Jeep Wrangler Forum banner
  • Hey everyone! Enter your ride HERE to be a part of JUNE's Ride of the Month Challenge!

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Knows a couple things...
Joined
·
49,379 Posts
166k isn't too high of a mileage for a TJ with the 4.0L engine to not consider but that all depends on how well the previous owner took care of it. If you can determine through records it was properly maintained, it'd be a reasonable Jeep to buy. But if it has no records and it doesn't look well maintained, I'd be a little leery. Will it be your only vehicle, and do you envision turning it into an offroad beast?

Generally speaking though, the six cylinder 4.0L engine has an outstanding reputation for longevity and you'd probably get another 100k miles out of it before it needs an overhaul if, again, it was properly maintained.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
644 Posts
I agree, if its clean and maintained no reason to worry about the motor. I've got 168k on mine now and it's still at the full mark between oil changes. The rear main seal was replaced just before I bought it though.

Mileage wise though they can suck. My 03 rubicon with 5spd when it was stock got 20mpg on the freeway. After lifting and adding 33" tires I get about 14.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,776 Posts
Crossed over 190k the other night. As mentioned I wouldn't worry too much if properly taken care of. I average 17.5 with 31s.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
119 Posts
Hell I have an 06 with 120k. My daily driver and off-roader. :) so far she's doing well and my milage ain't too bad. I average 13-15 city. 17 highway.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,269 Posts
+1 on what Jerry said.

Mine has 275,000 with stock tires with a 4.0 with 5 speed she still gets 20 on the highway and isn't using any oil, I do drop to 19 with the soft top.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
I bought an 03 X with 117k and it runs perfect...so far. It was well maintained and barely used the last 5 years. Just take care of it. I added 245/75/16 M/T with Moab rims and gas mileage is still decent.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
672 Posts
If you are where the roads are salted in Winter, check the frame and body for rust. How much are they asking for that Jeep. With that mileage you probably shouldn't go over $6k unless it is super clean.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top