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post #1 of 5 Old 04-15-2020, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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advice on buying 2002 Jeep Wrangler

Howdy,
New to the forum. I've never owned a Jeep (Wrangler) but I am looking to join the family. I already have a few cars, so I am not looking to spend a ton; I am looking for a summer car that I Can ride onto the beach that will last a few years. I went to the dealership today to see a used one.
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2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport
182,114 miles
Asking price: $5,900

Pros: Inside is tolerable and tires are from 2019; engine sounds and looks clean. "1 year warranty"
Cons: Check engine light on; some rust --> damage assessment is my inquiry.















Let me know what you think. Is it worth that price? (cash)??

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post #3 of 5 Old 04-18-2020, 07:03 PM
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Rust is a wranglers cancer. Depending on how bad, it can be a very hard and expensive fix, or even worse. Many wranglers have had to be "parted out" due to rust.

Most else can be fixed. If you're able to do repairs and work yourself, that'll make a big difference.

Before settling on any one Wrangler, I suggest to go look at and test drive as many as you can, even ones you know you don't want. This helps educate yourself and gives you a reference point on price, condition, mods, etc.

Use Craigslist, cars.com, etc.
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-18-2020, 07:25 PM
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Rust in most cases is never a minor issue. Unless its say from the south west. You are far and away ahead of the game to spend more to get one that is as near rust free as possible. Even if it cost 2x more then you think you want to spend and have to drive 1k miles to get it. many people make the mistake and buy something that really should be scrapped. They end up with something that is either hacked together or spend 5x what its worth trying to fix it.

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-18-2020, 07:31 PM
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As Doc hinted above, I went 6 states and 1700 miles to get my used Wrangler, and this was after looking for 4 months in the Dallas/Ft Worth area.

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