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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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Sometimes I feel like i'm riding a time bomb.
That's just the feeling I want to avoid... but I'm really tempted by this '02 Rubicon I'm looking at.
I just don't want to buy something that I'm constantly paranoid about, wondering what that sound was... thinking maybe it feels a little different, but wondering if it's all in my head.
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