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Cameron138 06-23-2013 01:00 PM

Best year of JKs
 
What year was JKs best year? I would think 2013 because it's newest but any opinions? And why? Thanks

wassup8687 06-23-2013 01:03 PM

I'd go with 2013 or 2012 because of the 3.6L engine.

kbwwolf 06-23-2013 01:04 PM

2012, of course. Except for the cylinder head thing...:D

jagerhelix 06-23-2013 01:06 PM

I'd say 2007. Some day it'll be a highly sought after classic similar to the 64 1/2 mustangs.

BManz 06-23-2013 01:09 PM

Whatever JK you're driving and enjoying is the best.

m998dna 06-23-2013 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by jagerhelix (Post 3891051)
I'd say 2007. Some day it'll be a highly sought after classic similar to the 64 1/2 mustangs.

Seriously?

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MTH 06-23-2013 03:09 PM

Reliability wise, I believe it's statistically the 2010s.

I'm sure the 3.6 platform will eventually take over. Probably 2013s or 2014s eventually.

2007, 2011, and 2012 were years of major changes, so they're statistically more problem prone.

But all of those are just odds. The vast majority o any year will be problem free. And when it comes to used vehicles, much depends on the prior owner.

jagerhelix 06-23-2013 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by m998dna (Post 3891281)

Seriously?

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yea especially if you get ahold of a special edition ;-) or maybe even a Starwood!

Blastek 06-23-2013 03:34 PM

2007-2011 oilburners
2012 cylinder head issues
2013 rust issues

2007-2013 computer, leak issues

good luck! :D

live_slow 06-23-2013 03:58 PM

It's far too early to look back on the model designation and tell, especially with an engine change in the lineup.

Looking at the increase in numbers sold, you'd also have to wait and see if any particular year holds value more than the others, and that takes a while.

Up Hill Bill 06-23-2013 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by MTH (Post 3891291)
Reliability wise, I believe it's statistically the 2010s.

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Let me guess..... oh, yea, who have a 2010, by coincidence.. :rofl:



I put NO faith in Consumer Reports opinions, but their data collection may be a little less bias, and they say:

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CR seems to have somehow missed the 2012 head problem..... :nonono:

jwann01 06-23-2013 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by jagerhelix (Post 3891051)
I'd say 2007. Some day it'll be a highly sought after classic similar to the 64 1/2 mustangs.

Not so sure about that, but the dealership I bout mine from has called several times wanting to buy my 2007 back. I guess buyers are looking for a deal on used Jeeps.

Sucker Punch 06-23-2013 04:23 PM

2014 model by far the best model JK.... EVER!

Of course I am a tad bit biased as this will be the first JK I will own:whistling:

Andy 1965 06-23-2013 04:26 PM

2013. The black one's are the fastest ;)

AverageJK 06-23-2013 04:31 PM

2012+ because of the 3.6

kbwwolf 06-23-2013 04:34 PM

[quote=andy 1965;3891448]the black one's are the fastest ;)[/quote

I smoked some poor sap in an orange one the other day...but I was on my motorcycle, I think. Still...:D

GCMatt 06-23-2013 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by jwann01 (Post 3891419)
Not so sure about that, but the dealership I bout mine from has called several times wanting to buy my 2007 back. I guess buyers are looking for a deal on used Jeeps.


I went to look at new Jeeps, and I've gotten several letters from the dealerships about "DIRE NEED FOR USED JEEP GRAND CHEROKEES!!!"

Yeah, I'm SO sure they are interested in my 145k mile, 2001 Grand Cherokee. They just want to get you to sell them your 2007 so you'll buy a new one. ;)

jwann01 06-23-2013 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by GCMatt (Post 3891586)

I went to look at new Jeeps, and I've gotten several letters from the dealerships about "DIRE NEED FOR USED JEEP GRAND CHEROKEES!!!"

Yeah, I'm SO sure they are interested in my 145k mile, 2001 Grand Cherokee. They just want to get you to sell them your 2007 so you'll buy a new one. ;)

That might be the case if they sold new jeeps.

LewdDude 06-23-2013 05:56 PM

Not sure what years are best, but I know it's NOT '07 & '08!!! My '13 with the 3.6 certainly has more power but only time will tell if its more trouble free than my '08 was.

m998dna 06-23-2013 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jwann01 (Post 3891419)
Not so sure about that, but the dealership I bout mine from has called several times wanting to buy my 2007 back. I guess buyers are looking for a deal on used Jeeps.

I wouldn't take those gestures seriously ...

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Originally Posted by GCMatt (Post 3891586)
I went to look at new Jeeps, and I've gotten several letters from the dealerships about "DIRE NEED FOR USED JEEP GRAND CHEROKEES!!!"

Yeah, I'm SO sure they are interested in my 145k mile, 2001 Grand Cherokee. They just want to get you to sell them your 2007 so you'll buy a new one. ;)

x2... a simple ploy to get someone on the lot to trade an older Jeep for new Jeep.

I have one dealer that calls and sends letters wanting to buy Jeeps I don't even own anymore - basically junk mail.

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kik 06-23-2013 06:09 PM

The best year is the one you have. However, the 2010 has the least amount of issues.

flharleycop 06-23-2013 06:21 PM

Id say the 2015 is the best model the new small block v8 gets better MPG and has more power.

kbwwolf 06-23-2013 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by flharleycop (Post 3891679)
Id say the 2015 is the best model the new small block v8 gets better MPG and has more power.

I almost called the dealership after reading that. Almost. Jesus...

Drmad7 06-23-2013 07:27 PM

A slow mirror in my '08 JK. 53K and no issues. Only traded because while getting some kind of service I test drove the new 3.6. Bought a 13 Crush which i then traded again. Now have a 13 Rubicon 10A. Between the 3 JKs...no Head issue, no water leaks, 100% reliable! So my vote is the year you are driving that is not giving you issues.

Old Dogger 06-23-2013 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by flharleycop (Post 3891679)
Id say the 2015 is the best model the new small block v8 gets better MPG and has more power.

X1000, Now let's be specific: 565 HP Hemi, 16 speed Spicer manual, with 12 speed Allison being offered as optional, Dana 60s, both front and rear, with Lockers of coarse, 40 inch MT tires and only offered in BLACK. This mean machine runs full SYNTHETICS for increases power and fuel economy. ALL OF YOU SYNTHETIC GUYS WILL LOVE THIS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
Now for the WARRANTY, WOW, LIFETIME ON EVERYTHING INCLUDING TIRES, BRAKES AND LET'S NOT FORGET THE WIPER BLADES.............:nonono::nonono::nonono:
Get ready for the pricing, yes, yes, you guessed it, well up in the six (6) digits. Who will be the first one on the block to get one of these MEAN MACHINES?:cool::cool::cool:
Will any of you kind, Dear generous souls, find it in your heart to give me a loan? Just maybe Obama will by me one and we will call it part of the stimulus package for the needy "ME".....:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
Maybe it would help if I was retired from the IRS????????????? Then, I could give myself a bonus........................

Doctorsti 06-23-2013 07:46 PM

2014, ask next year and it will be 2015

flharleycop 06-23-2013 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 3891776)
I almost called the dealership after reading that. Almost. Jesus...

LOL:dance:

jwann01 06-23-2013 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by m998dna (Post 3891654)

I wouldn't take those gestures seriously ...

x2... a simple ploy to get someone on the lot to trade an older Jeep for new Jeep.

I have one dealer that calls and sends letters wanting to buy Jeeps I don't even own anymore - basically junk mail.

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I don't take those gestures seriously. My jeep is far from stock and I would never get what I have put into it by selling it.

MI JeepSkate 06-24-2013 12:38 AM

the 3.6 has more power, but head problems. the 3.8 is an old hunting dog who rambles around the woods and sometimes impresses you. im pleased with my jeep by all means. i picked my 10 sport up for under 20K with all options and 29,000 miles. but they say the 2007's and 2008's are the best because you can pick them up dirt cheap with slightly higher miles

ohioviper 06-24-2013 01:05 AM

2013 3.6 no head problems.


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