Hi all from Vic!!

Submitted: Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 16:13
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Hi all,

My name is Jack, I'm fairly new to owning a 4x4 but my brother and I have gone many times back in Tassie.
I have been looking to get one for some time, so today I took a test drive and have now put a deposit down on a 2010 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon today from Berwick Chrysler Jeep.

I just wanted to get an idea of anything I should look out for before a final purchase? Is there anything that are known for wearing early?
I know it comes with a 3 year 150,000km Protection Plan, but I don't want to be stranded out in the sticks somewhere that's all.

Cheers,

Jack


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Reply By: TomH - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 16:15

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 16:15
Are you towing and if so what is its rated towing limit.
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Reply By: Member - BUSH CAMPER - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 16:50

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 16:50
Check out jeep forums before you go any further, 3 friends have had jeeps of different types and all have had troubles and sold them. Some were petrol and some diesel.
This one looks as if its' done some heavy offroad work by it's setup. Would be an idea to check out it's history from the previous owner. Is it petrol or diesel?
Good luck
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Reply By: Member - mark D18 - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 17:06

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 17:06
Jack

I second What bush camper has written

Cheers
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Reply By: Bigfish - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 17:12

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 17:12
I wouldn't touch one. Checked one out 3 weeks ago but decided that they are too much of an unknown. Have had 2 mates who had them and got rid of them asap.

Before you put a deposit down is when you should have asked all questions and made a firm decision. If its only a couple of hundred walk away...
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Reply By: Member - escapesilv - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 17:42

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 17:42
Hi Jack A

I don't know much about the Jeep, but one thing you have to consider is you could buy a popular badge and hate it never mined if it were problem free.
At the end of the day you have to buy what you want/like, that way what you have to spend to fix the problems does not hurt that much than if you buy another badge never mind how popular it is or good others say it is.
All cars/4WD have issues.

Cheers
Rob
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Reply By: Member - Odog - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 19:00

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 19:00
G"day Jack
I had heard about roof leaks, think I read it some where, but the wife and I were in a car yard, and saw one similar, was parked on a bit of a slope, towards drivers side, I opened the drivers side door and put my hand under the seat, sure enough, would have been an inch or two of water... Just a heads up.. What ever you decide, best of luck. Cheers Odog
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Reply By: Ron N - Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 20:57

Monday, Jan 19, 2015 at 20:57
Jack, here's a good website with mostly genuine reviews from actual owners.

Be wary of the reviews that read exactly like sales brochures.

Product Review - Jeep Wrangler owner reviews

Maybe PatfromBriz was the previous owner of the one you put a deposit on??
Sounds like he gave it a good workout, anyway! LOL

Cheers, Ron.

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Reply By: Crusier 91 - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 08:58

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 08:58
Expensive for parts and most parts are not shelved here in Aus, meaning a long wait to arrive from the US.

Spend your hard earned cash on a Jap make.
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Follow Up By: Member - mark D18 - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 13:35

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 13:35
Cruiser

Great advise


Cheers
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Reply By: Shaker - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 16:12

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 16:12
Do yourself a favour & ask on Jeep forum, you will get facts & not hearsay.
Most here seem to think if it isn't Nissan or Toyota it can't be any good, as if they have no problems!

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Follow Up By: Member - Nutta - Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 22:53

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 22:53
Doubt it! Pretty rare anyone knocks their own fav brand!!
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 08:30

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 08:30
They might not "knock" them, but they openly discuss problems!

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Reply By: madfisher - Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 10:31

Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 at 10:31
Interesting , I work for a car rental firm in a country location, we get a very good idea of vehicles reliabity ,because people hire cars when theys break down.
Jeeps and Rovers owners are common customers, to put it into perspective while 3l grenades have a bad rep, I only recall one person in the last 9 years coming in with a blown up Patrol. All the jap brands offer excellent reliabity, even over 200000ks.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: Ron N - Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 00:14

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 00:14
Did you read this blokes ("Dougie") report on his Wrangler??

$22,000 for an engine replacement after it sucked in a gutful of water!!!

Holy Moly, I can buy a brand new Corolla, driveaway, for that kind of money!

What kind of idiots/suckers do these Jeep dealers keep finding??

Product Review - Wrangler - Page 2
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 08:27

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 at 08:27
Landcruiser V8 diesel, contaminated fuel, $6000!

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