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Old 06-08-2010, 07:39 PM   #1
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Mileage Question

Im gonna ask the dreaded question....About how many miles do you guys Wranglers usually go for. Im trying to figure out how much life a wrangler would have in it when I buy it. Im looking a 95'-99'ish unless I find a good deal on a newer one.
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I bought my 4 cylinder 5 speed 97 last year with 123,000 miles and I have put about 3,000 on it and no probs so far.I spent about $3,000 on needed repairs etc.I'm NOT positive but I think it might be using about 1/2 a quart of oil during this first 3,000 miles of my ownership.So far so good and I would do a long trip in it in amoments notice.Love this JEEP.

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Old 06-08-2010, 10:17 PM   #3
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Thats right around where im looking to haha thanks for your info
I saw one for sale with 215K on it. Is this a lot for a Jeep or should I expect to get it out of any other that I buy?
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Here, I just posted this on another thread, and it's so freakin' brilliant, I'm posting it here as well.

It's 200,000 miles on the suspension too. And the transmission. And the axles and bearings. All those rubber/poly bushings. It's going to need some work.

On the other hand, the price reflects that. And I'm assuming that's why you like it: it's hard to get a running YJ for less than 3 grand.

I personally would probably avoid this one, because I hate - and suck at- car repair. So it would cost me to have someone else replace the shocks, etc.

But if tempted I would do a "worst case scenario" decision tree: If you bought this car and it blew up on the way home, what are you out? Parted out, you might get close to the selling price. Hardtop is worth $500 by itself. Doors are worth quite a bit.

So worst case is not too bad.

PS: I once bought an old F150 for 2,000. Drove it all summer while moving, doing yard work, etc. Blew up the engine, and sold it for $1500. Good use of $500 bucks.
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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I'd trust a 4.0 I-6 to do 250,000 and be a daily driver. After 150,000 they start getting needy though.. cheap enough to work on, but it's always something (talking entire car here, not just engine).
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Old 06-09-2010, 12:51 AM   #6
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My 94 just rolled over 222,222 miles. Motor was rebuilt about 60,000 ago and the head about 9,000 ago according to PO. Just changed all fluids and she is still going strong with no problems. It's the 2.5 four banger, 5spd with a total of 4 inches of lift with 32 inch tires and stock 4.10 gears.
Never truly stuck. Just temporarily detained.
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Old 06-09-2010, 06:53 AM   #7
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My 95 had 111000 miles and I got her last month for $2200. Came with a soft top and hard top, a 2" lift 30" tires. and new brakes. I Did a tune up and put a new Throttle Position Sensor on her and some painting. I plan n getting new used seats yet however. Still have under $3000 total invested including taxes n registration.
There are bargains out there.
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I think it comes down to each jeep.. In general around 100k-130k is not an issues. I ran mine to 160k with no issues. My current yj has 131 and runs great.. less a few minor oil drops... Most 4.0l over 100k may need a new rear main seal.. some never leak, some have a minor leak and some are an oil spill. bottom line keep some cash in your pocket for repairs.

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