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Old 09-26-2016, 08:18 AM   #21
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The deal on Jeeps is that they are in demand but if you are patient you'll find one for a reasonable price . A properly maintained Jeep can easily go over 100K miles and likely 200K miles. The deal on towing is that on many older models the rear bearing in the transmission only gets oil if the transmission is in gear and turning. I towed my CJ with the transfer case in neural, the front hubs engaged and the transmission in 2nd gear.

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Old 09-26-2016, 09:09 AM   #22
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Low mileage I-6 are in demand. Ive had CJ5s 7s and a new 2 door Rubi.

I would ask what the intended use of the Jeep is. Ive built them for wheeling. Auto have the advantage but i still prefer a stick.

There are numerous programs out there that can get you into one at 1-3 % under invoice on a new one. You might be surprised at the cost of a sport. You mlight also look at ordering one and getting exactly what you want.

If you are just putting around town the 4cylinder is sufficient up to about 50 mph then severely underpowered.

High mileage i-6s dont scare me and there are a ton that have never been off the pavement.


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Lose the 2nd and the rest will follow.
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:27 PM   #23
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I bought a new 2016 Cherokee with Active Drive II so I could either flat tow it or use a tow dolly.. which I went with. The active drive II allows it to be put in total neutral. I had a hard time finding anything with 4 wheel drive that actually had a neutral. It's my girlfriends daily driver so we needed a 4X4.
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:47 PM   #24
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I bought a 2006 Wrangler Unlimited for a toad. I am happy with it and hope to have it for a long time.

One caution with the I6 is they are notorious for rear main seal leaks. That repair can go for $800.00. Mine had 82,000 on the ODO and it was leaking.

The gas milage does suck, I got more range out of my Chevy Volt then I do with the Jeep. The Volt only carried about 7 gallons of gas while the Jeep carries about 14.

BTW the Volt was terrible off road
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:48 PM   #25
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We have a 2000 TJ with 217869 miles. It's the 4.0 5 speed. We run it in off road trail rides. We love it, on the highway we 17 mpg, in town 14-15 mpg. We love the Jeep, and it has never let us down. We also use the Jeep to tow a micro trailer when its not being towed behind our '07 378 TS.
We turned down $6500. for it.
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Old 09-27-2016, 05:01 AM   #26
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I read the manual for our new Wrangler yesterday. It specifies how to flat tow it. Interesting that it specifically states not to tow it with a dolly. Either flat tow or put it on a 4 wheel cart type of thing.

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