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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-28-2002, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Best Jeep (YJ or CJ) with factory autos?

My wife and I just bought a brand new TJ, which makes us a two Jeep family (other Jeep - '79 CJ5).

Well, since I do all of our driving, I got a 5-speed. She said that she'd learn how to drive it. It has since occured to me that she hasn't actually driven ANYTHING in over four years and making her learn on a stick is nuts!

So we talked and given that I've been working much longer hours, she doesn't want to wait for me to pick her up, she wants a "car" of her own....with an automatic.

So I asked her what she had in mind. She replied that she wanted a Jeep with a hardtop and an auto. She said that she always knew we would be a Jeep family and that she wanted one for herself.

Now with a brand new TJ and a CJ5 being rebuilt (almost at the frame as of tonight), what year model CJ or YJ has the best auto tranny? We're not looking a wheeling this one, that's what the CJ5 is for.

I was thinking early 80s CJ7, but the YJ is tempting, besides it would be cool having a CJ, YJ, and TJ.

Opinions sought!

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Re: Best Jeep (YJ or CJ) with factory autos?

In the 70's you have the TH400 (with a quadratrac transfer case) that is strong.

In the 80's and 90's you have the 904/999. Take your pick. They are all good.
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Re: Best Jeep (YJ or CJ) with factory autos?

hate to rub it in.... but the 03' wrangler is supposed to have a 4 speed auto with overdrive....
i want one too...
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