 20 stupid drivers not smart enough to know that wranglers and suv in general have a higher center of gravity and don't corner like a sports car. Any vehicle can get bottom side up if driven poorly. The new wranglers are wider and safer than ever. Safety is a habit one should practice every day.
Sorry about the preaching but it bugs me that people think jeeps are not safe.
I drove a 1983 for over 125,000 miles and not once did it ever try to roll over. My dog on the other hand, well thats another story.
I'll shut up now

thanks for your honesty...im glad to hear that from you because ppl are continually discouraging me from getting a wrangler, reasons such as 1) after a couple of years, wranglers will not be dependable and break down..2) gas meter readings are not accurate and 3) wranglers easily flip over (as i mentioned earlier). please feel free to preach some more! ;) ;) i want to know your thoughts....

ronnaliezl 08-23-2007 01:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crafty (Post 125464)
Welcome to the site. :) I never worry about rolling on the road and feel safer with less blindspots and greater visability due to sitting higher. GO FOR IT !

thanks!!! :)

Levinoss 08-23-2007 09:35 AM

Quote:

1) after a couple of years, wranglers will not be dependable and break down..
IF YOU DONT TAKE CARE OF IT? LOL

Most people who say stuff like that dont know how to change oil on their vehicle, and prolly think they need this stuff when their blinker goes out.

http://kalecoauto.com/images/BlinkFluid.jpg

It's all about taking care of the vehicle and not abusing it. Not just with wranglers any vehicles. My step dad is ruff on his trucks and of course they kinda go to crud after awhile.

Do the maint on your vehicle your self and you can guarantee the quality of the job. Might take a little longer but if you want it done right you'll take the extra time.

~Lev

crafty 08-23-2007 07:03 PM

Answer to #1 = I wheel my 93 almost every weekend go through mud constantly and have taken it airborn lol If neglected you will have trouble.

#2 If you change from factory tire size it will change your MPG. Some are just strange also. Mine stays on full over half a week before it starts coming down. It will not read half full and leave you stranded.

Dare2BSquare 08-23-2007 07:15 PM

Jeep: If it ain't broke, you ain't drivin it right!

02Prove 08-23-2007 08:51 PM

howdy

ronnaliezl 08-23-2007 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by crafty (Post 126016)

#2 If you change from factory tire size it will change your MPG. Some are just strange also. Mine stays on full over half a week before it starts coming down. It will not read half full and leave you stranded.

so its not quite accurate..even with the new wranglers, do you happen to know?? thats strange how that happens...how far do you drive everyday?? but even if you drive short distances, the gas meter shouldve still gone down even a little...

rebelBullDawg325 08-23-2007 09:58 PM

whoever told you jeeps arent reliable is an idiot. everyone i know with a jeep has well over 100k on the engine and most of them are over 10 yrs old. and they still run strong. mine is a 91 with over 150k and still runs like a top. and it's definately not been well taken care of. i've dogged it out, sunk it over the hood and i know all the fluids havent always been changed on the right increments. but still runnin good. and they're much safer than most people assume. just dont try and spin donuts and you'll be fine

The Sos 08-23-2007 10:07 PM

The gas gauge in the wrangler I just bought doesn't work at all but its 18 years old. I have yet to drive it without an open header but I can't wait to get that fixed.

I am new here too so welcome to the forum.

MadPatter 08-24-2007 01:27 AM

The gauge on the new jeeps i heard are pretty well accurate, my buddy is a mechanic at a jeep dealership here in Colorado Springs. They just were made for a lil bit smaller tank so it will read full longer. But when it starts to drop down it has to be at empty for it to read empty. So no fear of having no gas when it is at a quarter or half tank indicated.
Also if this worries you when you fill up reset your Odometer then you can base all your fill ups on miles driven to help you ensure yourself that you wont run out :)

ronnaliezl 08-24-2007 02:02 AM

well thanks for the info...im getting closer and closer to buying my wrangler! so excited!!!!! i graduate next may with my BA and im praying that my mom and grandparents will help me put a down payment on my wrangler as a gift for studying soooo hard!!!! ;)

ronnaliezl 08-24-2007 02:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Sos (Post 126103)
The gas gauge in the wrangler I just bought doesn't work at all but its 18 years old. I have yet to drive it without an open header but I can't wait to get that fixed.

I am new here too so welcome to the forum.

thanks! welcome to the wf...awww, i dont feel so alone then! ;)

ronnaliezl 08-24-2007 02:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rebelBullDawg325 (Post 126093)
whoever told you jeeps arent reliable is an idiot. everyone i know with a jeep has well over 100k on the engine and most of them are over 10 yrs old. and they still run strong. mine is a 91 with over 150k and still runs like a top. and it's definately not been well taken care of. i've dogged it out, sunk it over the hood and i know all the fluids havent always been changed on the right increments. but still runnin good. and they're much safer than most people assume. just dont try and spin donuts and you'll be fine

well thanks for the info...im getting closer and closer to buying my wrangler! so excited!!!!! i graduate next may with my BA and im praying that my mom and grandparents will help me put a down payment on my wrangler as a gift for studying soooo hard!!!! ;)

ronnaliezl 08-24-2007 02:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MadPatter (Post 126172)
The gauge on the new jeeps i heard are pretty well accurate, my buddy is a mechanic at a jeep dealership here in Colorado Springs. They just were made for a lil bit smaller tank so it will read full longer. But when it starts to drop down it has to be at empty for it to read empty. So no fear of having no gas when it is at a quarter or half tank indicated.
Also if this worries you when you fill up reset your Odometer then you can base all your fill ups on miles driven to help you ensure yourself that you wont run out :)

okay great! that sure makes me relieved to know that...i really dont wanna see that im stuck in the middle of nowhere with no gas thinking there was because it indicates i have a quarter more...thanks again! :)

ronnaliezl 08-24-2007 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Levinoss (Post 125752)
IF YOU DONT TAKE CARE OF IT? LOL

Most people who say stuff like that dont know how to change oil on their vehicle, and prolly think they need this stuff when their blinker goes out.

http://kalecoauto.com/images/BlinkFluid.jpg

It's all about taking care of the vehicle and not abusing it. Not just with wranglers any vehicles. My step dad is ruff on his trucks and of course they kinda go to crud after awhile.

Do the maint on your vehicle your self and you can guarantee the quality of the job. Might take a little longer but if you want it done right you'll take the extra time.

~Lev

thanks for the info..regarding 'doing the maintenance on my wrangler myself' sounds almost impossible! haha..i used to work for honda/acura services and i would watch the mechanics work on vehicles, changing oil is prolly the closest i would get to maintenance..though im a girl, i really dont mind learning...especially if it means i just have to pay for parts and not labor! ;)

ronnaliezl 08-24-2007 02:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dare2BSquare (Post 125223)
I agree. Anything driven recklessly will be dangerous. You should not worry that a Jeep is like an Ford Exploder.

:) if you're saying a wrangler is way better than a ford explorer! thats awesome! ;)

debruins 08-24-2007 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ronnaliezl (Post 125686)
thanks for your honesty...im glad to hear that from you because ppl are continually discouraging me from getting a wrangler, reasons such as 1) after a couple of years, wranglers will not be dependable and break down..2) gas meter readings are not accurate and 3) wranglers easily flip over (as i mentioned earlier). please feel free to preach some more! ;) ;) i want to know your thoughts....

1st off welcome

second all three of those are WRONG

1. wrangler are the most dependable car out there, the engine will go for 300,000 miles, i saw one with 330,000 for sale "running like new"

2. the gas meter reading are right, its jus that you can rplace the sender adn it will fill up higher get 21 gallons instead of 17
3. wranglers have a better roll over rating than most minivans, and suv's!!!


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