Looking to buy my first jeep, and I reached a dilemma.
I can get either a 1998 4.0l 5spd Sport with 58,000miles, OR I can get a 2004 2.5l 5spd with 54,000 miles. Both have full metal doors and soft-tops only, both are stock, except the 04 has some crappy tube bumpers that would be coming off. The 04 is $500 more.
I would rather the 04 because of 6 years less rust and wear, but everything I read says to avoid the 4cyl, which may be good advice because I am moving to the foothills of colorado Aug. 1st. However, right now I drive a 96 4cyl 5spd tacoma and think it has acceptable power.
So if it were you, what would it be, the 2004 2.5 for the 1998 4.0 for the the same cost and mileage?