Well they're not "new" jeeps.
One is a 1992 Cherokee Laredo I6 with an "unlifted" Rubicon suspension. Showroom condition with 90k miles on it.
The other is a 1993 Grand Cherokee Laredo V8 with 109k miles.
My wife and I are moving to Colorado Springs, CO and her '96 honda simply wouldn't have made the trip. My 2000 dodge dakota was only 2WD, and it didn't handle very well in the snow in my past trips up to Arrowhead, so we sold 'em off and picked us up some Jeeps.
the 92 has the Selec-Trac, 2Hi, 4Hi, N, and 4Lo
the 93 is full time 4Hi, N, and 4Lo
We found the 92 by accident at a dealership, no less. They said the only reason they held on to it is because of it's condition and the suspension it had on it, they "knew" they'd be able to sell it at a premium. We paid $5000 cash for it.
Would have preferred to find myself a selec-trac or a 5 position gearbox in the '93 but after driving around for a week and a half, looking at every single jeep we could find that wasn't a wrangler after landing the 92 deal, we found the 93 at a used car lot for $4000. A few minor issues but all having to do with the interior accessories (broken visor clip, missing reflector panel on underside of driver door handle)
We're quite happy with them. Now we have to decide which one we're going to drive and which one we're going to tow. I'm leaning towards driving the 93 since it has more miles on it already, and towing the 92 to keep it in as good condition as possible.
Glad to be here, am hoping that maybe some of you folks might be able to help me if I run into any issues.
One question I do have already is, is it normal for the oil pressure gauge to be maxed out when driving on the freeway? I don't think I've ever seen an oil pressure gauge that high before. At lower speeds and on sidestreets it drops down to somewhere around the 3/4 position. It'd be nice to know if a tube or line is going to blow up while I'm tooling down the road...