Used Car of the Day: 2001 Jeep Wrangler SE
Today we go back a couple of decades to feature a 2001 Jeep Wrangler SE.
This one has a rebuilt motor -- at 138,000 miles, the total mileage is just over 139K -- and a bunch of other new stuff. A new A/C compressor, new alternator and battery, new fuel pump, new Bosch fuel injectors, new ignition parts (plugs, coils, distributor cap, rotor), new brakes (calipers and rotors), new header, new ECM, new Toyo tires, and new fender flares.
Cosmetically, the seller mentions some "Bondo work" but otherwise there doesn't seem to be a lot to worry about. The seller says he or she had planned to put a new coat of paint on it and keep using it as a daily driver, but they have too many Jeeps so it must go. It apparently runs well, the HVAC works, and so does the 4WD system.
It does have a rear seat -- it's just covered by the tonneau.
It's a manual with the 2.5-liter four-banger. Check it out here. The ask is $6,000.
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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