Hey folks I haven't had the chance to introduce myself yet, will do so soon. I"m about to check out a 98 Wrangler Sport in a few hours. I'm wondering if you could give any feedback and opinions on this particular Jeep. Here is the description from craigslist.
"1998 Jeep Wrangler
SE Sport Utility 4WD
Jeep Wrangler is in good condition with clean title and only 75K miles. Clean interior and clean exterior with typical minor paint blemishes over time. Includes after market hardtop, which can be disconnected.
Kelly Blue Book prices at:
Good condition: $7,930.00
Fair condition: $7,205.00
Only ask $6500.00 OBO. Serious buyers only please. "
After I contacted him he mentioned the engine and fuel pump was replaced becasue " the Jeep was stored in the garage and drive-way in 2008 for roughly a year. My Uncle who was owner at the time, was very particular about his vehicles and decided to change engine. It probably would have been fine but he likes to keep his toys new"
I'm wondering what do you think before I head out, anything I should look for? I never had a Wrangler and did little research here and there but don't have all the expertise and knowledge yet. Not sure about the white hard top...
i'd be asking questions about the model. it says se in the description which is the 4cyl model. in the pictures it says sport, which are all 4.0l. just something to check on. did they put in the 4.0 when they swapped engines?
it lookes very weird to me with white hard top and faded fenders. i don't really like it but my opinion really doesn't matter on that. i think the top is aftermarket.
2003 Rubicon, 4.0L, 5SPD, Custom 4.75" lift, 33" MT Baja Claws
1999 SE, 2.5L, 5SPD, sold it
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To be honest I think that the jeep is one of the jeeps that the dealer modified itself. Also I dont believe those fender flares are faded and are made like that. The top and uppers are aftermarket fiberglass. If those flares were faded it would look more like the rear bumper. Just my .02. My jeep was a dealer modified vehicle.
Thanks folks for the replies. After reading what everyone said I decided to skip this one, and I'm not too sure about the color scheme either. I will probably put in a little bit more money and buy something a little bit newer. With a budget of $10k, I"m looking for something 1999 and up, under 80k mi. Is that reasonable? Here in Nor Cal it looks like people are asking a lot for their used Wranglers.
Wranglers really hold mtheir resale value. I recently was shopping for one aanc found them amazingly high. I finally forun a 2000 sahara that I stole mint except for some gravel chipping on the front fron being towed behind some gieser's motorhome
So I've been talking to this guy who's selling a 2001 SE. I test drove it, it runs fine, carfax came back good. He's willing to let it go for 10,400. I'm very tempted right now. Should I pull the trigger?