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Old 08-16-2010, 04:44 PM   #1
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Jeep wrangler

Went with a buddy saturday hes thinking about buying a wrangler .My god are they pricey for what you get . I told him you can get a toy trd offroad for that kind of cash just cant tell some guys.
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Overpriced Dodge junk.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:53 PM   #3
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:06 PM   #4
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Over priced that thing was almost 30 grand
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:10 PM   #5
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I always loved Jeep's, and I would have considered buying one of the new 4 door versions, if the prices on them weren't so damn high.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:18 PM   #6
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I never thought they were that expensive i was thinking around 22 grand for a two door. When i seen that price i almost sh** my self. They are cool looking but not that cool. The big problem is resale i dont know how they hold there value.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:19 PM   #7
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I traded a 08 wrangler rubicon for my dc trd off road due to needing more room for the kid. I miss the rubi though that thing would go anywhere. I had 4inch suspension lift and 33 inch mickythompson mtx tires and with the front and rear lockers it was awsome. I like my taco but miss the jeep. Mine was around 32000 with all the options they offered. tell your buddy if he has kids to go for the unlimited 4 door
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:20 PM   #8
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Factory SFA + Lockers is a win in my book. Just get one that's a little older.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:23 PM   #9
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He was looking at a sahara i dont think it had lockers it did have a hard top.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:24 PM   #10
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Then he was looking at the wrong one.
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:26 PM   #11
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#1: Don't buy a Jeep if it's not a rubicon.

#2: Don't buy a new Jeep. Way too overpriced.

#3: Don't buy a Jeep as a daily driver.

#4: Don't buy a Jeep.

#5: If you ignore #4, Just Expect Every Problem and Just Empty Every Pocket.
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If I had Jay Leno money, I'd get a 4 door unlimited and put one of the Hemi V8 conversions in it. The 3.7 in it stock is worthless.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:34 AM   #13
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I drove a Wrangler before I bought my Tacoma... I owned a '99 Tacoma a few years ago and I figured the new Tacoma would be just as reliable, but so far the engine ticks like a 20 year old truck, the transmission shifts like crap, I get extreme wheel hop if the truck even thinks about losing traction, the paint chips very easily and rusts a minute after, and I've had to have the clutch pressure plate replaced (thank god the powertrain warranty came through).

I dunno, I like the idea of a Tacoma.. but I really dont think I'll buy one ever again. I've promised myself the next vehicle I get will be pre-1980s.
Good luck with that.
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:36 AM   #14
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#1: Don't buy a Jeep if it's not a rubicon.

#2: Don't buy a new Jeep. Way too overpriced.

#3: Don't buy a Jeep as a daily driver.

#4: Don't buy a Jeep.

#5: If you ignore #4, Just Expect Every Problem and Just Empty Every Pocket.
well put. at $37k for a 4 door rubicon it better/should have a hemi
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4WD shoppers...

If you want a Jeep, get the Rubicon... and start saving for repairs.

If you want a Toyota, get the Off Road Tacoma... and start saving for vacations!

The Rubicon has front and rear lockers. The Off Road Tacoma has A-TRAC (for front and rear locker traction) and a Rear Locker, as well... but most importantly it has quality and keeps going and going!
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I never thought they were that expensive i was thinking around 22 grand for a two door. When i seen that price i almost sh** my self. They are cool looking but not that cool. The big problem is resale i dont know how they hold there value.

They actually hold their value very well, way better than any other Jeep product.

A Wrangler would be a blast but not as a daily driver. Buying a niced used one for an extra vehicle would be the way to go.
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Went with a buddy saturday hes thinking about buying a wrangler .My god are they pricey for what you get . I told him you can get a toy trd offroad for that kind of cash just cant tell some guys.
I used to own one... am looking for a long term vehicle and like the 4 door model - but will pass for two reasons:

1. poor quality
2. very expensive for such poor quality.

my buddy even owns a dealership... in fact, he owns many, including a Nissan AND a Jeep... I'm still passing on both those and sticking with Toyota.
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I drove a Wrangler before I bought my Tacoma... I owned a '99 Tacoma a few years ago and I figured the new Tacoma would be just as reliable, but so far the engine ticks like a 20 year old truck, the transmission shifts like crap, I get extreme wheel hop if the truck even thinks about losing traction, the paint chips very easily and rusts a minute after, and I've had to have the clutch pressure plate replaced (thank god the powertrain warranty came through).

I dunno, I like the idea of a Tacoma.. but I really dont think I'll buy one ever again. I've promised myself the next vehicle I get will be pre-1980s.

you're BY FAR the exception... not the rule. i've owned three toyotas near that year and not had one of the problems you mention. they'll far outlast a wrangler.
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#1: Don't buy a Jeep rubicon.

#2: Don't buy a new Jeep. Way too overpriced.

#3: Don't buy a Jeep as a daily driver.

#4: Don't buy a Jeep Rubicon

#5: If you ignore #4,.
Fixed it for you.

Jeep Rubicons are over-rated. You can take a YJ (or older TJ) and slap in Dana 44's with better gearing, ARB's and an Atlas tranfer case and have a FAR superior rig than a Rubicon and for the same price.

Rubicons are for people who are too damn lazy to build their own rock crawler.
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Fixed it for you.

Jeep Rubicons are over-rated. You can take a YJ (or older TJ) and slap in Dana 44's with better gearing, ARB's and an Atlas tranfer case and have a FAR superior rig than a Rubicon and for the same price.

Rubicons are for people who are too damn lazy to build their own rock crawler.
or maybe people who don't want to have to mess around with all that... and spend all the time and money... nothing to do with lazy. not everyone actually drives the rubicon.
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