I have been looking for a Wrangler for a long time, I live in NY and most ones I come across are beat to hell rust buckets and they are asking $5,000-$7,000.
I am looking to buy someone's 1998 Wrangler, 4.0, 5 speed manual.
Not lifted or modded.
Looks pretty clean.
CEL light is on - he said it's the "Transfer case sensor"? (Easy fix or no?)
Some rust underneath but doesn't look like rot. Very little rust compared to others I've seen.
It's got a bit over 200k miles. He's asking $3500.
Pictures - http://imgur.com/a/vjZz4#0
I've heard the 4.0 6cyl engine can last a long time. I test drove it and it drove really nice, shifted well, started up with no smoke out the tailpipe. $3500 seems like a good price to me, plus he offered to sand down the rust and apply Rust-Oleum to get me through the winter. Afterwards I can get it professionally touched up or use Rust Bullet products.
I heard these Wranglers can be beasts and I'm hoping that $3500 is worth it, even if I need to pick up some spare parts from the junk yard.
What do you guys think??