Wrangler for desert!

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Wrangler for desert!

Post by trq » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:48 pm

Hi.
I am a newbie and drive Prado. Have done a few drives with DO. I don’t want to kill my Prado or modify it.
Hence, wanna buy a used Wrangler for the purpose.

Budget: Minimum.

Request experts’ recco.
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Re: Wrangler for desert!

Post by jibs » Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:50 pm

Dubizzle?
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Re: Wrangler for desert!

Post by Ankit » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:06 pm

The most important thing to know while buying a used Wrangler is that, it had a major engine upgrade in 2012 (3.6 Pentastar), which is 285 Bhp compared to the 215 Bhp in earlier models. This makes a huge difference and hence only look for the models 2012 and above.
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Post by Sahil Trehan » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:24 pm

Ankit wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:06 pm
The most important thing to know while buying a used Wrangler is that, it had a major engine upgrade in 2012 (3.6 Pentastar), which is 285 Bhp compared to the 215 Bhp in earlier models. This makes a huge difference and hence only look for the models 2012 and above.
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Stay away from the 3.8L JK (2007 - 2011)

If you're open to getting an older model Jeep, I would suggest finding an already modified Jeep Wrangler TJ (2005/2006 approx AED 25,000) or a JK (2012/2013 approx AED60,000)

But as a Jeep owner, I can tell you that there are other alternate options that may be more durable, but the pleasure in driving a Jeep supersedes that aspect!
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Post by JustDen » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:58 pm

Just a heads up. If yoy buy older Jeep, and your not into car mechanics, prepare tons of cash )))
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Re: Wrangler for desert!

Post by trq » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:01 pm

Thank you all for confusing me :)
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Re: Wrangler for desert!

Post by JustDen » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:22 am

Lol, if you are confused still, let me confuse you even more :)
They say Jeep stands for Just Empty Every Pocket )))
If you dont know 50 ways of fixing a car in the parking lot with WD40, silicon and electric tape, you will spend so much time in garages that your mechanics will become your family friends and will invite you for Christmas party. ))
If you are still convinced you want to become a happy Jeep owner, just find a good one on the market, drive it around with AC at max and watch the engine temperature, listen to any sounds from steering and suspension. Do some flexing in the parking lot. If it has engine check light, check it with an OBD reader. Check for leaks under the engine, transmission, transfer case, axles and steering box. Drive it at 100 kmph over some road irregularities and see if it doesnt have death wobble. Careful, as its really scary if it happens. By now you will have a good idea on the condition and if not perfect you will know what needs fixing.
Did i mention that older Jeeps means driving in desert with open windows without AC? )))
If this sounds like fun, just go ahead, let me know if you need help checking one up.
Now with a similar budget you can get a Pathfinder 2001-2005 with some basic mods, and lots of power. And not much headaches in the long run.
Same budget will find you a pre2005 Pajero 3.8, 3 doors, very capable car.
If you can extend the budget further, you can get an imported FJ 2007 for 30k, throw upto 20k to make it a monster and forget headaches.
There are much more options depending on your stretchability of the budget.
Obviously, the happiness and joy of driving a Jeep is something different, especially when you fixed it yourself )))
Now the cheapest option in town is getting my Frankenstein, which is technically a 5door wrangler. For around 10k it will be a monster heavily modified. ))) I just got myself another one, the V8 option, and making it a little monster soon.

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Re: Wrangler for desert!

Post by Asim » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:29 am

trq wrote:
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:48 pm
Hi.
I am a newbie and drive Prado. Have done a few drives with DO. I don’t want to kill my Prado or modify it.
Hence, wanna buy a used Wrangler for the purpose.

Budget: Minimum.

Request experts’ recco.
its a toyata, u cant kill it!!
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Re: Wrangler for desert!

Post by Eloy_Rod » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:50 am

For really cheap and cheerful there is https://dubai.dubizzle.com/motors/used- ... bnQ9&pos=2

But I would agree with the above, you will just end up spending to keep a cheep old jeep alive unless you are mechanically savy yourself.

Like Asim said, toyota's don't die, and the upgrades wouldn't be so expensive (less than the price of buying another jeep)

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