I've been going back and forth between what vehicle I want to buy recently and I've finally decided to go with an older Jeep. I have a Mustang and I was planning to sell it and get a newer Jeep, but the only reason I want a Jeep is for the winter and any off-road driving I do. With that said, I've decided to keep my mustang and get an older Jeep. By older I mean an XJ. So, I've been looking in my area and I think I found one that I like. Truth be told though, I don't know a lot about XJs. My last Jeep was a ZJ that I had a lot of problems with(though I knew I would have going in). My hope this time is I get something a little more reliable, but not a daily driver. Though, I want to be able to take it on trips as well(like 8 hours max in the winter). So with all that said, I think I have three options right now. So here they are:
2000 Red, Automatic, 107,000 miles, had a new engine put in @75,000 miles. Priced at $3000.
2001 Blue, Automatic, 128,000 miles. Priced at $3,100.
1999 White, Automatic, 143,000 miles. Priced at $3,5000
All of them have aftermarket radios. All are equally as clean on the inside. All have working 4x4. If I were to get one of the bottom two, I would want a 3" lift and different tires which obviously is going to put me at paying a little more. I would probably have to wait on the lift for the bottom two right now though because I don't know that I could put the money into a lift and tires right now.
So what do you guys think? The red one has a custom front and back bumper, I'm not sure I like the front bumper on the red one. How hard would it be to remove? The red one is obviously lifted, but I'm not sure how much. Any guesses on how much lift and tire size? To be honest, the red is probably my favorite, but is it sensible for some possible highway driving in the winter? Maybe like two trips total a year 5 - 8 hours one way for a week/weekend? What should I be looking for as far as things wrong with it? I'm guessing the red one has been wheeled.