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    Buying a used jeep

    Is it true that 2011 is a bad year to buy since it has the old drivetrain with the new interior? I donít want to buy my daughter something Iíll have to work on all the time


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    I had a 2011 and never had any issues specific to 2011. It's the 3.8 so it's not going to win any races but for the right price I wouldn't pass one up.

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    I have some electrical gremlins with mine. Weird shit like the clock runs slow and the outside temperature gauge spontaneously changing from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
    Other things Iím not sure the cause of but may be sensor or maintenance related. Nothing thatís left me stranded just wtf was that kind of reaction.
    Otherwise solid Jeep.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bierpower View Post
    I had a 2011 and never had any issues specific to 2011. It's the 3.8 so it's not going to win any races but for the right price I wouldn't pass one up.

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    Thanks, I just never know what to believe. Honestly I like my 3.8 and itís reliable so far


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    I was just thinking some of my gremlins could be due to no doors or windows May through September, but I figured what the hell. Itís a Jeep, if it canít take it Iíll make it so it can. I never kept the doors on my YJ. Used to clean the interior with a fuckin water hose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    Is it true that 2011 is a bad year to buy since it has the old drivetrain with the new interior? I donít want to buy my daughter something Iíll have to work on all the time


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    Jim, my brothers-in-laws Jeep, is an 11í and has been holding up well. Heís at 115k with no major drivetrain issues. Like every used vehicle, it all depends on the previous owner.

    Iím shopping for a 12+ for my dad right now to tow behind his camper. I am trying to keep him in a 3.6 if I can and also have a bunch of take offs from mine that I can add into his.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RCVRY View Post
    I was just thinking some of my gremlins could be due to no doors or windows May through September, but I figured what the hell. Itís a Jeep, if it canít take it Iíll make it so it can. I never kept the doors on my YJ. Used to clean the interior with a fuckin water hose.


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    What are your gremlins?


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    Buying a used jeep

    Quote Originally Posted by wjtstudios View Post
    Jim, my brothers-in-laws Jeep, is an 11í and has been holding up well. Heís at 115k with no major drivetrain issues. Like every used vehicle, it all depends on the previous owner.

    Iím shopping for a 12+ for my dad right now to tow behind his camper. I am trying to keep him in a 3.6 if I can and also have a bunch of take offs from mine that I can add into his.


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    Nice! Iím trying to get my dad to trade his Chevy on a JT
    We found an 11 JKU with 90k in her price range

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    Nice! Iím trying to get my dad to trade his Chevy on a JT
    We found an 11 JKU with 90k in her price range

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    Tell him hurry, Drummond coming up quickly!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JKbrick View Post
    What are your gremlins?


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    Third post of thread mentioned a few. Like you my 3.8 has been really good to me, in spite of me trying to break it!


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