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Ok just taking a poll here. Obviously for the most part a stock TJ would be the most reliable and a stock YJ next in line with the stock CJ some where on list. I know most of us dont have enough money to aford a trail jeep and a dailly driver so we double time our jeeps. But does anyone think their jeep is reliable. Who thinks their lifted/modified jeeps could go 3 months without breaking anything?? Personally i like fixin jeeps so I go a look for potential problems a fix them. But who thinks their jeeps could go for a while with out a little TLC?

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Mine has never left me stranded. Sometimes it might need a little work but it has always pulled through. I wish I could say the same about my "new" cars.

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I'm sure that mine could easy. If you're talking about street driving. It's gonna get alittle fuzzy after that. One guy's rippin up the rubicon and the next guy's big off-road adventure is a mud puddle beside the curb.
Any way.......mine pulls double duty and it's pretty reliable. And when it does break at least I can fix it. The only problem with your question is, Who can go that long without doing something to their Jeep even if it needs nothing.(NOBODY[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img])

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Reliable? Yeah, I can always count on my Jeep having problems...very reliable in that way!

Seriously though, I have run my jeep for five years in which it was used every day and it never had touble. Then last year, I swapped the tranny and it sat for a few months and hasn't been the same since. In fact lately, I drive the BMW everyday because the 304 is about dead.

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Mine has always been reliable, and has never left me stranded. If I didnt take it to hammers all the time and beat the crap out of it, it could go long periods without anything but general maintenance. Of course its getting a new engine and drive train now, so it will have to go through a de-bugging period

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I had a GEO that was really reliable till my kid totaled it out.Never had a problem with it in four years and that is with teaching my daughter to drive a stick....BUT...Do ya really want to drive a geo ?
My Jeep has only left me STRANDED once and it was my fault I knocked a coil wire loose when changing the distributer cap If it wasn't dark when I tried to start it I could have fixed it then and there.But it is 20 years old and was illmaintained so I have many potential problems.I also have a back up P.O.S.
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I've had the same CJ-7 for 16 years, always totally dependable. In the past couple years everything is new or totally rebuilt, so I'm figuring on at least another 16 years of total reliability. I think the key is never letting little problems go for too long, they just seem to snowball. Also, driving in a sane manner helps. One other thing, I periodically scope out the whole vehicle, get underneath on the creeper and just look at stuff for awhile, maybe tug and pull on a few things. Then the engine compartment, same drill. Being VERY familiar with the vehicle is important.

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Well, with 4 years, with Scout D44 with me seting up the gears, and 1 year with a built 401. I have yet to have one problem with reliability. My biggest concern is the rear D44, even though I have not broke it yet, I feal it is the weak link in my combo. In 4 years, not one problem with starting and driving, just to the point of too much power.

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Re: ot: Who considers their jeeps reliable??

My 1998 Tj has 107,xxx miles on it. This rig runs the Hammers virtually every month as well as road trips to Rubicon, Cortez, Moab, etc... hence all of the miles. Definitely not a trailer queen. It has never left me stranded. Sure I have had to do some welding here or there, but that is to be expected if you use it.

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A Jeep will be reliable only if itís well maintained, and if you drive it within itís limits. Iíve had my YJ for almost 4 years now and Iíve logged many miles both on-road and off-road in the hostile Egyptian Sahara and it never failed me. I never even had to fix anything on the trail. But that is only because I maintain it like crazy. I always inspect it before and after each off road trip and I religiously follow the service manual instruction when it comes to changing fluids or parts. Also all my modifications are well researched and properly installed by myself and periodically inspected.
I must sound like a guy with an obsessive compulsion Jeep behavior problem but in the backcountry my life depends on my jeep and it never failed me.


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