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Old Jeeps are a lot more expensive than I thought!

This is a discussion on Old Jeeps are a lot more expensive than I thought! within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by Timberline 175k on a 1982 vehicle IS low mileage. That works out to 6,480 miles / yr. when the usually accepted "average" ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberline View Post
    175k on a 1982 vehicle IS low mileage. That works out to 6,480 miles / yr. when the usually accepted "average" is 12k-15k/yr. Heck, my 98 ZJ has nearly that many miles and still runs like a top.
    Yeah, I know. Its just hard for me to get used to that. I've always had late model, new vehicles.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J View Post
    The old VW's were very underpowered and tended to rust out badly. That is how a bunch of them ended up as dune buggies, 40 HP was fine on a nice light weight chopped dune car but for highway speeds it was not very good. Now you can sup them up but then again there goes the reliability factor.

    As to Jeeps, have you thought of a old Wrangler... Mine is a 92" 4 cyl, 5 speed and at over 125,000 is still a very reliable machine, and you can buy parts for any of them from multiple sources regardless of vintage, n they are a hoot to drive.
    No matter what I might purchase, this wont be a highway machine. Just around town and to work and back. The office is 7 miles driveway to driveway.

    I have thought about a wrangler, but I do have kids. I had one, but needed to get rid of it because of the kids. Thats how I ended up with my KJ. My wife bought it, didnt like it, so now its mine. I like it fine, its just a little to small for what it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyBunny View Post
    That Jeep has a 360 V8 and weighs about 4500 pounds. It can probably pass everything but a gas station. Oh well, if you know what you're doing and are really serious try www.wagoneerworld.com.
    mmmm 360 V8.
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    It's only got a two barrel carb. Might as well go all the way and switch it to a four.
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    So I am curious, is there a real mission for this vehicle or is it just a toy? How much wrenching are you looking to do on it?
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    My wife's "baby" is a fully restored 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer with 71K original miles. It is her pride and joy. It is a magnificent beast that only gets driven once or twicer a month, but she loves it. People are always pulling up next to her in traffic and asking her about it or approaching her in parking lots to talk to her about it. When I drive it, some guy invariably says "Cool jeep!", and I have to hang my head and mumble, "It's my wife's...".
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatGonzo View Post
    When I drive it, some guy invariably says "Cool jeep!", and I have to hang my head and mumble, "It's my wife's...".
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    Here's one for you but you'd have to go to Florida to get it.

    Here's a bunch more but I really think you need this one.

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    Olde jeeps

    The old wagoneers are pretty awesome to look at. You have a pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    I got 1 I'll sell ya for $2k
    but that is not a Grand Wagoneer!

    Quote Originally Posted by mcp1810 View Post
    So I am curious, is there a real mission for this vehicle or is it just a toy? How much wrenching are you looking to do on it?
    daily driver... and a toy.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGreatGonzo View Post
    My wife's "baby" is a fully restored 1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer with 71K original miles. It is her pride and joy. It is a magnificent beast that only gets driven once or twicer a month, but she loves it. People are always pulling up next to her in traffic and asking her about it or approaching her in parking lots to talk to her about it. When I drive it, some guy invariably says "Cool jeep!", and I have to hang my head and mumble, "It's my wife's...".
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    Got pics? ( of the Jeep, not your wife.)

    Quote Originally Posted by cvhoss View Post
    Here's one for you but you'd have to go to Florida to get it.

    Here's a bunch more but I really think you need this one.

    Hoss
    See, that last one is awesome... but 90k for a 20 year old Jeep!? Thats all I was finding when I first started looking.
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