Jeep Wrangler Information

Submitted: Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:48
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Hello Everyone,

My son is very keen on buying a late model Jeep Wrangler.

I have checked previous posts but can't find an answer to what I am after.

A lot of conflicting information is out there in various places but I was hoping that someone here may be able to help me with some solid information on fuel consumption for what I believe is a 4 litre petrol engine plus any advice on cost and general availability of spare parts.

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Reply By: waveslave - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:57

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 11:57

I was going to buy a wrangler for my 1st 4b, but ended up going with a 4runner. I did a lot of research. They are a good truck, and dead simple. Very old technology, so simple to work on. Only thing I don't like is they come out of the U.S. and don't have the best reputation for quality. They chew the gas if you put your foot down. There's a lot around these days, so spares shouldn't be too hard to come by, but nothing like the Jap brands, and more expensive too. Sorry I couldn't be more specific, hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Brian B (QLD) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:18

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:18
Thanks for the info.

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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:04

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:04
The Wranglers I've seen off road seem to go very well. Work college had one the only thing it couldn't pass was a servo, fuel consumption was something to behold, his was a 4.0 litre petrol, this was the reason he sold it in the end. I don't have any personal experience. There was a load of them out and about in Mundaring about six three of them I think last weekend, so they appear to have a very large following.
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Follow Up By: Brian B (QLD) - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:21

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:21

Thanks for the info.

He has a great 80 series with the 4.5 litre petrol engine and he physically can't afford to run it so that is the main reason for wanting to change and the Wrangler has taken his fancy.

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Follow Up By: flappan - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:32

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 12:32
The Wrangler wont be as bad as the 4.5 , but they are old technology 4.0l 6 Cylinder , with Fuel Injection chucked in.

They only have small tanks so range isn't great.

parts wise , so much you wouldn't know where to start. Getting parts is probably the least of your dramas.

They are exceptional offroad , straight off the showroom floor. Add in a few mods , damn near unstopable.

I would suggest having a look thru here for more Jeep info.
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Follow Up By: Ferret - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:30

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 13:30
Was the big "inter" with 'em?
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Reply By: Member Eric - Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 17:33

Friday, Jul 30, 2004 at 17:33
if he dosnt like the fuel economy on a 4.5 cruiser , he will hate the wrangler . Sorry , but i am not a fan of the wrangler at all . The diffs are made of plastic( in strenght I mean ) , they cannot be overhauld . A second hand diff will set you back $1500 , if you brake a head light or tail light , well hold on to your wallet . A friend of mine owns a jeep wreckers , and is making a fortune . I find there technoligy back in the 70's somewere. Every time I trade a Jeep , it ends up costing a mint to lot prepare
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