Hi, just became a member of the forum, after finally deciding that a Jeep was the car I wanted next. Hopefully I can learn alot while here, but since I do not own one yet, I was hoping someone could give me their opinions on a Jeep I am looking at. It is a 1989 Jeep, asking $6750 (though I am thinking of trading him my car for his, since I could probably only sell mine for $6500.) It has 174,000 miles, is a 6-cyl, 4x4, Manual transmission. Here is his description in the listing:
So, my question is, is this a reasonable price? The pictures look good, so general appearance I am not as concerned with since I will get a chance to look at it first hand anyways. Besides, looks can be fixed, I am more concerned with the mechanics. So, what do ya'll think? Thanks!I am selling my 1989 Jeep Wrangler. I bought this thing from a friend of the family, his dad towed it behind his RV for almost 15 years. I have done a ton of upgrades to it since I got it bone stock. When I purchased it I had everything gone through since it was going to be, and has been, my daily driver up until my layoff. It ran great when I got it, but once they got into it, they did rebuild the transfer case on it ( I later found out that my friends dad had issues finding neutral on the the t-case, so he just put the tranny in neutral to pull it). The engine has almost all new hoses (water and vacuum). I had them go ahead and upgrade the carburator, which is a common problem on these (idles, runs great). I also had an Optima battery installed. I had planned on keeping this and passing it down to my son, but sometimes life throws you little curves. I started my own business and need something better suited to hauling clients around. Below is a list of cosmetic items I have had done: - Rough Country 3" suspension lift - new front suspension bushings, etc. - 2" body lift - light bar with 4 Hella's wired in - front Euro style push bumper/brush guard with 2 amber (fog) and 2 white (high beam aux) - black out grills on the head, tail and parking lamps - new front seats - add a trunk cover - black rims - grenade can center console w/ pad (correct height to actually use as an arm rest with tons more storage) - 50mm can on rear fender well for additional dry storage - under hood tuffy locking storage - new sound bar with Pioneer speaker - Kenwood AM/FM CD with aux in and out deck - Nice 33's with plenty of tread, but could easily fit 35's if you wanted - newer model family style roll bar It also comes with the stock console, tire carrier, a stock A/C controller/blower unit I purchased and never installed. I have the Hard top, hard doors, hard half doors, bikini top and cover that will all come with it. I would like cash, but would consider trading for a nice european sedan our coupe (BMW, Mercedes). I'm pretty firm on the price, but if you're seriously interested, let's talk. The only picks I have on it are: it could probably use a paint job if the faded paint bothers you, and if you were a serious crawler or want to go to something bigger than a 35", you would probably need to lower the gears (it tops out at about 75 running 2K rpm in 4th now, so it's good).