Ok, I have to admit, I really like that jeep, and would really consider working the deal on that one. To me however $9800 is quite an investment; but none the less if someone could look it over real good and give a thumbs up I would consider it. Offering a low amount first working up to what I would determine a final deal breaker, If I couldnt get it for that then I would walk away. Not sure how I would value that guy, its a nice jeep for sure....
As for my home, lol, Im east by hours. Center of the state literally (if you split Seattle and Spokane.)
Ephrata is the town, about 20 minutes north of Moses Lake. I still have lots of family on the west side from Lake Stevens, down to Tenino along the I5 corridor. So basically Im in the desert, Columbia gorge area; lots of back roads and mountain roads to play on. Today was about 99 degrees, and the jeep was nearly unbearable.
Dang, sorry to hear about the accident with the stang, luckily no one got hurt though. Small concelation I know but still.
Yeah minus being a 4 cyl, it is a nice one. I'm lookin, trying to get a good idea of what I'd like to buy, If I found the right jeep for the right deal I would probably pull the trigger but as you've told me before, I can't really know until I drive it. Not being able to drive them is killin me.
Here's one that I thought might actually be close to it's asking price value...ok it's probably a better grab if for 7k - 8k but thought it was a nice one too:
Doin' pretty good, too many issues working on rigs this last week; not to mention my dumbass reached in the jeep, hit the ignition, and the dang thing was in reverse. Tore into my wifes '66 Mustang so now I have some more parts to buy.
That is a pretty nice jeep, although the 4cyl brings the price down a bit. Do you know if it has a top? Without a top drops the price accordingly; but I would think around $6k-$7k ish would be reasonable.
oh, and hopefully not to harp too much on it, but 33" tires with stock gears would be a bit high unless you can verify they are a 4.10 or something like. I believe the 90 came with a 3.55ish gear ratio stock with the auto, putting you at about 2300 rpm at 60. Not too bad, but a bit high... IMO. But still very usable.
Quick disconnect means they put in a mod to disconnect the sway bar(s) for off roading. Then when you are to get back on the hwy home you can put them back on quickly; usually a quick pull pin and it removes the endlink to the sway bar.
I run with out the sway bar, but I have a stiff suspension lift so I only have a little more body roll on the road but nothing worth putting the sway bar back in. It rides really rough when its in.
That 90 is much like what I would buy, with the exception of the auto. But looks like a good start otherwise. Drive it first to be sure you can deal with the auto; in the past I would not buy one after test driving it, they were really gutless with the auto, at least the ones I test drove. That was the determining factor for me not buying them. But if it drives fine and you like it with the auto, then its all good.