After a four year hiatus, we have a Jeep in the garage again
Just picked up a nice 07 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. Lowish 78k miles for an 07, and it allows me to finally get a Wrangler - I always wanted one. I knew the original owner, he was a very meticulous guy so past history is no worries and I know it was maintained.
I have not done a lot of research, this happened a little out of the blue. Original owner friend passed away a few months ago, his wife asked me to sell the Jeep on her behalf, and after a week of having it and dealing with Craigslist scum, I decided to buy it. Feels like a failed puppy foster experience.
I have started to read about the JK as well as the 3.8L motor. It seems a bit controversial in regards to durability and power delivery. I looked at several forums and it seems like there are few threads about mechanical issues - at least compared to what I recall with the WJ. Seems like very little activity here on the Garage, does this mean they're solid and relatively problem free? I already know it's slow and I'm fine with that, but I hope it holds up. If anyone has suggestions for where to get more info on the JK I would welcome it.
Despite a fairly bad experience with a V8 WJ, frustration with Jeep being unable to deliver the WK2 diesels several months after launch, I'm thrilled to have a Jeep again.
Gratuitous shots of the "new to me" Jeep.