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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question question best jeep to buy

hello will try to keep this short.... my son lives in tenn just outside nashville...... he wants to buy a jeep and asked what would be the best one... 1. he says problem in tenn is emmison testing must be older than 1996 or he can not do anykind of motor swap which he wants to keep open as a option.... 2. wants jeep that he can take long hiway trips in without problems...( he is not building a rock off road jeep) he knows very little about jeep other than helping me before he went to tenn with my cj......... 3. will spend up to around $10,000 for it... what would be good for him cj tj yj any suggestions i will pass back to him thanks
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I'd steer him to a 1998 to 2001 TJ. He should be able to find one for around that price if he doesn't get Jeep Fever.
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id say TJ also...with a 6 cyl and a D44 rear....the engine wont need swapping for a long time cuz they are powerful and long lasting.

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X3, they are plentiful and can be had for around 6000. I wouldn't overlook a 95 in good condition. They are great jeeps.

Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
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x4...And paying attention to what has been done to it...if has been lifted mall crawler style, it was most likely not done right....

Best ones are those that were daily drivers and maintained well....and owned by girls or older men.....young kids tend to trash them....."Hey yall, hold my beer and watch this"

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Spoken like a person who has said those words before!!

Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
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Shorter wheelbase is typically a rougher ride, especially noticeable on longer highway trips. A lift kit will make it ride worse too. On my CJ7 with the heavy duty springs I can only tolerate about 1.5 hours of highway to get to & from a trail.

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