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extski 07-08-2011 05:44 AM

PLEASE HELP, should I buy?
Been looking at getting a new JK, but finally decided to get a new truck and a used Jeep instead.

So I was looking around and found an 89 YJ with custom ford truck axles, V8, dual flowmaster exhaust, 115K miles with a full restore at 100k, and selling for around 2K.

What do you guys think, should I buy or should I look for a TJ instead? I already contacted the seller and hoping to decide today if it's still available. Thanks.

4Jeepn 07-08-2011 06:04 AM

Depends on the condition and what all the custom stuff really is. Unless I know the history of the Jeep, I usually try to buy a stock one or close to stock and build it myself. However look it over and see what you think. Is there a link or pic's of the jeep ya can post?

kj 92yj 07-08-2011 07:20 AM

2K? really?? I'd be pretty skeptical of that one considering all the mods you listed.......

extski 07-08-2011 07:47 AM

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Thanks for the replies guys. I'm hoping to hear from the seller today to get more details. Sorry, I had posted this quickly this morning since I had to leave for work. I think my main question was if there was any pro/con against a YJ vs TJ. But on my drive into work, started thinking it probably does not matter too much anyways since the axles, engine, etc has been replaced and not stock.

A friend of mine got a Porsche 911 with a 935 body kit once that was appraised for about $40K and got it for only $15K. Turns out he was going through a divorce and collected Porsche's and was selling all his cars cheap so his wife could not get any more money out of him :)

Anyway, I'm hoping it's just a case where they want to get it off their hands and just looking for some quick cash or something. Here are some pics.

kj 92yj 07-08-2011 08:10 AM

does not seem possible this ride can be had for 2 grand....but hey, if it can you should definitely scoop it up

bashbro 07-08-2011 08:14 AM

SCOOOP it up... nice one KJ

This will certainly turn heads

RLaFitte 07-08-2011 08:20 AM

Wow, me likes!!!

Abomination93 07-08-2011 01:09 PM

Very nice jeep, my only problem with it is the shiny stuff in front.

GKjeep 07-08-2011 01:19 PM

if its too good to be true, its too good to be true....

it looks too good to be true, well for me at least...

be careful.

Tony 76 07-08-2011 02:04 PM

I'd say buy it. Outside of that hood scoop it looks good.

Coronatj 07-08-2011 05:33 PM


greenjeepgurl87 07-08-2011 05:44 PM


Originally Posted by Abomination93
Very nice jeep, my only problem with it is the shiny stuff in front.

Agree fully. Other than that its gorgeous.

s_man692000 07-08-2011 08:33 PM

I think its too good to be true myself ,if they offer to ship it to you ,report them,they are trying to scam you.

extski 07-08-2011 08:55 PM

Yeah, I think it's a scam or something. Found the listing on and tried calling the phone number and goes to fax. And ironically, the extension they had listed was the same year of the Jeep. I found another Jeep on for just under $3K and that one really doesn't feel right after the guy emailed me. He says it had just under 65K miles, yet I did a google search on the VIN he provided and I see that same Jeep was sold with same pictures listed in Texas, then Oklahoma, then Alabama, now I guess it's in VA :) And in one of the pictures, it even shows the odometer reading at just over 67k miles yet he list it at just under 65K :)

Anyway, I did find an 01 TJ close to me from Craigslist so may check that out. If it don't feel right, then I'm sticking to looking for a used Jeep at a reputable dealer. May end up just waiting until the 2012 hit the lots and hopefully get a new 2011 cheap. It's just going to be used to play around in and not my DD

But thanks guys, I really appreciate the responses. Here's the two I was referring to.

1989 Jeep Wrangler, $2,240 -

1993 Jeep Wrangler, $2,768 -

extski 07-08-2011 09:02 PM

Has anyone used I just found another one and googled the fax number and it's a fax number at a hospital in the area. I'm wondering if they are using this as like a phishing scam or something to get peoples email and cell phone numbers to send txt's to from the forms being filled out. Yeah, I think I'm definitely going to be sticking with a reputable dealer.

1995 Jeep Wrangler, $2,010 -

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