Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Northern Illinois
price might be not too too bad depending on how it runs and how everything works, but i would definatly try and knock em down a good few hundred $. if i was in yer shoes i wouldent buy an 87 cause those particular wranglers are known as pieces o ****. it was the first year of the wrangler and chrysler didnt exactly get everything right that year.(no offense to you 87 guys) the only time id prob buy one is if i were goin 2 totaly swap out the engine, tranny and everything.
asfor things that particular 87 came with....
sahara package is the top of the line basicaly, 4.2 is a reliable engine, but the carb on it sucks big time. the tranny is also a pos, its a peuget i believe.
one thing id also check out real real good is the underside. i see your in wisconsin, and being from the northern states myself, i know what the salty winters can do. theres a good chance that the floor boards could be totaly rotted through and the frame could be on its way out as well.
overall, id have to say that since your new to jeeps and this would be your first, i would avoid it if i were you unless it absolutly ran spectacular. it vary well may be a good looking jeep and run fine when you see it though, but the history of the reliability of them isnt so good and you might be setting up yourself up for a bad first jeep experience. imo id look a few years later, 91 or after and get youself something fuel injected(6 cyl), or if your looking for a 4 banger they were fuel injected from the begining so id say maybe late late 80's or newer. just my 0.02
i paid 2,150 for my 92 just about 6 months ago,4cyl, 5spd. 116,000mi. it was in great cond except for some minor rust in the usual jeep spots(below the stamped "jeep" on the sides)
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