I'm in the process of finding my first Wrangler, and hoping to get some insight on what to look for and what is a good deal. My budget is under 20K. Looking for something stock, and don't really plan on doing much as far as Mods at least for awhile. I do hope to hit up some trails and some beaches in the summer, but don't think i'll be scaling any boulders quite yet ;). Here's my list of newb questions:
What does a Rubicon get me that an X or cheaper model doesn't have?Should I get a Rubi and settle for more miles, or find an X with low miles?
Any advice on how many miles are too many?
A lot of the jeeps I've found in my price range are 2006. Is there anything inherently bad or good about that year?
that's not a bad deal at all, and you can always haggle. check it over, inside and out. especially underneath. if it's clean, try to talk them down to about $17k or so. at that price and mileage, get the rubi. the x is plenty capable, the rubi is more capable and gives you jeeper cred, if you care about that sort of thing, lol. a similar x isn't going to be a tremendous amount less and that rubi looks very clean, has new tires and looks bone stock.
i don't know where that last pic came from, though.
02-09-2011 03:48 PM
It's a 6 speed if you get the manual, and the last year they put the I-6 engine in there. Its what i have, (not the rubi though) and I love it.
02-09-2011 03:51 PM
:whistling: Heh Heh, yea pic #23 says 4.7 L V8 ??
Ah who cares !
02-09-2011 03:51 PM
Rubicon has lower gears, and air lockers. Maybe upgraded suspension (not sure on TJ's) That one is nice looking, but those nerf bars are lame...
02-09-2011 03:52 PM
Not, because the interior looks like a dodge caravan, and that is super not straight, or G_ _.....I think in 2007 they got their act together, Lets just say Chrysler never gets it right the first time.
02-09-2011 03:55 PM
as far as rubi's go looks like you have a nice mass of options to look at.. IMO Don't fall in love with the first one you see.. Make sure you look at at least a few
Just wanted to thank everybody for their info. It's been awhile since I last posted, but have been trolling the forum trying to learn a thing or two before I make a purchase. I'm definitely leaning towards a 2006 LJ Rubicon 49K miles, that I found. However this whole OPDA issue scares me. I don't want to be driving down the highway and have this thing break. Are there warning signs to look out for before it goes?
03-03-2011 01:37 PM
If I could have any TJ I wanted, it would be a 2006 Rubi Unlimited (LJ). Just sayin' . . . .