2008 Jeep Wrangler Overview


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Avg. Price: $22,185
Avg. Price: $20,298
Unlimited Rubicon 4WD
Avg. Price: $24,811
Unlimited Sahara
Avg. Price: $20,080
Unlimited Sahara 4WD
Avg. Price: $21,941
Unlimited X
Avg. Price: $18,002
Unlimited X 4WD
Avg. Price: $20,391
Avg. Price: $18,239
Avg. Price: $15,068

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4.75 stars

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The Best Wrangler Ever Built, Period. by golfn64
 — Jeep did a great job with the redesign in 2007. You can look at the resale values and quickly deduce that. It's the ONLY vehicle besides maybe the Ram trucks that are made by Chrysler and actually ho... Read More
2008 Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 4wd 4dr by kdh1969
 — kewl look lots of legroom good power incredible 4wd will go anywhere you want navigation and sirius hard drive are awesome soft top and hard top handles well on the highway snow and ... Read More
The Most Fun On 4 Wheels by Brock
 — It's a Jeep, what more can I say? I absolutely love it. More than competent off road, reasonable on road (much improved over recent years). Reasonably priced for the package. I had mine equipped wi... Read More

2008 Jeep Wrangler Overview

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2008 Jeep Wrangler

The original military-inspired utility vehicle, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler might be trying a little too hard to straddle the divide between rugged off-roader and suburban SUV. But even with such "luxury" conveniences as optional power windows and locks and the new remote start and navigation accessories, Jeep owners should still be proud to hold their heads high as they exchange their iconic wave of Jeep brotherhood. Beyond the new options, the 2008 Jeep Wrangler adds a standard Sunrider convertible soft top with sunroof to the Sahara and Rubicon trims.

The 2008 Jeep Wrangler comes in three trims (X, Sahara and Rubicon), all available in an extended Unlimited version that features 4 full-size doors and 20 more inches of length, mostly in the cargo area. Unlimited trims also come with a fold-out windshield. Seating 4 in two rows, the base model X starts with two removable half-doors and plastic windows, ABS brakes, dual front-side airbags, traction and stability control, and rollover protection. Three convertible tops are offered. The X starts with a 3-piece hardtop, the Sunrider soft top is standard on the Sahara and Rubicon, and Jeep offers an optional regular soft top.

A 3.8-liter, 202-hp V6 is paired with either a 6-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic transmission. While acceleration power and fuel economy are not stellar, owners are willing to give these up for the 2008 Wrangler's unsurpassed off-roading capability.

All models are equipped with part-time 4-wheel drive, while the Unlimited offers 4-wheel or rear-wheel drive. Despite its growing list of creature comforts, the Wrangler remains rugged to the core, combining its 4-wheel drive with skid plates, 10 inches of ground clearance, a 2-speed transfer case, low-range gearing and solid live front and rear axles. As you move up to the Rubicon trim, you add a front stabilizer bar that can be electronically disabled for more clearance, a 4WD transfer case and two locking differentials. Rear seats are cramped but fold down for 56 cubic feet of cargo space (85 in the Unlimited). Drain holes in the floor, an under-floor storage compartment, and off-roading tires ranging from 16 to 18 inches maintain the 2008 Wrangler's utilitarian reputation and popularity among owners.


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I Presently Own A 2012 Honda Civic Coupe With 20, 500 On It. Would You Be A...

I would like to sell my 2012 Honda Civic Coupe with 20,500 miles so that I can then buy a Jeep Wrangler from you. I am O.K with spending some more money to do so, if I have to. Can this be done?

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Transmission Problem

I have a 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X v6 3.8L and noticed that I started to have problems with my car last night. When I left a store and put the car in reverse, I had to get the rpms up to 2k befor...

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My Radio Doesn't Always Work In My 2008 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. When It Doe...

When it does work the radio will go completely dead for about 10 seconds and then come back on. Most of the time it will not work even though it is on. How do I fix this?

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2008 Wrangler Rust Issues Anyone?

I bought a new 2008 Wrangler Unlimited (Yellow) a little over two months ago. It now has 2,302 miles on it and am noticing rust all over the exhaust pipes, muffler, driveshaft, and rear suspension. ...

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