found a 2002 tj. it's got the 4.0 engine, manual transmission, which is what i really am looking for. It's got about 70k miles on it. female owned, no off-roading. Only asking 9900. by far the best deal i've found.
however, i have a couple worries. when i test drove it, it was a little rough starting. took a couple tries to get it going. also, the check engine light is on. i drove it over to my mechanic, who referred me to his best friend who specializes in engines. he said the engine is making a kinda weird noise, nothing too bad but worth getting checked out.
would you buy? i mean if my guy just says it needs to fluids and a tune up, or a little more? what would be your cut off line? this is obviously a pretty good deal, but i don't wanna regret this.