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.
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.
Last edited by sithlord; 05-06-2008 at 11:22 AM..
Reason: Clarify the description of the Jeep