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Unread 12-20-2013, 08:27 AM   #1
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How do you feel about new Jeep wranglers?

I own a 2004 Jeep Wrangler TJ.
I love it.
I heard the In-Line 6 engine is nearly bulletproof. Can't kill it.
I hear the new jeep wranglers are nothing like they use to be.
How do you all feel about it?

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Unread 12-20-2013, 08:52 AM   #2
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Traded my TJ for my JK.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 08:59 AM   #3
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Love my Wrangler. It does everything I need it to and then some. And you are right. Every time a newer wrangler came out it was very different than the previous generation. CJ to YJ, YJ to TJ, TJ to JK. Each has their own character and group of owners that like their vehicles for what they are.

But labels aside we all enjoy our Wranglers. You cant really drive a Jeep without it, they are not vehicles to have all the creature comforts or the best rides.
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is it a plink plink kerrrrdunk? or more of a brrrrrconk doc doc miiiidge pang!!!? or is it a badonk ka donk? if it is the latter its just the normal fat *** of the JK

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Unread 12-20-2013, 09:22 AM   #4
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Traded my TJ for my JK.
How does it compare to your TJ? Performance wise.
Do you do any off-road terrains?
I'm not downing you or trying to insult you, but I just hear from various owners
That the older models are better quality and perform better than newer models.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 09:36 AM   #5
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This is Jeep on Jeep crime.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 10:03 AM   #6
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I have had three CJ7s, a TJ and a JK. Although the CJ7 is my personal and emotional favorite the JK is far superior to the CJ or the TJ.

My JK far out performs my TJ on and off highway. It has well over 100,000miles a great many of those hard off road miles. I wheel four to five times a month.

If you twisted my arm for a negative point on a JK I can only come up with its price, not really all that bad, the over complicated windshield and it would have been nice to have a throttle linkage.





As much as I hate to admit it the JK is superior on paper.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 10:10 AM   #7
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I think a lot of people are overly negative about the JK. I just bought my JK a couple months ago and I love it. It was my gift to myself for graduating medic school and it makes me smile every time I see it. Its still a jeep and its probably still the most off road capable vehicle you can buy right now.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 10:41 AM   #8
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I have a CJ, YJ and a TJ, CJ7 being my favorite. Thought about getting a JK to add to my collection but after looking at them I decided no way. Too many electronics to crap out, just looks too much like a car on the inside and the newer engines I just donít care for. Plus I donít think they look as good as the older more durable, reliable JEEPS.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #9
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I've owned a lot of Jeeps, various makes/models over the years, including my New JK.

All have advantages/disadvantages over other/previous models.

Doesn't make a single one of them bad, just different.

Most posters who 'hate' on a newer/different model usually don't know what they are talking about, have owned only one model jeep, and/or spew rhetoric they've heard elsewhere- without the benefit of personal expirience.

The rest of us may have opinions on certain features or options, but are generally intelligent enough to recognize each Jeep for what it is.

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Unread 12-20-2013, 11:16 AM   #10
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Hated it. Drove one. Bought one. Love it.

Had an 01 TJ still use my XJ for a wheeler, and my JK is my favorite of them all!
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Unread 12-20-2013, 11:31 AM   #11
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I feel fine about them.

I feel less fine about this thread.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 07:49 PM   #12
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I feel fine about them.

I feel less fine about this thread.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 09:35 PM   #13
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I drove an '05 TJ for nearly six years before I traded it in for a truck. Traded the truck a month ago for an '07 JKU and absolutely love the new Jeep. As much as I liked my TJ, I don't see going back to one anytime soon.
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Unread 12-20-2013, 09:39 PM   #14
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I like 4 doors, I like Jeeps, I like no top. I will get a JK one day when I can afford it. I hope it's a 2012 or newer- 3.6 motor.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 07:47 AM   #15
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Just love the new chryslerized jeeps. A jk would look great in your drive way, wouldn't put one in mine, but would look great in yours. All jeeps wheel great, not really an issue. The thing I see with the jk is, the more electronics and complicated systems, the more problems you will have once they get some age on them. With a cj, yj, or even a tj, a lot of problems are fixed right on the trail. My tool kit for my 87 yj is made of a roll of duct tape, some bailing wire and a screw driver. With a jk you will need a jeep tech with you. However, that's the trade off for having a more civilized vehicle.
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