|07-14-2013 03:13 PM|
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|07-13-2013 08:28 PM|
for teen drivers, the annual cost of insurance during the first few years is probably the most expensive part of the deal.
so OP should look into the insurance cost by model (YJ/TJ/JK) and factor that in if there's a big difference between them
if it were my kid, I'd want him in a TJ (or XJ) with driver's side airbag minimum
|07-13-2013 06:19 PM|
it's impressive that you want something and you plan forward on how to get it.
I would warn against spending too much. Jeeps have maintenance needs and like all vehicles will have repairs from time to time and insurance/gas costs. don't be a slave to your vehicle as opposed to thinking about your future.
don't buy anything on payments at this age - also , pretty sure that at 16 you can't legally sign such a contract. get an idea of what your running costs will be and make sure you can meet them without jeopardizing any future plans (college for example)
Jeeps are great fun, also a little less stable than some other means of transport, you don't want to roll your car the first week out of exuberance.
like already said - block heater not needed in southern Michigan, Hardtop good for quieter ride - but you're young, soft top or no top and loud music will be just fine!
If you can, get a summer job in a Jeep dealership washing cars or light shop work - then take your pick of trade-ins with expert advice and maybe employee discount, plus learning how to fix/maintain on your own.
|07-13-2013 05:56 PM|
That ads probably legit...
So yes, never lease.
|07-13-2013 03:57 PM|
|dfletemier||Decided to definitely go used and mod it myself. Also goin to add a sweet sound system and new stereo. I can't wait I'm sure my brother would love to help me mod it, my dad might too but he doesn't have much patience lol|
|07-13-2013 11:31 AM|
|Moose5||By the time the OP is old enough to drive its possible that buying a used JK would be fairly cheap, like an 07 or 08. Unless your parents are gonna take the hit for the price of your car, i would keep the price range no higher than 10k. If you could find a YJ in good condition and mod the hell out of it, youll be the coolest kid in school :P|
|07-13-2013 11:30 AM|
This: Bestop 79139-01 - Bestop® Sailcloth Replace-a-top™ with Tinted Windows for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec
I think there are other brands/models that are cheaper.
PM Quadratec and he will tell you what they have.
Ask the TJ guys what they use, this is the JK forum (AKA newer Wranglers)
|07-13-2013 11:26 AM|
|07-13-2013 11:12 AM|
Look for a used Wrangler. craigslist is where I would start looking. Make sure that you have somebody that is Jeep smart to look it over with you, because many have been ongoing abused. Go to the Kelly Blue Book, so that you understand a fare price to pay.
Take your time and do your research carefully.
|07-13-2013 10:49 AM|
IF you need full hardware included, and want tinted windows, with a top that goes all the way back get this: Bestop 54720-15 - Bestop® Supertop® NX Soft Top with Tinted Windows without Upper Doors for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec
If you want one that stays on, but all the windows come off, like a bikini, get this: Bestop 56820-15 - Bestop® Trektop NX for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ - Quadratec
Do you just need fabric? Because you can get that too.
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|07-13-2013 10:32 AM|
|stephany||Hey, no idea how this works and can't figure out how to start a thread. I just bought my first car, 2004 tj Sahara edition and I need a new soft top!! Can't find any, any suggestions??? ** help|
|07-13-2013 10:26 AM|
|ky77||I agree first car def go used. My first car when I was 16 was brand new I narrowed down to (not sure if you remember these) a Eagle Talon and Wrangler. My dad told me get the jeep I went with Talon. Fast forward 1 yr later flipped my car over and I swore I could handle new car. Not doing anything dumb just cones down to time and experience behind a wheel. Like others have said there is a good chance with no experience that you may get into a fender bender or two or three lol. Save the brand new jeep for your second vehicle|
|07-13-2013 09:57 AM|
Why does that look like a scam? looks legit to me. It will be long sold by the time you're ready to buy one. I'd wait it out and look at YJs instead.
Buy a 4x4 quad - it might hold you over
|07-13-2013 09:54 AM|
|dfletemier||Could be a scam but looks like a good deal to me|
|07-13-2013 09:10 AM|
|cloverbagkid||I got my 94 sahara as my first vehicle, I was looking for months before i saw the right one, had my dad drive me 2 hours to go look at it. I believe i got an excellent deal on it. Just keep looking for a good deal, do not rush anything. My brother used to buy his cars just because he wanted a car and he is now on vehicle #9 because he always rushed into buying a car and they were all problems, hes 23. As soon as i got a jeep a month later he got one, hes never been happier with a vehicle. Just don't rush anything|
|07-13-2013 09:08 AM|
My first vehicle was a 1500$ used S10 pickup. I beat the hell out of that thing doing what teenagers do. I wanted a Jeep Wrangler badly, but they were just too expensive and not practical for the driving I was doing at the time.
In retrospect, it was the best thing I could have done.
Now that I have that Jeep, I have the time and money to do exactly what I want and pretty much when I want.
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|minnesota wrangler 2008||I waited almost twenty years to get a new buy used and have fun trust me|
|07-13-2013 08:09 AM|
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|07-12-2013 11:29 PM|
|Neral22||Never lease.... Never.....|
|07-12-2013 11:13 PM|
|dfletemier||Thanks everyone for the suggestions, what is your guys opinion on leasing a wrangler instead of buying? I know i could afford it if and I'm the kind of kid that actually values his stuff so i would take excellent care of it and not be an idiot. Then when the lease is up i could get another wrangler or somethin else if i want, or not because I'll be a college student probably not even needing a car (i mean jeep lol)|
|07-12-2013 10:44 PM|
When I was about to get my license my first street legal motor vehicle was a $700 Yamaha 125cc enduro. My parents paid for some of it and I mowed a lot of grass to pay the rest.
Live within your means and don't get into big debt at such a young age. You'll have plenty of years to look forward to your first new motor vehicle. There are lots of used vehicles in the sub $5,000 range that are mechanically sound. Start there and work your way up a couple of years after that.
|07-12-2013 09:58 PM|
|StarBrite||Everyone has already given you lots of great ideas. My suggestion would be to make sure you take your parents with you to check out or buy any vehicle. You don't want some slimy adult to take advantage of you just because you're a kid. Mom or Dad will understand transferring a bill of sale, titles and all that legal stuff much better than a 16 year old. (No offense intended, honest! )|
|07-12-2013 08:55 PM|
|JEEPSnKICKS23||Hey Man Jeeps are awesome but a new one us a grip start off used they are good vehicles to begin with|
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