I am in the market for a Jeep Wrangler/CJ....etc as a secondary weekend vehicle. Any suggestions for what I could get for $5,000? Are there some that are easier to repair than others? Should I get the newest possible or is it all about millage? Basically, if you were me, what would you buy? Thanks.
You should be able to get a pretty nice YJ for that much. Search the south and find a rust free one. Id stay away from CJ's if you've never had one....they are kinda squirrely on the road and parts are $$$
I just got a 92 for 2K. Whaddadeal!!! Hard top, 2 soft tops, full doors, half doors, relocation mirrors, lifted, alloy wheels, large tires, etc, etc. My son can't drive it until December of this year.....guess I'll have to drive it over the summer. You know....keep it lubricated and running well.
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If your going yj.. I would aim for a 4.0 I6 with a manual hopefully made in late 94, that way you get fuel injection and a transmission with an external slave cylinder, plus leaf springs (don't like coils) but that is just my personal preference.... good luck and glad u made the correct decision into buying a jeep!!!!
For 5k you could get a nice cj/yj or a ok tj . like ibuildembig said cj's are a differnt animal on the road and trail but nice . I like tj's
Take your time look and test drive all 3 cj/yj/tj then make a choice ..Gl
whatever you do, look for a 4.0 and a good body/frame. everything else you will probably change or replace etc. obviously you want it kind of clean. the 4.0 engines run forever so dont be afraid of stuff over 100,000 thats no problem.
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