Must be someone else sorry. My transmission and engine are still going great at 165,000 miles. I too have benefited from the warranty when they repaired couple of minor leaks from a few gaskets. My 08 has been pretty solid.
VERY NICE!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
Since you seem to like older Jeeps (BTW, nice photo of the Bantam BRC you posted earlier), here's a photo of my "other" Jeep, a 1944 MB. Minor mods including full roll cage, civilian top, wheels and tires, but drivetrain is completely stock; I might return it to GI condition someday.
...and to keep on thread; I think the JL is the best Jeep yet, due to it's combination of creature comforts and off-road capability...although years ago I had a V8 transplant CJ5 that was a whole lotta fun!
Indeed. JKU turned Wrangler from a 50,000 units/year niche vehicle into the 200,000 units/year mainstream vehicle it is today.Every generation will be better than the former. The JL is the best Wrangler to date. I do believe the JK will be fondly remembered as the legacy model going forward though. The JK saved Chrysler, reinvigorated Jeep and brought the Wrangler to success never expected from a Wrangler. The JL largely is not much different then the JK in 2012, just refined/updated.
True too. My JLU Sahara came from factory with 1/2-inch more ground clearance than my JKU Rubicon Recon! All the while, it drives better, is more refined and more responsive in daily driving.I've owned a CJ, a TJ, and this summer I'll be getting a JLUR.
I've driven my friend's JKU and JLUR and I agree that the JL is hands down the winner when it comes to overall drivability, on or off-road. I do miss my TJ, as I spent the most amount of time (and Money) making it capable. The sad realization that made me decide to go newer was when my buddy's stock JKU would go anywhere my modified TJ with custom long arm suspension, 4.88 gears, lockers and 35s would go. In the end, my TJ was fun, but the back aches from long trips, the ringing ears from the loud top and tires, and the frame repairs was just too much for me. Bring on the JL!
You know... there's a good point here. Both of my TJs "needed" a lift immediately, even my Rubicon. The JL so far I'm not in a rush to lift it. I'm sure I will eventually but the factory m/ts it came with seem a good size so far. So perhaps the JL is the better "Jeep". The TJ was great, but needed aftermarket, the JL I don't feel that same need. I just have such a hard time getting past the smallness of the TJ and it was modern enough to be reliable but simple enough I felt comfortable working on it/could patch it together if I ever needed to.Like so many others here I love the TJ and the JL ...so why not have both??? They both have great bones.