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JeepCurlyGirl!! (Jeep questions)

StarrwithoutniteStarrwithoutnite Posts: 1,732Registered Users
Im planning on buying my first Wrangler and I am wondering is you can give me any advice on what to buy.

I was planning on going with a 2000-2004 but find that the '07 without any extras isnt all that much more...but now I dont know if I want the older vehicle so I can lift it and get the tires I want or if I go with the fully warrantied brand spanking new Jeep??

Are there any qualities in an older Jeep that I wont find in the new ones?

And a general question, is the financing for a brand new vehicle (plus all the warranties) worth it? Hows the re-sale??

I dont want everyone to tell me to buy an old car instead, Ive made up my mind and I need 4WD...plus its my dream car and I deserve it!

TIA
"Someday love will find you...break those chains that bind you!!"


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  • DayzieDayzie Posts: 233Registered Users
    Not JeepCurlyGirl, but just wanted tell you that my hubby has a 98 tj, and it is the love of his life (well just after me!). He's got a six inch jack, and running 35s (his words not mine). He bought it used, and has been extremely happy with it. I don't know if that helps you any, but just wanted let you know how much we have liked ours. Hope you find the answers you are looking for. I'm sure JeepCurlyGirl will have a ton of insight for you though. Happy hunting!
    "You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing."

    "There is so much good in the worst of us and so much bad in the best of us, it hardly behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us."
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,678Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    Hey future jeepgurl! I'll be happy to yammer on about Jeeps until you get bored!

    First, Wranglers hold their value extremely well. You should never have to worry about selling it at any time. They can sometimes be hard to find, even at the giant dealerships. They just don't stay on the lot long.
    I had mine built new with what I wanted in it but had to wait until the warranty ran out to make any major changes. If I were looking to buy one today I would probably get an older one without a warranty so I wouldn't have to wait.
    I also wouldn't get a 2007 because they changed the style and they don't look like 'real' Jeeps anymore. But that's just my personal preference. They are flying off the lots, so obviously others like the new style.

    A couple warnings. Jeeps do begin to squeak and rattle after a few years. And they do roll-over easily, especially if they are lifted. They aren't built for high speed cornering.

    Too bad you live so far away. I'll be selling my girl next year and she's a beauty. She's a 2002 with only 24,000 miles, all of her add-ons are only a year old. She's never been in the shop. And I (and the boyfriend who's a clean car fanatic) take really good care of her. The day I sell her you'll hear a huge weeping sound coming from PA. But my parents are older and even with the little step stool I carry with me, they have a very hard time getting up into the jeep. So I'm looking for a Jeep Liberty I can modify enough to make me happy but still be able to shove my parents into!

    Oops, I'm starting to get a little long winded. Hope this helps. Ask me anything else you want to know about. And just so I can brag, here is a pic of my Jeep (on the right) and the boyfriend's new Unlimited.

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    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • hayseedladyhayseedlady Posts: 646Registered Users
    So I'm looking for a Jeep Liberty I can modify enough to make me happy but still be able to shove my parents into!

    Look into the Liberty with the Mercedes motor, those are nice. What modifications are you looking to do? Do you guys rock climb or 4x4 with the Jeeps?
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,678Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    So I'm looking for a Jeep Liberty I can modify enough to make me happy but still be able to shove my parents into!

    Look into the Liberty with the Mercedes motor, those are nice. What modifications are you looking to do? Do you guys rock climb or 4x4 with the Jeeps?

    We took the boyfriend's old Jeep on a Jeep Jamboree (what a blast! petrifying but a blast) and a couple other Jeep events, but we've just shown the ones we've had since then. We're just long-time car nuts so we like our vehicles clean and sparkly!
    I'll just put a small 2" lift on the liberty so my parents can still get into it, bigger tires and wheels, nerf rails, brush guards, etc. Nothing major, just enough to make her stand out from the crowd.
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it
  • StarrwithoutniteStarrwithoutnite Posts: 1,732Registered Users
    Thanks girls!

    I know that Jeeps hold thier own in re-sale and thats why I was looking at the older ones but then I got carried away and now I want a brand new one :) But I do want a lift on it pretty bad so I may still be leaning towards the earlier 2000's...It seems like alot of Jeep owner take really good care of their Jeeps, they just love them.

    The other option I have is my dad has a '53 military issue flat fender Willy's that I want SO SO SO bad and I could just take the money that I would spend new and fix up that old thing, but that might be way too much for me to do.

    Dang, I cant wait to go car shopping!!
    (And the Jeep Jymboree sounds like so much fun!!)
    "Someday love will find you...break those chains that bind you!!"


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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,678Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Virtuoso
    The other option I have is my dad has a '53 military issue flat fender Willy's that I want SO SO SO bad and I could just take the money that I would spend new and fix up that old thing, but that might be way too much for me to do.

    OMG that would be fabulous to have! But I am a little spoiled and like my little luxuries (not that even new Jeeps have many of those) that a newish vehicle has. My sports cars were all older but they still had a few ameneties. A willys wouldn't be quite comfy enough for my old bones to ride in every day and on long trips. They are fantastic vehicles tho.
    There are lots of rebates and incentives right now for new cars so it certainly doesn't hurt to look at them! And test drive a few. And probably fall in love with one. :)
    --I'm located in Western PA.
    --I found NC in late 2004, CG since February 2005, joined the forums in May 2005, started going grey in late 2005.
    --My hair is 3B with some 3A, currently at mid back length when dry,  texture-medium/fine, porosity-top is low, middle is medium, ends are porous, elasticity-normal.
    --My long time favorite products are Suave & VO5 conditioners, LA Looks Sport Gel, coconut oil, honey, vinegar.
    --My CG and grey hair progress -- http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/going-gray/179328-jeepys-grey-hair-progress.html
    --My article at NaturallyCurly about going grey. Yes, it's in the senior section. : / -- https://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/seniors/how-i-went-completely-gray-and-loved-it

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