04-07-2015, 01:09 PM
Join Date: Apr 2015
1988 YJ Purchasing help
I'm looking at a 1988 YJ 4 cylinder, manual. I haven't been able to go look at it yet but from pictures I've seen and the description i've gotten this is what I I've been told.
Little to no rust on the body
Frame is solid, no rust holes
New leaf springs
Plugs, coil, and wires
4 cylinder (150,000 miles)
Manual trans (grinds going into 3rd)
Says 4x4 works
Comes with 2 soft tops (1 new, 1 in bad shape)
Tires look ok, probably need new within the year.
Says $1500 in repairs were done in the last year but no receipts available (I'm not really trusting this statement)
Either way, due to age theres not really any accurate pricing guides available that I know of. KBB only goes to 93 and Nada just gives ballpark prices.
I'm pretty familiar with Cherokees (96+) but this would be my first Wrangler and Jeep of this age.
What areas tended to be problematic with generation?
What about pricing? Nada guides say low retail is about $2600, he's asking $2500.
Thanks for your help and forgive me for my ignorance.