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Old 10-23-2010, 09:05 AM
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Hello everyone, just joined....

I don't have a Wrangler yet. My daily driver is a 07 BMW 335i, but I had a 96 Cherokee Sport that I bought for $700 buck as my last winter beater.

I'm looking for a 4x4 for this winter and would love to get a Wrangler. I have a budget of about $3000-$4000, and want a TJ. I've been looking around and it seems I'm at the rock bottom of the price range.

I've also considered the Tracker, Forester and a few more boring 4x4s, but a Wrangler is my first preference.Do you think I would be able to find something within my budget? Is that unrealistic?

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Old 10-23-2010, 05:23 PM   #2
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Welcome! For that budget, I would go for a YJ

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Old 10-23-2010, 05:38 PM   #3
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4,000 might be rough..are you looking for anything specific? ( any mods done )..can you do any work on it?..
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4,000 might be rough..are you looking for anything specific? ( any mods done )..can you do any work on it?..
I started out looking just for a winter beater for around $2,000. Then the Wrangler bug bit me! I can push my budget to about $4,000, even if its a 97 model with high miles. Like I said, last year I bought a 96 Cherokee sport with 197,000 miles and it got me through winter without missing a beat. I've heard the straight six 4.0L is very tough and can go beyond 200,000 miles without major overhaul.

PS: @BigJay - just noticed you are from Sandusky - I'm a couple of miles south of you - Ashland.
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:57 PM   #9
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I started out looking just for a winter beater for around $2,000. Then the Wrangler bug bit me! I can push my budget to about $4,000, even if its a 97 model with high miles. Like I said, last year I bought a 96 Cherokee sport with 197,000 miles and it got me through winter without missing a beat. I've heard the straight six 4.0L is very tough and can go beyond 200,000 miles without major overhaul.

PS: @BigJay - just noticed you are from Sandusky - I'm a couple of miles south of you - Ashland.
Nice!..Well if you ever find a jeep and want to get into some wheeling get a hold of me I have a few friends around the area that get together. Hey check this jeep out its in mine and you area and for the price is in pretty good shape..its only a 4 cyl and a yj but still... 94 jeep wrangler 4x4

oh yeah the straight 6 is going to bump the price up..gonna be hard to find a straight 6 TJ for under 4
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:52 AM
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Hi everyone,

Logging in after a while. It seemed impossible to find a good Wrangler within my budget, so I had to wait a bit more to gather up more cash. I'm also looking at the option of financing a newer 2003/2004, but still want to keep it under $8,000. So the choices are mostly limited to the Wrangler SE models.

I've narrowed down two 03 SE models, one is a stick and the other one is a auto. I'de like to get some feedback from those of you who have the 2.4 DOHC motor. How is the 4 speed auto on the post 2003 TJs? I don't plan to do rough offroading, mostly running around town and occasional outdoor trips. Long distance - I'll take my other car.

I know the 4.0 is legendary, there are plenty of reviews about the 2.5l but haven't been able find many reviews about the reliability, durability orthe lifetime of the 2.4.

Any feedback is appreciated.

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