Just keep looking. There are plenty out there in the 97-00 range with 75-100k on them. The 4.0 will run a long time, but I wouldn't be interested in one with 170-180k on it either.
I bought mine with 67k for 8000. Normally in my area it would cost 8500-10,000 in pretty good shape. I have a 2000 sportLucky11202 said:What is everyones opinion on this? Checking the forsale, craigslist ads, used car websites, I've been finding a lot of Wranglers (97-00) with some high mileage. The reason I ask is I've been doing crazy amount of research into buying my first Wrangler but 90% of the time the OD reads upwards of 150,000+. I know it's crazy to think I will find a TJ with 60K for $5K I am not looking for a steal. I'm just seeing if I should even pursue something with, in my opinion, high mileage reading.
Example: I am eyeing a 98' Sahara 4.0L 5 Speed but it has 170,000 miles on it. Another one I saw a 97 $.0L 5 speed with 180,000 miles.
Maybe I am just missing out and all you lovely Wrangler owners just never want to stop driving it! I just would hate to have it for 6 months and the damn thing craps out on me. I know the best way to tell is by looking at it in person just trying to save myself a trip.
Thanks in advance!
second that...Sometimes high mileage means nothing. The wife's 01 Cherokee Sport has 130k on it; it still looks and runs like new, and it has been extremely well maintained with synthetics and only OEM parts.