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Old 07-05-2016, 11:19 PM
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Buy? What Price?

Hi,

sorry for asking this question, but I am not sold on the this wrangler.

95 Jeep Wrangler S in nice condition, 93k mi.


I have negotiated down to $6200. The frame is solid and it drives straight. There is slight rust under one of the Harley stickers (a crack that rusted) and under the chrome below the tailgate.

This will just be a summer and weekend toy, not a daily driver. It does need a top soon, but it will be garaged and not drove after fall.


What is a fair price?


Thank you!

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I can't fault it. Looks great, very low mileage too. So get a mechanical inspection. If all comes out Plus, Plus ?? I doubt you could find a nicer YJ for less.

But price is a local subject.

me, I'd want the factory wheels too. I hate offsets which don't fit the fenders. Otherwise it looks Cherry !!

And if yer still negotiating... Ions are the cheapest rims made.

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Looks really nice
Just one thing, the guys got the air scoop on the hood on backwards. The scoop as it is on now does nothing to increase airflow by having it face the windshield, it must face forward to scoop the air. Buy it and flip it around.

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Find out why the frame was replaced and who did the replacement. If rust was the issue, they most likely had to do rust repair on the tub. Have it checked out and go from there
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rebuilt title for any reason hurts value not a big deal if you are not planning on re-selling but it does turn people off. Also being a 4 cyl. not desireable. Is pretty though
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Old 07-06-2016, 12:17 PM   #6
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Looks really nice
Just one thing, the guys got the air scoop on the hood on backwards. The scoop as it is on now does nothing to increase airflow by having it face the windshield, it must face forward to scoop the air. Buy it and flip it around.

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this is aside from the op's original question but I don't think anyone should be misled on here. The air cowl hood scoop is actually meant to face the windshield because the windows on these are so vertical that the air actually flows away from the windshield and into the cowl vent. Not to mention who would want all the extra water and road debris going into their heating and cooling system. Google it!!
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Do yourself a favor and search yj hood scoop forward or backwards, it's an older thread but a good read. Sorry I don't trust quadratec over many many yj owners that have told me this since the early 90's when I started driving these things.

To the op, buy the yj, looks like a decent deal to me just watch for rot. Oh and leave the scoop alone, you'll thank me when you see another thread started about water in the cab and the drain hose "in the engine compartment" is so full of crap that it won't drain. or flip it around so you look like a rice burner and serving less purpose
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:12 PM
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Thanks for the responses! I have not purchased yet.

Here is another one in my area. What do you guys think between the two?

1995 Jeep Wrangler SE
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:13 PM   #10
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Toss up, both look nice both have same motor, interior apears better in the first one, I would be worried about what's under that ugly chrome piece under the windshield. Could be rotted. Don't always trust that someone has done any work unless they show receipts not to mention any vehicle should have all those things replaced. Sounds like he is bragging about maintenance or prettied her up for a sale. None the less they both look nice
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I like the first one better, may have something to do with the fact that I have the same color, year, and edition just with full doors. It just looks cleaner than the second one.
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The first one listed looks like it has the exact same aftermarket console I added to mine. I can't get the passenger seat to flip forward any more now. It was too wide and it has wedged both seats pretty much in pace. Still, I like it. It is made pretty well and was quite affordable. The finish was less than stellar on the top though.
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Check for Rust, if none, you can't rebuild the frist one for that price so it's a good Deal, but #2 has clean title if no rust , I like better, it's not a rebuild, that said I need to rebuild mine. LOL
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As a bodyman and a retired body shop owner here are my thoughts.

The first Jeep has a replaced frame and appears too clean for a vehicle with almost 100K miles.
The frame was replaced because of rust or collision. Either way if the replacement frame was straight and rust free you should be fine. Ask why it was replaced and by whom.

Under the Harley sticker is a crack that has rusted. That's where Wranglers buckle when they are involved in a front or rear end collision. There could be poorly applied Bondo there or a rust patch that is failing. I would be surprised to find a crack in that area unless there has been work done.
From the pics the repaint looks good, but it's hard to tell quality from looking at pics. Ask how old the paint job is and who did it. Check out the shop with the local BBB. If they have a good reputation you should be OK. If they don't have a good reputation, I would pass on the Jeep.

On the green Jeep, what is the deal with the white stuff under the windshield on the windshield frame. It looks to me as if the current owner is dealing with rust there. It is a common problem. A new windshield frame is a couple hundred bucks, plus the windshield and paint. It's easy enough to change yourself.
Also, on the green Jeep, plan on buying a matched pair of buckets for the front.

One black bucket seat in a vehicle with a tan interior?? Jeepers, what else did he cobble up with an attitude that would accept something like that. Where is the Jack and lug wrench?

I think they are both overpriced by a Grand. Aside from my concerns about the bodywork on the tan Jeep If all else checks out I have a slight preference for the tan Jeep.

You could always make a lower offer and walk away and keep looking for a third Jeep at an even better price with maybe even a 6cyl with some mods.

Good Luck, L.M.
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Between the Green one and the Tan one the Tan one wins. The green one looks scary. As above ^^^ if he went with a black drivers seat... where else did he cobble together some "fixes".

But get a mechanical inspection done before you buy. And if the owner gives you any static... walk.

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