No offense to the jk owners, but I personally have seen it as a giant blemish on jeeps reputation. Having owned a lj and now a jl, been Jeeping many years around jks and all other jeeps I can say confidently that the jk in comparison to any other jeep has been lack luster.With all the problems which I've been reading here on this forum about the JL, would I be better of purchasing a new 2018 JK vs. the JL?
Like everyone else I will lob my 2 cents in. I thought about trading in my 2016 JK for a JL...but after hearing about all the steering issues and the welding issues, I decided against it and modified my JK. I understand you would want a JL being new and all. Who doesn't! I just am not going to compromise safety. So ...I guess if I had a short answer for you....buy the JL......a new one....but in a couple years time when they have got the bugs out of them.With all the problems which I've been reading here on this forum about the JL, would I be better of purchasing a new 2018 JK vs. the JL?
I meant 2006, not 2016. Sorry for the typo.2016 TJ? Huh?
Agree with the rest. Simpler is better. But, recognize we are the minority.....and the OEM services the majority. Which means people like us will likely need to buy older vehicles and build them to suit our needs/tastes; which also means you better be mechanically inclined or very wealthy.
What's the issue w/your flywheel?Well I haven’t seen many people comment on this so I guess I’ll throw it out there. I have a 2018 JL 6-Speed manual and although the new Trans is much improved from the JK, don’t do it. Go with the Auto 8 Speed. I’ve had nothing but issues with mine since only 2 weeks after purchase. It’s been repaired once already having Jeep say it was a flywheel issue but even after repairing it once and being at the dealership for 2 months I got it back only to have the same issues again. It now has to go back in again for the same issues and I had the pleasant suprise to find out that the warranty doesn’t cover clutch components at all regardless of the mileage. So basically I have a new Jeep with less than 4K miles and is going in for the second repair and now I am stuck with the bill.
You Sir; are doing it right !!JL ALL DAY every day. I have owned the JK 2 times and now own the JL 2 at the same time. And had 3 Jeeps all at the same time up until this July Summer. Sold my JK since the JL’s truly ruined the JK. The JL is just so damn nicer than the JK. Better Tranny, Interior. looks, Ride, Power (8 speed Tranny) makes her more fun to drive, factory bumpers allow you to do modifications. No lift for 35s read that again NO LIFT for 35s, quieter ride, easier soft top, factory switches for add on accessories, rear Air Conditining and heating vents for the back seat, better fuel mileage....etc Ok that’s all and yeah get the BIG discount on the JK but if you second guess yourself and trade up to the JL later down the road then the BIG discount will be a BIG Loss.
And here’s my JK which I sold:
And here’s my JL’s
Didn’t have to get rid of my JK but the fun factor just wasn’t there anymore.