I'm not particularly well versed in the ways of jeepdom, or cardom in general. Ideally when I'm going to buy a used vehicle of any kind, I'd take it to my local mechanic who checks them out for me for free in about 30 - 45 minutes. In this case, the Jeep is too far away for me to get it to my mechanic.
I've got a line on a 97 TJ with 145k miles and asking price is 3900. It's got a 4 cyl auto but needs a new top, and looks like it's in good shape from the pics he has sent me so far. I'm hoping to see it this weekend.
Here is what I'm looking for. What list of things are critical to check out (I know on the older Jeeps to look at the frame where the leaf springs attach because that's a common place for trouble), and more importantly than that, how will I know what I'm looking for?
As always I will wait to be dazzled by the awesome folks here in JeepForum land! Thanks a ton!