Originally Posted by TJnoob14
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.