do you know anyone on this forum that has more knowledge of TJs in your area that can go with you to look at jeeps? If not, we all can and will still help...It will just be a little more time consuming... Anyhow, some pointers from me would be look for a bone stock jeep that has what your looking for in the engine / tranny of your choice. I would also look for jeeps just outside your price range and go look at those. look for some stuff wrong with it and negotiate the price into your budget ( or hopefully less!!) good luck!