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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:06 AM   #1
Matt1997
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What to buy, Tj or Yj?

I'm 15 years old, turn 16 in exactly one week. I've always loved Wranglers, and im looking forward to finally getting one once i save up enough. I research them a lot and i thought for the longest time that i wanted to buy a yj for my first, but recently thats changed. I decided that i think i want a tj, but i figured id go here and ask for some help from you guys. i still have a little time before ill be buying one but itd be cool to have some feedback soon. Thanks!

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Unread 07-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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If it will be your DD I would look into the TJ. They are newer and will be more reliable than most YJs.
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Unread 07-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
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If it will be your DD I would look into the TJ. They are newer and will be more reliable than most YJs.
That what I was thinking, because ill just be driving to school and work and then driving around for fun, maybe some offroading with friends in the future. Thanks for the response!
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Unread 07-21-2013, 05:42 PM   #4
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I would agree go tj if you can they are newer and tend to rust less. If a DD in your part of the country I would look for a hardtop. If possible a 4.0 but they tend to bring a higher price. If you do get a 2.5 or 4 cylinder tj keep the tires under 31 inch tires and if it is a manual it will be good for around town. They cost less because they do not have the power for bigger tires. The drawback is 4 or 6 both get about the same mileage.

FYI TJ or YJ they are not good on gas.

Good luck in your search and as a father of a new driver please be carful!
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Unread 07-21-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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I would agree go tj if you can they are newer and tend to rust less. If a DD in your part of the country I would look for a hardtop. If possible a 4.0 but they tend to bring a higher price. If you do get a 2.5 or 4 cylinder tj keep the tires under 31 inch tires and if it is a manual it will be good for around town. They cost less because they do not have the power for bigger tires. The drawback is 4 or 6 both get about the same mileage.

FYI TJ or YJ they are not good on gas.

Good luck in your search and as a father of a new driver please be carful!
Ok thank you for the information!
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