all good points. i personally don't think i'd buy anything not running unless i diagnosed why. who knows why that thing won't run, could be a 10 dollar fix, or a 500 or more, sky is the limit. i don't think its worth 2 grand not running.YJ's are fine... is this a 6 or a 4? I would look for a 91 or newer 6 as it will have fuel injection. As for the jeep itself.. offer 1k and see what he says if you set on it. Also looks to have something hanging below the body. Consider if it was an easy fix why would he not fix it and get and extra 1000 bucks????