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Old 07-08-2012, 08:02 AM
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Hi i am 16 and have always lved the idea of a wrangler. I recently found a 1989 jeep wrangler sahara with 118k miles on it for 3500 which is right in my price range. I was wondering if anyone had any input on this year and model!? Its a 4.2l.

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Old 07-08-2012, 08:14 AM   #2
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I would say get a late yj that has fuel injection. at the end of the day on a 16 year olds budget you will have less issues.

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Old 07-08-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, Luke.

I Agree with Styk...Get fuel injection if possible.

However, if you like the one you are looking at, 3500 does sound about right. Take it to a local Jeep shop and get them to take a look at it for any sneaky rust-outs, or common mechanical issues.

118k miles on a 23 year old vehicle sounds intriguing.

If ya like tinkering on stuff...and/or have freinds that do...I think you;re golden. If, However, you are mostly looking for something cool to show-up in the school parking lot....a wrangler might not be the best choice.

Since you are smart enough to already be conscious of "budget" (uncommon for many people, especially in your age-group), I have a hunch you are already off to a great start.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:34 AM
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I have friends who love to tinker but i think i will hold off untill a newer jeep rolls around thanks guys!
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:42 AM   #5
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If they "love to tinker"....then this just might be the perfect starter / classroom for ya.

Hard to say since there is no way of knowing if its any good or not without crawling around it.

Dont be discouraged by the need for some time with the hood up....it can be fun and what you learn along the way will save you tens of thousands of dollars over the course of a life time.
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I say go for it; assuming it is your price range, and in decent shape. $3500 around here buys you old or crap sometimes decent 4cly; so with that in mind (assuming similar market) it would be a decision which you would want to deal with.

All Wranglers will need some tinkering, especially a $3500 one, so it would be a great learning Jeep. And I think people working on carbs (assuming carb'd model) are a rare breed. Injection may be better, but there is more involved with them; and carbs are a very simple and cheap to repair. They are the simplest dumb air/fuel injector out there.

I have no problem rebuilding a carb, and wish I could see some still wanting to learn them because some of the best cars out there are still carb'd and I would want to keep them on the road.
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Yes on that note it might be perfect because ive always believed my first jeep will be my learning jeep. Because from all ive read and researched jeeps are fairly inexpensive to maintain. I just love the whole jeep lifestyle you all love!

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