Hey guys, I'm new here and I'd like some opinions on buying a 99 XJ, auto with the 4.0l, from a good friend. This would be replacing my 98 F150, auto with the 4.6l, 177k. My F150 is falling apart, and needs about $800 in parts.. more problems are sure to come. I'd rather not invest more in repairs on this Ford, but it was a free truck.
The XJ has 226k, some body rust, needs a valve cover gasket and a battery. 1 owner, got it brand new. It was well taken care of, fluids changed on schedule, newer wheels that don't leak, new exhaust. He will give it to me for $800. Later this week I'm going to take it for a drive, and check underneath for rust and just give it another look.
Heres a link for pictures of the XJ-
I'm thinking this is a fair price, and from what I've read about these it could have quite a bit of life left. What is everyone's thoughts, based on what I've described and the pictures in the link? This would be my first Jeep. My friend also has a nice 86 CJ7 but hes not parting with that