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post #1 of 21 Old 02-25-2010, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Buying a Wrangler... I hope

Well I'm 17 years old and I owned one jeep so far but I just sold it. My jeep was a 1995 4 cyc. The reason why I sold it is to get a wrangler with the 4.0l. I would like to get a lifted jeep with at least 33's. I feel that it would be better to buy already built to save me money and I lack in the experience to build one. I'm looking to get another jeep i have around $5,000 cash I don't know which year to get. My question is should I save more money to get the TJ or just settle with a nice YJ. So please help me out I'm a new jeeper and inexperienced.

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post #2 of 21 Old 02-26-2010, 09:19 AM
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TJ would be nicer but with that budget your probably looking back at YJ's for one being built up already.
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post #3 of 21 Old 02-26-2010, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thats the thing I have a job and I make atleast 120 a week and thats just 2 days a week. I could get another job to make more money to get the tj. But my question is, is it worth it?
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post #4 of 21 Old 02-26-2010, 03:38 PM
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Is it worth it? That's up to you. Do you want to have a newer ride and be broke making payments. Or get a YJ, enjoy it, and have a little cash in your pocket?
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post #5 of 21 Old 02-26-2010, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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I wont be able to make payments because I cant take out a loan only 17. I'm going to buy it with cash once i get it if I choose to wait. How much would a 4.0l tj cost with around 100k miles with a lift and tires? If it is to much I guess I'm going with a yj.
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post #6 of 21 Old 02-26-2010, 03:48 PM
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I was in the same boat 8 months ago and ended up getting the tj. you could put down your 5000 cash and finance 2 or 3K. The TJ is better looking inside and out IMO

Edit: just read above
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post #7 of 21 Old 02-26-2010, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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How could I finance I'm 17 my parents said I can't take out a loan untill 18.
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post #8 of 21 Old 02-26-2010, 03:51 PM
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i don't think you could find a reliable Tj with a 4.0 for 5000
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post #9 of 21 Old 02-26-2010, 03:51 PM
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$7K minimum, most likely closer to $10-12K to find something decent.
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post #10 of 21 Old 02-27-2010, 11:04 PM
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I think a TJ is worth the effort. Get the second job and save some more $'s but keep looking for a TJ. There are clean good deals out there, but you have to really look for them. The key is to be PATIENT!...certainly not an easy think for a 17 year old ...or most anyone else for that matter.

The other thing to thnik about is this. Yes you can save money by buying a TJ that is already built.. BUT.. if it is not built right you can be buying a lot of expensive headaches to fix...sadly there are a lot of mickey moused rigs out there so " Do Your Homework ", while you are saving a few more bucks to buy the right TJ, so that you will recognize the good from the junk.
Lastly... often times it is worth the extra effort to learn how to do things right yourself beause no one will ever care or treat you rig as well as you will. Good luck.

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post #11 of 21 Old 02-28-2010, 04:59 AM
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Hope you'll find one.
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post #12 of 21 Old 02-28-2010, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the advice I'm going to wait for a tj I hope its worth the wait I'll post again if I need any help or if I buy a jeep!!
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post #13 of 21 Old 02-28-2010, 09:49 AM
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I have owned both YJ and TJ 4cyl and 6cyl. Save for the TJ. Your best bet would be shop around your home town. Anything online or around this site will cost you more than your cash. I found a 1999 TJ 4.0l with 119000 great condition for $2500 stock. They are out there you just need to shop around.

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post #14 of 21 Old 02-28-2010, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Wow for $2500 wish I found that. Where at in Pa are u located? Im live near Scranton.
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post #15 of 21 Old 03-02-2010, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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Alright well I found a wrangler in my price range the only thing that I dont like is he did a motor swap. Is there anything I should be worryed about. He says the motor has 95,XXX miles on it.
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