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Old 09-25-2013, 08:55 AM   #1
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Do I buy?? HELP PLEASE>>>>

I am looking at 1995 Wrangler listed for 4900 (prob can talk him down some on that). It is a 5 speed 4.0L I6. the body is in really good shape. Basically no rust except for a small hole under drives floor pan. My purpose of wanting the jeep is more of a toy to cruse with the top down on a nice summer day but also enjoy some off road here and there. I doesn't have any mechanical issues that I know of. Here is a link to the post.

1995 Jeep Wrangler 4.0 (6cyl), 5spd, Soft top

since I would like to go off road some it doest really have the tires for that. they are basically street tires with bigger tread it seams. I kinda want to do a combo of crusing and off road, prob more crusing cause I don't live very close to a tun of off road. I know from what I have read I want the 4.0L but I always though I should get the 5 speed cause thats better off road correct? What is better for crusing and offroad 5 speed or auto?

All around is this look like a good purchase for what I am looking for? Going to give it one more look on Sat so input ASAP would be appreciated..

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Go drive it and see what you think. Rust and botched mods by PO are the biggest problems. Looks clean check it over. Yes the 95 4.0 5 spd is a very capable Jeep just like it sits and can do more than you would imagine.

You can always put on bigger tires and lift once you decide what you want to do with the Jeep and then plan out how to get there.

They are old and require some TLC and $$$ to maintain but really fun to drive.

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If I am looking to use it as a weekend cruser as well as some off roading should I be looking for an automatic though?
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If it was solely a trail rig then I'd say go with the auto. 5 speed is more fun more mixed driving
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:58 AM   #5
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If I am looking to use it as a weekend cruser as well as some off roading should I be looking for an automatic though?
That depends on your preference. I prefer a 5-speed manual off-road and on! It's more fun to drive. That looks like a good deal on the Wrangler, you probably won't find a better one for the price. It's quite capable as is. Different tires will help, but you'd be surprised what they can do stock.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:04 PM   #6
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When you said good stock but lot you can do? I would like to not have to put a ton of money into it kinda use as is, now I know driving down the road and cruising I shouldnt need to put any money into it unless something mechanically goes wrong, but I would like to go offroading some, nothing crazy but some dirt trails maybe some mud no rick crawling or anything like that. Am I good to go stock like that or am i dreaming and gonna need to put alot of money into it to do any type of offroading, And what are we talking if so, Or can I go as is with no issues unless I chose to make upgrades?
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Don't get ahead of the process. You should know what you want before you go buying. If you have a preference in transmissions, make certain the vehicle has the transmission you want, otherwise you'll not like the Jeep in the long term. Then, take the Jeep to a certified ASE Master technician and have it completely inspected to see what, if anything is broken, damaged, or worn out.

If the technician gives it a clean or reasonable bill of health, then you can plan potential modifications. Until then, don't fall in love with it.
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Yea I know that but what kind of off roading can I do in a basically stock Jeep like this, can I do some trail and some mud or am i very limited with it being like this and is this more for street?
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Yea I know that but what kind of off roading can I do in a basically stock Jeep like this, can I do some trail and some mud or am i very limited with it being like this and is this more for street?
With that set up you are capable of mild to semi moderate wheeling. Mud dirt trails and hills are easily done with those tires. I have a set of those that I have wheel and they've lasted me 6 years and God only knows how many miles. Go drive it, see how it feels and get it checked out.

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