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    Hi All....I currently own a 2007 Hilux V6 DC 4x4 Auto...always have had Hilux's and Fortuners with no issues....there's an opportunity to buy a clean 2013 Jeep Sahara 3.6 V6 - 5 door auto with only 25 000km for R310k. I have always liked the Wrangler and this one is stock. Are there any issues with this vehicle, is maintenance and resale value decent? I took it for a test drive and really love it. I don't do much mileage a year and the 4x4 will be used for game reserves, towing the jetskis and the daily school run. The wife prefers the Jeep as well. What do you guys think...is this a good deal....will I regret this? All help is appreciated, thanks.

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    Service costs on the Jeep are not cheap. But there are good indies available for services. Just ensure that correct oils and filters are used.
    Have driven a jeep now for 5 years, very happy. Resale value is as good as others with regards to a wrangler.
    They are much cheaper to upgrade than other vehicles depending on how far you want to go.

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    Has my Wrangler 2.8 CRD now for 3 years, no problems. Standing now on just below 164 000 km. Also, the Jeep family is awesome, very helpful and a nice bunch of guys
    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes.

    That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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    Not unusual to find “older” Wrangler with low km’s, but check service history with dealers.

    IMO Wranglers are as reliable as most other makes on the road. Some say avoid diesel but I can only comment on 3.6 petrol. Never had any issues with mine 3.6

    Not sure what consumption you currently get, but Wranglers can be thirsty doing short trips around town.

    Dealer support in Durban is getting scarce but have been doing my own services so doesn’t impact on me. Use only premium lubes as per OEM spec and NEVER mix antifreeze...stick to MOPAR product.

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    Hi Koda,

    There are A LOT of threads here on the topic of the 3.6 Wrangler.

    I bought my 2012 Rubicon Unlimited (i.e. 5 door) in 2016 with 59 000km on the odo. I'm on 108 000km now with literally no issues except for a leak in the power steering hose which was replaced for R1500.

    Services are not that expensive - a normal oil and filter service will cost you about R4500 at the dealers. If you decide to go to an indie (such as Zone Offroad who specialises in Wranglers), the same service will cost about R2500.

    In terms of fuel consumption - given you keep yours stock, you'll probably average 12-14l/100km in town and 11-12l/100km open road.
    I average about 13-15l/100km open road and about 16l/100km in town on 35" mud terrains. Driving style plays a huge role here....

    R310k for a 2013 with such low mileage is a very good price I'd say.
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    Jeep is only really expensive when you use the stealers, here in Pretoria is a couple of places selling Jeep parts as well as service them. The Jeep stealer asked me R1800 to connect my Wrangler to the computer to check an engine management fault, so I bought online a OBD2 Reader for R250, download the app, plug in the Reader and check the engine fault myself. It was a low voltage battery that gave the engine management fault on the dashboard. So I bought a new battery and clear the fault myself via the app and Reader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KODA View Post
    Hi All....I currently own a 2007 Hilux V6 DC 4x4 Auto...always have had Hilux's and Fortuners with no issues....there's an opportunity to buy a clean 2013 Jeep Sahara 3.6 V6 - 5 door auto with only 25 000km for R310k. I have always liked the Wrangler and this one is stock. Are there any issues with this vehicle, is maintenance and resale value decent? I took it for a test drive and really love it. I don't do much mileage a year and the 4x4 will be used for game reserves, towing the jetskis and the daily school run. The wife prefers the Jeep as well. What do you guys think...is this a good deal....will I regret this? All help is appreciated, thanks.
    May not be relevant to you, but I had a Sahara a couple of years back, a sexy vehicle but the following really bugged me personally:

    - Turning circle
    - Towing performance of the gearbox

    I am happily back in a Pajero Sport

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    Shows how different we are. Attached is a photo of my rig. Towing with a 3.6. Tows very well be it thirsty work. I do however Never Tow in auto, I always tow changing gear manually

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    Quote Originally Posted by mplester View Post
    Shows how different we are. Attached is a photo of my rig. Towing with a 3.6. Tows very well be it thirsty work. I do however Never Tow in auto, I always tow changing gear manually
    Awesome setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbert View Post
    May not be relevant to you, but I had a Sahara a couple of years back, a sexy vehicle but the following really bugged me personally:

    - Turning circle
    - Towing performance of the gearbox

    I am happily back in a Pajero Sport
    Turning circle: on par with anything with that wheelbase, in fact better than most vehicles. 12.4m for the Unlimited (2.95m wheelbase), 10.5m for the shorty (2.42m wheelbase).
    Paj Sport is 11.2m (2.8m wheelbase).....................

    Try turn a Defender 110..........

    Gearbox: the new Merc boxes are much better than the old 4-speed and 5-speed Chrysler boxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alwyn777 View Post
    Hi Koda,

    There are A LOT of threads here on the topic of the 3.6 Wrangler.
    Indeed.
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    If you want a Wrangler get a Rubicon and not a Sahara
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    For what you will be using it for in the OP, the Sahara will easily get the job done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HeinrichC View Post
    If you want a Wrangler get a Rubicon and not a Sahara
    maybe, maybe not
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    I had both, first the Sahara then the Rubicon. If I had the choice again I would have opted for the Rubicon first.
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    I honestly believe it depends on usage, I have a Rubi and there are a couple of guys in our 4x4 club with Sahara's. For what they use them for its more than capable.

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