Daughter wants a jeep wrangler....suggestions?

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  1. Trophyduck

    Trophyduck Elite Refuge Member

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    So, she is looking for something used. This will be her second vehicle, not every day commuter. Is there anything I (we) should look out for or be aware of when looking for used? Are there certain years or models to avoid? I know nothing about them other than I've always wanted one but seemed to always end up with a truck ;-)

    Thanks
     
  2. tcc

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    Look for a FJ40 model.....;)
     
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    Was not impressed in the least bit with the wife's unlimited x. It was a 2008. Motor didn't last long. Roof was noisy. List goes on. They are good off road vehicles though.

    I'd pick a land cruiser over a jeep any day.
     
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    Jeep Wrangler TJ 1997-2006.

    Avoid 1997, they had to work out some bugs. Avoid 2000 & 2001, there is a head casting issue with the early models when the casting changed for the new ignition system.

    Jeep Wrangler JK 2007 to current. Pretty much stay away from anything with the 3.8L minivan engine. The 3.6 pentastar came in for 2012 (I think). Stay with 2013 or newer.
     
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    THANKS for the info!
     
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    joecitrano Senior Refuge Member

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    Hardtop either go 2012 - present or 04-6 with The 4.0
     
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    FIFY! :yes
     
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    Problem is, for comparable condition, you'll pay 3 to 4 times as much for the LC as you will for the CJ.
     
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    You get what you pay for.....:yes
     
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    @tcc said it best, brotha!
     

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