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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
#23343 of 23397 Re: New Guy [steve_]
Nov 26, 2011 (6:58 pm)
Thanks for the tip! I still did not see the pic you attached. I'm on a Mac....?
#23344 of 23397 Re: New Guy [staceken]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 26, 2011 (7:00 pm)
Dunno, I'm seeing it but maybe it's cached locally on my PC. Anyone else not seeing the '74 Ford MUTT?
#23345 of 23397 Re: New Guy [steve_]
Nov 27, 2011 (8:30 am)
I can see it, maybe it's a Mac thing?
#23346 of 23397 Re: New Guy [staceken]
Nov 27, 2011 (8:43 am)
If I get a 40's Willy's and I setting myself up for a lot of repair work / maintenance? Am I better off with a newer one?
Yes to both questions unless you buy an immaculately restored one,
What is the difference between the square headlights and the round?
It's easier to measure the circumference of a square headlight with a ruler, than it is a round one!
Seriously, early Jeeps (CJs) had round headlights, in '87 the YJ appeared with 'trendy' square ones, and in '97 round ones returned on the TJ and have remained ever since.
For the differences between CJs, YJs, TJs, and JKs use Google.
#23347 of 23397 Wasting my time?
Nov 30, 2011 (7:12 pm)
So, now...after trying to pick up a 2000 Wrangler at an auction that went for $3,490 (very close to my budget limit), it needed way to much repair to make it worth it (for me).
Now, I'm turning my attention to a CJ5 or 7. I'm finding many of these are WAY more than my budget allows (about 4K).
Am I waisting my time?
#23348 of 23397 Re: Wasting my time? [staceken]
Dec 01, 2011 (6:45 pm)
Am I waisting my time?
Maybe. Certainly cross-shopping a CJ and TJ is an apples and oranges comparison, as about the only thing they have in common is a similar profile.
I'm afraid $3.5K won't buy much of any kind of Wrangler. The 2K model you missed out on must have been a basket case to sell at that price.
You have three choices:
1: At least double your budget.
2: Accept that what you buy will need work.
3: Forget about it.
Dec 04, 2011 (7:49 pm)
Well...I found a wacko to sell me the perfect Jeep...in MY budget! I picked up a 1999 Wrangler with 109,000 miles, very nice,very clean; 4-cylinder, soft top. Needs very little body work and the frame is in great shape (My Mechanic inspected and approved it. He also told me if I don't buy it right now, then HE will!)
My first Jeep! I'm so happy and so proud!
#23350 of 23397 Re: My New Jeep [staceken]
Dec 05, 2011 (1:25 pm)
Congratulations! I didn't realize you were considering the 2.5 4 cyl models (hope you got a manual transmission).
I think you'll be much happier than if you'd bought an old CJ.
#23351 of 23397 Re: My New Jeep [mac24]
Dec 05, 2011 (7:36 pm)
I actually was only interested in a CJ 7, but I got a call from a buddy of a buddy...and we saw this Wrangler and more importantly, saw the price...it was a done deal, on the spot!
If I knew how to post a picture here.
#23352 of 23397 sort top tru the car wash?
Dec 17, 2011 (7:00 pm)
Can I bring my sort top TJ through a car wash?