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Old 03-09-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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I am looking to buy my first Jeep and came across this 1988 Laredo on Craigslist. The price is in my range and it definitely looks good. Based on the information given, is this a good deal? are their any specific questions I should ask? what should I look for when i go see it? Any information would be appreciated.

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1988 Jeep Wrangler Laredo 2 Door SUV/Sandlewood/High Output/GREAT DEAL

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Old 03-09-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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I'd make sure it actually has a 4.0. In 1988 that would have had a carb'ed 4.2 from the factory. You'd THINK they wouldn't try to get that one past you, but that just stood out immediately to me.

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Also check to see where it was from. The rims being painted in flat black concerns me that they got a lot of salt (whether it be road salt or ocean salt). The transmission is a question in that generation of Jeeps as well. I would make sure that it shifts nice and freely. I had a lot of tranny problems with my '89. I think for that price you might find a '97 or newer???
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Judging from the pics, it looks like you are going to need new tires fairly soon as well.
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Old 03-09-2011, 04:34 PM   #5
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I'v been looking around and this one also caught my eye

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I'v been looking around and this one also caught my eye

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This one is only a little 4 banger...and I didnt see any mention of new gearing for the 33s...
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Deff,

I'd recommend doing some research on what you want out of your jeep, what you will be using it for and such. Then figure out what options need to be present in the jeep. Make a list of MUST HAVES and stick to it.

This is how I am going about my search right now.
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Well i kinda want an older jeep that i can work on during the weekends but still drive daily. I would like a 4 cylinder just to save a lil on gas, im not looking for much power. I found another one that i like, i think this is my new favorite:

1986 JEEP WRANGLER WHITE
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Well i kinda want an older jeep that i can work on during the weekends but still drive daily. I would like a 4 cylinder just to save a lil on gas, im not looking for much power. I found another one that i like, i think this is my new favorite:

1986 JEEP WRANGLER WHITE
Well the seller is very confused if he thinks that's a Wrangler, but it looks like a nice CJ

You don't want to mess with the 4 cylinder. You won't notice much better mileage, but you will notice the lack of power.

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