help with jeep purchase - 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 11-24-2006, 07:03 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1
checkster is on a distinguished road
help with jeep purchase

Hey Guys and Gals,

Been doing some searching and found a nice 2000 jeep se automatic 4x4 for my daughter. did some searching on here and the web looking for info on this model. Is there any thing i should look for specific to this jeep. Went over it and it looks nice, im a car guys and know cars and trucks but never owned a jeep. any issues like ball joints, steering linkage, etc. any onfo would eb greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
checkster is offline   Quote
Old 11-24-2006, 07:25 PM   #2
kg4kpg's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 2,779
kg4kpg is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to kg4kpg
Welcome to the board. I bought a 2000 TJ this summer. Just do as you would any used car, change the fluids so you know they're good. I waited a week then did another search for any leaks. I changes all my fluids and filters, checked the brakes, put conditioner on the 6 year old top. I could tell mine had never been off-road much if at all. Good luck and enjoy.

kg4kpg is offline   Quote
Old 11-27-2006, 12:30 PM   #3
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: dunbar
Posts: 258
mud707 is on a distinguished road
welcome to the board.

The SE I believe has a four cylinder engine, must people prefer the straight six more powere and it uses just a little more gas. One thing you want to do is take it for at least a twenty minute test drive and afterwards look under the vehicle for any fluid leaks after it cools down watch for drips where the engine and transmission join good be sign of rear engine seal going bad. While under there check the frame, oil pan, skid plate to see if there are any major dents and scrapes. This will give you a idea of how hard it was beat offroad and also if the frame is rusting.
Another good idea is take it to your mechanic and ask him to take a look at it if you can.
There is someone in my head but it's not me

01 TJ SPORT,d44 w/true-trac in rear, 4 in. lift, 33's
mud707 is offline   Quote
Old 11-28-2006, 12:09 AM   #4

::WF Administrator::
4Jeepn's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 11,454
4Jeepn is on a distinguished road
only thing I see as problem is the 4 banger and the auto. I know this is for the daughter and I know you certainly don't want her to have some 500hp jeep. but the few auto 4 banger's I have driven where slow really slow. I think about situtinns like needing extra speed for on ramps, passing etc.. I think with 5spd is fine, but the auto and 4 is just way to under powdered imo.
4Jeepn 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
The Jeep "Mystique" hmenker General Jeep Discussion 52 08-23-2011 11:39 AM
jeep vs girls mr4x4 Off-Topic 15 08-22-2011 02:00 PM
Looking to Purchase my 1st Jeep Wrangler Dawg JK General Discussion Forum 3 08-27-2008 09:16 AM
First Jeep Purchase - Need Opinions/Advice brtt485 General Jeep Discussion 0 08-12-2008 03:13 PM
Texas Spur Recap and pics whitebuffalo On The Trail 23 04-11-2007 12:44 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:38 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, 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
« Back

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner