I am in the market for a new vehicle, but due to short timeline and low funds I’m scraping the bottom a bit. I am fully capable of most repairs (just replaced entire front end on my ranger, serviced the transmission/valve body, etc) so I’m not too worried about possible repairs that will be needed.
A coworker of my mother in law had a second vehicle that they would sell me (they didn’t plan to sell it, but offered it when she was talking about my situation) which is a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sahara w/ ~ 240k miles on it.
He said it was recently serviced and he put ~$3k in service and repairs and a new clutch about 2 years ago. He said I could borrow it for a few days/week to try it out and see if I like it before making a decision. He’s asking for $1500.
My question, not knowing much about jeeps other than they are usually pretty resilient, is there anything I should be overly concerned about? or to look for? I expect some work, but I’m talking deal breakers.
Blue book seemed to indicate the price was below the private party value, which seems to be nice (that he’s helping me out maybe?)