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Old 06-10-2015, 10:50 AM
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Purchasing a YJ- May I have some expert opinions on this vehicle?

I'm looking at this 1995 standard model. It's from Tennessee, and it looks (on a hoist) to have no frame or floor rust. It has 111,000 miles, and my wife's uncle (certified mechanic) said the 4-banger is a strong runner, shifts well, brakes look good, and so on. Aside from a goofy set of mismatched rims, the jeep appears to be fairly complete. He's asking $5500. Does that sound reasonable?





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Well, I'm not a certified 'expert' but it looks like a pretty good deal. Great place to start! I would begin with new rims and tires tho. LOL

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Old 06-10-2015, 11:43 AM   #3
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Seems pretty good to me. I have a 95 and not sure what the blue book is but if it's in good to great condition check the history. parts and accessories are fairly inexpensive.
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I concur. That looks like a good deal. I'd buy it. Nice color too!
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I like the mesh in the grille, been thinking about that for mine! Least then it cool mesh and bug guts not radiator and bug guts
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Same as mine! I bought my 4 angry squirrels a few months ago with 111k miles! I'd go for it again!
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I would hold out for a 6cly if you plan to run big tires etc... if its just a fun cruise around town weekend jeep no problem.. would try to get it closer to mid 3k to low 4k range though.. I would have a hard time paying 5k for a stock 4cly.
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I would hold out for a 6cly if you plan to run big tires etc... if its just a fun cruise around town weekend jeep no problem.. would try to get it closer to mid 3k to low 4k range though.. I would have a hard time paying 5k for a stock 4cly.
I agree very much that the 6 is going to be better especially in that price range but I run 33's and it's a daily driver down the highway at 70 and does fine. Top off and it's petal to the metal but in Michigan the top is on way more than its off so no issues at all. That's a steep price for a 4 banger though
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You sure it's a 4? Those side steps usually were on the 6's, unless someone added them on aftermarket.
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You sure it's a 4? Those side steps usually were on the 6's, unless someone added them on aftermarket.
My 4 banger has the steps...
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4500-5500 sounds fair if in good condition
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You sure it's a 4? Those side steps usually were on the 6's, unless someone added them on aftermarket.
My Rio Grande has them, but then again, I added them last weekend so...
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Around here, that would be high for a 4 banger. Not very high but it would still be high. Most of the four bangers in the $5K range have been sitting for the better part of a month on my local CL. The sixes disappear quickly. However, you are in Michigan and I would imagine a low mileage, rust free Jeep probably fetches more money in your area.
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It looks like it has the older (not rounded doors) soft top. Mine runs dry in the rain even though the rear windows don't clip in. I would say it's a pretty fair price. Rock on!!!
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The 4cyl came with 4.10 gears, which really made up for the gutless motor. It all depends on your intended use. If you don't want to build it up and stay close to stock, then it will work fine. If you want to run tires larger than 30-31's (biggest you can get without a lift), you will need to regear it to 4.56 or higher, which costs about $1400 on average.

I personally don't like the grill mesh because it decreases air flow through the radiator, but so do bugs-n-stuff.

Good luck on your buy.
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You sure it's a 4? Those side steps usually were on the 6's, unless someone added them on aftermarket.
Mine's a I6 (4.2) and I have no steps. Then again my PD weird stuff in the less than 90 days he owned it before his baby momma made him sell it because it was unsafe (sucker), like plastic dip the rims and grille...
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I paid $5500 for mine, a 94 I6, no frame rust, a little body rust. Bone stock, 150,000 miles, manual steering 5 speed no ac. So, $5500 for a 4banger seems a little high to me.
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I paid $5000 for my 88 4.2, 94,000 miles no rust, everything there, everything works
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