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Unread 04-03-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
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Thoughts on this Wrangler?

Im a young driver, but been working on Jeeps for years with some family/friends. Found this Jeep on craigslist about 30 minutes away from me, and going to look at it on Saturday. Just gunna post the basics of what the poster said and "borrow" some pictures.

1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport
() 41,000 Miles
One owner ("Mechanic maintained since day one" -Poster)
Comes with Hard Top, new Soft Top, New front and rear coil springs, new rear shocks, 6ft plow.
Automatic
6 cylinder

I am trying to buy a Jeep primarily as a daily driver currently, but as I accumulate some spare funding I will probably begin to work on it (lift it a bit, toss on some 33's, and make it slightly more than decent for a little bit of mudding). I feel like this jeep meets my standards, let me know what you guys feel about it and your estimated price for it! (I feel like the guy might be wanting a bit much for it personally.. he is asking about 6900, what do you all think?) Thanks a lot guys!



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Unread 04-04-2013, 10:28 AM   #2
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Plows can be hell on vehicles. Id check it over carefully.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 01:11 PM   #3
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Plows can be hell on vehicles. Id check it over carefully.
Thanks for the response!
Yeah, the plow is something I have little interest in.. Honestly if I purchase the jeep I have no intent on keeping the plow.

Also, any loose opinions on the price/value of the jeep? Thanks (:
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Unread 04-04-2013, 01:14 PM   #4
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Plows can be hell on vehicles. Id check it over carefully.
I was questioning why it had new coils. This could be why.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 01:19 PM   #5
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Check the transmission. I had a plow on one and it went shortly after I sold it. The wet snow in PA/NJ is a killer!
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Unread 04-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #6
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Check the transmission. I had a plow on one and it went shortly after I sold it. The wet snow in PA/NJ is a killer!
Ha, totally xD
And I feel this Jeep may have been used for quite a bit of (small job) plowing. I know the guy that is selling it owns or works at a mechanic shop, and since it has such low mile-age, my best guess is its main purpose was to plow it out around there during the winters.

Will totally check out the tranny. Also, yeah that makes sense about the coils... I was a bit curious about that one myself. Didn't even put 2 and 2 together there.
Anyway, thanks guys. I think when I go take a look, I might be getting my one Uncle to come along too, and he knows quite a bit more than I do (guess some wisdom you can only pick up through experience, eh?), so that'll probably be cool and help make sure I get a decent deal if I decide to pick it up ;D
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Unread 04-06-2013, 08:22 AM   #7
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If anybody happened to be wondering, this one turned into a no-go. Just checked it out and the frame rot was pretty bad. Had some small holes in the frame. Those salted roads up in ny are a killer!

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