I currently own a 2000 WJ. I am looking to add to the stable and found a 91 YJ with 227.000 miles. It looks in rough shape as far as paint, seats, and top. They are asking 2995 which I think is way too much. It has a 4cyl 5sp man. What do you all think would be a good amount to offer? I have not drove it yet only took a quick look. Frame does seem solid. I am basically looking for something cheap to work on but reliable enough to drive to work.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I agree hold out for the six cyl ,also look at the frame real good ,I bought mine and frame looked solid until I started poking around with a screw driver ,it didn't even look like it had more than surface rust with some factory paint faded around it ,also tranfer case skid bolt area ,long story short ,I replaced the frame
Power isn't really my concern. Just looking for something to fix up and drive in summer and have fun with. When I want power I can drive my WJ with the V8. I did find a 97 with the 6cyl but 5500 is more than what I want to spend. Any areas I should look at or problems to be aware of on the 91's?
The 4-cyl is just dandy to putt around town with, and does fine on the highway if you know what the limitations are. Plan ahead for your maneuvers, give yourself plenty of space, and don't expect a racer. Oh, and 5th is nearly useless. When you get going fast enough to take advantage of the OD ratio, the wind resistance is too high to see any fuel economy gains over the 6. That said, my '95 is my preferred DD over my Liberty, and it's "only" a 4-cyl. Besides, you can get a 4-cyl generally unmolested and probably a little cheaper than a comparable 6.
Go in with an offer of $1500 cash, and see where they stand.