Looking at a 1997 Wrangler 4 cyl. 5 speed. 135,000 miles. 1 owner. always serviced at the dealer, with records. Never off road. He is asking $4500.00.
(1) Is the price fair
(2) How many miles can I expect a 4 cyl. to go...?
A 4cyl, will run as long you do, if serviced well and routinely. As for the price, im no expert by any means but that seems like a steal. As long as everything is in good shape. But the 4cyl has the testicular fortitude of a 7 year old girl.
So if you do alot of highway, hills, or live in a windy area, i might suggest looking for a 6 cyl. haha im just a little irked at the wind we had today, but if speed isnt a necessity then a 4cyl will work just fine
I like my 4 cyl, too. But in Tucson you almost never get past 35-40 mph in town, anyway. If I lived in Phoenix it would be a different story. The only times I regret not having a six is when a snowbird is cruising along at 25 mph and I want to pass in anger. But I drive slow generally, the extra power from a six would just be going to waste, and I'm getting 20mpg consistently. In low range its (pretty much)all the same. The sixes do sound good w/ exhaust, though.
I have a 4 cylinder as well. I do regret not having the 4.0...the guys in my club are amazed at what my 2.4L will do. If doing alot of highway, planning on upgrading to 33s, or alot of trails...I would recommend the 4.0 as well. Other than that, the 4 cyl is fine to cruise around town and is my daily driver. Before I regeared, I could get up to 75 no problem. After re-gearing, 65 is about as fast as I wanna go (until I can install a life and larger tires).