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Fr8dawg 01-04-2013 03:08 AM

About to buy an 06 rubicon!!
Hey guys after several months of shopping around, i finally found what I think will be my first Jeep. Its an 06 Rubicon, bone stock, very clean inside and out, appears to not have been used offroad. Hard top and factory soft top. It has 38,000 on the clock. The stealership is asking $21,000 and i got them down to 19,500, but im really shooting for $18,500 since I know this vehicle has veen on thier lot for quite a while.

Is there any specific problems with this model year of the Wrangler? Anything specific I should check out before buying it? Were the fog lights on the bumper an option (this one doesnt have foglights)?

Any insight would be appreciated!

Trevor C 98tj 01-04-2013 04:29 AM

You could get a jk for that much

MarkGLHS 01-04-2013 06:03 AM

the '06 Rubi is quite possibley one of the best, if not the best, Wrangler ever made including the current generation of Wranglers.

if you found a nice clean bone stock creampuff TJ Rubi for NADA pricing I say grab it. I looked for 7 months for such a deal and the one single cream puff TJ Rubi I did find was sold literally 3 minutes before I got to the lot.

DrewG 01-04-2013 08:28 AM

The only thing that I can think of with the 2005 and 2006 is that some of 'em had problems with the Oil Pump Drive Assembly (OPDA) blowing up and ruining peoples days.
I wouldn't let that keep me from buying it, though. Maybe useful as a bargaining tool, though.

Rayko 01-04-2013 08:34 AM

I'd much rather have the last of the TJ's than any JK.

Crazyflyingplastics 01-04-2013 08:43 AM


Originally Posted by Trevor C 98tj (Post 3180786)
You could get a jk for that much

you could also get a prius, but why?

20ga 01-04-2013 10:43 AM

Buy it asap!!!!!!!!!!!

Jwolfer 01-04-2013 11:17 AM

I've got an 06 Rubi with 42,500 on it and it is an awesome Jeep. I haven't had any issues with the ODPA yet (knock on wood) so don't let that change your mind. I'd say go for it. Especially since it has both tops.

jlangman 01-04-2013 12:57 PM

sweet deal!

sinbob 01-04-2013 03:15 PM

I have an 06 rubi 123000 miles and love it. Checked with the dealership and mine is not on recall for the opda

Gary2 01-04-2013 08:47 PM

I have an 05 with no problems and I wasn't waiting either . I bough a new OPDA and sent my old one to "StripperGuy" on Jeep Forum for him to work his magic on. I reinstalled it and its been fine and don't expect to see a problem with it , ever. He is one of the smartest people you will ever encounter and has come up with a mod for the OPDA that will probably let it live longer than the 4.0 itself . If the 06 has what you want buy it , they are not getting any newer.

Mello Mike 01-04-2013 09:17 PM

Do it, Dude!!! You'll regret it if you don't. I'd take an '06 Rubi any day over a JK.

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