Never owned a Jeep before - but I'm in the market to get a TJ - found this on Craigslist near me.
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport
2 causes of concern for me and they are both rust related.
1. I'm worried about how rusty the undercarriage looks. The picture looks pretty bad but it just might be highlighted from the direct sunlight lighting and the fact that there are no siderails.
2. Seller mentions to me 2 rust spots on the left front fender line above turn signal.
Seller mentions in e-mail to me:
"The bottom of the jeep has "surface rust". There are no holes rusted through floor. What is probably visible in the pictures is the frame rails, they have some surface rust, it has given me no cause for concern. The rust to concern me would be a spot, about 2 to 3 inches in diameter, visible from above on the left front fender above the yellow turn signal light, and another spot much smaller on the right fender hidden from sight with the hood closed. There are other small blemishes. I consider this so light that I would sand, grind, fill and paint these small problems myself if I needed to keep the vehicle. Just how much all that should concern you is very subjective, I encourage you to see it and judge for yourself."
Looking for guidence from this community and your wealth of knowledge. Is this a dealbreaker? Easy to fix. THANKS!