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post #1 of 11 Old 06-07-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about buying a jeep for my first car

I'm a college student and this summer I'm looking to get a jeep wrangler. I've been looking at craigslist most jeeps listed are at 100k+ in mileage and I've come to accept
that. Any advice when it comes to looking at the jeeps. (mechanical signs that the jeep is a junker). Looking at doing a little modding to the jeep I buy to make it more college ready. (Fold and tumble backseat for a little more room to haul stuff in the back, and maybe a frameless soft top if I can get the right year model).

Just looking for input from jeep owners on things I should look for and brands for the mods I'd like to put in it.


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post #2 of 11 Old 06-08-2012, 02:39 PM
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You're a college student and you don't know the difference between accept and except?

Wow. They sure have changed the requirements for college since I went.
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Jack, you r mean! Lol
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No, I just speak English.
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My opinion is to look for a pretty much stock jeep, check the frame/undercarriage for rust, and have someone that knows something about vehicles to look it over mechanically (real mechanic is best) to make sure its in decent mechanical shape. By buying a stock Jeep, it reduces the chances that it was abused off road (It still could have been even if its stock, but its less likely than a modded Jeep). The other upside to buying a stock Jeep is you can build it exactly as you want, and don't have to settle for what someone else liked.
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I agree with the above post, buy it as close to stock as possible. Have a mechanic look at it, even if you have to pay them, its nice to know things up front. Look for signs of abuse, and excessive rust, meaning you can put your finger through it.

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No, I just speak English.
Simple typo thanks for pointing it out, and I never claimed to be a good college student.
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you're a college student and you don't know the difference between accept and except?

Wow. They sure have changed the requirements for college since i went.
way to be a D-Bag.
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That and he called a Jeep a car. A Jeep is a Jeep unless you are buying a Compass or Patriot.

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My opinion is to look for a pretty much stock jeep, check the frame/undercarriage for rust, and have someone that knows something about vehicles to look it over mechanically (real mechanic is best) to make sure its in decent mechanical shape. By buying a stock Jeep, it reduces the chances that it was abused off road (It still could have been even if its stock, but its less likely than a modded Jeep). The other upside to buying a stock Jeep is you can build it exactly as you want, and don't have to settle for what someone else liked.
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