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Unread 11-23-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Jeep people I need help

I am going to buy a jeep wrangler soon what do I need to look out for im new to jeeps but I am good with motors and other stuff just havnt gotten into the jeep section of my life until now.

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Unread 11-24-2013, 06:56 AM   #2
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Start here:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f165/...t-here-523324/
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Unread 11-24-2013, 04:04 PM   #3
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I am going to buy a jeep wrangler soon what do I need to look out for im new to jeeps but I am good with motors and other stuff just havnt gotten into the jeep section of my life until now.
A lot depends on what your looking for, how old, and your budget.

Wranglers come in three models.

YJ . '88-95
TJ . '97-06
JK . '07-present, only model available in 2dr and 4dr.

Each of these three models have their on tech forum here and there is a general wrangler forum. You can visit, do some reading to see what others here have to say.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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A tj and around 9000
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Unread 11-24-2013, 08:06 PM   #5
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Then my next suggestion is, hit the streets!!

What I mean by that, is go look at and drive every one you can. CraigsList, used lots, cars.com, autotrader. Hardtop, soft tops, autos, manuals, stock, lifted, rust buckets, showroom condition,6cyl, 4cyl.

Other than a rust bucket or a bad leaker, there is no bad TJ if it meets your standards.

Test drives are still free and from doing the suggestion above, you can decide on what you want and can get for your price.

No one else can pick a jeep for you.
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Unread 11-24-2013, 08:15 PM   #6
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Here area few on portlands Craigslist.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ctd/4192826787.html

http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/4168844561.html

http://corvallis.craigslist.org/cto/4194606282.html
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Unread 11-25-2013, 06:49 AM   #7
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Some advice you will never regret taking: Before you buy anything out there, learn ALL you can in here. Finding out what to avoid is much preferred to finding out how to repair the problem. Pick out the model you want, and learn all about it. This will prevent some dude from blowing smoke and selling you unrepairable junk.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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Unread 11-26-2013, 10:28 AM   #8
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Im going in today to dealership for a 2000 wrangler with 117000 miles on it for 9800 hopefully I can get them down around 8200
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Unread 11-27-2013, 07:43 AM   #9
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Im going in today to dealership for a 2000 wrangler with 117000 miles on it for 9800 hopefully I can get them down around 8200
What does Edmunds and Kelly Blue Book say about that?
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Unread 11-27-2013, 08:17 PM   #10
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Well i went in nd looked t it nd couple others and picked their vehicles apart and pointed out a lot they need to fix so they have two jeeps in their shops being worked on and they dont like me anymore I think im buying a 95 with the 4.0 and 79,000 miles on it form my girlfriends dad
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Unread 11-27-2013, 08:55 PM   #11
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Well. this thread didn't last long. Looks at a couple of dealer TJs and goes with a family YJ..

Good luck with the new family.

Didn't need our advice after all.
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Unread 11-28-2013, 06:21 AM   #12
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Well. this thread didn't last long. Looks at a couple of dealer TJs and goes with a family YJ..

Good luck with the new family.

Didn't need our advice after all.
That happens here a lot. I am thinking about not replying to anyone who ask questions with fewer than 100 post. Mostly high school kids I guess.
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Unread 11-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #13
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Well I didnt know it was for sale until 2 days ago
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