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Old 03-21-2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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This last week I bought my first Jeep. It's a 2002 Sahara, 31,100 miles, hard top, tinted windows, etc. I'm really ignorant about Jeeps so your help would be appreciated. I paid $13,700. Too much?

What kind of mpg should I expect? (city & hw)

Recommended oil?

Speaking of tinted windows. I was told they were tinted from the factory and also the factory doesn't tint them too dark. (wrong?) I thought they were abit dark so I had a friend (police officer) put his tint meter on them and it came back at 23%. He then told me the legal % was 35 (in Kansas). He said he didn't think I'd get pulled over, but wouldn't make any promises.

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Old 03-21-2008, 11:36 PM   #2
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If the Jeep is stock I wouldn't expect anything over 19mpg... and the oil is up to you but it should say on the oil cap. The hard top windows usually are tinted already, mine are('97) and I really don't plan on tinting any of the others.

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Old 03-22-2008, 12:07 AM   #3
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And as for a oil change you need ''6'' quarts of what brand motor oil you prefer. I highly suggest you DO NOT use fram oil filters.
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:11 AM   #4
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Welcome Mike B. Sounds like a nice jeep. You need to post some pictures of it so we can all see it.

The price sounds about average for that year. I have seen them as low as $11,000 to as high as $15,500. All depends on milage and shape of the jeep.

The Sahara has the 4.0 engine in it. Your gas milage in the city should be 11 to 14 mpg. On the Highway it all depends on the speed your driving. I get around 14 or 15 mpg at 75 mph. and i get about 18 or 19 mpg at 55 mph.

As for oil i use Mobil 1 10w30. The only reason i use synthetic is because i live in North Dakota and in the winter it gets darn cold, and synthetic oil stays flowable at low temps. Most engine damage is right away at start up till the oil is spread though out the engine. If you live down south Dyno oil is fine as the temps down south doesn't get as cold as it gets here. Just use your best judgement and i'm sure you will be fine.

Also if you just bought it i would have all the fluids changed, Diff front and rear, transfercase, Transmission, and engine, Maybe even the antifreeze if it looks bad.
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:39 AM   #5
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Welcome to WF!!! I use vegetable oil in mine!!! HA HA HA!!!!
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:03 AM   #6
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Welcome from Minnesota Sounds like you got a fair price. The oil kinda depends on what region you live in. In the summer time I use a 10w30, in the winter time i switch to a 5w30.
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Welcome to the best Jeep Wrangler forum in the known world. Congrats on your purchase. Owning a Wrangler will change your perception of the world, especially when you remove the top and the doors on the first hot summer day. Now the great bumper sticker slogan becomes real - It's a Jeep thing; you wouldn't understand. Again, welcome!
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Welcome to an other Sahara !!!

Seems like a good deal for a low millage 2002!!!

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welcome from Az. Your gonna love owning a Jeep. Dont forget to wave

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