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Old 10-01-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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Should I purchase this jeep.

Below is the listing, I drove the truck and it was good until I got on the highway and felt a little slow. Do 4 Cylinders have these issues. I am a little new to jeeps. Drove it and it handled well. I am not looking to off road too often more to drive around town and to use if I go hunt or Fish in rural areas.




1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ 2.5 4 cyl, air intake, header, hi flow cat, 4 1/2" lift, 33" tires on black steel rims, 99,000 miles, body in great shape, no rust inside or out, two piece hard top, soft top, paint has some slight scratches but in overall very good condition, new LED tail lights, side lights and reverse lights, custom hood, custom tube steel bumpers, hard full doors, hard half doors with soft uppers, 5 speed transmission, hi lift jack, receiver hitch, full size spare, kc lights, runs excellent and interior and exterior in great shape, amp with subwoofer, nice stereo, sound bar, 4.10 gears, d30 and d35 axles, newer brakes, chrome grill. $6,950 OBO
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:56 PM   #2
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It's a nice looking rig. The 4 cyl engine with 33" tires, even with the higher ratio gears are going to be slower on the highway. If you can live without the speed, I say go for it, then paint that grill black.

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Old 10-01-2010, 08:09 PM   #3
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Can you have the gears reworked to have better acceleration on the hwy? what does something like that cost?
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:13 PM   #4
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Buy it, paint grill, be happy. Forget speed its a Jeep
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:31 PM   #5
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A YJ with round headlights but square openings????

The chrome looks really outta place on a Jeep!
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:33 PM   #6
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go for it ,drive the scenic route.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:38 PM   #7
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re-gearing costs about 1500 per axel, including parts and labor. Honestly, that has the gears you want. I agree with taking the scenic route. I do it all the time.

If you like it, and can live with the lower speed, go for it. It really does look like a nice YJ.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:44 PM   #8
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looks damn good man....i say go for it...
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:05 PM   #9
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A YJ with round headlights but square openings????
That really threw me off for a couple seconds, I couldn't figure out why it looked weird

Other than the headlights it looks like a good buy
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:07 PM   #10
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Dont buy it the 4 cylinder sucks, the rear end is weak.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:26 PM   #11
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A YJ with round headlights but square openings????

The chrome looks really outta place on a Jeep!
I actually kinda like it
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:52 PM   #12
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The lights threw me off too. It looks kinda goofy.

The 4 banger would be a major turn off for me, but if you're okay with it I say go for it. It looks like it's in good shape.
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I think if you’re not going to take it off road often you may find yourself over your head as far as the money jeeps require. Jeeps require a lot of attention and this jeep is modified for off road therefore you will have issues with the personal touches that were given to it from its current owner. I think you might like a Grand Cherokee a bit better you can off road it on occasion as well has get the power you want from it on the HWY.
I own both....... my LJ is for off road and my Cherokee is my DD I am pretty new to the actual jeepin community however I have owned my Unlimited (LJ) for 4 years going on 5 years now and they are bad on gas mileage but a whole heap of fun. So if fun is what you’re looking for then go for it. But if fast and efficient is what you need then I would pass.
It is a very nice rig as the others have mentioned can't deny that. But looks are not everything as I am sure they can all attest to.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:11 PM   #14
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I've heard the 2.5 4cyl. is an ecellwnt engine and quite bullet proof. I went with the 6 cyl and 5 spd b/ c it's a DD and wanted the highway power. Anyway, the only 4 Banger I was told to definitely stay away from is the 2.4 Neon which comes in 02 Or 03 -06's.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:36 PM   #15
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my 2cents:

Hardtop & full doors, a must-have for your initial purchase, as hardtops can be very expensive, and full doors even more compared to soft-tops you can aquire later, so that's a good thing.

There's no denying it's a nice lookin' rig, & the goodies mentioned make the price fair, (though, i would offer $6,000 cash if you want it, not a penny more...cash talks.)

I would personaly turn it down though, as I know for fact with a little patience you could score a 97'+ with comparable mileage for the same money, and you get REAL round headlights, modern dashboard/interior amenities, and likely a real inline 6 with the cruising power you seek.

You wont get the goodies you are being offered in your deal, but I strongly recommend you take the advice of an earlier poster who pointed out the more goodies the more maintenance.

I got my 2000 with 110K, 6cyl,5spd,hardtop,fulldoors,A/C, and a few little add-ons for $5,800.

In closing, I vote you wait, again, nice rig, but it doesn't sound practical for you to me.....I say hold out for more of a cruiser, don't got to be radical to be an efficient 4X4.

on edit: if you do buy it, the chrome grille has got to go, so you might as well get a 97'+ grille (..are those interchangable?...i dont see why not)...and you will have headlights that fit your holes....that looks reeeeeeallly stupid. (lose the Baron marker light things too).
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I have a 4. On the highways with any little hills you have to drive like a semi. Fast as you can go down hill (65mph) so you can make it up the other side by down shfting and be happy to be going 50-55 at the crest. Gas milage...who cares you are driving a brick.
Get a TJ with a hardtop and a 6. Pass on this one.
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Old 10-03-2010, 07:28 AM   #17
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What part of the country r u from? I am in Cent FL. My buddy just bought a bone stock 1999 4Banger w/ 56K original miles, 5Spd, soft top, literally driven by a little old lady, with all service records. He got it for $10000.
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I found mine, again bone stock, 2000 Sport model 5Spd, soft top, 6cyl. Only option it had was the 15/8 whls w/ the 30/9.5/15's. Only 26,700 original miles. Bought from a dealer so prob paid little more than I should have, but was
comfortable about it. Point is, if you look there are good ones out there that you will feel comfortable buying. I was looking for a stock one so that I could do what I wanted to do to it. Took me 2 months to find this one. Good hunting.
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re-gearing costs about 1500 per axel, including parts and labor. Honestly, that has the gears you want. I agree with taking the scenic route. I do it all the time.

If you like it, and can live with the lower speed, go for it. It really does look like a nice YJ.
Re gearing costs about $1k-1.5k for both axles, P/L. According to everything I've read.

OP, drive it, merge into traffic on the highway with it, if you can stand it, buy it...
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:45 PM   #20
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I guess I was wrong. I just looked up the quote that I got again, and it was $850per axle.
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I guess I was wrong. I just looked up the quote that I got again, and it was $850per axle.

It's ok, even I am wrong sometimes....
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Sorry unrelated; kind of... Inferno Girl, just wanted to thank u for all ur help in my early jeep ownership experience. Doing research on this site like everyone says lead me to figure out I have the optional Dana 44 on my rear end! I guess this is the preferred axle for the jeep crowd. Just need to figure out what ratio I have now.
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Sorry unrelated; kind of... Inferno Girl, just wanted to thank u for all ur help in my early jeep ownership experience. Doing research on this site like everyone says lead me to figure out I have the optional Dana 44 on my rear end! I guess this is the preferred axle for the jeep crowd. Just need to figure out what ratio I have now.
Gear Ratio is very likely stamped on a small tab that is attached to the rear diff cover. (unless its been removed)...that's the easiest way to find out.
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I like the look, but I'd pass on the 4cyl.

If you do buy the Jeep I'd find a new place for the high lift jack, I'd hate to see you eating the jack in an accident
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:07 PM   #25
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Go 6

That four is an OK engine and, the Jeep looks really cool but....I have a feeling your regret not waiting for a six cylinder. Good Luck.
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I would try looking for a TJ with the 4.0. You'll be happier around town and it'll be newer.

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