Why A Pre-Owned Wrangler Could Be For You

September 14th, 2020 by

A red 2016 Jeep Wrangler pictured against a plain white background

If you’re looking to get behind the wheel of a more-than-capable Jeep Wrangler but you’re looking to save a bit of cash along the way, consider buying a pre-owned model. Whether you’re looking for a TJ from the 90s or a JK from 2018, there’s a pre-owned Jeep Wrangler out there for you.

Jeep Wrangler TJ

The TJ is the second-generation of Jeep Wranglers that ran from 1997 to 2006. These are going to among the most cost-efficient Wranglers as they won’t come equipped with all of the bells and whistles that brand-new models have. This generation of Jeeps saw the return of the iconically round headlights and the Rubicon line which added a beefed-up suspension, better approach and departure angles, locking Dana 44 axles, and a more advanced Rock-Track 4:1 ratio transfer case. Additionally, TJ models have great skid plates and larger wheels.

TJ Jeeps are available with soft or hard tops, and there were several special editions through the years such as the Apex Edition, Columbia Edition, Willy’s Editon, and Tomb Raider Edition. These will be a little pricier than standard trims, but the unique paint and features offered are well worth the cost.

Jeep Wrangler JK

Most of the Wranglers you see driving around are from the Wrangler JK period, which lasted from 2007 to 2018. JK models grew larger in every aspect – taller, wider, and longer. These new measurements sacrificed a small bit of nimbleness off the road, but it also allowed for hefty upgrades to the engine, drivetrain, and interior technology. Further, the JK models have improved soft-top mechanisms.

This generation saw the first four-door Jeep Wrangler and a variety of new roof options, including a hardtop with removable panels and the Sunrider soft top with a sliding front panel. Other additions to the Wrangler in this generation include cushier seats inside, power windows, power door locks, and cruise control. The Wrangler also gained a fair bit of luxury thanks to new technologies such as touchscreens, streaming audio services, enhanced airbags, electronic stability control, and traction control.

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Find Your Pre-Owned Wrangler

Ready to cruise through Fredericksburg in a pre-owned Jeep Wrangler of your own? Check out our complete inventory of pre-owned Wrangler models at Safford CDJR of Fredericksburg. We’re sure to have exactly what you’re looking for in our diverse lineup, and if we don’t, we’ll help you find it.

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