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Little Samurai
06-07-2011, 09:11 PM
I am looking to buy a 2001 to 2003 Jeep TJ and was looking for the good the bad and the ugly about them. What to look for when viewing them and what to listen for when test driving etc. Anything to help me select a decent rig would be much appreciated. I am in Edmonton still and they seem to be priced between $8500 to $11500 with about 113-180k kilometers on them around these parts which seems to be pretty comparabe to the Lower Mainland pricing.

B
06-07-2011, 09:28 PM
dont buy a

auto
4 cyl
35 rear end
5 speed's are better than 6 speed's

other than that the rest can be dealt with other than some of the 99 to 02 are known for head gasket issue's check close for a leak were the head and block meet on the pass side rear of the engine and check dipstick and under the oil cap for sign's of moisture ..

[cheers]

Balls First
06-07-2011, 11:30 PM
if ya got the extra cash get a Rubicon, all around better starting platform

If i was smart i woulda done that, but then again noone accused me of being smart lol

dirka dave
06-08-2011, 05:16 AM
Best advice.... Don't.


Go look at some Toyotas.

Little Samurai
06-08-2011, 07:12 AM
Dear Dirka,

The last Toyota that I bought had $12,500 worth of warranty work done in the year and a half that I owned it. I like the thought of a 4 runner but am a bit leary of going with a Toyota again. At least I expect a Jeep to break down:)

dirka dave
06-08-2011, 07:57 AM
Hahhha

Good post.

Griswold
06-08-2011, 08:23 AM
Hahhha

Good post.

X2 on that one[36]

RuskinRider81
06-08-2011, 08:42 AM
dont buy a

auto
4 cyl
35 rear end
5 speed's are better than 6 speed's

other than that the rest can be dealt with other than some of the 99 to 02 are known for head gasket issue's check close for a leak were the head and block meet on the pass side rear of the engine and check dipstick and under the oil cap for sign's of moisture ..

[cheers]

[iagree] 4 cyl have less power, get at least a 6 cyl. If you plan on lifting and getting larger tires the 4 cyl just doesn't have the power and is more harder on the trany..