I have a 6 cylinder with 33s and in 5th gear is worthless on a hill or windy day.
Its a bit steep for a 4 cylinder. It would be a pretty good deal of a 6 compared to my local prices. Check for rust on the frame.
Personally I wouldn't replace my camry with an older Jeep as a DD. You are gonna be working on it a lot, either it's going to be broken, something you want to make better, or something you want to add to it. Unless you don't like to tinker with cars.
Jeeps are pretty reliable, but its still going to be an 18 year old vehicle and need work some day.
I dont mind doing some work on it. I dont know a whole lot about cars but I'm willing to learn and I'm generally pretty good with my hands.
So you think the asking price is a bit high? What would you suggest offering/looking to spend?
I wouldnt have a problem with putting some smaller tires on it. I'm not planning on going off roading really but I'm a volunteer fire fighter and a vehicle that can be used for scene lighting (I'm thinking of putting a light bar on it) and can move through a corn field without a problem would probably be good. Also, dealing with snow covered roads better than a camry would be plus.
I'm just trying to give you an idea that this might not be a good daily driver, but you won't be wasting your money.
I dunno if its too high. Its a craigslist ad. I don't live in NY. I have't seen it underneath or ran it. Prices are kind of local. Around Maryland people seem to think their jeeps are made of gold. To find a 6 cylinder one advertised under 4000 without tons or rust or problems is hard. I did see lots of 4 cylinders for 2000-3000. Look for rust especially by the rear shackles and front steering pump mount on the drivers side of the frame. Frame rust is the biggest issue you will have.
You'll probably live with the tires just fine. You didn't really describe your expectations or primary use. Just don't expect it to be quick at highway speeds, get good mileage or anything.
My main use will be driving into and out of town (~20 mins at 55), with lots of hills. Other than that though, I dont do a whole lot of driving. Whenever I go on a longer trip we'll take the Jetta, so gas milage isnt a big factor.
Really the only times I'll be driving it will be going into and around town and driving to calls.
So you would suggest keeping an eye on the market for a bit and look to see if a cheaper one comes up?
Its hard to give advice if you dont know what someone wants.
If you have a Jetta, and this is going to be for driving around and calls I'd say its good for it. The 4 cylinder will suck on hills, test drive it see what you thing. If it were me and I could like with a 4banger 2500 is an ok price if everything checks out. Check it out either way, it will give you good experience at looking at jeeps even if you dont get it.
If there are alot of hills, avoid the 4cyl. Once you drive one you will understand. If you have never owned a Jeep before, and are looking for a daily driver, I would recommend a Cherokee (XJ). The Wranglers are great, but you have to love Jeeps and their "quirks" to really enjoy one as a daily driver.
As to the Jeep in the ad, I would look the frame and floor pans over closely for rust damage. Depending upon condition, that Jeep would fall in the $1,800 - $2,800 price range.
1995 YJ - 2.5L - auto
Stock with 235/75R15 BFG AT/KOs
I would think $2500 is fair for that jeep. I would search around for a 6c but theres tons of 4cs out there and they all do their job. My jeep is a daily driver and while its a gas guzzler it does its job well. I had an 01 mustang convertible before this jeep and tbh it was alot more work.
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I wouldn't recommend the first rig for more than half what they are asking for it. Way too much money. As for the second, try and get a YJ that is a '92 or newer so you get fuel injection. Don't waste your time or money on a carb'd YJ.
Recommendation would be a 6cyl, '92 or newer with a hardtop/hard doors. Mileage won't matter but maintenance and rust will matter a LOT.
BTW, you should be able to find a clean '97 TJ for 5k or less. That would be a MUCH better choice for you.
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