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Old 07-06-2007, 10:35 AM   #1
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Which Jeep is the best to buy??

Would you buy an 89 Wrangler w/only 72k miles or a 91 Wrangler w/a brand new Crate engine? Both $5000. Thanks pls email me at vickylt@earthlink.net to let me know.

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Old 07-06-2007, 10:55 AM   #2
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:44 AM   #3
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We really need more info. Are both 6 cylinders? How does the rest of the jeep check out? Body, rust, suspension...ect. Just off the top of my head I would say 5000 is too much for either of them. But I haven't seen the jeeps.
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Old 07-06-2007, 11:57 AM   #4
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Which Jeep: 89 or 91 Wrangler? Reply

the 89 link w/info and pics, 6cyl is: http://www.jeep-classifieds.com/28194_jeep-ad.html

the 91 is a 4cyl w/3500 miles on new crate engine. Body nicer and also has the following:
New crate engine about 3500 miles ago.

New clutch when engine was replaced.

New magnaflow exhaust from cat. back.

Newer mud tires (80% or better tread left)

New spider gears and seals in rear end.

All new complete brake system including master cylinder, rotors, drums, etc.... about 1 year ago.

New carpet and center console about 1 and a half years ago.

New battery cables.

Two tops!! Hard top and bikini top w/full steel doors!

All parts come with receipts. Jeep has been very well taken care of and never abused.
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:12 PM   #5
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How are you planning to use it? DD or offroader?
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:15 PM   #6
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Daily, to the beach, fun...not offroad.
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:18 PM   #7
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Old 07-06-2007, 12:50 PM   #8
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Go to kbb.com and enter all the information on each vehicle. you can get the private party sales value, or the retail value on each vehicle. I wouldn't pay close to retail. Private party is a fair price. I still don't think you will get a value over about 4500-4800 on either vehicle. I bought my 95 4 banger with 109k automatic for 4500.
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:18 PM   #9
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Are you planning on driving it on the beach, or just to the beach? Which one talks to you? By that I mean that several people have expressed the fact that their Jeep talked to them, or jumped out and grabbed them, and I have to admit, when you find the one you want, it does something inside of you. It is really hard to recommend something, as personal, as a Jeep. If you are not concerned with power, or lack of, then I would think the rebuilt engine would last longer. Many pro's and con's to weigh out. Ultimately, it is your choice.
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Old 07-06-2007, 01:29 PM   #10
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Thanks

I appreciate all the feedback. As far as looks go, the 91 is the one I really like. I don't know much mechanically about vehicles. I don't know if an older jeep w/original everything at 72k miles is good or if the 91 w/a brand new engine is better. I just don't know about these things and wanted you alls opinion. Thanks, Vicky in SC
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:04 PM   #11
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... Which one talks to you? By that I mean that several people have expressed the fact that their Jeep talked to them, or jumped out and grabbed them, and I have to admit, when you find the one you want, it does something inside of you. ...
Excellent post blu; and the honest truth in my experience. I've been "babbling" about wanting a Wrangler for almost two years now, looking off and on (mostly overlooking).

My husband and I were on our way out 50 mi from home to look at a jeep I THOUGHT I wanted when we stopped and took a peek at my George. Didn't even drive him, just looked and left to see the other one. On the way, we chatted back and forth about George and I got that I HAVE to go back and drive him feeling before even getting to the other place.

So, we went back & drove George, told the guy we'd get back to him. Discussed for a few hours, said we'd sleep on it - yea right, I called the former owner after 9pm and was about coming out of my skin until he called back over an hour later to let me know George hadn't sold and we could pick him up in the morning.

I've NEVER adored a car, truck, minivan, don't check the oil, just not into it. This is just different. I been to the junk yard twice for misc parts, looked at JC Whitney online, joined a Wrangler forum, been into Automasters store, put in new carpet, seat covers, sill plates, replaced the side mirrors, added a spare tire rack/third brake light.

I've been on the garage floor under George and know where and what kind of differentials and where the little dipstick thingy is to check his oil.

I'm not afraid to get dirty, I'll drywall, wire household outlets, dig gardens, etc etc, but the CAR?!?! NO WAY! I've never named a car. Things are Totally different with George.

If the 91 isn't calling your name, keep looking Vicky!
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Excellent post blu; and the honest truth in my experience. I've been "babbling" about wanting a Wrangler for almost two years now, looking off and on (mostly overlooking).

My husband and I were on our way out 50 mi from home to look at a jeep I THOUGHT I wanted when we stopped and took a peek at my George. Didn't even drive him, just looked and left to see the other one. On the way, we chatted back and forth about George and I got that I HAVE to go back and drive him feeling before even getting to the other place.

So, we went back & drove George, told the guy we'd get back to him. Discussed for a few hours, said we'd sleep on it - yea right, I called the former owner after 9pm and was about coming out of my skin until he called back over an hour later to let me know George hadn't sold and we could pick him up in the morning.

I've NEVER adored a car, truck, minivan, don't check the oil, just not into it. This is just different. I been to the junk yard twice for misc parts, looked at JC Whitney online, joined a Wrangler forum, been into Automasters store, put in new carpet, seat covers, sill plates, replaced the side mirrors, added a spare tire rack/third brake light.

I've been on the garage floor under George and know where and what kind of differentials and where the little dipstick thingy is to check his oil.

I'm not afraid to get dirty, I'll drywall, wire household outlets, dig gardens, etc etc, but the CAR?!?! NO WAY! I've never named a car. Things are Totally different with George.

If the 91 isn't calling your name, keep looking Vicky!
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QFE, I "slept on it" one night but I already had it in my mind that she was mine. The money was in the bank but already spent in my mind.

Like everyone else said, do your research and pick a good deal. BUT if you dont like it I would find something else that you do like and is a good deal because you will be working on it and riding in it.

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Old 07-06-2007, 10:59 PM   #13
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Great story. Glad it turned out great for you.

But, (you knew that was coming, right) do your research. Don't let your emotions let you pay more than you should. Don't buy something that you haven't checked out. Believe me, it only takes once to buy that vehicle that you just had to have, only to regret it later.
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:17 AM   #14
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Very true Dare2. I had my mechanic go look with me.

Truth be told, that's how we started dating, he fixed my car....15 years later and he's still fixing vehicles for me.

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