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post #16 of 19 Old 07-21-2013, 05:02 PM
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First do not take this the wrong way but for 5K you are not going to find a lot of dependable cars.

If you are looking for a fun car/suv you can take off road than 5K does not go very far.

I will say advantages to Jeep are

1) They are very easy to work
2) Parts are cheap
3) Insurance cost is low
4) 4.0 or 2.5 how much more reliable can you get they are not flashy but the run for ever!
5) They hold there resale value

Disadvantage
1) 5K does not give you a lot of options Xj, YJ or 4cyTJ

This is a thought buy a TJ with a lift and larger tires and other accessories sell the lift, wheels, ties and other accessories and return the tj to stock. Use that money to buy down the purchase price. I young man down the street did that 2 years ago.

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post #17 of 19 Old 07-21-2013, 05:13 PM
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Jeeps are considered unreliable because we as jeeps beat the piss out of them! sooner then later something will break. when it comes down to it parts are everywhere and you should just get a jeep because hey, it's a jeep! you should want to be apart of the brotherhood!

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post #18 of 19 Old 07-21-2013, 07:49 PM
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Consumer Reports "reliability" ratings are created from responses by subscribers who own the vehicles and not by the magazine itself. Each year they send us(I'm a subscriber) the annual auto survey. We answer lots of questions on our current vehicles. This is where they get their "reliabilty" ratings. In addition, CR buys vehicles new and runs them through their test track and then gives their opinion on things like handling, mpg, safety features, accident avoidance, braking, acceleration, cost, etc.
But CR has a very interesting subscriber base and the responses for their reliability ratings are therefore highly suspect. Reliability rating at CR can be effected by such things as the number of couple holders and the ability to read the station on the radio. CR's subscribers are old. Its a biased resource and you weigh its against other sources regarding reliability.
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post #19 of 19 Old 07-21-2013, 08:21 PM
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But CR has a very interesting subscriber base and the responses for their reliability ratings are therefore highly suspect. Reliability rating at CR can be effected by such things as the number of couple holders and the ability to read the station on the radio. CR's subscribers are old. Its a biased resource and you weigh its against other sources regarding reliability.
Yes CR is biased and not to be used for anything other than a good laugh. They stated that my old Silverado had a black mark in reliability for drive train...it had a 4L80e/nv263 and 14bFF rear axle that's pretty much definition of bullet proof drive train.

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