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Author Topic: Looking to Trade: Cherokee diesel Trailhawk, Cherokee diesel, JKU ?  (Read 1790 times)

Ernie n Tara

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Hi,
I'm debating selling my 2012 Rubicon (4 inch, lift, winch, etc.) and getting a four door Jeep. We're not heavy duty four wheelers (about Poison Spider level) but still like to get off road once in a while. Your experience with one or more of the candidates appreciated (Kim - still liking your Cherokee?).

All comments and suggestions appreciated.

Thanks,

Ernie
Ernie 'n Tara

2011 Winn Journey 34y
2012 Jeep Rubicon - Dozer (orange - kinda)
2006 Jeep Wrangler

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Re: Looking to Trade: Cherokee diesel Trailhawk, Cherokee diesel, JKU ?
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2017, 10:15:51 AM »
Ernie - I went from my old two door JK to a 2016 JKU.  I love it!  It rides better on the highway and off road and is just a capable off road.  Go for it.

Bill
Bill
2004 Winnebago Adventurer 38R

azwinne

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Re: Looking to Trade: Cherokee diesel Trailhawk, Cherokee diesel, JKU ?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2017, 10:07:03 PM »
We had a 2001 TJ a few years back and I got tired of the choppy ride and we got rid of it. Just this last year we got a 2013 JKU Sahara and we love it, it rides so much better. Make sure you get a 2012 or newer with the 3.6 Pentastar engine. It is a snappy performer.
Tom
2006 Winnebago 31C
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
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Ernie n Tara

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Re: Looking to Trade: Cherokee diesel Trailhawk, Cherokee diesel, JKU ?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 06:44:23 AM »
Thanks for the rec's. Others?

Ernie
Ernie 'n Tara

2011 Winn Journey 34y
2012 Jeep Rubicon - Dozer (orange - kinda)
2006 Jeep Wrangler

john owens

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Re: Looking to Trade: Cherokee diesel Trailhawk, Cherokee diesel, JKU ?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 11:43:38 AM »
Looks like you own 2 Jeeps. Should be a no brainer. My JK is my first Jeep. Love it!!
2011 Winnebago 37F Class A  2012 Unlimited JK 2001 HD roadking  1964 Manx 1641cc buggy 1985 22'Lazy Daze Class C 2007 Chaparrel 26' deck boat..Thats all folks!!

garyb1st

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Re: Looking to Trade: Cherokee diesel Trailhawk, Cherokee diesel, JKU ?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 12:08:42 PM »
We've had our JKU just under a year.  Love it.  It's not as smooth as our Infiniti SUV but compared to our Chev. HHR, it's quite comfortable.  Only issue for me, the off-road tires are pretty loud.  As far as off-road use, we didn't buy it to defy the law of gravity. 
Gary B1st

2005 Pace Arrow 35G
2016 Jeep Wrangler


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Terry A. Brewer

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Re: Looking to Trade: Cherokee diesel Trailhawk, Cherokee diesel, JKU ?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 12:19:49 PM »
Ernie

JKUR with AEV conversion...Handles high speed hwy and low speed off road crawling with ease, plus you can haul passengers and cargo.


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Re: Looking to Trade: Cherokee diesel Trailhawk, Cherokee diesel, JKU ?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2017, 06:40:16 AM »
I bought my 2015 JKU Rubicon (used, bone stock, 7,400 miles) a few months back and I am very happy with its performance, road manners, interior appointments, and sound system. We're going to install a Ready Lift (fully adjustable), tires & wheels (35") in the coming months. And it's a Wrangler, so cool is a given...:). Besides, when have you ever gotten a Jeep wave in a Cherokee?