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Is this a good start for basic trail riding?

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by Steelygirl, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. Nov 2, 2018 at 4:32 PM
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    Steelygirl

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    Hi! I am new to this and I am looking to buy my first jeep. I want to hit the trails in Colorado without doing any mods... just basic trail riding. Then down the line I will add things. So is a 2015 Rubicon with 45,000 miles for $25,000 a good deal. I have been researching and feel like a rubi is the best way to start, due to lockers and beefier stuff underneath. Any and all opinions and sugestions... I would appreciate from all of you who are the experts! Thank you!
     
  2. Nov 2, 2018 at 4:51 PM
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    boondoc89

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    Seems like a pretty sweet deal to me.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2018 at 5:30 PM
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    Welcome! Rubi is a good place to start although other Wranglers are quite capable for challenging trails, sand or mud. Consider getting the jeep checked out mechanically. Consider a off-roading 101 course and/or join a local jeep club. Post up some pics and keep us informed of your adventures.
     
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  4. Nov 2, 2018 at 6:13 PM
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    Welcome to the forum.
    As far as the Rubi and purchase price. I can't say if it's a good deal or not. I'm sure depending on where you are in the country. Prices vary. I picked up my 16 Sport with just over 4k on the odometer for 24k out the door. Let's us know of your decision.
    Don't forget to post up pics. :)
     
  5. Nov 2, 2018 at 8:09 PM
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    Prerunner1982

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    Welcome Steelygirl.
    Sorry I can't help you, I drive a station wagon...errr...Cherokee.

    You might like the Jeep Talk Show. One of the host is a female, Tammy Jeep Momma and she has had a couple of JK Wranglers with her current one being a Rubicon. She was pretty green to Jeeps and off roading when she started too.
     
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  6. Nov 3, 2018 at 12:06 AM
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    Thank you everyone! The JEEP community is awesome!
     
  7. Nov 3, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome to the site!
     
  8. Nov 5, 2018 at 6:42 AM
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    Check blue book and local ads on Craigslist to find out what the prices are in your market, the Jeep market Varys drastically throughout the country.
     
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  9. Nov 6, 2018 at 5:18 AM
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    Hi. That price seems pretty good especially for the low mileage. Off-road magazine states that the rubi in both TJ and JK years is the most capable offroad rig in stock form ever made. Sounds like you have a plan.
     
  10. Nov 6, 2018 at 7:46 AM
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    Rc Jeep

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    Off road magazine has never been in a Mercedes 4x4 squared.
     
  11. Nov 6, 2018 at 3:38 PM
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    At the time the article was written Squared was not available, and at a quarter million USD I'm not sure you can put them in the same category, and is it really stock? When Bombardier came out with the Seadoo RXP I tried to cast it off as a stock ski at my race events and race it in the stock class. My argument was that even though it was a full blown built race ski, it did come from the factory like that; I was vehemently denied. . . You can use the same argument I did, and see if others agree with you. That being said the Squared is an amazing piece of machinery.
     
  12. Nov 7, 2018 at 10:24 AM
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    Yeah my bad I was still riding the high of seeing two of them at the Scottsdale cars and coffee last weekend.
     
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