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Re: What to look for when buying a jeep
A couple of things to think about......
Engine? V-6, I-6, V-8, I-4
Tranny? Lotsa choices available with all sorts of different reliability and gearing
Axles? D-44, AMC 20, chrysler 8.75, D-35, D-20, D-25, D-30 depending on year/configuration.
Vaccum disconnects on the axle or not?
Carb or EFI?
What decade made?
Manual locking hubs or not?
Hard top/soft top?
Creature comforts like AC, Heat, crank up windows, door locks, floor padding, carpet, etc?
How much rust/body damage are you willing to put up with?
How built do you want it when you get it?
Do you care about water/oil leaks or wet seats in the rain?
Do you wanna wrench on it or pay someone else to do it?
Gotta decide what your priorities are. Do you want to wheel it once in a while and drive it most of the time, or wheel it lots? How much maintenance can you afford?