Looking to buy a new JK Rubicon

CaptainBanana

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The new Jeep J K Wrangler is an absolute pearler , been recalled before its even been released .....This must be a first .
Do you mean JL wrangler? What's the first recall?

Edit: I found it looks like ineffective welds on the frame, I've always wanted to own a Wrangler but can't bring myself to throw the money away.
 
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CaptainBanana

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I took one for a test drive and thought it was excellent. Too much money though.
I briefly Revisited buying one of these in January, the JK Wrangler I mean and even a 4 door base model sport was going to cost far far far too much money for a car that's a fantastic toy but not the most practical road car, if you dare ask for a diesel variant you'd better have or won Lotto previously.
 
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mikehzz

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The base JL Petrol was around $69K and the diesel version around $73K. I'd pay low fifties max so way out of the ballpark.
 

CaptainBanana

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I want the overland but you can only get the base model in the diesel so I priced the base model in the diesel and still nearly fell over,

It's a lot of money for a car that is great off road but far from the best of its type on road or in terms of safety or reliability or noise or a whole bunch of other stuff.... once I can get a post 2012 JK for under 10 grand I'll consider it.
 

boobook

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I see the JL Wrangler got a 1 star safety rating. It has no head or side air bags.

New Jeep Wrangler slapped with one-star safety rating

.....However, as with the previous JK Wrangler, which scored a four-star ANCAP rating under a more relaxed test regime in 2012, no JL Wrangler models are fitted with head or curtain airbags because they feature a removable roof, windscreen and doors.

“Safety is something we take incredibly seriously and every other member of our Jeep family of vehicles wears a five-star safety rating with pride, whether they have been crash-tested by ANCAP in Australia or by Euro NCAP,” said a Jeep Australia spokesperson.

He went on to say that no one who buys a Jeep could possibly have a brain, so Jeep engineers removed all safety feature that protect customers brains as they would be completely unnecessary and a waste of money, hence improving Jeep's value.:D
 

Bomber2012

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That's the sort of thing I would like to have but it will be 90 grand or something beyond the joke, I think most people in the market for that kind of vehicle probably end up buying a Land Cruiser Ute.
No brainer Id take a 70 over the Jeep any day , bloke i know bought a new soft top Jeep about 6-7 years ago and sold it after 3 months , said it was noisy AF (probably should be expected with a soft top) and had bad leaks .
 
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