I have had my 88 YJ 2.5L since 93', used it and abused it without proper maintenance. Now taking care of her and still running like a champ. knock on wood
Still all stock, had to have the tranny worked on 1 time, and that was my fault.
My jeep is bullet proof, and I have proof. I got a bullet dent in the driver side rear fender. This pic was taken back in may when I started working on it again.
[FONT="Century Gothic"][B]I'm a more proactive person.
You spray the ants before they get in your house.
You plant the crops before you starve.
And you keep the terrorists in check before you get your *** blowed off.[/B][/FONT]
I would imagine that if you treat a jeep like a car then it may not be as reliable. Most of us crawl under our jeeps frequently to maintain it. I haven't had any big problems just a handful of small things that were simple fixes.
just think, the jeep the OP was originally thinking about buying is 9 years older...
"Few men are killed by the bayonet, many are scared by it. Bayonets should be fixed when the fire fight starts"
- General George Patton Jr, "War as I knew it" 1947
Wife's/my vehicle: 06 Pontiac vibe awd
Hopefully a jeep sometime in the future
mechanically mine is running solid with 130k miles
now the rust fairy has visited the Jeep often over the last 17 years of its life but hey , its made of steel and steel rusts , its still better than all that plastic and synthetic bull**** they are putting on them now a days