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Old 05-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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So I have been looking into buying a jeep wrangler for quire awhile now and finally have saved enough money for a decent one but i have no clue if the price is to high or not so the one i was contemplating on buying is a 1995 jeep wrangler Rio Grande edition here are some specks. Your input is greatly appreciated they are asking 5000

-rare Aqua Pearl Metallic paint color (original)
-200,xxx miles
-2.5l 4 cyl motor w/ 5 spd
-4x4 works great. never had an issue with the jeep.
-newer bestop soft top w/ tinted windows. no scratches or tears.
-black bikini top also
-32" dayton tires with good tread.
-Smittybilt src front bumper
-Warn wireless auxillary lights with windshield mounts
- 3" body lift
-blacked out turn signal markers and taillights
-Smittybilt grab handles for front and back
-aftermarket radio
-has been well maintained, oil change, air filter, tires rotated, fluids etc.
-does have back seat as well.




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Old 05-30-2012, 02:02 PM   #2
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$5000 for a 2.5L with over 200k miles? $3500 would be in the ballpark I think. Any rust on the frame? Engine noises/knocks?

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theres is no rust, and also no engine noises nor knocks.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:13 PM   #4
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For that combination of engine and mileage, I can't imagine paying anywhere near that. Plus you'd have to budget for undoing that 3" body lift and setting it up to support 32" tires properly.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:20 PM   #5
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so would it be best to keep looking or attempt to save more money for a better jeep?
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:54 PM   #6
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Will this be a daily driver or project jeep? Either way, that's way too much $$$ considering you could be doing a major overhaul or engine swap soon.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:56 PM   #7
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so would it be best to keep looking or attempt to save more money for a better jeep?
There's really no such thing as a cheap Wrangler. You can pay less now and pay a ton to fix it up, or you can pay more now for a clean one.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #8
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My suggestions on buying a Jeep would be to get a 4.0 for starters and sound mechanically, check the frame/body for rust, make sure it has a good solid top and tires(top/tires/rims can be a quick 2k) 95 would be the year to look for in a yj and it is cheap to put a lift on.
I am on my 4th jeep now and have made good choices and bad choices buying them but if you have 5k saved up you should have plenty of cash to pick up a good Jeep

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