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Old 04-07-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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New to the forum, but not to Jeeps. My first vehicle (in 1985) was a 1961 Willys pickup truck - never made it to the road. Traded it even-up for a 1979 CJ7 with a 350 chevy v8 conversion. Loved it and have said all along I await the day to get another Jeep. After all these years (25) and the youngest child is now 12, I'm considering replacing my broken down pickup with a Wrangler. I know it's not practical (but it's more practical than a Corvette!). Looking at probably a 97 or 98 (that's all I can afford). Tell me the truth about 4 cylinders (since I have my eye on one). It seems that most of the complaints for power are from guys (and maybe gals) who have over-sized tires. I like the stock look and wonder if they perform reasonably acceptable. After all, they did sell them with a 4 cylinder. All I am going to do for the most part is drive the thing on the road. I prefer a 5 speed, so I'm sure that will help. I am not willing to give up air conditioning, and I know that will dog the engine. I also will be commuting 3 hours once a month between northern and southern NJ.
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Did it! Got a 97 with 2.5, 5speed, and AC. And no car payments! Very pleased! Thanks!

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