A Jeep XJ can certainly emulate "dying" as the Ford did. They do take some tinkering, adjusting and TLC. If you're not ready for some issues...and believe everything the seller is telling you...you might be in for a surprise or two. On the UP side, my XJ has 295K original miles on it with zero internal engine work. It's been from California to Nova Scotia, Calgary to Baja and everywhere in between. I've spent more time underneath it than driving it. My MJ has 190K on it with some major restoration but only a head gasket as far as the engine goes. I'm NOT a mechanic but I put it together from almost nothing to a pretty cool little truck. When I'm out and about people stop and ask me "Nice truck...where did you get THAT...aren't those rare??
I got the XJ for free...I have about $3000 into it over 10 years. I bought the MJ for $400, delivered on a trailer, I also have about $3000 into it over 4 years. That's almost ALL just parts, including tires, wheels, modifications etc. That said, it is not a good vehicle to just LAST you. If you don't get the bug, you won't get it. It's a Jeep.
1990 XJ Laredo - White & Chrome
1988 MJ Pioneer - Metallic Green and Black
Originally Posted by Caner.
I slide it in and then when I pull, it works fine.