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Old 02-13-2020, 01:50 AM
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Hi everyone! What are the max miles I should buy a jeep with?

I am looking to get a Jeep Wrangler 4 door. I would like to get a Rubicon but the most I can find have almost 70,000 miles on them. Should I look to get a sahara with 30,000 miles on it instead? Is it to risky to buy a 7 year old jeep Rubicon?

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It all depends on how good you are as a mechanic or how good you know your mechanics.
I don't think it's risky, the Wranglers are solid cars over all.
Do you do repairs on your own? Otherwise you should consider putting some money aside for repairs...

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I am looking to get a Jeep Wrangler 4 door. I would like to get a Rubicon but the most I can find have almost 70,000 miles on them. Should I look to get a sahara with 30,000 miles on it instead? Is it to risky to buy a 7 year old jeep Rubicon?
As the first reply stated, depends on your wrenching ability. A 30k mile vehicle, any model, is much more likely to need nothing for several years beyond routine fluid changes. A 70k starts to inch into the territory of some parts maybe wearing out. Brakes, plugs, air cleaner on the easy end to joints, knuckles, maybe an odd bearing, or some electrical gremlin on the harder end. Very basic and general broad brush statement.

That said, a Rubicon is vastly more capable than a Sahara. If you end up digging offroading, a Rubi will need very little in upgrades until you get into advanced wheeling. Which is a benefit to someone not interest in wrenching.
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As with any used vehicle, the main thing in how it is going to last is how was it maintained. For example, were all of the fluids regularly changed.
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