Entertainment Any Jeep Wrangler aficionados?

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  1. Bobby Axelrod

    Bobby Axelrod Well-Known Member VIP

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    I've always wanted a Jeep. Have some disposal income I'm ready to burn. Do I go with an earlier model as a "side vehicle" or look at a brand new models to use as my primary vehicle?

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    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

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    I have a '14 Wrangler and love it. Decent gas mileage and the 3.6 has good power. Unlike the previous model (TJ) it is a good daily use vehicle......quiet and comfortable with a nice ride/handling while still being a blast off road.

    It is worth it to me since the winters here can be pretty brutal. Fantastic in the snow and the soft top is great for the summer.
     
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    I hear the "real" Jeep owners (2 door) think the 4 door driving Jeep owners are fags.
     
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    crazypreacher Maker of Lists Gold

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    Buttock click bait.
     
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    If you use it as a second vehicle, I recommend the 97-06 TJ. Find one that hasn't rusted out. 6cyl. either the manual or auto (avoid the 05-06 models with the 4speed auto,(4rlte) they are modified fwd transmissions, that fail due to issues with the pcm system). The TJ holds its value. Ive had 4 of them .
     
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    Wranglers consistently get shit ratings for reliability and quality in various surveys, including Consumer Reports and JD Powers. I'd say get an old cheap one as a toy rather than worry about having to rely on it as a daily driver. And since the design doesn't change much from year to year it isnt like you're going to have to worry about an older one looking out of date.
     
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    I've owned a fuckton of Jeeps. The 4.0 they used from 91~06 in Wranglers is one of my favorite engines ever built.

    They don't make a ton of power, they don't get particularly good mileage, but they're tougher than a $10 whore.
     
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    I agree get a 6 cylinder and manual transmission.

    The removable hardtops are a pain in the ass to remove and store.

    I think paying a lot for a jeep is silly as a "fun" car. Get one that you don't care if the interior gets wet or people climb all over the interior.
     
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    Why those years in particular?
     
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    Also why such a fluctuation in price of used Jeeps that are around the same age? What should I expect to pay for a reliable, rust free, 97-2002, manual, six cylinder with a decent amount of miles?
     
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    How much weight can a Wrangler tow? Could it handle a 24 foot boat?
     
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    The TJ is considered the best Wrangler made.
    But a lot of people think they new Jeeps are better.
    The are a hair wider and longer than the TJ.

    i like the newer ones [06 and up ]...the can be biult to be a little more stable.
    But it is hard to beat the famed 4.0

    Cherokee smoke the Wrangler all day long if you can find a good one.
     
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    FWIW, late '01 and up are the best 4.0 engines.
     
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    Here in Texas..
    your going to pay 17,000---26.000 for any Wrangler from 89-2006.
    Prices down here are fucking ridiculous.
     
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    Bobby Axelrod Well-Known Member VIP

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    Look at this bad boy.

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    People who get hung up on what somebody else likes are fags.
     
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    they fix the "death wobble" yet?
     
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    This one is dope too

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    The older Jeeps with the 258 straight six are bullet proof, too.
     
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    Just recently I've starting thinking about getting somethin for just a fun, weekend, don't care if it gets dirty or scratched type car. My preliminary search led me to a 80-90's Jeep. They look cool and you can throw a winch and big lights and that type of stuff and have some fun. Obviously I don't want a money pit, but I don't mind investing a few bucks on brakes and belts and hoses, those types of things.

    I guess I'll do some reading around on a Jeep forum or something.
     
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