I'm looking at an '87 Cherokee 4x4 4.0 Inline-6 and 4-speed auto. It's only got 86,7XX original miles on it. The ad notes working A/C, very clean with photos to prove it and has not been off-roaded since it was upgraded. Inside and out is real clean. It's pretty tricked out with a 3.5" Rubicon lift, nice wheels and tires, bumpers, body armor, roof rack, off-road lights and winch. Price is just over $6500. I talked to the owner and he is a wholesale dealer who likes upgrading the older Jeeps and reselling them, he has a couple. I'm concerned about the title because he said the CarFax is clean but the lot he purchased it from was marked salvage, possibly by accident or due to its age. I don't know exactly what it says on the title right now. Haven't been able to lookup a CarFax myself either. He said it was stock when he bought it and the door had been backed into at the lot it was sitting in, so a door is new. He offered to put it on a lift to show me everything and assured me there was no damage. Only rust was on the tailpipe (Rust isn't a big issue here). Tags and registration would be current as of the purchase date done by him.
I never thought I'd own a Jeep anytime soon and my father really hates the idea of a Jeep. Me on the other hand, I've always liked classic cars for their loudness, roughness and smell. I dig some of the newer Jeep Wranglers and always had a thing for these older Cherokees. I wanted a Baja Bug before but moved onto this for more practicality. It would be my daily driver and weekend toy like all of us here, except I would just be getting into four wheeling and routine maintenance, which I'm interested in doing. I know they get poor mileage, but I've been driving a older Suburban so its not much different and I'd have my own truck and be able to mess around in it. Besides, I won't be driving that far and I may only be going to school an hour and a half or up to three hours away in the next few years so I could take it with me then.
You guys dig? I'm going to look if its still for sale later in the week... hour and a half drive for me. What should I look out for?