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#23385 of 23397 Active duty & shopping?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 07, 2012 (12:35 pm)
Are you an active duty member of the U.S. military in the process of shopping for a new or used car? A news reporter is interested in talking with you. Please contact predmunds.com by June 30, 2012.
#23386 of 23397 Re: Looking To Learn To Buy A Used Jeep [erickpl]
Jun 08, 2012 (5:38 am)
Great information. Much appreciated. My plan is to find something as stock as possible. "off roading" will probably be the occassional unpaved country road. So certainly not looking for off roading modifications. No preference with automatic or manual. I would lean to one or the other if a certain model or year had some history with a bad auto trans or bad clutch assembly, etc. Either is fine. I have see a few models in 4cyl but most in 6cyl. Understand less hp of course. Other than that - (there will be no towing) any things I should think about on engine size? I am looking and keeping my eyes open. I appreciate the guidance if you know of someone that could offer some assistance in looking for a Wrangler. Thank you, - Dan
#23388 of 23397 Re: Looking To Learn To Buy A Used Jeep [dangarr]
Jun 12, 2012 (10:18 am)
Having owned (still do) a 4cylinder 2.5L TJ, I'd say go for the 4.0 inline 6 if you can find one in your budget. Both are solid engines, but the day-in-day-out driving will be much easier on you with the 4.0 inline 6.
Sep 11, 2012 (1:40 pm)
This saturday September 15th from 11am to 3pm (at least officially), ScreaminLizard and AEV are hosting a Jeep Show and a complimentary lunch and drinks and more. It is being hosted at ScreaminLizard in Bedford Texas.
Additional information is out there for out of towners.
#23390 of 23397 Re: Looking To Learn To Buy A Used Jeep [dangarr]
Sep 16, 2012 (3:37 am)
Did you ever buy a Wrangler? I'd be interested in what you learned as you went through the process. I too am looking for a used Wrangler for my wife. Something 2005 or newer with a manual transmission.
I've typically only bought Toyotas and Hondas for their reliability. Everything I read outside of Jeep forums says don't buy one. It's the lowest rated vehicle for reliability by Consumer Reports and that's based on actual surveys from consumers. But my wife doesn't care. She's always wanted one and we all know how important it is to have a happy wife. We don't plan on taking it off-road at all. It mainly will be used to take the kids to school and do errands.
So I too would be interested in knowing what are good model years to look at and which model years to stay away from.
Also I'd be interested in knowing what problems do people typically find on their Wranglers. Major problems like engine and transmission are things I don't want to deal with.
#23391 of 23397 Re: Looking To Learn To Buy A Used Jeep [txpackersfan]
Sep 16, 2012 (5:54 pm)
Read your posts in the Toyota Sequoia Forum; 4wd, Toyota, three teenagers the oldest being 6'4", gas guzzler no problem can buy because you can. Boy am I confused. Order a 2013 the way she wants it. Or find a 2009 rear drive only, if indeed they made them. Only saw the rwd reference in the Jeep brochure. Better yet test drive a new loaded wrangler if you can find one then test drive a hemi Grand Cherokee, if indeed she wants a jeep or just be seen in one. I am not trying to be smart or anything. By the way, wife has a 2006 H3 Adventure package and it sure is nice to drive from dry to rain and into lots of snow and not even grab for a transfer case stick. Yes with her H3 and my 2009 Rubicon we have bought a lot of gas. Would I buy an H3 or H4 if they still existed. Yes.
Feb 12, 2013 (2:29 pm)
2012 Jeep Wrangler: The Big Loop
Los Angeles, Sacramento, Reno, Virginia City, Bishop, Panamint Springs, Death Valley and back. Looks like fun.
And yeah, that's a windshield crack on Edmunds' long term Wrangler tester.