|06-18-2013 05:36 AM|
Too many damn models to keep track of!
The beer didn't help either.
|06-18-2013 04:05 AM|
|MarkGLHS||the more TJ's you go out and actually inspect and drive the better chance you will find one right for you at a good price. do not forget to crawl underneath and check the frame for rust. be patient. took me 7+ months of daily searching.|
|06-18-2013 12:26 AM|
|Usnrubi143||If it was me I'd get a rubicon cuz you can find some nice stock unmolsted ones for about 10k to 15k and would say ffff that x you won't be disappointed|
|06-17-2013 09:54 PM|
|06-17-2013 09:33 PM|
|Kevin_lopez||Man you guys really do help!! Thanks alot guys and if I have any other options I will definitely consult you guys first!|
|06-17-2013 09:26 PM|
|apannone||I'll tell you a quick story. I test drove a 2006 Wrangler X with a 6 speed, just as you described, back in February. It only had 42k miles and the price was similar. It drove nice but during the test drive I got the death wobble like I've never experienced. The salesman denied even feeling it. After the drive, I looked the car over and it was obvious there had been extensive front end repair work, which again the dealer denied. 3 months later I bought an '03 Wrangler X from a private seller for a fraction of the cost of the one at the dealer. Granted it didn't have the 6 speed tranny and had higher miles, but I'm confident in saying I got the better jeep. Just be patient and take emotion out of the buying decision. I've seen a lot of people end up in over their head because they "love" the car.|
|06-17-2013 09:23 PM|
|06-17-2013 09:12 PM|
|Kevin_lopez||The mileage was about 60k and yeah it is quite expensive I thought|
|06-17-2013 08:49 PM|
|06-17-2013 08:41 PM|
Have patience, don't buy the first thing that falls into your lap. I own two TJ's and both times I was in the market for one, it took about two months until I got what I wanted. Clean, unmolested, 4.0, 5speed.
|06-17-2013 08:12 PM|
|Kevin_lopez||I also went to a dealer and found a 2006 jeep wrangler x 6 speed manual for 15,999$ is that more fair or still pricey? Sorry guys I'm not very good at jeeps it's my dream car and I'm determined to buy one!|
|06-17-2013 08:06 PM|
|Shoe||As far as the price, you could be looking at $3000 worth of repairs on a jeep that might be worth less than $6k when you are done. It would probably have to be closer to $2500 to be worth considering.|
|06-17-2013 07:39 PM|
|06-17-2013 06:56 PM|
Maybe the other guys didn't answer part of your question. Should you get THAT Jeep, may be no, but should you get A Jeep is definitely YES.
There are a lot of them out there so take your time to pick the right one for you based on need skills etc. You won't find a perfect at a stupid low price, but I found one with no critical problems and few minor problems for $5800, it just took a few months.probably could have found one cheaper if I wanted to wait a bit longer, but your local market could be different.
|06-17-2013 06:18 PM|
|Kevin_lopez||Alright thanks guys|
|06-17-2013 06:07 PM|
What kind of rod...A connecting rod? Yes that is a lot of work, and so is a clutch job. Doesn't matter if its a SE, Sport, rubicon, unlimited. Thats quite a bit of work to do for a vehicle with that price.
$4500 is a lot.
|06-17-2013 05:40 PM|
What is your budget?
What is your mechanical aptitude?
What is the condition of the rest of the Jeep?
Are you looking for a fixer-upper?
The Unlimited is a 2003 and on model.
|06-17-2013 05:34 PM|
Let's see a picture of it.
Is it listed as an "Unlimited 2.5L"? If it is I'd be wary of it. They never manufactured an LJ (Unlimited) with a 2.5L engine. The owner is clueless if they're claiming it as this.
Edit: Excuse me. Both I and UnlimitedRubicon were wrong. They made the LJ from 2004-2006 and the Rubi LJ from 2005-2006. (I deleted my mistake from my original post.)
Here's my source:
|06-17-2013 05:30 PM|
Hey guys I am about to buy my very first jeep wrangler...it's a 2000 jeep wrangler unlimited 2.5 manual but it needs a clutch and has a bad rod...they're asking 4500$ is that a good deal? Is it hard to fix?