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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Advice on a used Rubicon please?

Awesome site...has been good to me over the years so thanks in advance. I currently have a 13 it..this site was very helpful when purchasing.

Looking for a rubicon or similar (automatic) for my brother. Found an 06 with 3k miles on craiglist for my brother. He is asking $3650. Seems least a few hundred (granted he needs to start high).

Any thoughts on the miles? Are these high miles for this age? Below is the listing.. again thanks for your advice.


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-02-2018, 11:20 PM
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Thats cheap where i live.. toodeep posted a pick of one a couple years ago from a local ranch that had over 30,000 miles on it.. I'm from Canada and mine has about the same mileage as the one your looking at and i wouldnt sell mine for under $5k.. Hondas hold their value for good reason.. ive never been towed home or had ANY issues on trail.. just preventative maintenance. wheel bearings and brakes mostly.

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1000's of custom scratches
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thanks!! decided to pass on it... read more about them and I guess the 01-04 Rubicons have oil pump issues.

Came across an 09 Rincon with 4200 miles. for $4300 any issues with that year?
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The early Rincons had cam issues, but an 09 should be ok

They have a lot of power and the IRS is great for trail riding, but not so great for towing and work.

The thing I don't like about the Rincon is the 3 speed transmission. No low end grunt at all.

They are great for trail riding. For everything else the Rubicon is a better machine.

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