Let’s say if you have $5,000 to buy the first off-road vehicle, you’re looking around on the internet going through different reviews and different listings and all that, but you’re still having a hard time deciding which vehicle you’re gonna get. So in this article, I’m going to give you my top 5 choices for off-road vehicles under $5,000. And believe it or not, $5,000 I think is a great amount to start. Also, one thing that I want you to notice, my first three picks, our Jeeps are old Jeeps. The reason why I included jeeps is that every time we talk about off-roading, you have to have jeeps of course, but also, in my top 5 choices, the last two are now Jeeps in my particular opinion. These vehicles are not so so good that I had to include them in this list, you have to be fair if there are other vehicles from other brands are good off-roading, you have to give them credit for that.
My first choice has to be the Jeep Cherokees X J’s from 1987 to 2001. You have the whole package with the deep X J’s. They come with the 4.0-liter engine which is a bulletproof engine, very reliable. They also are very easy to modify and work on. You also gonna find tons of parts online aftermarket parts because there’s a lot of companies that starting their companies building parts for deep X J’s. Jeep sold over 2.8 million units of Jeep X J’s, so you have a lot of these Jeep on the streets that you can get for a very good price. Some people say 1999 is the best year for Jeep Cherokees XK so if you can get on 1999 Jeep Cherokee XJ for under $3,000 or $5,000, you have a great awesome vehicle.
Alright, we are moving on to the next top choice, which is by far one of my favorites and I’m talking about the Jeep Wrangler TJs. They were produced I believe from 1997 to 2006, they’re very reasoned and I still prefer the Jeep Wrangler is TJs over the JK which is two doors. It’s my personal opinion. You guys might disagree with that with the Jeep Wrangler CJ’s, they introduced the rounded type of headlights which I think is pretty cool. Now it’s going to be a little bit hard for you to find a Jeep TJ for under five thousand dollars because they’re so popular nowadays. If you know where to look, you can find a Jeep TJ with high mileage gtj. There are tons of aftermarket parts for this jeeps out there and there are tons of modifications and you can do. I have personally seen badass Jeep TJ’s bills out there, the suspension is very easy to modify, and it’s very easy to upgrade as well. The only thing that I don’t like too much about Jeep TJ’s is obviously the wheelbase. It’s pretty similar to the YJ wheelbase, but you can always fix that by stretching the real base a little bit more and that gives you better performance from these five vehicles. I think that Jeep TJs are gonna be probably hardest vehicles to find under $5,000.
Alright, it’s time to jump into vehicles are not Jeeps. But they are awesome vehicles and they have to be on this list. I’m talking about the Toyota 4runner from 1995 to 2009, and those years include the third and fourth-generation of Toyota forerunners may be something that has to be addressed about. The Toyota 4runner is that clearance and the departure or approach angle. They are not the greatest. There are so many good things about the third generation, which is the one that I like. They come with this 3.4-liter engine v6 that is a base. I mean we all know the reliability of Toyota products but this 3.4 engine it’s absolutely awesome. They also come with this body on the frame which you know makes them stronger and fairly good for off-roading.
And we get into the final fake and I don’t know how you feel about this one. I do believe it’s a great vehicle and I do not have any experience at having been in one, but I’ve seen very very good reviews online and I’m talking about the Range Rover p38 from 2000. These Range Rovers they came with a v8 4.6-liter engine and it’s an awesome vehicle I’ve seen videos of these Range Rovers online doing crazy stuff and they do very well. it’s a Range Rover, so you have to keep in mind the costs of maintenance on these vehicles. It’s gonna be kind of expensive they are not the most reliable in terms of electronics, so that’s something that you have to keep in mind
And also guys, as a bonus, I have to mention the Suki samurais which are too small to my taste but there are good reviews about these little tiny vehicles out there. Also the Nissan Xterra, personally I don’t like it but there is a lot of good reviews about this one too. And also as an alternative for the Jeep X days, you can also get the Jeep ZJ’s or Y J’s but that’s it. That’s my pick for the 5 best off-road vehicles you can get for under five brands. I’m pretty sure there are other vehicles out there but these are my personal top five. If you have any suggestions or if you think that missing something, please make sure you put it on the comments and as usual, guys, thank you so much for reading.