The 2nd generation of the Jeep Wrangler was known as the “TJ” and it was built from 1997 through 2006. This is probably the best year you can get for a car, if you ask the luddites around the DT HQ — it is new enough to have safety features like seat belts and ABS, […]
I am constantly amazed at how much Fiat-Chrysler-Daimler-Stellantis can charger for a new Jeep Wrangler. The things start at $28k MSRP but can exceed $50k with options. Really, people are willing to shell out $50k for a car built on a chassis designed during WWII? For my money, I’d get 10 used Wranglers for the same amount of cash…or just one Wrangler and save the cash for a getaway home in the high desert somewhere. Find this 1988 Jeep Wrangler offered for $4400 in Los Angeles, CA via craigslist.
This next car comes from tipper SecondMouse who writes: I confess I am not a Jeep person myself, but I know people who won’t drive anything else, and I can understand their appeal if you spend any time off road. Here is a pristine example complete with recent new engine and hardtop. I find it ironic that some many Jeeps are driven by poseurs (broseurs?) because the Jeep is such a non-poseur from an engineering/design/tech perspective — it is a big middle finger to progress. It’s body on frame with suspension derived from an ox-cart, has a pushrod engine that could be at home on a boat, the aerodynamics of a Windsor Castle, and seats taken from a stagecoach…and that goes for any Jeep made by Willys in 1940 to a Jeep made by Stellantis today. Haha Stellantis. I can’t stop laughing. Find this 1987 Jeep Wrangler Laredo 4.0 offered for $5500 in Richmond TX, a suburb of Houston via craigslist.
The last few years has been an interesting time for cheap car lovers (like me, the other DT writers…and you) — and mostly unfavorable. Classics have jumped up across the board, late model interesting things have gotten serious interest and overhyped prices and the last decade of cars have not depreciated in the manner you […]
I looked at this next car and said “wow, that is one well preserved 80s Jeep”…but then I noticed that the model year was a 2001? Wow. The TJ generation Jeep Wrangler was built from 1996 through 2006 on a chassis that was a mildly updated version of the 1986-1995 YJ Wranger that was originally developed […]
Last week our E-i-C, who lives in temperate climes, made a reference to winter fading away and the comentariat that lives the subarctic took him to task. So for those of you in reader-ville, north of the 50th parallel, here’s something to get you to the mailbox until hope returns. Find this 1999 Jeep Wrangler […]
I had it for a minute…and then I lost it. I swear I understood why someone built this car…YES, got it again…nope…gone, lost, kaput. This is such an interesting combination of Supra off-roading capability mixed with Jeep speed and JC Whitney style that I haven’t seen in a long time…or ever. Find this 1997 Jeep Wrangler […]
There are places around the world where having a lifted 4X4 is functional, useful, and downright essential for daily driving during monsoon season, winter, or Black Friday. Los Angeles, California is not one of those places…so, naturally, I’m going to focus my search for lifted junk in the city of Angels. Let’s kick things off […]
The YJ generation Jeep Wrangler isn’t known for being a fast vehicle — even with the big 4.2 liter AMC straight-6…but imagine a Wrangler that drives like it is bogged down in quicksand on any regular street and this is what we’ve got today. Find this 1995 Jeep Wrangler offered for $6,995 in Tampa, FL […]
Imagine for a minute that you own a vacation home in a remote location by a lake. In the winter you visit for the skiing, and in the summer you head out for the fresh air, but it is too far to drive, so you fly into the local airport and take a cab to […]