That price range can get you a decent YJ or TJ. I'm in the same boat and this is what i have been looking at. First thing is to check for rust underneath. All of them will probably have some rust but if it is more than surface rust, it's probably best to walk away. I'm looking for my second Jeep and I am looking for the best Jeep in my price range. I used to own a TJ but I'm leaning towards a YJ this time. The TJ was an awesome daily driver but I do want something that will give a more authentic experience. The YJ seems to have a lot of benefits from the old CJ7s along with some of the more modern TJ bonuses. After rust, my big thing is a six cylinder engine, and then after that is hopefully fuel injected which only came on later YJs. My budget is only $3500 so it's either going to take me forever to get what I want or I am going to have to compromise. Originally I was going for a CJ5 for a pure authentic Jeep experience but as this Jeep will be traveling 260 miles a week all interstate, it's just not practical. If you can find someone that has already done some mods, that can be a bonus. On the other hand, finding an unmolested Jeep means there is a better chance it hasn't been beaten to death. Good luck.