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2008 Jeep Wrangler 2 door X
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By dstanzini
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2008 Jeep Wrangler X 2dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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Must say I love this Jeep! I've had Jeeps my entire life from CJ 5's to now. This rides like a car. I've had no issues at all. Plenty of power, love the 6 speed stick, amazing turning radius. I must also say this; it get amazing gas mileage. I was certainly not expecting that. The last Jeep I had was a 2000 4 cylinder automatic and the best that got was about 18-19 MPG. This can get up to 24 on the highway, very surprising and unusual to get more than what the deal says. Maybe I just got a good one. But I am extremely pleased. Very fun to drive. I've only put about 60,000 on it so far as it is just a pleasure vehicle


Best Features

Great fuel Mileage, great turning radius, Very smooth ride for a Jeep, drives and rides like a car. Good power, transmission is really smooth. Nice stereo. Great, fun vehicle overall


Worst Features

The only thing I can suggest if when the stereo is up loud (with the top off) the overhead speaker cover rattles a little bit. A couple of well placed pieces of paper stopped it. But that is the only improvement I can think of. This is a great Jeep!


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125K - still going strong
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By hlisle
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2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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This is not a vehicle for anyone - it is not a luxury vehicle, though the price suggests otherwise.

1)
Terrible on the highway - unless it is blizzard! Good news is that you won't be pushing it so hard to get a speeding ticket...

2)
Not a mudder - don't buy this vehicle in Florida/South Georgia thinking you have a mudding truck... Nuhnt uh...

3) Shift linkages are 25 cent pieces of dung...


Best Features

I have gone in amazing places with this vehicle - in North Georgia, to back trails... Un-stoppable!... Except in lots of water/mud...


Worst Features

In '08, I wish the 3.6 was available -but since I've owned since new, I can see eventually dropping a 5.7 hemi in it for more fun... Diesel would be welcome too! This is not a vehicle to get for "image" - it is for the true off road enthusiast.


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SO DISAPPOINTED
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By sbunker
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2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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So after my divorce, I really needed something that was rugged enough for me to take camping, pull my dirt bike trailer with dirt bike, but still be a fun car.
I feel like such a fool for having picked this jeep.
My brakes were toast before 25,000 - oil was ridiculous... always always low, I have done more oil changes-no leaks-Right rear caliper sheered off, thunking down the road... Unbelievable quality issues, leaks almost from day one, have had it in the shop they replaced the foam, still leaks.
Now I take it in, will not honor Lifetime warranty. I was off on the inspection that was on this piece of paper. Not in the warranty manual.Call Chrysler-no assist. Sucks would never own again


Worst Features

Don't make crap! You provide false hope by the "Lifetime powertrain warranty". Just make a good quality item........... Concept of Jeep is amazing...quality sucks suck sucks. Now I own a worthless vehicle, single mom, two jobs.


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Appalled...
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By jrut1
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2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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I bought a used Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited with 45k miles.
By 65,000 I'm totally disgusted.
I had planned to drive this thing until it was dead. No idea it would happen so soon.
It's a jeep, with the looks and the fun to drive aspect.
And that's where it ends.
I've had:
- cracked exhaust manifold
- o2sensors go out
- catalytic converter go out (thank g-d a federal warranty makes these guys fix it!)
- radio (xm/Sirius) go out
- repeated "hot oil" (transmission) warnings during MILD 4WD
- roof leaks

I bought this vehicle thinking it would be a rugged, reliable vehicle that would last as long as I kept fluids clean.
Whoops.
One time buyer...


Best Features

Looks, fun to drive aspect


Worst Features

Quality, reliability, power, fuel efficiency, ruggedness


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Will never own another...
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By lmbrans06
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2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X 4dr SUV 4WD (3.8L 6cyl 6M)


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I have always loved the Jeep style so I bought the four door and loved it... until 69,000 miles.
That's when the spider gear went out.
It was covered under the lifetime powertrain warranty because I bought it new in 2008.
I was told Jeep wouldn't cover it because the spider gear wasn't under the warranty coverage.
If the spider gear isn't powertrain, I don't know what is.
I threw a fit to Jeep and they finally covered it.
It stayed in the shop a week.
I went to go get it and was told the axle seals were leaking.
So it was gone another week.
Got it back and the axle seals were still leaking.
They replaced them again.
After that, it never worked right again.


Best Features

Loved the style, 4 door feature, sits high, 4x4.


Worst Features

Stand behind a powertrain warranty, improve handling, improve gas mileage.


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