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post #1 of 3 Old 03-17-2015, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep Noob - Advice on a 99 Sahara?

I'm located in New Orleans and I'm looking to buy my first Wrangler. I've done a good bit of research (thanks JeepForum posters!) and I think the early TJ years would meet my needs.

I found a '99 Gold Sahara, soft top, 130k miles, manual (with the 4.0/6cy), 2 inch lift, Dana 35 rear end - it's in near-garage condition. There's a little surface rust underneath and a slight oil drip near the oil pan. There's some play in the wheel. Tires are relatively new.

The asking price is mid 9K. With LA taxes, that's going to be over a 10K purchase.

From everything I've read, 10+ year old jeeps are pretty hard to estimate. Plus, Jeeps in the area seem to be a little more rare than the NE, MidWest, Pacific, etc.

Does 10,500 feel like too much for this Jeep to you Jeep-sperts? Or am I being ridiculous?

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post #2 of 3 Old 03-27-2015, 08:27 AM
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a bit high in Michigan

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I'm located in New Orleans and I'm looking to buy my first Wrangler. I've done a good bit of research (thanks JeepForum posters!) and I think the early TJ years would meet my needs.

I found a '99 Gold Sahara, soft top, 130k miles, manual (with the 4.0/6cy), 2 inch lift, Dana 35 rear end - it's in near-garage condition. There's a little surface rust underneath and a slight oil drip near the oil pan. There's some play in the wheel. Tires are relatively new.

The asking price is mid 9K. With LA taxes, that's going to be over a 10K purchase.

From everything I've read, 10+ year old jeeps are pretty hard to estimate. Plus, Jeeps in the area seem to be a little more rare than the NE, MidWest, Pacific, etc.

Does 10,500 feel like too much for this Jeep to you Jeep-sperts? Or am I being ridiculous?
I just helped my bro-in-law find a Jeep. He passed up a real nice 99 Sahara for $8300 at a dealer (156,000 miles) Then bought a clean one owner 2004 Columbia with new 31 in.tires, for $9000 from a private owner. (144,000 miles)
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I'm located in New Orleans and I'm looking to buy my first Wrangler. I've done a good bit of research (thanks JeepForum posters!) and I think the early TJ years would meet my needs.

I found a '99 Gold Sahara, soft top, 130k miles, manual (with the 4.0/6cy), 2 inch lift, Dana 35 rear end - it's in near-garage condition. There's a little surface rust underneath and a slight oil drip near the oil pan. There's some play in the wheel. Tires are relatively new.

The asking price is mid 9K. With LA taxes, that's going to be over a 10K purchase.

From everything I've read, 10+ year old jeeps are pretty hard to estimate. Plus, Jeeps in the area seem to be a little more rare than the NE, MidWest, Pacific, etc.

Does 10,500 feel like too much for this Jeep to you Jeep-sperts? Or am I being ridiculous?
I just helped my bro-in-law find a Jeep. He passed up a real nice 99 Sahara for $8300 at a dealer (156,000 miles) Then bought a clean one owner 2004 Columbia with new 31 in.tires, for $9000 from a private owner. (144,000 miles) Good Luck
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