New member doing pre-purchase research... - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > Community Forums > WF New Member Check In

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 09-03-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
Carlsbad0331's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 571
New member doing pre-purchase research...

Hello... Just found your community while doing some pre-purchase research. Ive wanted a Wrangler for many years (had one in Miami when in college) and now that my mid-life crisis is in full swing, what the hell...
I am in North San Diego county (Vista specifically) and looking to purchase a used Jeep Wrangler. I have no real requirements other than mechanically sound. I dont particularly care what it looks like, as I can beat the body in to submission and happily rattle can it to within an inch of its life. I just dont want to purchase something and then find out it had alot of problems.
In the old days, when buying used vehicles (previously I was a watercooled Porsche guy) I would take every potential purchase to my mechanic and have it inspected. But he was a Porsche specialist and knew exactly what to look for. I dont know a Jeep specialist, so I am turning to you guys for help with the promise that I will commit to the community and be of whatever assistance I can with other topics.
I have a budget of $5000, $5500 if I need to push it. I have found several in San Diego for that price range. They range from late 80's to mid 90's with between 110,000 and 165,000 miles. Mostly stock, a few have suspension work.
I will poke around here and do some searching, as I know as with all forums "the search button is your friend". But I figured since I was introducing myself, I would throw out a life line also!!!

Carlsbad0331 is offline   Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 05:36 PM   #2
Thank You Veterans!

5-Year WF Supporting Member
::WF Moderator::
Beastmaster's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: The Old Pubelo
Posts: 29,677
Sounds like you have a good plan in place, lots of good info here abouts.

One thing to think about when getting a Jeep that has already been modified is how well were the mods done. Getting a stock rig means you can modify it the way to suit your requirements.

In the mean time . . .

Welcome to the forum!

/l ,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)

Beastmaster is offline   Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
SilverSport's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 25,441
Send a message via Yahoo to SilverSport
Terry, Welcome Aboard!
"Own a Jeep and own a piece of history."

"The Hunter is not concerned with the opinion of the Wolf."
SilverSport is offline   Quote
Old 09-03-2012, 07:37 PM   #4

5-Year WF Supporting Member
dabolt55's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Clinton, Tn.
Posts: 15,745
Welcome Terry, good luck on find and post back..
Nothing to it but to do it.

'04 TJ RUBICON, 4.0l auto
2"BDS coils, Rubicon express shocks, 33/12.50/15 Dick Cepek Mud Country tires yellowed out, on Black steel D's.
dabolt55 is offline   Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 02:56 AM   #5
MrSig's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Davie, Fl
Posts: 23,147
and enjoy the forum!
07 JKU to see my mods or Jeep in action go to
CEO of Black Sheep 4x4s org,
Member of CCJ, White Jeep Club Member #137.
MrSig is offline   Quote
Old 09-04-2012, 05:00 AM   #6
blkrubi88's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Clayton NC
Posts: 26,147

I can only please one person a day and today is not your day and tomorrow is not looking good either!

blkrubi88 is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC