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#4 of 157 Second Wrangler
Nov 11, 2007 (5:51 am)
We have just traded my trusty 200 Dodge Dakota Quad cab 4X4, V8, 5 speed, limited slip (and on and on) for a 2008 Wrangler Unlimited 4X4 Sahara with manual transmission, limited slip and the tow package. I would have preferred the 3:21 rear(s), but this was as close as I could come to a metallic Jeep green Sahara with manual. Expect to take delivery on Tuesday (11/13). We still have my wife's 1999 Jeep wrangler (Sport) which stays here in FL and her 2007 Liberty that we leave at our beach house in New Jersey (we are there for 5 months a year). I am very excited because I have wanted a 4 door convertible for years, and the last one to be built here I believe, was the 1962 Lincoln with suicide doors. Please wish me luck, and I will post from time to time to let others know of my experience. Thanks.
#5 of 157 Re: Second Wrangler [bookitty]
Nov 11, 2007 (9:12 am)
Congrats on your purchase of the new Wrangler Unlimited. I love my Unlimited Sahara and get tons of compliments on it. I think you will just love it. Keep us posted when you get it! 0lllllll0..only in a Jeep!
#6 of 157 Thank you jeepunlimited
Nov 11, 2007 (4:47 pm)
Thank you for your very encouraging and welcoming post. We are looking forward to our third Jeep.
#7 of 157 I hope that this was not a Friday built vehicle
Nov 17, 2007 (5:55 am)
We took delivery of the new 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (Sahara) 4X4 6 speed manual with all standard equipment and the following options. The limited slip rear axle which we did want, and the tow package, which we didn't want. Would have preferred the 3:21 ratio and added the tow hitch ( easy bolt on installation along with the wiring kit) later. The rear windows would not power down, and the Sirius radio would not play. The technician thought it was a switch, and the switch was ordered. I had an appointment set for Friday (yesterday). They would give me a loner while my new Jeep was repaired. The windows as it turned out, were not plugged into the wiring harness, and they fixed that. The Sirius radio problem turned out to be a pinched (and broken) antenna cable and that part is supposed to come in today and at this point in time, will be ready mid-afternoon. The dealership is really knocking themselves out to service us, and in all fairness, this vehicle was brought in from a dealership some 500 miles distant and was "prepped" prior to bringing it to the local dealer (Douglas Jeep in Venice, FL). We have no complaints with Douglas Jeep whatsoever. Love the vehicle, and the way it feels and handles thus far. Also, we were prepared to pay cash, or source a third party car loan (5.99%) but Chrysler just that day came out with a 0% loan package for 36 months. Free money! Sorry for such a long post, but needed to vent.
#8 of 157 All better
Nov 17, 2007 (2:02 pm)
Douglas Jeep in Venice Florida went the extra mile to get my Wrangler back on the road. They loaned me a 2008 loaded Liberty and worked Saturday to repair the antenna for the satellite radio (they fixed the rear window problem yesterday. A great dealer! Love my Wrangler(s).
#9 of 157 Re: 2008 Jeep Wrangler [mb789]
Dec 16, 2007 (6:32 pm)
Just purchsed a brand new 08 Unlimited.
After 400 miles the "electronic throttle control" light came on. Great!!!
Called the dealer and got the answer I expected: "Never had that problem before" It's winter and I live at 9000 feet and can't go without a 4x4 for who knows how long. Enough venting...
I followed the owner's manual and cycled the key on and off and sure enought the light was off. It came on while driving and the loss of power kicked in. Pulled over, cycled the ignition with the same result and kept going.
From the research that I have done, it seems to be a connection issue. The problem seems to arise when I turn the ingition to start. Sure enough, the light comes on. If I turn the car to "on", then let all the dash instruments turn off prior to starting, it seems to do fine. That's about all that I have determined thus far. This problem also seemed to start as soon as the temperature dropped.
I need to find out where the ETC unit is and check the connection.
The Jeep has only 600 miles on the odometer, so I will keep checking or see if I can narrow the problem. I would like to have this taken care of outside of the Chrysler Sevice Department, mainly due to the answers I have received over the phone and the horror stories I have read about.
If anyone has had this issue resolved I would appreciate some help.
#11 of 157 2008 Unlimited
Dec 26, 2007 (6:10 pm)
Have two questions:
1) Has anyone figured out how to random play music on the 6-disc. systems?
2) I have the 6-disc. with 7 infinty speakers and get a thump sound with some songs. Play Kid Rock Cowboy around the 1 minute mark and a thump like the speakers are blown. Went to dealer and tried other jeeps with same system and all of them did it. Does anyone have the same problem and how did you fix it?
#13 of 157 Re: 2008 Jeep Wrangler [1marcello3]
Dec 30, 2007 (10:57 am)
Glad you like your Wrangler. What did you think of the 08 Liberty???