I am looking at a 1999 Wrangler 4x4 with 154,000 miles, stick shift, 4.0L and a 6" lift. The vehicle is pretty decked out with extras. There's very little rust on the body. But it has a rebuilt title.
The owner is asking $5,400 but says he will go down to $4,000. I suspect he will go even lower - maybe $3,500. I used to own a 1994 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 4x4 so I'm familiar with Jeeps, the 4.0L, etc.
A couple of questions:
1) What are some specific big ticket items that frequently go wrong with a 1999 Wrangler, ignoring the fact that it has a rebuilt title.
2) What are some things I should be looking for in a rebuilt Wrangler that supposedly had serious front-end damage?
3) I am thinking I should have it inspected by a body shop and a mechanic. Anyone have thoughts on this plan? Anything else I should do?
4) Any overall thoughts on this potential transaction? Would you buy it for $3,500-$4,000?
Thanks for any thoughts.