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Unread 05-19-2013, 07:18 PM   #1
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What is the best year jeep wrangler to get

I'm looking to get my first jeep wrangler in the near future.. But I don't know too much about them yet. What's the best year and type to get? Of course if I get a wrangler you better believe I will be taking it off roading and all that. I'm looking to get a 2 door because I don't really need a 4 door. And a soft top.. Unless the hard top is better? I don't know. Any suggestions on what is the best year to get? Thanks.

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Unread 05-19-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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There is not "best year" because it's completely subjective. That being said, I love my '98.

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Unread 05-19-2013, 10:43 PM   #3
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Unread 05-19-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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Anything before 2007 IMO. 2001's (i believe, correct me if I'm wrong) had head cracking issues, 2005's had OPDA issues on some, earlier TJ models had issues with the exhaust manifold cracking etc. I love my 06 to death. Also, I had a hard top and sold it, now have a soft top. Prefer soft, but miss my hard top sometimes. My advice, get one with a hardtop and save for a quality soft top.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 11:07 PM   #5
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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:40 AM   #6
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2006 LJ Rubicon....but I'm VERY biased.
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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:44 AM   #7
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I was thinking 2006.. Thanks everyone for the answers.
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Unread 05-20-2013, 07:46 AM   #8
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I'd say any of the mid-late TJs i love my 04 and my dad loves his 06 and a good friend of mine has a 98 and all have had very few problems or issues, maybe just luck but just an opinion
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2001 TJ engine head crack - how do you know?

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Anything before 2007 IMO. 2001's (i believe, correct me if I'm wrong) had head cracking issues, 2005's had OPDA issues on some, earlier TJ models had issues with the exhaust manifold cracking etc. I love my 06 to death. Also, I had a hard top and sold it, now have a soft top. Prefer soft, but miss my hard top sometimes. My advice, get one with a hardtop and save for a quality soft top.
How would one come to know if the engine head is cracked? What are the tell-tale signs? I have a 2001 TJ Sport 4 liter here in Italy.

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Unread 05-20-2013, 10:05 AM   #10
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Unread 05-20-2013, 10:06 AM   #11
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if you look at the facts and not the bias. leave out the cost. It would be a new one. most power ever. the new auto is light years ahead of anything a jeep has seen. Under, it can clear more from front to rear. stock the suspension is stronger. This is Stock to stock. You can mod anything. But stock can not compare.

But a new Jeep and alot of off road is not a great way to keep its value. The up front cost is high. Add on top of that mods it can get into the cost of a small house or a new f350 easy.

so this question is like that of "how fast can I go". It is directly related to how much money you have to put in it. Like anything the older you buy it the lower the cost unless you are talking a Classic car. even some Jeeps that are very old can fetch a few bucks.
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