I am looking to buy a Jeep Wrangler or CJ-5/7, all years considered. Very broad, I know, but I am open to any and all suggestions.
Price: sub $10,000 for a TJ/YJ, sub $5,000 for a CJ-5/7
I'm looking for a reliable daily driver (to high school) - something that won't be breaking down often or absolutely terrible on the roads. I really don't care about comfort, but I don't want to be constantly weaving on the highway.
That sounds like a Wrangler, I know, but I'm still considering the CJs because of their utter simplicity.
What should I look for? What should I steer away from? How many miles are too many on a Jeep? What is a Jeep like to live with? What would I be getting myself into?
I'm not afraid to work on one, but I don't have the equipment to do internal engine work or anything that requires pulling the engine.
I'd like to be able to tow (small) things (dirt bikes), but that is not of utmost priority.
As Jeep owners talking to a potential Jeep owner, what advice do you offer? My father would like to make a well-informed decision.