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kosic 04-22-2013 10:03 PM

Is this a good deal? Please help w comments
 
Whats up guys, always been wanting to get a jeep and was wondering if this would be a good deal, any comments would help.

ASking price is 22500, but since i know the guy, he might be able to go to $18k

Its an 08 Rubicon with 83k miles on it, which is the reason im not 100% sure to get, since i heard Jeep engines might give you troubles after 80k


Here's the description:
ORGIONAL OWNER Only off road a few x to test. My Jeep has the complete factory Rubicon Pkg a 12,000 option at the time of purchase featuring TRU-Lock(TM) Front and Rear Locking Differentials with Dana 44 axels (locking axels), Brake Lock Differentials, Electronic drop front torsion bar to allow for more suspension articulation, Full Skid plates, 4:10 Gears, Stability control, Traction control, Stronger live axles, locking differentials, Rock-Trac transfer case with a very, very low-range gear of 4.00:1, Self cleaning Front and Rear Power Disc Brakes, Heavy Duty Rear Suspension with Gas Charged Shock Absorbers and Performance Ride Type Front Suspension, Disconnecting Front Stabilizer Bar, Rock Rails Exterior Body Guards, Tire pressure monitoring, 600-Amp/Hour Battery, 140-Amp Alternator, Front Power Outlet, Alloy Wheels, 17-In. X 7.5-In., Halogen headlamps, Stain Repel Upgraded Cloth Seats.

Other options include 4-Speed Automatic Transmission With Overdrive, Keyless entry, Fog lights, Power windows and Door locks, Cruise control, Front console with storage, Tilt-adjustable steering wheel, Infinity premium brand speakers, 7 total speakers, 368 watts stereo output, AM/FM in-dash single CD player,CD-controller with CD MP3 Playback stereo, Sirius satellite radio, Auxiliary MP3 audio input, Subwoofer, Soundbar, Stability control, Power Convenience Group, Rear Privacy Glass, Exterior color is Steel Blue with Black soft top the Interior is Grey.

any help greatly appreciated


thanks!!!

jkjeeper06 04-22-2013 10:11 PM

Not really sure who you heard that the engines Give you trouble after 80k from. The old TJ engines wouldn't even give you trouble after 200k and if the 3.8 and 3.6 haven't had trouble before 50k it's very rare that they will have it after. For the most part they are just as reliable as other engines. The one thing I'd check is if it burns oil. Some do and it's not that bad. You can run a higher viscosity or just add oil when needed if that's the case. But either way the jeep should last a very long time if taken care of

As you can see tho, they have a killer resale value. At 22k you are close to a new one(sport not rubicon) with the new engine and 5speed auto and warranty. But I can see the appeal of a rubicon

jrussblues 04-22-2013 11:21 PM

The 3.8 is 200k plus motor.
The real question is what are your plans with the rubi if you purchase. The 42rle auto trans is not friendly with larger tires at hwy speeds. Overdrive was at .69/1 and designed for a v8. The 4.10 gears will provide some cushion, but not much. Other than the lack of low end torque to turn bigger tires paired with the poor gear ratio in the transmission you are looking at a very durable drive train.


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