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Mileage: 93,700 Miles
Engine: 4.0-Liter Power-Tech Engine
Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Transmission
Exterior color: Flame Red Exterior
Interior: Black Cloth Interior
Manual Door Locks
4-Speaker Sound System
Carpeted Floor Mats
Running Board Bars
Stock and Unmolested
The second-generation Jeep Wrangler, referred to as the “TJ” ran from 1997 to 2006. The TJ was distinguished by its classic design with CJ-style round headlights. It strikes a sweet spot in the Jeep timeline, offering the wonderful simplicity that defined Jeep for decades, with more modern amenities. The TJ also featured a coil spring suspension over the traditional leaf springs for a smoother ride. 2005 and 2006 was the last years of the TJ, and unique in receiving a 6-speed manual gearbox mated to the legendary 4.0-liter inline 6-cylinder Power-Tech engine. They were the most modern of the traditional Jeeps and are some of the most sought after.
This 2006 Jeep Wrangler X came to us from a good friend in California. The X trim features the excellent 4.0-liter Power-Tech engine and the 6-speed manual transmission. Beyond that, it is a simple, straightforward Jeep, with the only luxuries being air conditioning and a CD player stereo with overhead speakers in the rear. The seats are cloth, the windows and door locks are manual, and it remains stock and unmolested—a blank canvas for your build, or just keep it simple and enjoy it as it is. It was originally delivered in April of 2006 and registered in Santa Monica, California. It was later sold as a Certified Pre-Owned Jeep and remained in the greater Los Angles area through several more owners before we brought it to Colorado. The Carfax is clean and reports regular and extensive dealer services Cerritos Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep followed by independent specialists later in its life. Notably, the clutch was replaced at 85,000 miles in 2017. The top has also been replaced at some point and is in excellent condition as a result. In preparation for sale, we replaced some of the black plastic trim pieces due to UV fade. We had an inspection done at Johnson Auto Plaza Jeep, and they gave it a clean bill of health, only noting a seep at the valve cover gasket, and slight play in the front sway bar links. As it sits, its ready to be enjoyed as a Colorado Jeep; you can choose to leave it wonderfully stock or build it into the rig of your choice.
This is a great example of a stock TJ and looks great in Flame Red over Black cloth. It is mostly stock with the only upgrades being rock sliders/rocker guards and an aftermarket tubular rear bumper. The body is straight with only a handful of minor dents. The front fenders, hood, nose panel and driver’s door have been repainted. There are no significant scratches or “Rocky Mountain pinstripes” from heavy off-road use. The windshield has some pitting but has no cracks. The headlights, taillights and marks are all clear and crack-free. The factory steel wheels have some nicks in the lips and some scratches in the finish. The tires are Goodyear Wrangler Radials with 2019 DOT dates and 70% tread.
The interior has, likewise, been well cared for. There are no odors and no indication it has been smoked in. The cloth seats have no tears or bolster wear, but do have some fading and light discoloration; the carpet is clean with minor wear in the driver’s footwell. Factory carpeted floor mats have protected the front and rear carpet. The dashboard, steering wheel, and center console are in great condition. There are no warning lights illuminated in the cluster and no blown out pixels on any of the digital displays. The heat blows hot and the air-conditioning blows cold; the blower motor is quiet. The stereo sounds great and runs through a JVC KD-X330BTS head unit. It features Bluetooth and an aux input. All manual windows, mirrors, and door locks function correctly. The folding rear seat stows out of the way quickly in increase rear storage space. The door cards are clean; the passenger side door card has a thin 2” long crack above the inside door handle.
Being a well-cared-for and lower mileage TJ, there were few mechanical gripes to be found; all that was noted on inspection was a slightly seeping valve cover gasket and some play in the front sway bar end links. Its on-road manners are very good for what it is. The shocks are firm and are not worn out. The 4.0-liter Inline-6 is an excellent engine and beloved in the Jeep community; it starts every time and pulls strongly to throughout the rev range. The clutch take-up is smooth, and the transmission changes gear with ease. The 4x4 engages on command. The brakes are smooth and predictable; they have plenty of life left. We pay for and it passes emissions in Colorado.