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Unread 08-28-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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5 used cars to avoid! 07 jeep wrangler?

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Is this true?

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Unread 08-28-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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Well, I've been following the board since May , and I have noticed many threads on starting problems from the 2007 JKs. I commented on a thread today because his was the first 2008 that I remember seeing. It's always a good idea to avoid the first generation new vehicle. Try and give at least 2 years to get all the bugs out.

The good news is that maybe the price of the 2007 will drop a bit.
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Unread 08-28-2010, 08:57 PM   #3
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Unread 08-28-2010, 09:00 PM   #4
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The article specified the two door. Mentioned transmissions and brakes.

First 2007 is the introductory year, that is to me a warning to stay away, I passed on 2007's when looking for a new Jeep back then for this reason alone.

Second, we all know about the auto trans issue with over flowing fluid and fire and the associated recall.

Third, some report their rear brakes going in remarkably short time, under 25k miles. Apparently this is associated with the stability control system and its actuation of the rear brakes too frequently. (Like every bad seam on the highway, for example.)

So that about sums it up...

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Unread 08-28-2010, 09:06 PM   #5
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i love reading the posts under articles like this. sometimes i wish i was that ignorant...
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Unread 08-28-2010, 09:08 PM   #6
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i think it's true to a certain extent.... wait a minute before the flaming starts... you have to look at who drives both vehicles, the Wrangler/CRV, and the type of person to fill out a JD Power & Assoc's survey. Most people nowaday's buys a wrangler just like they would a harley. To put the wind in their hair and have more 'freedom'. when they forget to put their top back up and a good storm comes and soaks their dash, they get eletrical problems. Then you also have the 17 yo kid who's dad bought him a brand new wrangler and he goes and trashes it off road "cause its a jeep, i thought it could handle it". He has drivetrain problems. Now look at the owner of the CRV... drives it around town and to take the kids to soccer practice and choir practice. so it gets driven exactly like it was designed too. so now that we've compared cars, we compare owners.... the owners that complain about a jeep being a jeep are the ones who usually don't understand that it's not water PROOF, nor is it a rock crawling juggy that they see on tv. so when it doesn't perform that way they cry about it and go buy a lexus or hummer. those of us that buy a jeep for what it is, fix our SELF induced problems by getting on forums and other stuff, not crying about it to JD & A... then trading it for a CRV. i know this was long, but that's my opinion... that's why i don't listen/read JDA and car & driver, motor trend, etc etc.... hope this helps...

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Unread 08-28-2010, 09:11 PM   #7
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The article specified the two door. Mentioned transmissions and brakes.

First 2007 is the introductory year, that is to me a warning to stay away, I passed on 2007's when looking for a new Jeep back then for this reason alone.

Second, we all know about the auto trans issue with over flowing fluid and fire and the associated recall.

Third, some report their rear brakes going in remarkably short time, under 25k miles. Apparently this is associated with the stability control system and its actuation of the rear brakes too frequently. (Like every bad seam on the highway, for example.)

So that about sums it up...

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i forgot to add this in my post but i completely agree with you as well. the first year of any vehicle body/chassis/etc change always has the associated problems that go along with it. until the kinks get worked out the vehicle always suffers the bashing... look at the 6.0 ford superduty, it is an awesome motor, as long as you change the head studs...(granted you shouldn't have to do this on a brand new truck) but it's a brand new motor that they rushed into production. you change the head studs and that motor will get well into the 200,000 mile marks...

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Unread 08-28-2010, 09:34 PM   #8
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The article specified the two door. Mentioned transmissions and brakes.

First 2007 is the introductory year, that is to me a warning to stay away, I passed on 2007's when looking for a new Jeep back then for this reason alone.

Second, we all know about the auto trans issue with over flowing fluid and fire and the associated recall.

Third, some report their rear brakes going in remarkably short time, under 25k miles. Apparently this is associated with the stability control system and its actuation of the rear brakes too frequently. (Like every bad seam on the highway, for example.)

So that about sums it up...

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Correct me if Im wrong but your Second issue goes along for the 2008s as well and the 3rd issue seems to be with all JKs and other makes and models aswell. And as far as the brakes just replace them when needed and/or upgrade and Done. The fire issue, just install a trans cooler and your set.

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Unread 08-28-2010, 11:33 PM   #9
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I had a 2007 Steel Blue JK 2-door in Dec 06 and yes it had some problems. I had the stall bug, the stereo bug, the leaky roof (a steady stream from in between the Freedom panels), and the squeeky clutch. Once all that was fixed, I loved my 2-door. I eventually traded it in for an '08 (for a growing family) and I haven't had a single problem with it as of yet (knock on wood) in almost 2 years.
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Unread 08-29-2010, 01:43 AM   #10
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Yes definitely true! If you see a Jeep, or for that matter any vehicle coming at you, do whatever you must to avoid it so as not to get hit.

Magazines to avoid: CONSUMERS REPORTS, it will give you brain cancer.

If you plan on doing the Rubicon Trail you should rent a Honda CRV. Hertz has specialy equipped Honda's prepared for it. They have a special promotion running now where they will throw in a soccer ball.

Five cars with high reliablility ratings:

Skoda
Diesel Cadillacs from the 70's
Vulva
Fiat 500
Yugo

An extra feature of the above five star cars is that Consumer Reports has trail rated them capable of carrying 6x8 sheets of laminate.
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Unread 08-29-2010, 07:12 AM   #11
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My 07 hasn't had any of the common issues and it has 80,000kms. I did get transmission shudder but the dealer changed out the torque converter (even though theres an AA Rubicrawler in there).
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Unread 08-29-2010, 07:28 AM   #12
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Is it true?

YES!


Wait and get a 2011. You'll be glad you did
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Unread 08-29-2010, 07:59 AM   #13
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I have two 2007s and haven't had any major issues. Had a strange stereo pop in the first one but was fixed and a steering stabilizer went on the first one. My second 07 hasn't had any major issues other than me driving it in the bush and knocking off the rear bumper...
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Unread 08-29-2010, 08:14 AM   #14
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I don't know about that. They are adding more bells a whistles. I'm expecting to see threads like, "My radio volume goes up and down when the lights are on."
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Unread 08-29-2010, 11:03 AM   #15
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Correct me if Im wrong but your Second issue goes along for the 2008s as well and the 3rd issue seems to be with all JKs and other makes and models aswell. And as far as the brakes just replace them when needed and/or upgrade and Done. The fire issue, just install a trans cooler and your set.

You're not wrong, but they were just looking at the '07's, and so my post was directed at '07' issues (whether they apply to later years as well or not.)

I was aggregating issues. The common new platform issues (1) plus the know JK issues (2 & 3.)

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