What to look for when purchasing a used Jeep Wrangler JKU?

Zachr

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Hi, new here I'm in the market for a new(to me) jk 4 door just wondering if there anything I need to know about? Do's and dont's if you will thanks for any help!
 

Chris

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Well, if you want to buy the best JK you can get, look for a 2012+ model, as the ones prior to 2012 have the much less desirable 3.8 minivan engine, which has a host of problems and it severely lacks power. The 3.6 engine in the 2012+ JKs is night and day over the older 3.8. Drive them back-to-back and you'll see what I mean. In addition, 2011+ got the much more modern and nicer interior.

You'll also want to very, very carefully inspect the underside of the vehicles you look at for rust. If in doubt, post photos here and myself and others will be happy to offer opinions / advice.
 

Oscar-Mike

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Chris advise is for a JK and so, "do" check if there are four doors altogether when you walk around, only then you know you got a JKU.
 
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