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Unread 05-06-2008, 11:21 AM   #1
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93 Wrangler Sanity Check...

I'm looking for a Jeep that's pretty inexpensive, and this one seems to fit the bill. Asking price is $3500 and I believe the college kid is motivated to sell it so I think I can get it for less than that. I just need a vehicle to drive 4 - 5 times per month, and I want something to drag behind my RV for camping trips. I know that the 6 cyl is better, but I don't think that's an option for my budget. I also know that the frame tends to rust out on these where the leaf springs attach, so I'm going to check that out very carefully. Assuming the frame is good, what other things am I likely to run into that will need attention/repair on this? What questions should I be asking? The Jeep is a couple of hours away from where I am, so I asked if the seller would be willing to swing it into his local mechanic and have them give it a quick look to see if there are any problems coming up, but I don't know if he will go for it.

I appreciate any advise you guys can throw at me. Thanks!

I also have some pics I could post.

Kris

PS This will be my first jeep, and I'm not mechanically inclined enough to do anything major. I might do some tweaks, but I'm not going to put a lift kit on it or anything like that.

Here is the info on the Jeep:

1993 red Jeep Wrangler. 4 cylinder, 5 speed. Never pops out of gear. 4x4 works like new and can kick in while driving. GREAT IN THE SNOW OR MUD. 144,000 miles. About 110,000 on its Jasper engine. Weather proofed inside and out. New clutch, new electrical, CD player, so many new things that I can't remember them all. Unfortunately, the receipts are at home and I am at school. I've put about $2000 into it since I bought it 2 years ago. It runs great. Some body damage (dented in the back right corner and the front fender is dented)but it does not affect the driving performance. Can easily be fixed. A few tears in the black soft top. Some rust spots just on the surface no bigger than 2 inches across.
Completely stock but an excellent off-road vehicle. Great jeep to modify. Great for driving to school and cruising around town with the top down.
I would not be selling but I bought a motorcycle so I don't need a convertible.


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Unread 05-06-2008, 11:30 AM   #2
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That is inexpensive? I paid $3500 for my 99 4 banger with 128400 miles Pictures would help but the price seems high
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Unread 05-06-2008, 12:34 PM   #3
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Price...

I can say that I haven't found much of anything in the sub $4k range. If this jeep is over-priced, then some of them are ridiculous. I don't suppose you want to sell your 99?

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Unread 05-06-2008, 02:22 PM   #4
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http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/car/656152215.html
thats the ad he is referencing. I don't think it looks that great. I found a cj with a fiberglass tub i'd rather have.
http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/car/660611372.html

thats just my opinion though. Good luck

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Unread 05-06-2008, 02:28 PM   #5
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Location, Location, Location...

I'm sitting in Bloomington, Indiana. I've been looking all over the state and in neighboring states as well. What I'd really like is a 96 or 97, but I just didn't think that was going to happen for the money I've got. Most are listed in the $6k range.

Thanks for the input.

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Unread 05-06-2008, 02:30 PM   #6
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Um, did you see the list of stuff that needs to be done on that thing? That is NOT for me.



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Unread 05-06-2008, 08:59 PM   #7
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Keep on Keepin On

So I've decided to keep on looking and see if I can find a 97 that fits into my budget. Thanks for the input.

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Unread 05-06-2008, 09:39 PM   #8
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That is the way to go. Do not rush I drove 10 jeeps before i bought mine and it was like 2 months!
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Unread 05-16-2008, 09:53 PM   #9
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yjs hold thier value really well in the 3-5 range but add just a little to it and get a tj!
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