Should I buy a 1982 Jeep Wagoneer?
I also recently saw this ad:
"RARE JEEP 4 SPEED 258 STRAIGHT 6 sell or trade - $3750 (Kitsap) I have a very rare 1982 AMC Jeep Wagoneer it has a factory straight 6 with a 4 speed manual trans. and part time 4x4 with Warn hubs not the Quadratrac it is a Dana 44 front, and it gets 18-20 mpg, only 128k orig. miles and runs and drives perfect you could jump in and drive it to Montana if you wanted to. If you want more information on this Jeep please call I have a hard time getting back to emails. Thanks Rick Please dont try and lowball me! This Jeep is worth every penny it has no rust and is very straight and I have yet to find another factory 6cyl/4speed in the whole country theres just none left. Call me lets deal. THIS JEEP IS AWSOME IN THE SNOW NO TIRE CHAINS NEEDED! NADA classic cars values it at $14,545 in good condition so I think the price is very fair."
My first vehicle ever, that I bought for 500 dollars when I was 16 and sold when I was 23, was a 1972 Jeep wagoneer three on the tree that I LOVED. This jeep is tempting to me because of that and because Jeeps are easy to work on.... but I wonder: Would it be reliable? Would it really get 18-20 mpg? Could it hold enough weight? Is it worth the price he is asking or would it be fair to offer less?
More information: I recently started a beekeeping business and I need a 4x4.
I also need it to be able to carry some weight (I'm not sure exactly how much, but let's say 1000 lbs. I want the most reliable vehicle I can get for my budget (2000-4000). I also hope that it is something that doesn't break the bank to repair (ie no rare parts). I prefer manual transmission and manual windows/locks etc. A flatbed would be ideal but I'm not set on that. Probably a v6 or i6 for a balance of power and gas mileage.
Other vehicles I am considering:
I am thinking maybe something like a Mitsubishi Mighty Max
Or a Toyota Tacoma
Does anyone have any advice about this jeep or of vehicles to look for and to avoid?
Thank you so much!
Last edited by kittytibsen; 12-31-2011 at 10:34 AM..