I've had a few diesel 4WDs over the years (typical ones like LC, Patrol, Ranger, etc) and recently sold my last 4WD so now I'm looking at my options. Yep, they're different cars but I'm deciding up between a Hilux and a Wrangler JKU. I've heard all the campfire rumours about how Jeeps are terrible and unreliable, but after so many 4WDs it's become really obvious that all vehicles have their issues (D4D injectors, ZD30 hand grenades, etc) but I'm struggling to find what everyone says makes Wranglers so unreliable.
I've found a 2007 Wrangler JKU in my price range and it looks pretty clean, has 130,000kms on it. I'm pretty familiar with inspecting vehicles for obvious issues like leaks, wobbles or loose parts, strange noises, but it's been a while since I've been in a petrol vehicle and I've never been in a Wrangler.
I was hoping someone could offer advice specific to 2007 JKUs? All vehicles have their own issue and quirks, what should I be aware of with this one?
Is the 2007 6 cylinder an immature engine? Is it faulty? Is 130,000 kms too high? What kind of repairs could be expected at this point?
Appreciate any input you guys can give, thanks in advance!
Just realised I asked a similar question in 2017 but completely forgot about it. I bought a 2018 Ranger in that time and sold it again pretty quickly, turned out it wasn't what I was after. Still keen to hear from people though