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CORMORANT 05-27-2009 09:10 PM

New to Jeeps, need some advice.
 
I am in the market for a Jeep to pull behind my motorhome. It will be mainly used on trips that we take to Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. I have not decided if I should get a TJ or YK series 2 door or 4 door.

Are there any particular models to stay away from? I have a line on a clean 2002 with 100,000 miles for $8900. With that many miles can I expect trouble in the future. I also found a 2004 Rubicon with 14,000 miles that is in nice shape but about $5000 more.

Thanks for the input.

KBR97 05-27-2009 09:35 PM

as far as the mileage I wouldnt worry about a 100k...from what I've seen and read on this forum, the 4.0's are good for over 200k.

The Rubicon will always be the prime choice, but will always be more money. Like you said 5000 more. I think what it will come down to is what your willing to spend and how much are the Rubicons options worth to you?

Edit- If it was my choice and I had the money to spend I would go for the Rubicon considering the low mileage, 14k right??

4Jeepn 05-27-2009 09:43 PM

I had 212k on my last 4.0L ran great.. no leaks...etc. For the two you mentioned if money was not an issue I would look into the Rubicon as well. Has lots of stuff you may not use, but sure is nice to have. Do not get a 4 banger with an auto.. snails go faster. Other than that no real bad years etc with the TJ.

CORMORANT 05-28-2009 08:12 AM

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as far as the mileage I wouldnt worry about a 100k...from what I've seen and read on this forum, the 4.0's are good for over 200k.

The Rubicon will always be the prime choice, but will always be more money. Like you said 5000 more. I think what it will come down to is what your willing to spend and how much are the Rubicons options worth to you?

Edit- If it was my choice and I had the money to spend I would go for the Rubicon considering the low mileage, 14k right??

Now that I look at my notes the price on the Rubicon was $17,000 with 24,000 miles.

I have attached a couple of pictures. Does this look like it has been lifted? The tires appear to be Wrangler LT245/75R16.

boostlesstj 05-28-2009 04:16 PM

only thing that looks outta place is the diff cover.

T-BONE N BIXBY 05-28-2009 04:37 PM

If you're mainly using it to pull behind a motorhome, and putt around the parks and take on sight seeing trails, money should be an issue. IMO, I'd rather be pulling something around that was $8900 and not $17G or more. My reason for saying that is it is very highly unlikely that you will have trouble with the jeep with 100G miles. They are so very tough.
Therefore, I say go the inexpensive direction. (i won't say the word "cheap")

CORMORANT 08-31-2009 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by T-BONE N BIXBY (Post 379180)
If you're mainly using it to pull behind a motorhome, and putt around the parks and take on sight seeing trails, money should be an issue. IMO, I'd rather be pulling something around that was $8900 and not $17G or more. My reason for saying that is it is very highly unlikely that you will have trouble with the jeep with 100G miles. They are so very tough.
Therefore, I say go the inexpensive direction. (i won't say the word "cheap")

Thanks for all the advise. I ended up buying an 02 with 100,000 miles on it. It came with both a hard and soft top.

Fweaky 08-31-2009 10:57 PM

Good choice, it looks great!:)

N39-W120 09-01-2009 12:30 AM

Good pick....

islandmonkey 09-01-2009 07:18 PM

how much?

jpoutlaw 09-01-2009 07:31 PM

Probably priceless just like my '04. :)

catITguy 09-01-2009 09:17 PM

great lookin jeep, esp considering 100k miles.

CORMORANT 09-01-2009 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by islandmonkey (Post 433616)
how much?

I bought it site unseen from a dealer who took it in on trade for $8900. It sat on the lot for a couple of days after I told the salesman I would take it and the other salesman were pissed because they could have sold it for more money to other people who saw it.

It had been used as a daily driver by a woman who drove it 100 miles to work every day. Very happy with it so far.

njkeagle 09-02-2009 01:59 PM

For 5K more I would go with the Rubicon if you are able to spend the cash. I mean 80k less and Dana 44. I mean the other will be fine but if you put the two together and think about it I think it will worth the extra 5K. Unless the Rubicon is bit up.

mrcarcrazy 09-02-2009 02:23 PM

Good choice. You'll love it I'm sure!

I like my jeep almost as much as my other car (which was my dream car for a number of years)....so that's really saying something. Jeeps are neat vehicles.

Yaezu 09-02-2009 05:59 PM

Enjoy it.... Great pick! :appl:

PT4WDL 09-02-2009 09:08 PM

Good pick, especially if you are just planning to park the RV and go see the sites. They are pretty darn tuff trucks and the Rubi may have been over kill for you.

04pbrubi 09-11-2009 04:16 AM

Good lookin jeep I love black when its clean!


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