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Unread 02-25-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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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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Unread 02-26-2010, 09:19 AM   #2
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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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Unread 02-26-2010, 03:32 PM   #3
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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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Unread 02-26-2010, 03:38 PM   #4
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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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Unread 02-26-2010, 03:48 PM   #5
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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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Unread 02-26-2010, 03:48 PM   #6
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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

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Unread 02-26-2010, 03:50 PM   #7
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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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Unread 02-26-2010, 03:51 PM   #8
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i don't think you could find a reliable Tj with a 4.0 for 5000
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Unread 02-26-2010, 03:51 PM   #9
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$7K minimum, most likely closer to $10-12K to find something decent.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 11:04 PM   #10
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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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Unread 02-28-2010, 04:59 AM   #11
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Hope you'll find one.
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Unread 02-28-2010, 09:12 AM   #12
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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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Unread 02-28-2010, 09:49 AM   #13
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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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Unread 02-28-2010, 02:15 PM   #14
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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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Unread 03-02-2010, 03:52 PM   #15
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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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