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Old 11-12-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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If anyone knows of, or has a older jeep for sale let me know........thanks in advance.
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Village of Patchogue, NY
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How old?
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Range of years? Mileage? Budget? Model?
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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A older one maybe from the 80's , had a beauty and sold it , and have had sellers remorse ever since. Maybe a CJ-5/7. or a early generation wrangler.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:05 PM
 
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A older one maybe from the 80's , had a beauty and sold it , and have had sellers remorse ever since. Maybe a CJ-5/7. or a early generation wrangler.
Same here, I had a newer Wrangler, sold it for a 'family' car, I'd want another one, only this time around, a bare bones model 4cyl/5speed, soft top.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Wellsville, Glurt County
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CJ's have gotten ludicrously expensive over the last decade... and it's very tough to find one in anything close to original condition. Watch out for half-assed repair jobs and sketchy body lift/suspension installs. One of the first cars I ever owned was a '79 CJ-7, never should have gotten rid of it. I've always wanted another one but I could never justify spending $5k+ - which is now entry level price range for non-basket case vehicles.

You might wanna try signing up for one of the Jeep forums and checking the New York/Northeast sections. A lot of times you can get a good deal if you're local and the seller knows it's going to someone who will appreciate it... plus you can get a pretty good idea of what kinda shape it's in from the seller's posting history. I've given away two running Cherokees for free that way. I preferred to see someone get some use out of them, rather than have them crushed or have to go through haggling with dirtbags off craigslist over a couple hundred dollars.

The TJ Wranglers ('97+) are starting to become a good bargain and there are still plenty of unmolested examples out there. IMO you're better off sticking with the straight six. On the secondhand market, there isn't really any massive price difference and the savings in fuel economy are nonexistent. I just looked up the MPG figures for 1998 and it's 16cty/18hwy for the I4/5-speed, 15cty/19hwy for the I6/5-speed. The 4.0 six is one of the sturdiest gasoline engines ever built... the 4-cyl is just one of the TURDiest!
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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CJ's have gotten ludicrously expensive over the last decade... and it's very tough to find one in anything close to original condition. Watch out for half-assed repair jobs and sketchy body lift/suspension installs. One of the first cars I ever owned was a '79 CJ-7, never should have gotten rid of it. I've always wanted another one but I could never justify spending $5k+ - which is now entry level price range for non-basket case vehicles.

You might wanna try signing up for one of the Jeep forums and checking the New York/Northeast sections. A lot of times you can get a good deal if you're local and the seller knows it's going to someone who will appreciate it... plus you can get a pretty good idea of what kinda shape it's in from the seller's posting history. I've given away two running Cherokees for free that way. I preferred to see someone get some use out of them, rather than have them crushed or have to go through haggling with dirtbags off craigslist over a couple hundred dollars.

The TJ Wranglers ('97+) are starting to become a good bargain and there are still plenty of unmolested examples out there. IMO you're better off sticking with the straight six. On the secondhand market, there isn't really any massive price difference and the savings in fuel economy are nonexistent. I just looked up the MPG figures for 1998 and it's 16cty/18hwy for the I4/5-speed, 15cty/19hwy for the I6/5-speed. The 4.0 six is one of the sturdiest gasoline engines ever built... the 4-cyl is just one of the TURDiest!
We've a 99, 00 & 11. The 11 Wrangler is a completely different vehicle -- much more car-ish than it's predecessors. 5 spd, IMHO is the only way to go. The mpg on the 00 (5 spd manual) is 14-15 local; highway if we see 19 it's a miracle.

When we started looking for the first one, we came across so many POS TJs that had crappy lifts or were so rusted out, banged up -- you name it -- because some kid decided to play yeehaw for a day.

When we were out west this summer we saw so many Wranglers it was amazing -- with the desert and all out there, the off roading has to be incredible.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:31 PM
 
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Get an early 70s Bronco, much more stylin'
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:36 PM
 
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I had a car dealer tell me that people who come into the Used Car lot and look at CJs are knocked back by how expensive they are. He joked that they usually send them to the new car section to get a better deal. No denying that Jeeps hold their value exceptionally well. We have one and it's 5 years old with 100k miles and it's worth damn near 60% of the purchase price. I just never see that type of resale value for other cars on the road.
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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I had a car dealer tell me that people who come into the Used Car lot and look at CJs are knocked back by how expensive they are. He joked that they usually send them to the new car section to get a better deal. No denying that Jeeps hold their value exceptionally well. We have one and it's 5 years old with 100k miles and it's worth damn near 60% of the purchase price. I just never see that type of resale value for other cars on the road.
I paid $13.5K for my 2000 in 2006 w/47K on it. It now has 82K on it. Looking online, similar unlifted, standard models with more miles are listed @ $11K. No complaints here!
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