I have been searching for a gently used pavement princess older TJ for quite some time. Not really concerned with color but know that the wife would prefer Red, Silver or Black, in that order. She would prefer an auto also. I was determined to stick to my guns on a well maintained with the 4.0, especially with an auto.
Anyway, local dealer that knows what I am looking for called today and said they got a trade in last night that I might be interested in.
Its a 97 TJ SE with auto trans. Hard and soft tops, AC. With get this 29021 miles. and Red to boot.
I know the 4 banger and auto is the worst mix of the lot. And the dealer is going to ask pretty much HIGH book plus for it.
However I am a repeat buyer with this dealership (3 Cummins Rams over the last 9 years) and this salesman told me I could have it for about 900 below average retail according to NADA I just had to come in and decide before it goes thru detail and lot prep.
The initial intent of this Jeep is to be my commuter (2mi each way) a weekend off road play toy and get passed down to my daughter when she gets her licence in a few years.
I am torn, damn near new 97. Decent price. but a not so good motor trans option. whada ya'll think?