David Tracy
David_Tracy
Writer, Jalopnik. 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle, 1985 Jeep J10, 1948 Willys CJ-2A, 1995 Jeep Cherokee, 1992 Jeep Cherokee auto, 1991 Jeep Cherokee 5spd, 1976 Jeep DJ-5D, totaled 2003 Kia Rio
12/11/19
8:05 AM
11

This kind of thing is tricky. I once wrote an article on it (part of which we had to delete for strange reasons that I won’t get into—the remaining article is average, at best). In it, I question—among other things—whether it’s the buyer’s responsibility to make sure the owner understands the vehicle’s value. The Read more

12/4/19
4:55 PM
2

Because I’m a cheap bastard, and that trailer will cost me dollars. 

12/3/19
11:00 AM
2

As I understand, an employee somehow bought it from the company. Though that’s not something that happens today, as far as I know.

12/2/19
9:54 PM
7

Thank you for the heads up. I nearly bought a “niner” development when I worked at Chrysler, but it was pretty crusty underneath.

A manual one must be awesome!

12/2/19
3:20 PM
29

It’s south-ish...

But yeah, the correct term is “Out west.”

12/2/19
2:47 PM
128

Hey now. Y’all all told me to stop buying rusty Michigan shitboxes, and to instead go down south and pick up a rust-free project. I’m doing that.

I’m making progress! (Right?)

12/2/19
1:59 PM
109

What was I supposed to do, turn down an $800 manual ZJ?!

Is that even possible?

11/27/19
12:18 AM
2

1. I’m jumping it with a new 12-volt battery. (Actually, I used two different ones).
2. Putting oil down the plug holes of a flathead engine is pretty tricky, since the cylinder is offset.
3. Good point! I’ll check out my fuel system.

11/26/19
10:31 PM
3

Still over 1,100 PPM of zinc, which is ~40 percent higher than many oils.