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#78 of 157 Re: What to purchase now? [stu9]
Jun 01, 2008 (6:19 am)
Greengirl, I purchased a 2008 Jeep Wrangler (4WD) Sahara edition with a six speed manual and the soft top. I have been very happy with the vehicle and the only problem(s) suffered thus far, was an unplugged connection for the rear windows and a broken wire on the Sirius satellite radio antenna. The dealer, Douglas Jeep in Venice, Florida took care of the problems immediately and loaned me a brand new loaded Jeep Liberty while repairs were made. Any vehicle, or for that matter, any item is only as good as the dealer standing behind it. I preached and lived that doctrine through 37 years in the mobile construction equipment industry. I am happy to hear that you are a "happy camper" because I am of the belief that working brakes are a boon to safe motoring.
#79 of 157 Re: What to purchase now?
Jun 03, 2008 (12:45 am)
Bookitty, You got what I ordered back in 1/08 with the exception of the dual top that supposedly has leak potential on hard top. I also ordered the My Gig and tow package. Anyway, as it came in wrong and as I had more dealer and fleet dealer drama since that time, I think I have finally given up on Jeep. I had waited on the new liberty with retractable top to come in but since none were available to test drive with that top at that time and as I didn't like base model, I went with Sahara because I have always liked them and wanted to join the Jeep off road adventures! However, with gas prices this high and probably going up, I think I will be taking "Staycations" instead. Thanks for the feedback. I am thinking about VW or Hybrids.
#80 of 157 Re: What to purchase now? [stu9]
Jun 03, 2008 (12:54 am)
Stu9- Thanks for the feedback and tip! What do you think of the VW Tiguan? I test drove it last weekend. I liked it but heard Track and Field off road edition is only available in Europe. The "4wheels in motion" available here is a pseudo-AWD...great for rocky roads and has 18 inch steep angle approach but a very far cry from Jeep anything!
#81 of 157 Re: What to purchase now? [greengirl4j]
Jun 03, 2008 (5:10 am)
I bought an inventory unit even though I didn't want the tow package. I would have preferred the 3:21 axle(s) ratio but had no choice. The tow receiver replaces the rear tow hook and is a simple four bolt installation. The lighting package is a plug in at the left taillight and is also uncomplicated to install. The price for both items is around $100.00 purchased aftermarket. We have just shipped our Jeep unlimited via car carrier from Florida to New Jersey and it is sitting in our driveway awaiting our arrival on June 5th. I am thinking about ordering a BestTop end of trail cover so that I can leave the top down and not worry about rain, etc. There is an experimental automobile being built in India that runs on compressed air. That would mean that it is an "owner renewable" fuel source (if it ever comes to market and the inventor is not assassinated by "Big Oil").
#82 of 157 Re: What to purchase now? [bookitty]
Jun 07, 2008 (4:51 am)
We need Hybrid Jeeps! LOL Have you towed anything with your Wrangler yet?
#83 of 157 Re: What to purchase now? [greengirl4j]
Jun 07, 2008 (7:55 am)
Greengirl, no I have not. I do use the receiver to mount my home manufactured bicycle rack and for a winch mount. With a 3.8 liter engine, I wouldn't expect much towing performance except for a very small trailer load. I am certain that one or more of the membership has tried towing and could answer your question more intelligently.
#84 of 157 Re: What to purchase now? [greengirl4j]
Jun 14, 2008 (9:48 pm)
Greengirl4j-We don't have the VW Tiguan in Australia yet, although apparently it's on the way according to the car guide in the local paper. So I'm sorry to say I can't make an opinion as yet, although its review read well.
In Aussie our main overseas 4wd's are from the Asian market, with the biggest seller being Toyota, although European cars are making more of an inroad.
#85 of 157 rain leaks?
Jun 18, 2008 (7:46 pm)
hey everyone! new here and had to join in...most interesting..noticed all the comments about leaks, but it seems that all the leak problems are in the hard top..I just purchased a new 08 wrangler X back in May 08..got the base model with auto, a/c, and regular fold down top..hasn't really rained a whole lot here in Georgia but did get caught in a couple of downpours. The only thing I have noticed is when ya'll open the door ya get a little run off. Other than that no leaks to speak of. Is the leak problem subject to hard top and sundowner tops exclusively? I have had no similar problems as of yet! Am I lucky or is my time yet to come!!! Other than that everything else is doin just fine..Whoa-did have one problem...it didn't have a lighter and bought an after market...blew three fuses before I finally brought it back..they had it for ten minutes, gave me a mopar lighter and never blew another fuse..Ride safe , have fun..later ya'll...
#86 of 157 Re: What to purchase now? [stu9]
Jun 20, 2008 (5:54 pm)
Stu9 Thanks for the update....Australia....beautiful!!!!!
Jun 20, 2008 (5:57 pm)
How's your gas mileage been?