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Old 02-29-2012, 03:43 PM
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We're shopping for a used jeep. Is an XJ going to get up snowy hills better than a WJ? I wouldn't mind the extra room of a WJ, but not if it means my husband is less likely to be able to get to work during the winter. We live in the mountains so he'll be travelling on steep unpaved mountain roads, but we won't be using the vehicle for any off road activities.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:59 PM
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Either will be fine, the WJ is heavier and has more creature comforts though
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For that purpose they're pretty much both the same except that the wj has full time 4wd. It would really come down to which has better tires.
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A wj with the quadratrac 4x4 system would be ideal but a select trac one would do. If you pic a xj I'd look for one with select trac so you can leave it in 4x4 even on dry pavement, a xj with command trac won't be happy on dry pavement. Either way you'll get a plenty capable 4x4.
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if you get an XJ, try to find one with the 242 Transfer case. it will have 2hi,4hi part time, 4hi full time, N, 4 lo. when I sold my ZJ to get an XJ that was a feature I used so much I didn't want to lose it, so I found an XJ with it.
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WJ's are very nice. But more difficult and costly to work on, plus seem to require more work on a regular basis then XJ's.. I love my ZJ's. More room, nicer interior and still easy to work on.
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And the verdict is..We went with the XJ. We bought a 2001 Sport with a 5 speed transmission and 80K last night. Let it snow!
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xj FTW! and pics please
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For that purpose they're pretty much both the same except that the wj has full time 4wd. It would really come down to which has better tires.
My 2001 xj has full time 4wd. I think they offered the select trac on 99 forward.
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