Thought I'd throw this one to the experts at this forum!
I've located an '89 near me. Has many of the problems a car that age would be - some non-working gauges, needs some other repairs. Rust was in check and it all seemed to be pretty good for an "old-fixer-upper-for-a-beginner-Jeep-guy.
2 things scared me a bit - I suspect they're related:
1. The thing reeked of gas right after starting. Even after engine is warm.
2. The owner mentioned it often wont' start cold unless you give it gas and crank it for about 3-5 seconds. I witnessed this happen and he was right. (It's a carburetor, of course)
Here's a link:
1989 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
So my questions are:
1. Is this a dealbreaker? Is this like something that should be scaring me away?
2. Any ideas on what I might be getting into if I were to buy.
I don't mind something that could us a bit of fixing - that's fun. But I also don't want something I'll regret getting into.