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Old 12-30-2016, 09:11 PM
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Re: Used WK vs. WJ - need a vehicle to replace my TDI

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Glad to hear eveyone was ok. I prefer the styling of the WJ and agree with you that the 6 is preferred even though the mpg difference isn't there. I've heard the v8 is good if it has been maintained.
I bought my 05 WK with 75k on the clock which I still own and drive daily. Well maintained by a mechanical engineer. In about 3k miles after I bought it I had to have the tranny rebuilt, $3k. Prior to that AC condenser failed, another $1.2k. My six year old, low mile WK LTD I bought for $13k, then needed almost $4.3k worth of repairs. I should have bought an 06 or 07. Since 1994 I've had 3 jeeps with the 4.0L six, 2 XJ's, a 92 and my current 96 and a 03 WJ Laredo and they were the best. No issues. Reg maintenance and ran great. First, a 92 XJ 4.0 I had for 12 years and it only needed gas, oil and tires. The AC ran cold when I traded it for another XJ, my current 96 Country. Never recharged the 92 and I live in Florida. You can't kill the 4.0 or the XJ's. I tried, believe me.

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Re: Used WK vs. WJ - need a vehicle to replace my TDI

Plus YOU can work on a 4.0L six in any Jeep up till the 3.7, 4.7, 5.7 L V8's. The six is just a piece of cake to do maintenance on. My WK is a very nice driver but my XJ is the one I really like to drive. It is so retro.
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I have a 2008 WK Limited 5.7 HEMI leather loaded 4x4 Quadradrive 2 one owner, all service records new tires, new water pump, sunroof, navigation, leather, memory seats, heated seats, full power Metallic red with two tone Leather if you are interested for 8k she has 128k miles and zero issues. let me know if you want any pics or anything. 863 381 8216 Sebring Florida
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Re: Used WK vs. WJ - need a vehicle to replace my TDI

thanks for the offer. I forgot to update this thread but I ended up purchasing a 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited with the Luxury II package and the v6. Absolutely love it.
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Congrats on the purchase, my wife has a WK Overland 5.7 Quadra drive 2 and she loves it so much so I found this 08 and was going to use her as a toy after some lifting and modding but she is so clean and nice if it could help someone before I destroy it I would be more than happy to help out... GLAD I CAN START THE LIFT. lol
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