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Old 04-24-2010, 06:16 PM   #1
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looking for a Jeep Wrangler TJ

hey guys, I've been searching everywhere for a nice Jeep Wrangler and I've found a few, but I'm unsure of how much mileage I should be looking for. $10,000 is the amount I'd like to stick around. Cheaper would be better.

What is the maximum mileage I should be looking for?

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Old 04-24-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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Well where are you from, what are your goals for the jeep, and more details to what you are looking at. To be honest I wouldnt be all that concerned about milage as long as it was taken care of.

You shouldnt have any issue finding a nice one for that price.

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Old 04-24-2010, 09:15 PM   #3
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I'm from Central Jersey and I'm looking for more of an occasional off-roading Jeep. I'm looking to keep the Jeep for as long as possible.

I've talked to a few mechanics and they told me not to get anything over 100k miles, but they're basing their info on prior knowledge.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:50 PM   #4
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Well if I were you I would stick with the 4.0. Its pretty much bullet proof and if taken care of should be problem free for well over 200k miles. I have 160k on mine due to driving 100 miles on average a day and havent had a single issue. There is also a guy on another forum I belong to with over 300k going strong on his. From what Ive read odds are the Jeep will rust out to nothing before the engine goes.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:52 PM   #5
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I've talked to a few mechanics and they told me not to get anything over 100k miles, but they're basing their info on prior knowledge.
I don't see miles as a problem. I see poor maintenance as a problem. Ultimately miles are relative.

I'd be more interested in things like this: Did the previous owner keep up on preventative maintenance? Were things fixed before they failed? Who did the work? What sort of parts were used? Did they replace things in pairs that should be replaced in pairs (tires, shocks, bushings, springs, etc.)? Was the Jeep kept clean?

In any case, if/when you buy something (or beforehand, if you can), have the vehicle looked-over if you're new to the whole Jeep thing, and preferably by a shop that knows what it's looking at. The Jeep dealer is a decent source for this, but an off-road shop that preps vehicles for longer-duration trips and expedition use, whether on the continent or beyond, will have a different (and I would submit better) perspective on where the vehicle is and what it needs to be reliable. Most shops won't know what I'm talking about, but if you can find one that does, you'll be well-served by it.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:59 PM   #6
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i wouldnt worry about milage the 4.0l are very good motors . my 94 has 160,000 on it and she still runs great
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:28 PM   #7
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yeah its not so much how many miles it has but how it has been taken care of but for 10,000 you should be able to find something with or below 100,000 miles
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:25 PM   #8
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im selling my rid its a 97 jeep wrangler lift kit 33" tires couple of things done to it.

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needs a little body work very little
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asking 6800.00 or best offer
email me wbrett1027@yahoo.com

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120000 miles oil changed every 3000 miles.

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