Used Car of the Day: 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 2017 jeep wrangler rubicon recon

Sometimes, when new cars are too expensive, you can buy lightly used for a little bit less money. This 2017 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon might qualify.

For $43K, you can get into a Wrangler with a manual transmission and the Recon package.

Other features include power locks and windows, keyless entry, remote start, leather seats, heated front seats, automatic climate control, the usual Rubicon off-road features (front sway-bar disconnect, front and rear locking differentials), LED headlights, black hardtop, and steel bumpers.

The Recon package adds things like 35-inch tires, a winch mounting plate, aftermarket skid plates, a four-inch lift kit, premium audio, new springs, and 4:10 axles.

Our seller is in Ohio. Check out this Jeep here.

[Images: Seller]

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Feb 02, 2023

    Second picture: Do you like pegboard storage? (I don't.)

    • Flameded Flameded on Feb 24, 2023

      Certainly appears practical in this application...

  • Zerofoo Zerofoo on Feb 02, 2023

    I learned a long time ago to never buy a heavily modified vehicle. Far too many people lack the necessary mechanical engineering skills to know when they've screwed something up.

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    • Tom Tom on Feb 24, 2023

      Lou_BC what you are telling is a disaster. I've decided to go for a 2017 Recon Edition but with a factory lift of half inch. When reading other JK related posts it should be more than I'd normally need for a sort of family off-roading in the mountains all seasons really which is what I'm going to do. I've seen a bunch of Sports, Sports S, Sahara being sold at cheap but decided to put some extra $'s and go for a full package with Recon Edition and I hope this was a wise thing to do :-)

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