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By J3-Colt
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2008 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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This Jeep is our 8th in 20 years, and it's quite an improvement over the previous generations going back to our very first CJ-7. We use our Jeeps as daily drivers and they spend a considerable amount of time off-road, camping, hunting, fishing, and exploring. Jeep has made the Wrangler more comfortable in all aspects, plus it's still highly modifiable (like a big Lego set) and we have purpose built ours to fit our specific needs. If you demand luxury and on-road perfection, then this model is not for you; however, if you need a 4 door with above average off-road prowess (and can embrace the inherent quarks found in an open top Jeep), then this is the perfect vehicle for you.


Best Features

Easy to modify, excellent range of features standard, open top fun, all weather and terrain capable, lots of space for gear and family, BFG Mud Terrains, front/rear lockers, 4:1 low range gearing (transfer case), & more...


Worst Features

More power and/or diesel option.


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So Far So Good!
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By ajb1975
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2008 Jeep Wrangler SUV X 2dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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I purchased it used with 8K and have had it for 2 weeks. I have to admit it's one of the most fun cars I've owned. The ride is great compared to earlier years. Get the 6 speed over the sluggish automatic. Summer is coming and I have both tops (soft top is going on in 2 weeks). As far as long term reliability, can't answer that yet.


Best Features

Dual tops, 6 speed, short wheelbase (I live in Chicago). Smooth ride for a Jeep.


Worst Features

Little more power and better stereo.


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Has some problems
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By Mike
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2008 Jeep Wrangler SUV X 2dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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I have owned a few Jeeps and this one does have a comfortable ride compared to the others. Mine is a right hand drive, I use to deliver mail. Any snow at all and I have to use 4 wh. drive or the right rear just spins. With 4 wheel I have had no problem. Auto. trans. feels "soft". Will roll backwards on the slightest incline when you take your foot off the brake and you are in Drive. Have to use a lot of throttle to force a downshift when climbing any grade. Leaks in around top of doors. Rear window washer hose comes loose and sprays fluid all over the interior. Engine is noisy when you first start it at 20 degrees or below. Steering damper is shot at 16,000 miles. Tires wear fast.


Best Features

Right hand drive.


Worst Features

Better quality tires than the Goodyears. Needs a better steering stabilizer. Needs better speakers than what it has.


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Real Sport Utility
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By Wilie KihotE
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2008 Jeep Wrangler SUV Unlimited Sahara 4dr SUV (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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Have owned lots of suvs including 3 Jeeps. The Unlimited is the most capable. It can haul more inside than a Grand Cherokee. It tows my trailer with tractor easily. Lot of leg room front and rear. JK's are 4" wider so there is shoulder room. AC is powerful as is heater. The 6 speed is smooth shifting even when it is -11 outside. Nice stereo system. 1st birthday with 18,000 miles. Not a single problem. What else can you ask for? Bottom line: Where else can you get a 4door 4wd, convertible with a great ride and unlimited options for under 20 large? No wood, no leather, no separate climate control, no fleeting styling cues. Just solid performance.


Best Features

stability control. On icy curvy roads, it keeps the front headed straight. Being able to quickly drop the soft top on a nice summer day and feel the wind on my skull. Being able to quickly pop the hardtop T tops in the fall. It drives better the worse the weather becomes.


Worst Features

Pull the 3.8 for a more powerful, & fuel efficient motor (think 3.8 Chevy or 4.0 six). Add the Mopar seat heaters as std or at least an option on the Sahara. Really is nice on long rides. Give us the option for 4.11 gears again.


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Needs improvement
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By Jason
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2008 Jeep Wrangler SUV X 2dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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I will give credit to the fact that the new style rides and handles a lot better for everyday driving. The tractions control is a feature that should never have been added as I have found while pulling out into traffic on snowy roads the vehicle hesitates to get going and have almost been hit. There also seems to be a power band in every gear which gives it a sluggish feel when accelerating, not impressed!! I think the people at Chrysler should have just stuck with the 4.0 litre. The tire pressure sensor likes to come on when its cold out and the "Change oil" indicator comes on and doesn't shut off even after changing the oil?


Best Features

Stereo system is nice, good ride, good stability, Warranty seems pretty good but haven't had to use it yet so we'll see.


Worst Features

More power to the wheels please!!! Fix that annoying power band. Get rid of all those sensors that inform you of low tire pressure and when to change your oil. If you are too retarded to not know when your next oil change is due or when your tire pressure is low, than maybe you shouldn't own a car!!


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