Used Car of the Day: 2016 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today we bring you a heavily modified 2016 Jeep Wrangler JK Rubicon as our used car of the day.

This is for your off-roading dreams.

There are only 23,000 miles on this bad boy with the 3.6 and an automatic. Despite a 3.73 rear axle and some mods, the seller says it hasn't been off-road, in addition to being meticulously maintained.

The mods include Alpine audio, a winch, tube fenders, rock rails, off-road shocks, a 3.5-inch lift, aftermarket bumpers, an aftermarket tire carrier, and 37-inch tires.

Check out this Los Angeles-based rig here. Our seller is asking $39,000.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Sep 07, 2023

    The boy JB was a friend of mine

    'Til I caught him in my car tryin to steal my Alpine

  • 2ACL 2ACL on Sep 11, 2023

    Pass. I've known many a Wrangler owner who bailed upon having the epiphany that these are terrible on the street. Most traded to something that's still capable of facilitating outdoor life but is less compromised for daily use.

    This specimen is overpriced, too. KBB says ~$33k. The seller has taken three grand off since Tim published this.

    • 2ACL 2ACL on Sep 12, 2023

      Dropped another three. Now at $33k. 🤣

  • 3-On-The-Tree Aja8888 I expected that issue with my F150 starting at 52,000mi. luckily I had an extended warranty and it saved me almost $8,000. No more Fords for me, only Toyota.
  • Lou_BC I saw a news article on this got a different read on it. Ford wants to increase production of HD trucks AND develop hybrid and EV variants of the SuperDuty. They aren't scaling back EV production. Just building more HD's and EV variants of HD's .
  • Lou_BC Backing up accidents are one of the most common causes of low speed accidents. You'd think sensors and cameras would help.
  • Jpolicke Jaguar started making cars that were dead ringers for Kia Optimas, but less reliable. They now look like everything and nothing; certainly nothing to aspire to.
  • ToolGuy I would answer, but the question might change again, and then where would we be? Also, bran... wheat bran? Bran Castle? The coliva served at Bran Castle is made with wheat, I checked. (Some places use rice, because collectivism does not work.)