I am looking at purchasing my first wrangler soon. I like to research the shit out of whatever I buy to help minimize the potential for that good ole "buyers regret" feeling we all know and love. How could I regret buying a wrangler? It's not that I'll regret buying a wrangler by any means; it's the potential money pit I could dig myself into due to my limited/growing knowledge of the vehicle.
The wrangler I intend on purchasing is a 2 owner (Illinois and Wisconsin), 2006 Wrangler Unlimited LWB with 30,000 and is priced around the $16,000 mark. I want all the perks a Wrangler has to offer, with the added cargo room and the highly praised 4.0L I6. According to the CARFAX report, the vehicle appears to be great and has been religiously maintained and serviced. I know future problems pertaining to the engine, transmission, oil pump drive, leaks, etc. are impossible to predict; but any knowledge, experience and guidance to ease my mind would be great.
My main concern is actually the low mileage. Vehicles were made to be driven, not sit. Are there any issues I might run into because the car has sat for so long? There is also some rust on the bottom, more then I'd expect from a car with such low miles, but it is a 2006. I don't know how detrimental it is, or if it's just surface rust I can take care of with some Pour-15.
I apologize if I'm being vague or have asked questions that have already been answered. I'm just nervous that I may run into issues because this wrangler has spent so much time sitting and not enough time driving. Please help steer me in the right direction.