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post #1 of 13 Old 07-27-2013, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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Looking to buy a jeep! Please help!!

Im looking on buying my first car, as I am 17. What should I get a Jeep Liberty, Jeep Commander, or Jeep Equinox. I am looking to use it for mostly urban/city driving but I would also need it for going up to the mountains to snowboard, and hitch my boat. I have always been in love with the wrangler, but im afraid its too out of my price range. I have around a 15k cap, any help would be wonderful

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post #2 of 13 Old 07-27-2013, 06:27 AM
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$15,000 will get you a very nice used Wrangler. How big is your boat? Only the Commanderp is really suited for towing duties IMO.

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post #3 of 13 Old 07-27-2013, 06:30 AM
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Im looking on buying my first car, as I am 17. What should I get a Jeep Liberty, Jeep Commander, or Jeep Equinox. I am looking to use it for mostly urban/city driving but I would also need it for going up to the mountains to snowboard, and hitch my boat. I have always been in love with the wrangler, but im afraid its too out of my price range. I have around a 15k cap, any help would be wonderful
I recently purchased a low mileage (36,000) '05 Wrangler Unlimited for $16. Excellent condition. It is rated to pull 3500 lbs. so it depends on the size of your boat. I pull a small camper with accessories (2,000 lbs.) all the time with no issues.

Good luck with your search.
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post #4 of 13 Old 07-27-2013, 07:20 AM
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The Jeep Equinox doesn't exist. The Equinox crossover SUV is a Chevy product.
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post #5 of 13 Old 07-27-2013, 07:22 AM
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The Jeep Equinox doesn't exist. The Equinox crossover SUV is a Chevy product.
maybe he meant Evoque? Is it worse I didnt even notice it said Equinox when I read the OP? I just pictured a Jeep Compass or whatever pint size econobox Jeep is turning out these days.

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post #6 of 13 Old 07-27-2013, 08:09 AM
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Save your self some money and go for an early Tj like 2000-2003. Should be able to come in at or around 7-10 for a really nice one
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post #7 of 13 Old 07-27-2013, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Well, my boat is around 1600 lbs and im wondering if I get a wrangler, it'd be able to tow it. These are the results I got from the search, which one would be the best choice?
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post #8 of 13 Old 07-27-2013, 05:17 PM
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maybe he meant Evoque? Is it worse I didnt even notice it said Equinox when I read the OP? I just pictured a Jeep Compass or whatever pint size econobox Jeep is turning out these days.
The compass is kind of close in size to an XJ

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post #9 of 13 Old 07-27-2013, 05:39 PM
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The compass is kind of close in size to an XJ
You know I wouldn't believe you by just looking at a compass but according to Wikipedia the compass is longer, wider and taller than an XJ.... Guess I'm pint size now!

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post #10 of 13 Old 07-28-2013, 05:56 AM
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Aw get the Wrangler. With the kind of money you have to spend you can get a darn good one. Not new, but very near.
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post #11 of 13 Old 07-29-2013, 11:13 AM
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Somerscales -
Also check into how much insurance will cost you for each one.
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post #12 of 13 Old 07-30-2013, 02:58 PM
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Well, my boat is around 1600 lbs and im wondering if I get a wrangler, it'd be able to tow it. These are the results I got from the search, which one would be the best choice?
Keep in mind a standard Wrangler is only "rated" to tow 1,000 lbs.

Just sayin.
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post #13 of 13 Old 07-30-2013, 10:21 PM
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I purchased a 2005 Wrangler Unlimited well under $15,000, and it will tow it easily. Stable and lots of towing power.
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