87 Grand Wagoneer w/Diesel
I currently own a 1998 Wrangler with a soft top and an upcoming move to Milwaukee Wisconsin has me debating a new vehicle. Not only because of the cold weather but also because my wife and I are looking to start a family soon. Ive been looking into a new Wrangler Unlimited but the $30,000 price tag is kind of an deterrent. I love the look of the older Wagoneers and Cherokee Chiefs and recently saw a 87 Grand Wagoneer with a j code military diesel engine swap along with a new high torque starter, fuel pump, brake lines, transmission mount, and an xj Cherokee floor shift console and Hurst shifter.
Would this be a good daily driver during the winters of WI? The current owner claims 25mpg, does this seem accurate? My wife is leery of buying this old of a vehicle because of the money pit potential. The Jeep is listed at $5500, would this be a good buy?