I guess it depends. My 98 had a front end wreck that was reported to insurance. Repairs were expensive but excellent. I can't tell by looking at it or driving it that there is a difference. If anything, it looks better now that it has new hood, fender, bumper, fog lights, side light marker, etc. I would have it checked out before I bought any used Jeep. If the previous owner dogged it then the wreck could be the least of your worries.