1983 CJ7 or 1997 wrangler-Which one?
I have a brother who is interested in buying a jeep and I have given him my advise but he insist I ask the forum the question. He 'borrows' my computer (sometimes my CJ7) to read the forum.
There are two jeeps in the local area for sale (that he likes) and he wants to know which one he should buy and basic reasons why. I told him I wouldn't let the forum know my advise to him and that way the forum wouldn't be biased.
He is slightly above average when it comes to mechanicals on cars and trucks. He will use it mostly for daily driving but he will use it off road in the hills of West Virginia. He's not a rock crawler but he likes gettin off the beaten path.
Now the two jeeps.....(#1) 1983 CJ7, 6 cylinder, 4 speed manual, 130,000 miles. Appears to be in good condition, with some minor rust. Has a bikini top. $2,000
(#2) 1997 wrangler, 4cylinder, 24,000 miles, soft top, appears in excellent condition. $12,000
I know that there are going to be a lot of preferences and opinions but he asked for it. He plans on upgrading both a little, but the CJ7 a lot more (mainly because its a 1983 and he worried about the frame being that he is a family man)
RR for JB