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thinking of buying a rubicon - tell me the truth

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Hey guys. I am buying an atv early next year, and I was leaning heavily toward the Rubicon, but after reading posts on this sight the last few days, I'm having second thoughts about it.

Are these machines really as troublesome as some of these posts make them out to be? Are the transmissions really that fragile?

It seems like almost everyone has had transmission failure of some kind, and it seems that electric problems are pretty common.

So, what I want to know is, what is the real deal with these machines? Did I just focus on the bad posts and not read many of the good posts?

Please help.
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Like toodeep said.. There are more old rubicons with no problems then there are with problems.. The newer ones are a little better but i believe its all in the maintenance. Make sure you test ride it for a minimum of 15 minutes because it takes awhile to warm all that oil to get it to operating temps. Like mentioned above ppl come to the site when they have problems thats why you see it a lot.. My 2006 Rubicon has been flawless.. tires, brakes, upper control arm bushings... just maintenance stuff
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