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#268 of 271 considering purchasing a 1998 Trooper
Jan 06, 2007 (9:15 am)
We have been offered to purchase a 1998 Trooper that is in good physical condition, one owner but it has a lot of miles on it. It has 160+ thousand miles. It has started using a little oil. It has the 3.5 engine. The asking price is $3,000.00. Is this a reliable car for a teenage boy?
BTW many of the miles are miles driven on Hwy from Arkansas to Alabama and then Alabama to Florida and also day to day work.
#269 of 271 Re: Too Many Miles? [mmorgal]
Mar 14, 2007 (11:41 am)
I can relate. I had a 2001 Rodeo and the engine head gasket failed destroying the engine. Luckily I was covered under the powertrain warranty, though it took 4 weeks to get my vehicle back. Other than that, I really liked the vehicle. Ya never know.
#270 of 271 Re: considering purchasing a 1998 Trooper [bizeeb]
Mar 14, 2007 (11:43 am)
I had a 98 Trooper myself. The problem I had with it was the computer failed and it cost $800 to replace. I would have the truck checked out and if the mechanic ok's it, I would go for it. It is a tough truck for sure, but be aware, it cannot be driven like a car as they have a high center of gravity and will roll over if he tries to drive it like a sports car.
#271 of 271 Re: Too Many Miles? [mmorgal]
Oct 11, 2007 (11:33 am)
Sounds like daughter abused vehicle as any teen would do.