At $6,750, Is This 1993 Jeep Wrangler Renegade a Deal?
In case you’ve ever contemplated the conventional Jeep and determined that what the old-school off-roader wants is an aero-smoothing physique package, then immediately’s Nice Price or No Dice Renegade is true up your alley. Let’s see if its value bowls us over.
It’s been mentioned, paradoxically, that the one fixed in life is change. Seemingly refuting that Gordian Knot of a press release is the Mercedes-Benz G-Class which has existed with out main change for the reason that Carter administration. Yesterday’s 2002 Mercedes-Benz G 500 had numerous updates to carry it into alignment, at the least visually, with the most recent fashions, however just about every thing else about it was only a 20-year-old truck. Few of you possibly can see paying $36,000 for the chance to take over possession of this Dorian Grey-like Benz, giving the G 500 a not so paradoxical 90 p.c No Cube loss.
Yesterday’s G-wagon was a mannequin of truck initially designed by Mercedes for navy use. Its entry into the ranks of civilian service arrived a number of years after its launch, with the mannequin ultimately morphing into that function completely.
Apparently, immediately’s 1993 Jeep Wrangler Renegade can also be a car initially designed for navy use however ultimately shifted to civilian life the place it has lived ever since.
So far as these civilian Jeeps go, the ’90s Renegade package deal is probably essentially the most uncommon model of what’s arguably the least beloved version (the YJ) of all the decades-old line. With this mannequin, Jeep changed the CJ (Civilian Jeep) naming conference with the Wrangler nameplate. Extra controversially, nonetheless, the brand new Wrangler’s nearly clean-sheet design dropped the older fashions’ spherical lights and flat face in desire for rectangular lamps and a grille with a pronounced bevel. This was sufficient to ship Jeep purists scurrying to collect their torches and pitchforks in response.
Much more controversy erupted with the 1990 introduction of the “Renegade Décor Group” possibility. This look package deal added body-colored fiberglass fenders and rocker extensions over the Wrangler’s historically spare and boxy decrease half. The look was polarizing however did give the Renegade a bit extra of a extra polished look and added much more rectangles to the nostril within the type of a pair of fog lights inset into the slope of the entrance fenders.
Every Renegade began out as a regular, albeit top-of-the-line Wrangler. Rolling off the meeting line, the Wranglers assigned Renegade obligation had been then shipped to a Detroit-area firm known as Autostyle the place the entire color-matched fiberglass physique panels had been hooked up and the vans’ meeting was accomplished. The completed Wrangler Renegades had been then shipped again to Jeep for distribution to sellers. All that work price cash, and the Renegade package deal added $4,000 to the value of a Wrangler. It ought to be thought of, although, that the fashions did come fairly loaded, considerably easing that expense.
This Wrangler Renegade isn’t fairly as loaded because it was when it left the manufacturing unit (twice). It’s been stripped of its carpeting and manufacturing unit stereo, in desire for rubber mats on the metal flooring and an aftermarket Pioneer unit feeding the rollbar-mounted audio system. The onerous roof cap, by the best way, was an possibility, even on the high-end Renegade, and that added nearly a grand on prime of the mannequin’s already substantial further price shenanigans.
Right here it comes at no further price, together with two bikini tops and a mushy cowl. There’s additionally a hood-mounted high-lift jack for when issues get somewhat too out of hand for even the Jeep’s succesful 4-wheel-drive. Of course, appropriate tires on the manufacturing unit Renegade-specific five-slot alloy wheels ought to restrict the frequency of the necessity for that jack.
Energy comes from the usual 4 liter OHV inline six, an engine that I hope wants no introduction right here. Specs for this mannequin yr are 180 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque, numbers which are finest served by this truck’s customary five-speed handbook transmission. Because the Renegades had been all sometimes murdered-out so far as choices go, this one additionally has stuff like A/C and a tilt wheel.
It additionally has a clear title and a laudable 231,500 miles on the clock. For being nearly 30 years previous and having achieved that sort of mileage, the Jeep seems to be to be in fairly good knick. The bodywork appears full and freed from rot, cracking, or injury. The inside is serviceable other than the absent flooring masking and the frumpy covers on the entrance bucket seats. What may all of this add as much as in the best way of worth?
The asking value is $6,750, and whereas this isn’t the nicest Renegade you possibly can discover in the marketplace, that asking is kind of reflective of its miles and current situation. However is it a deal?
What do you say, is $6,750 an excellent value for this Renegade because it’s offered? Or, does that price ticket have you ever feeling rebellious?
H/T to Peter Cahill for the hookup!
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