When an auto manufacturer creates a new model, those vehicles typically have many issues when first released. I have started to face a dilemma in my mind that I just can’t make a decision on. When the 2007 Jeep Wrangler is released this fall, should I be an early adopter, or should I wait until the 2008 Jeep Wrangler comes to market?
I was able to find this page, which overviews the reliability of 1997 – 2005 Jeep Wranglers. It seems that Jeep did handle the transition fairly well from the YJ to the TJ, but I could be mistaken. If I am, please correct me.
The other thing that I was considering, would be to go to a Jeep dealership after the 2007s have been released and try for a great deal on a 2006 TJ. That would save me a lot of money for sure. More than likely, I will be paying for this Jeep on my own. The donations have been a great help, but raising $30,000 may not be realistic.
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I wouldn’t be afraid of the initial year model. I haven’t heard of mass problems with the 97’s. Plus the 3.8 engine has been around forever so it is proven to last. I want the 4 door so for me a TJ Unlimited will only be an option if the JK 4 door is too expensive for me. If I were in the market for a 2 door I probably would get a TJ and save the money. The JK doesn’t appear to have any great new features that I would just have to have, other than the 4 door model.
I was also concerned about the initial production and risk of growing pains. But at the rate I am going I will not have the cash until the 2008 models. I feel better hearing the 3.8 engine has been around a while. Does anyone know more details about the quality and history of this engine? I personally long for the diesel here in the States. From what I hear, we will eventually see it. It’s in the hands of California who doesn’t get the clean low sulfur diesel until 2008. With CA being such a large portion of the auto market with the tought emissions regs there is not the volume to drive the diesel sales. I read another post saying the CRD Liberty has not sold well (not available in CA). Of course, if I go to any dealer accross the border in NV, they charge a premium saying it is a hot seller due to the price of gas. Not sure who to believe, but the truth is somewhere in the middle. I just wish I could trade my 3.7L Liberty in for the CRD.. but I live 20 miles inside CA and can’t register it without a hassle.
Here is more info on the 3.8 engine.
i’m watching for the four door. finally a wrangler with 5 seats! i wrote about this a while ago at http://thegarageblog.com/garage/2006/04/26/2007-jeep-wrangler-unlimited/
D'koda Rodas says
Can someone help me with this question> What is the highest diameter for wheels and tires I can put on my 2007 Jeep Wrangler X Unlimited. To save some money I purchase the cheaper version four door. This Jeep came with 225/75/16 ( diameter 29.30) but the top of the line Rubicon comes with 255/70/18 making the diameter even larger (32.10) Does anyone know if my version can accept that same type tire diameter as the rubicon with a diameter of 32.10, if so…I guess I can go a little larger and put some aggressive off road not exceeding 32.10 for mud terrain. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks and Semper Fidelis
D'koda Rodas says
I forgot. If anyone can answer my question please do so directly to my email address at ask4us(at)ec.rr.com
Thank you all.
Semper Fidelis……….U.S. Marines