04-13-2016, 07:35 PM
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: SLC, UT
Looking at getting my first Jeep
Hey guys, name's Jake
Looking at buying a TJ as my first Jeep here soon, always loved em, never had one.
I'm lucky enough to live in SLC, UT. Already love Moab without having any off-road fun there (yet).
Looking to get the Jeep for a laundry list of reasons, including but not limited to:
- Cheaper (currently and forever before always driving a sports car... payments are about 450 a month, looking to drop to more like 200 a month to save money, probably $10k-ish Jeep)
- Top removal
- Easier to go camping and throw the dogs and such in the back
There's an all black 97 that I really like and is well within my price range... but it doesn't have AC (summer gets up to 100 plus here...), has some corrosion near the right rear bumper (owner says that is common and not a concern) and the ABS light is on (owner says the sensor just needs replacing).
There's also a few others I want to look at. As a first timer, what sort of things do I want to look for?
I've already been told to stick to a TJ, get one with a hardtop, and check the undercarriage for dents.