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Old 05-30-2016, 05:14 AM
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New from Texas

Hello. I am not a Jeep owner yet but I am looking. I have never owned a Jeep and I am looking for a used one as a 3rd vehicle. Something to play around with and take trail riding.

What are some things I should be looking for in a used Jeep? Anything I should stay away from? I am noticing that prices vary greatly for similar models on craigslist.

I'm looking to spend 7k - 11k.

Are the 4 cyl engines adequate or should I be looking at only getting a 6 cyl?

Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 05-30-2016, 07:46 AM   #2
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Well, the Wrangler can trace it's lineage back to 1941 so their have been many Jeep models. To say that one is better than another is very subjective so I suggest you check out the various model forums here. We have many smart people that are very knowledgeable about their Jeeps and I'm sure they will be more than happy to share with you.

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4.0 engine and Dana 44 rear differential..
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:26 AM
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4.0 engine and Dana 44 rear differential..
is the 4.0 l engine the 6 cyl?
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is the 4.0 l engine the 6 cyl?
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Old 05-31-2016, 10:23 AM
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Thoughts on manual vs automatic?
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Old 06-22-2016, 02:12 PM
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Well I bought my Jeep - a 2003 Rubicon.

Having the oil pan gasket and rear pinion seal replaced as I type. After that I need shocks and will have the fluids replaced on the front and rear diffs and it will be good to go.
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Welcome, ragin_cajuns!

I'm a Cajun, as well...transplanted from the Lafayette area to North Texas now. Just bought my first Jeep as well...a used Unlimited Rubicon, but it could be going back to the dealer this week (long story) and I'll be looking for another one.

Whereabouts are you?
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Welcome, ragin_cajuns!

I'm a Cajun, as well...transplanted from the Lafayette area to North Texas now. Just bought my first Jeep as well...a used Unlimited Rubicon, but it could be going back to the dealer this week (long story) and I'll be looking for another one.

Whereabouts are you?
I'm in Highland Village. You?

I am from Houma but graduated from USL in Lafayette.
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I'm in Highland Village. You?

I am from Houma but graduated from USL in Lafayette.
Northwestern Grad here now in North Texas. McKinney.
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Opelousas native...in Celina now.

The dealership just picked up the JKU Rubicon and gave my trade back to me, so I'm shopping for another JKU. Good thing I know a few GMs here in the DFW area. I'll never buy out-of-state again.
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Nice area Opelousas
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Well it used to be. Has gone downhill in the last 20 years. I graduated from OHS in 1990. Moved to Celina, TX in 2008.

We'll have to meet up with Ferly007 and hit the Northwest OHV Park in Bridgeport for some trail riding once I get another ride.
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We may have to start a cajun jeep club.
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LOL I was thinking about that last week actually. There are a LOT of Cajuns up here now.

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