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Old 06-19-2011, 02:58 AM   #1
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looking at a jeep

I've been looking at jeeps on Craigslist in my area and after looking at a handful of them I'm going to pick up a red automatic 2001 wrangler w/ 134k miles. (soft top) I'm going to test drive it Monday. It's bone stock. What type of stuff Should I be on the lookout for? How can I test the 4wd? how do I even engage the 4wd? thanks for any help/advice/input. btw, I'm getting it for 7500, I live in southern California.

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Old 06-19-2011, 05:42 AM   #2
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IMOP ONLY!! The questions your answering already tell me your not mechanically inclined.I would not recommend getting a jeep with that many miles.Unless your friendly with a mechanic or don't mind paying for fixes.These vehicles take a little tinkering or drive till you break.My pointers depend on what your going to do withit and driving,maintenance habits.

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Old 06-19-2011, 07:23 AM   #3
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Pay to have it checked over by someone who KNOWS Jeeps!
If the seller won't let you, walk away.
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Old 06-19-2011, 07:37 AM   #4
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I agree with the previous posters with reservations. IDK but if the Jeep you are looking at is a 4cylinder-I would pass-price seems a little high IMO. And the auto and 4cyl don't work that well together.

However-Jeeps are easy to work on-and if you don't mind getting a little dirty-a LOT-but not all of the repairs can be done in your garage with basic hand tools. But it will be something you will need to learn I think. If you don't mind that, get it checked out by a "Jeep type of mechanic" someone who knows 4wd.

Mine has in excess of 140k miles on it and no real problems. Things do wear out, and have been replaced, mainly wear items, battery,tires, brakes, lights, blower motor, muffler/cat. But did have water pump replaced about a year ago.

However it still runs great and uses no oil.

I wouldn't be "afraid" of a Jeep with that mileage-and if it is a 6 cyl, and seems/ appears to have been maintained well, could be a sound investment-but please realize there will be things to replace/repair.

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