View Full Version : 1988 Jeep Wrangler

07-24-2009, 02:48 PM
Greetings all,

I originally bought the Jeep for $5000 in Texas in 2003. It was bought new in Texas and spent its life there prior to me purchasing it.

It is a 1988 Wrangler, inline 6, w/ a new Weber carb (installed in Tucson after purchase). There is approximately 140,000 orig miles on the engine. It has an automatic transmission and the 4x4/transfer case works perfect. It also has a Smittybilt hitch installed on the back. I have both a Bestop soft and bikini top for it.

The engine does burn some oil and I get some fowling on two of the plugs. It does have a very small oil leak from the valve cover and I occasionally get drips on the driveway, but most of the time I don't even notice its leaking (no pooling, etc.)

The body is in near perfect shape, there is about a 3 inch "dent" on the passenger rear corner (was there when I bought it). The paint is oxidizing some in areas (hood shows most of it) but overall paint is still nice. There is no rust what-so-ever on body, frame, etc.

The tires are larger that original stock and there is no lift (to my knowledge). The leaf springs do have "helpers" on them which I was told were put there to increase the load capacity by 500lbs. Again they were there when I purchased it.

I really have not done much to it since its purchase, other than the Weber carb, new rear u-joints, a new center locking console, a new cass/radio with audio jack input for the Sirius radio kit installed in it. I have done all the basic service, oil etc. It is currently registered and passes emissions.

The only problem it has that I have not fixed yet is the high beam switch. It is broken and will not switch from low to high and if you try to get it to, the lights will go out. If you leave it alone, they stay on fine.

I don't know if this is enough information or not, but please feel free it ask me any questions.



07-25-2009, 01:15 PM
So how much do you want for it? I have a friend that wants a cheap Jeep to leave at his cabin.

07-27-2009, 09:54 AM
So how much do you want for it? I have a friend that wants a cheap Jeep to leave at his cabin.

To be honest with you I am not sure...I don't even know what it is worth these days. That is why I was hoping I could get some honest input for you all. I

know when I bought it the 5K was a good deal for its condition etc, and that is why I went to Texas to get it. At that time the prices for them in Arizona were crazy.

I will accept all advice and consider all offers...

07-27-2009, 12:40 PM
So how much do you want for it? I have a friend that wants a cheap Jeep to leave at his cabin.

We have 89 Cherokee.......

07-27-2009, 01:05 PM
Can anyone give me advice on what a fair price would be to sell my Jeep for?

07-29-2009, 05:58 PM
We have 89 Cherokee.......

I told him to get an XJ, best bang for the buck IMHO, but he wants open top...I already mentioned sawzall btw.:laugh2: He sold his Rhino as it was miserable on longer trips...wants a YJ/TJ, but doesn't want to spend much. He's watching Craigslist and there seem to be alot in the $2500-3500 range, just wondering what you wanted?

07-29-2009, 06:23 PM
can anyone give me advice on what a fair price would be to sell my jeep for?


08-05-2009, 12:24 PM
Thank you all for your advice. I am officially offering my Jeep FOR SALE. The sale price is $3500.

Also included in the sale of the Jeep is the trailer pictured below Trailer is registered w/ perm tag.


I also have a hitch mounted cargo backet that is included (the picture is similiar to the one included).


Please contact me if you have any questions.

08-10-2009, 11:59 AM
:drummer: Special AZVJC Price = $3000 :drummer:

08-10-2009, 08:46 PM
The Jeep has been sold. :)

08-10-2009, 08:47 PM
Congrats !