Hey guys I thought I would pop in here and see what you think of my situation right now. Im looking to get a jeep that can be my DD and do some off-roading. I live in WI so probably not like crawling MOAB but hitting up the pipeline here and some dunes in MI, but mostly daily driving.
I have about 9k to spend and am thinking a wrangler but cherokee would be good also.
What are your thoughts on my options?
I really need to get something that has lower miles (under 100k, dads rule) so that probably lowers my year range but let me know. As I said im new to jeeps.
My basic requirements are:
low miles (under 100k)
I6 or v8
and decent daily driver, I dont mind a little rough drive, my dads truck has towing suspension that acts like its not even there so I am kinda used to it.
wrangler if you want the most diverse of the two (you said you were looking at cherokee). if you like convertibles and being able to wheel and doing fun modifications etc, then I'd say a wrangler is right up your ally. tons of great people on this thread willing to help you out and this community if tight. good luck with your decision...but beware, if you buy a wrangler, it gets VERY addicting.
I agree that Wranglers are both the best choice, and very addicting. You will want to mod it, then keep modding it. Then when you think its perfect, someone will pull up next to you in a Jeep at a stop light with something better, and you will mod it again. That price range pretty much puts you in a TJ or a Cherokee Sport, so either way make sure you opt for the 4.0L Inline 6 engine. It's hands down the best engine that Chrysler every made and is not even broken in at 100k miles. Plus it will give you the power you need for both daily driving and offroading. Good luck and welcome to the family!
Sounds familiar. I think many on this forum probably started out this way. Overall I'd say get a Wrangler. Best all around vehicle when you consider the variability as DD and fun vehicle. Best to search for something you can hang on to for a long time and build up if need be. Your requirements are pretty straight forward and you shouldn't have a hard time finding something decent. Good luck!