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Question What's it worth 2011 JRU

So Iv'e been looking for a while and I think found one that I may pull the trigger on but i'm wondering if its worth it. Its a 2011 Rubicon unlimited fully loaded nav, heated seats, leather, after market wheels, hard top everything. Its a one owner car that was driven by a woman who used it as a daily driver. Never off road, body is clean interior is clean.

----. How ever here is the issue.
It has 75k miles
needs windshield
nededs tires -no biggie cause id replace them once I do my lift
leak from what looks like rear main
needs trans service fluid dirty
Thats all I could tell by checking it out. They are asking $30k for it I got them down to $26k even though I was hoping to pay less.
My question is, is it worth the $26k given the repair it needs?
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I don't think it's worth 26K, given the repairs needed. Really depends on the market in your area though.

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The money you think you'll save with a fix-er-upper will be spent fixing it instead of starting out with a better platform from the start. 2011 is a bastard year. New interior but still has the 3.8L. That 3.8 only has another year or two (25k miles) left before it needs to be replaced.


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The money you think you'll save with a fix-er-upper will be spent fixing it instead of starting out with a better platform ... That 3.8 only has another year or two (25k miles) left before it needs to be replaced.
May I ask what you're basing that last statement on, BigMike? So, 3.8l are only going to accrue 95,000 miles and then the 'Replace Engine' light comes on?


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25,000 miles per year? Wow.

New windshield, why? Cracked or chipped?
Rear Main Seal, about 1200 to 1500.

Probably not worth it.

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I wouldnt sell my 2011 sport for $26k, but thats just me.. $30 seems high, but $26 seems like a great deal on a rubi thats never been offroad..

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I wouldn't pay $26k for that jeep. Keep looking

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May I ask what you're basing that last statement on, BigMike? So, 3.8l are only going to accrue 95,000 miles and then the 'Replace Engine' light comes on?
Based on my expert fucking opinion.

Seriously though, I've read too many threads where the 3.8 is using oil and other problems at 100k. If taken care of they will probably last a lot longer but I wouldn't buy a used one when I don't know the history.

I had a 3.8 and now the 3.6. The difference is night and day.


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100K 3.8?

I have over 150k on my 2008 JKU 3.8 rolling 35's. I'm usually down about a quart every 2,500 miles or so. So far I've done ball joints, u-joints (warranty) and front wheel bearings, but nothing else (other than routine maintenance.)
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Wow... $30k for a used one with more miles than mine?
I think I bought it brand-new for $36k!

65000 miles, no engine leaks, no oil usage (yet), original windshield.


I think that price is a bit high, even for a Rubi.
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Thanks guy for all the info. I think I will keep looking.
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I paid 34K my 2011 two years ago with 2000 miles on it.
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May I ask what you're basing that last statement on, BigMike? So, 3.8l are only going to accrue 95,000 miles and then the 'Replace Engine' light comes on?
While reading this article about stroking a 3.8, confirmation was provided.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/en...v6-jk-bumping/

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We’ve bagged on the 3.8L V-6 in the JK pretty much since the Jeep came out. It got pulled out of a minivan and stuck in the Jeep. It wasn’t a V-8, it wasn’t a diesel, and it wasn’t our beloved 4.0L inline-six. In short, we felt we got gypped and were angry at Jeep for it. We know most of you were too.

Then the problems started surfacing—oil consumption, the spun bearings, and just generally not being as reliable as the 4.0L it replaced. Surely, there must be a better engine to put in our beloved Wrangler. Sure enough, there was, and it showed up five years into the production of the JK in the form of the 3.6L Pentastar V-6. However, that still left us with five years of minivan engines that didn’t always cut the mustard.


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If I had 26k I would be looking for a used 2012+ 2 door Rubicon. For that kind of money it would be bare bones and all stock. I decided to sacrifice 2 doors for the new motor/trans.

If it ain't broke, fix it 'till it is.
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While reading this article about stroking a 3.8, confirmation was provided.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/en...v6-jk-bumping/
I'm glad my 2008 with 141k mile engine still runs great.
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While reading this article about stroking a 3.8, confirmation was provided.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/en...v6-jk-bumping/

I read that .As a subsciber, Ive followed the [sad] history of that JK being horribly mistreated and tested on all manner of idiotic things by multiple staff and editors [ i guess they treat them that way to optimally test things just as non-knowledgable readers would to have 'real world problems' to report upon? ] anyway, that thing - while i concur about the model engine - was not a fair, unbiased representative of the 3.8liter due to them being moronic with it....but, there are cabbies in larger cities driving the 3.7l version from early 90's around and getting 300k out of that [per Allpar] motor... i think it's all about how you have to cater to a specific motor; tho, youre totally correct about the pentastar being a far superior powerplant, it will be interesting to see what manner of issues creep-up over next decade as that engine [w/ its significantly higher revs than the 3.8 ] handles higher mileage in the six-figure range...
me, when my 3.8 croaks, Im already lookin at the first trust fubd brats that destroy thier dad's midlife crisis and hoping to snare a Hellcat motor via salvage.....lol.....as if.....or a BT4 conversion and I can run it on frier grease from Hardees


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