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Unread 10-21-2002, 08:57 AM   #31
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Who knows what??????????? Jumping a jeep?????????Thatís has a lot of knowledge behind it!!!! If you buy an older jeepís and do not want to build it up from scratch than the newer the better. I am not say you 89 is a bad or better or anything just if the kid could buy something newer he should.
iam with him. It sounds like the jeep will a daily driver and the newer he gets the happier he will be

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Unread 10-21-2002, 10:51 AM   #32
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i have a 94 4 banger... very reliable but i would not agree with the milage thing, my milage has stayed the same since i got my jeep, and i run around 15-18 mpg... my buddy with a 4.0 gets this same milage, i would much rather have had a 4.0 i hate my 2.5 and i say that with compassion... because i love its reliability, if you can afford a 6 in any year get it-- you would be much happier, as year wise... i have heard the best year for YJ was the last year - 95 , but they are all awesome vehicles, just be cautious of the seller, they will often say just what you want to hear. Just get one that looks taken care of or you feel was... and get it checked as above... btw testament to the 4 banger... i now have 185000 miles on mine -- thats 297728.64 km for you canadian folks
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Unread 10-21-2002, 11:22 AM   #33
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btw testament to the 4 banger... i now have 185000 miles on mine -- thats 297728.64 km for you canadian folks
lol, one day we will welcome the US and the UK into the metric world. in time if they are ready for this kind of knowlege. until them we have to protect them and learn them the right way's

a buddy of mine has a 4.0 and uses 2 to 3 LITERS more per 100KILOMETER

i dont agree on the newer the better. generaly it might be true, but there are other things to considder: mileage, offroad (ab)use, general state of exterior and interior.....

i think you just have to find one you fall in love with, like most of us did i think.
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Unread 10-21-2002, 11:41 AM   #34
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yah, i understand now.. you can always make an older jeep new... but i say if you have an older jeep and are thinking of a newer jeep keep the old and just fix it up... also he is using some funky form of money and mileage, so i say if you can get a new one for cheaper its a plus idea..

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Unread 10-21-2002, 02:02 PM   #35
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If I may put my $0.02 into this as well ..

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I have a 1988 YJ running with a Chevy 350ci engine under the hood, 9.5 - 10" of lift, 38" tires .. and it was all done from the day I purchased it as a pure stock Jeep.

Now, if someone wanted to purchase my Jeep, they would have to be told that there are certain things that are particular to my vehicle, because it has been so customized, you cannot walk into Canadian Tire and just ask for "Jeep parts" to keep it running if/when it breaks down.

Best thing that I can suggest to you, without takin' the time required to drive across the country and checkin' the beastie over, is to have someone mechanical you trust to look over the vehicle you wish to buy. There might be a lot of work in that Jeep you are interested in. The price reflects that there might be alot of work in it .. but for someone who is 16, there might be too many problems for you to easily work around .. and the problems could get very expensive.

Best thing I can suggest is to find a nice, low KM Jeep (under 150,000km) for around $6000 (I paid $5000 for my 235,000km Jeep back in '99) .. but have it checked over (I can't stress that enough) by someone you trust mechanically.
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Unread 10-21-2002, 08:00 PM   #36
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there is no doubt about it that i am going to get a pro look at it and let him give me his two cents... ok i pose another question...im brand new to the jeep world drivien one twice riden in one bout 16 times give or take a few... brand new a first car that will be a daily driver,,,which jeep will you recomend... keep in mind it is going to e my daily driver but on weekends i willalso like to take it up to some trails outside the city... answer a clearly as u can doesnt have to be to long just a short answer to my question... such as year...tires...Litres in engine...lift height...ETC

thanks for your time.
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Unread 10-22-2002, 09:24 AM   #37
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The first question I would have to ask of you is "How much money do you have to spend on a vehicle" .. then you take that amount of money, split it in half.

Once you have half the money in hand, and the other half hiding in your cookie jar, I would start hunting. One really good thing to do, bein' in the Toronto area, see if you can find my friend Marty .. he has a spare little red YJ that he is selling, and a little white YJ (just like mine) that he is building into an awesome little trail-rig.

Take his stock little-red and then start very slow .. learn the vehicle before you start to modify it. When something breaks, you dig into that money from your cookie jar to upgrade it, instead of just fixing it. When all the money is gone from the cookie jar, you will have an awesome little trailrig.
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Unread 10-22-2002, 02:06 PM   #38
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Can u please tell me which part of toronto he lives in? and sure i do think that thats the best advice ive gotten in this forum...thx alot...do u know which part of toronto he lives in i would be glad to visit him and check out his jeep for sale just another thing how much is he selling it for...
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Unread 10-22-2002, 02:52 PM   #39
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If you visit his webpage, you will find his email address. Just let him know that NaeKid told you about his Jeep.

Here is a picture of "Rusty" .. his little Red Jeep and his Laredo that matchs mine



Now, as far as it still being available forsale, last time I talked to him he was planning it .. not sure how far the plans have gone, or if its still available.
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Unread 10-22-2002, 04:55 PM   #40
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If a Canaidian give .02 how much is that in US cents?
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