18th Sep 2004, 16:47

I also own an 87 wrangler... to me, its great. I especially love it for the four wheel drive. We get some pretty bad winters in Pa and we seem to be the only ones on the road during winter strorms, me and my wrangler and my brother and his cherokee. We are jeep fanatics. We've haven't had any bad luck with our jeeps (knock on wood!)

20th Oct 2004, 11:11

I have recently purchased a 87 Wrangler that had a wiring fire. Can anyone tell me where to get a complete wiring harness for it? animals4less@yahoo.com Would greatly appreciate it.

16th Mar 2005, 00:12

I also have an 87 Wrangler. Purchased it used with 87,000 miles, it has been a blast. Two small problems, had to replace serpentine belt and the fan clutch. Other than that it has been trouble free. I would not hesitate to get into it and drive anywhere, it has been very dependable. I think if you keep up on your maintenance, you should have many miles of fun trouble free years ahead.

7th May 2005, 19:59

Hi, I am looking at a 1987 Jeep with 180,000+ miles on it for about $2,000. It has a hard top, is automatic, and appears to be well cared for and in good condition. I am wondering what kind of experiences you guys have had, and if you would recommend purchasing the vehicle. Keep in mind that I am a poor college student with an income of <$200 a month? What would you do?

Thanks! :)

3rd Dec 2005, 18:23

If your income is <$200 pcm you can't afford to run any kind of a car.

30th Jul 2009, 19:19

I am looking at buying a 1987 Wrangler S with about 13400 miles on it. I am wondering if this will make a good first car? I live in Michigan and after the winter we just had I'm convinced that I need 4 wheel drive and I've always wanted a Jeep. Email with comments at thullbob62@yahoo.com. Also if you know anyone with a Wrangler for sale in the area, please let me know.

26th Jan 2016, 06:10

Hi, I'm looking into getting a 87 Jeep with 125k miles. Wondering if I should definitely get this vehicle? I'm really into Jeeps & I am afraid I'll have to put more into it than what I paid for it. The owner says it is only behind on tags and will need a fuel filter soon. I'm a first time buyer looking for an adventurous car. Would like to know what everyone thinks about the car, & if I should definitely get one? Is it going to be too much maintenance for someone who only makes about $600 a month. Please, I would love feedback.

27th Jan 2016, 03:13

The YJ is pretty easy to work on and reliable. The 4.2 is a bit under powered, but has a good bit of torque. There are some carb issues. The 2.5 is good motor as well, but not as torquey. It should be TBI from 86 and up. Avoid the puke goat transmission (ba10 I think 87-88).