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Unread 10-06-2006, 07:25 AM   #1
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Found an 03 Wrangler Rubi, thinking about test driving! What to look for in a used TJ

I was looking around at Jeeps last week and walked up on an '03 Wrangler Rubicon at one of the local Stealerships used car lot. It caught my attention because it had a hard top and an automatic. I walked around it and noticed that it had a bald set of Wrangler MT/Rs (I know they came with those tires so....) I am not sure how many miles it had, (digital odometer and 9:00 at night so....). I passed it up and kept it in the back of my mind well, now I am starting to wonder about it and am thinking about going back and taking another look and possible test driving it.

Is there anything that I should be looking for to be wrong? I mean out of the ordinary, is there something that is typical to fail on them? Let me know!


Last edited by Polaris Junkie; 10-06-2006 at 07:37 AM.. Reason: Title was originally " thinking about test driving! What to look for in a used JK" Should be TJ!
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Unread 10-06-2006, 07:30 AM   #2
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I was looking around at Jeeps last week and walked up on an '03 Wrangler Rubicon at one of the local Stealerships used car lot. It caught my attention because it had a hard top and an automatic. I walked around it and noticed that it had a bald set of Wrangler MT/Rs (I know they came with those tires so....) I am not sure how many miles it had, (digital odometer and 9:00 at night so....). I passed it up and kept it in the back of my mind well, now I am starting to wonder about it and am thinking about going back and taking another look and possible test driving it.

Is there anything that I should be looking for to be wrong? I mean out of the ordinary, is there something that is typical to fail on them? Let me know!
Not sure you're going to find too many used JK's just yet . . . and if they are, they won't have more than a few thousand miles on them.
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Unread 10-06-2006, 07:39 AM   #3
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Not sure you're going to find too many used JK's just yet . . . and if they are, they won't have more than a few thousand miles on them.
WOW! I have the wrong one! My mistake! I guess this should be moved to the TJ forum!

Sorry! My Mistake I guess you can tell how fimiliar with the Wranglers I am!
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Unread 10-06-2006, 07:43 AM   #4
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Please Ignore this! I am going to e-mail an Administrator and see if I can get this erased, I will repost in the Correct forum.

Sorry! My mistake!
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Unread 10-06-2006, 07:56 AM   #5
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Unread 10-06-2006, 08:00 AM   #6
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You might just be better off buying a left over 06 if you can find one. The reason I say this is because of the financing and the discounts they do on the new ones. They really hold their value very well, so that 2003 is probably about 18k, and has around 50k on it.

I think you'd be better off spending an extra 6 grand and getting a new one...

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Unread 10-06-2006, 08:14 AM   #7
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Thanks for makeing me feel worse than I already do....
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Unread 10-07-2006, 07:37 AM   #8
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You might just be better off buying a left over 06 if you can find one. The reason I say this is because of the financing and the discounts they do on the new ones. They really hold their value very well, so that 2003 is probably about 18k, and has around 50k on it.

I think you'd be better off spending an extra 6 grand and getting a new one...

BTW, You're a embarrassment to dub js.











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Unread 10-07-2006, 07:40 AM   #9
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To answer your original question I would crawl underneath the Jeep and look for any scrapes or dings in the skid plates. Chances are if this Rubicon has been off roaded it will be very obvious when you crawl underneath of it. I am not saying that would be a definate reason to not buy it, but it would definately be a good negotiating point.
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