Keep the Jeep ?
May 18, 2012 10:28 AM Subscribe
Keep the jeep?
posted by toastchee to travel & transportation (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Through a friend who wanted to get rid of it, I have acquired a 1994 Jeep Wrangler 4cylinder, 5 speed for $750. I put $170 for a tune-up and $60 in a new clutch master cylinder.
The transmission is shifting rough and will eventually need replacement/rebuild. $1800.
The tires have some dry rot and I don't feel safe driving with these tires.
I have a friend who got in a serious wreck on the highway in his '95 and is in a coma. I don't know if it was his fault or not. Both of our jeeps do not have airbags. I am told an airbag would have helped his case greatly.
In the little driving of the jeep that I did, it was immensly fun. In my eagerness to go offroading, I broke one of the front leaf springs.
So the question is, is it worth it? Should I spend the money for a driveable jeep? I have a close friend who'll give me $1000 as it is right now.