Buying my first Wrangler :D - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on
Old 04-01-2012, 03:27 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 15
Buying my first Wrangler :D

Hey guys, I've owned an XJ for a few years but always wanted a TJ. Well, for my birthday I'm trading it in and getting a Wrangler.

I have my eyes on a few, but right now I'm looking at a 2001 Sahara with 125,000 miles on it (4.0 I6 of course) with what appears to be am immaculate body.

Dealer is asking $9,000 for it, at this price are there any issues I should be looking for? What are common TJ problems? (any rot spots to look for etc). ANY advice about things to look for would be great.


Smorgheim is offline   Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #2
Sasquatch 4x4's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 380
hmm. i'm no tj owner but you always want to check around the shackle mounts and get up underneath looking for rot spots. seems like a fairly decent price though.

Check out my build thread:

"if you buy something that says it's gonna bolt right on.. LOL yeah right."
Sasquatch 4x4 is offline   Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
408jeeper's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 357
just bought my o3 wrangler X with 45000 miles all stock for 7500 from a friend
408jeeper is offline   Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 07:59 PM   #4
I-Want-A-Jeep's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 650
9k seems a bit high!! I'd say no more than 7500
I-Want-A-Jeep is offline   Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 08:11 PM   #5
I am JD and it's My Dream

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
JDsDream's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: The Peach State
Posts: 27,851
Welcome to the Forum

Being in New York, make sure to check under carpet in the foot wells for rust. Also check under fenders, rocker panels and frame. Test drive it at higher speeds (55 to 70) to catch any suspension issues. Make sure that the 4WH and 4WL function properly.
The kind of woman that when my feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh Crap, She's up!"

To All Of Our Forum Veterans and Active Service Members.
Our Debt To You Is Greater Than We Could Ever Repay.
Thank You

Become a Supporting Member!
JDsDream is offline   Quote
Old 04-01-2012, 08:51 PM   #6
408jeeper's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 357
have you looked on craigslist cause usually dealerships sell their stuff expensive

408jeeper is offline   Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Backup camera for 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited??? Clrob78 JK General Discussion Forum 429 12-22-2014 02:23 PM
AR: 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Hardtop firemt04 Classifieds Archive 8 04-09-2012 02:00 PM
Backup camera for 2012 Jeep Wrangler??? Clrob78 General Jeep Discussion 5 04-07-2012 09:23 AM
what I have done to my jeep last month chopperbobby JK General Discussion Forum 1 04-01-2012 03:30 PM
Here it is - 2012 Wrangler JeepgirlNY JK General Discussion Forum 18 04-01-2012 03:30 PM

Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 AM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeepģ, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC