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 Post subject: Wife wants a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:37 am 
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My wife wants a 2011 or newer. We both like the Wrangler but have only been on test drives. What's the experience as a daily driver and long term ownership? Most of the time it would be the daily driver grocery getter with occasion light duty off road trips. Rubicon edition is way over kill for our needs but that's what wife wants and happy wife = happy life.
Wife's current daily driver is fully loaded AWD mini-van
I'd like to hear from folks that have had their Jeeps for a while, good & bad.
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 Post subject: Re: Wife wants a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:53 pm 
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I know this is an older post but thought I would respond anyway.
I have a '08 JKU and my wife has a '14 JKU. We love them. Both are daily drivers. I am sitting at 96k my wife's is at 5800. Lol. She drives the least obviously.
Both are done up with lifts, OME HD's, mine on 35's hers is 33's.
To pieces of advice, get the 3.6L and the other make sure you either get one with a trans cooler or install one.
For mileage mine got 25mpg going to Yellowstone from Vegas but usually sits around 14-15. My wife's gets around 16-18 and she drives it like she stole it. Thank god it isn't a V8, lol.

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 Post subject: Re: Wife wants a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:45 pm 
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Thanks for the info.

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 Post subject: Re: Wife wants a Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:28 pm 
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I have 27k on a 2017 Unlimited Rubicon, including several offroad trail runs.

It is my daily driver most of the time. This is not a sports car. It feels very truck-like. Not car-like at all. You will not find it to be a good high speed driver. Oh, it has plenty of power to do it, but is obviously the wrong tool for that job. Having said that, cruising the interstate at 75 is no problem. Watch out when it is windy, as the wind can move you around.

If you park with the nose even the least bit up hill, the doors will swing back closed (perhaps onto your legs) when you open them. I am used to this, but it will catch a passenger out. :banghead:

I love driving it.


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