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Unread 06-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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Too much rust?

I'm about to get this jeep. However, I'm concerned about the amount of rust. Based on these pics should I be worried or not purchase?

I'm buying in So Cal but jeep is from Minnesota according to Car Fax.

1998 Wrangler Sahara.

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Unread 06-26-2012, 03:22 AM   #2
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Looks like a typical jeep at least where I am from, as long as there is not rust that you can poke your finger through you should be fine. That all looks like surface rust, which is fairly normal for a vehicle that is 14 years old. My dad's 98 Sahara doesn't look as nice as the one you are looking at underneath, but salt does awesome things to metal.
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Unread 06-26-2012, 09:09 AM   #3
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In the rust belt, we call that "excellent condition." I didn't see anything that was terribly alarming in those pics. Obviously not a Cali born a raised vehicle, but nothing really bad. As long as the frame looks solid, that bit of surface rust isn't an issue.

However, unless you're getting a steal of a deal, there should be plenty of completely rust free examples around you to choose from.
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Unread 06-27-2012, 02:14 AM   #4
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For a MN jeep that is actually very good condition, MN likes to use lots of salt on the roads in the winter.
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