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I'm in the market for a Wrangler.  This will not be my primary vehicle, so I'm not looking to spend more than $10k. And while I don't do a lot of off-roading, I still want something I can take on hiking/ camping trips and get through some light patches if I need to.  Here are a few preferences:

-Soft top (I want to be able to go topless on a whim)
-V6 (for hauling if I need to)
-4 seats
-Low maintenance as possible (I'm thinking less than 150k miles and less than 10 years old)
-Some sort of cargo hauling system.  I'd prefer something that doesn't interfere with taking the top off.  Maybe a hitch rack?




Thoughts?  Suggestions?  Experiences?  Appreciate it, fellas.

Edited by Herschel Talker, 24 July 2013 - 02:53 PM.

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I recently sold my 97 Wrangler right before I moved back to Arkansas. didn't want to part with it, but I didn't want to deal with hauling it back up here and it needed about $1500 worth of work done. made of like a champ though, jeep resale values are awesome.


for 10K you should be able to find everything you want. Could actually probably find one cheaper and then add all the extras you want.
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I really want one too. Thinking about getting an old jeep instead of a boat for my first big boy toy.
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I've wanted a jeep since I was 15.Never had one. I'll probably sleep in it the first few nights.

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View PostHerschel Talker, on 24 July 2013 - 03:08 PM, said:

I've wanted a jeep since I was 15.Never had one. I'll probably sleep in it the first few nights.

not that serious for me, but it will be between a boat, a jeep, and a motorcycle.

Of the three I'm probably the least likely to die in a jeep so it just depends on how much im liking life at that point (:
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The hitch market has exploded. I'd go that route.

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You should be able to find one for around 5k

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What kind of maintenance issues should I expect?
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Why 4 seats?

I had an old CJ 5 2 seated lockable storage instead of a back seat. Fold down windshield. Bikini top. 17 inch rims on 35 inch tires. 3 speed. Tube bumpers which in front with front and rear hitch. It was a hunting club special. Spray on bedliner and tiger stripe camp green, gray, brown.

Sold it when I no longer was a member of the hunting club. It was geared down to a granny gear and 2 lower speed gears to run property not roads. You couldn't get it stuck.

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You cant find a decent one around here less than 8k.  And at that mark they are 15 years old with at least 130k.  Hopefully things are different in your neck of the woods

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2 kids + beach trips= 4 seats
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Always wanted one. Any horror stories?
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Had a 78 renegade. 304 v8 duel exhaust. Made my own bumper, added a 10 ft whip antenna with a tennis ball on it so it wouldn't beat on the jeep. Soft top and bikini top. Got 8 miles to the gallon. Had about a 10 gallon tank. Hunting camp was 50 miles away and I always had to fill with gas once I got there so I could come home. It was too light to pull other 4 wheel drives out of a mud hole if they were "really" stuck but it wasn't ever going to get stuck. I would put it in 4 low, slip it into 2nd gear and never touch the gas riding around the farm or camp. Didn't matter what mud was in front of me. Had a deer nut sack on the gear shift. Some of yall don't remember this but the 4 wheel drive systems back then wouldn't go in unless you got out to lock in the front hubs on the wheels. Every year after duck season I would pop off those hubs, add new grease and put a new needle bearing in. Never had a front end problem. Takes about 2 hours for a novice to do that.
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The only Jeep I've ever had was that old Cherokee and I sold that about a year ago.  That old 4.0L I6 is damn near bulletproof if you can find one though.  Same with the auto tranny that mates up to it.



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