Hey, as i said in the title, I have no idea about jeeps. I am very into subaru's, and have worked on and built them for several years, but now we are looking at a jeep vs subaru (subaru felt that making older head gaskets out of cork was a good thing, and that external and internals leaks were fine... ), So i need some advice.
First off, the car is for my girlfriend. Its time for a new one... something that is reliable and safe. I dont know about the reliability of jeeps, but i have seen a lot for sale with high mileage which tells me that they keep on going. As far as safety... well its a jeep. Seems pretty solid.
our budget is in the 2k - 2500 range.
We are looking at one jeep right now... its a 94 grand cherokee. The owner swapped a 4.0 inline 6 into it 57 thousand miles ago, and says its going strong, he said that the jeep will go forever. The thing is, the body has 196K on it, as well as the trans, diff, axles, suspension, and everything else. The guy said that the CV boots were just all replaced as well as ball joints, and the transmission was serviced and checked out. He has all the records. Asking price is 2250. Im wondering if the new engine makes this a good buy, or if that is a bit high mileage for the tranny? if a major component such as the tranny of rear diff has issues, it would be out of the budget to fix. So overall, what are your guys thoughts? Be nice, i know nothing