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Old 02-22-2010, 09:50 PM   #1
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New to the Jeep world & have a few questions

Hey all, My name is Samantha or Sami as a lot of people call me.. i'm 20. well next monday (march 1st) i'll be 21. i'm short and LOVE big vehicles.. (daddys little girl)

A list of vehicle's that i have had include:
97 Dodge Ram 1500 3in lift (got it the day i got my license)
05 chevy malibu (year old when got it.)
and my baby 07 chevy cobalt SS supercharged (with a stage 2 and exhaust that i had installed later after buying it.. brand new out of factory)


I've had some problems with both of my chevys.. and i'm really tired of dealing with the dealership.. i've also been in an bad accident with the SS.. (no not doing anything redic) So i've started looking for new cars, my parents wish..

Well my wants are a 4 door, i'd like to have a convertible sometime in my life before kids, however i wanted something good in snow(AWD), and Fun.. uhm the only vehicle i know is a jeep unlimited.. so i looked through vehix and i found a 07 black jeep unlimited sahara.

here are my questions.. What should I look for when I test drive this jeep? I heard about people taking them out and the bottoms rusting? so I was already told to look under the jeep for any rust/damage.

I test drove one jeep before and you could tell it had been thru hell and back and they wanted WAY to much for it, the seats where all ripped, the speaker covers where missing, the engine knocked, and the top was ripping it was an 04 and they wanted 11k for it.....

I already called my ins company and my ins will go down over 200$ every 6 months from my SS to this jeep! so thats no problem at all!

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Old 02-22-2010, 10:00 PM   #2
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You are in the right market! Do you have any pictures or links to help us out? We might be able to help ya out

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welcome to the forum sami. sounds like you'd have a blast in a wrangler. honestly, i'm a mechanic, and the best thing you can do is take it to a trusted mechanic and pay an hour labor for a full inspection. best 100 or so bux you could spend on it.

jeeps that are still somewhat newer, the little problems or sins are not neccesarily gonna stick out like they would in an older jeep. its not as easy to say, check A B C and D.

test drive it and make sure you like the way jeeps ride and act, and have it checked out by a trusted mechanic. and if the dealer says they won't let you do it, then screw them, they're up to no good. i do used car inspections for people all the time. and do them before you buy, and not after, i have one in the shop right now she brought to us after purchasing,.... she's not happy.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:02 PM   #4
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here is the vehix page..

Orlando-2007-Jeep-Wrangler

btw they pulled the price to 22,900 flat.. and i'm still of course gonna try and talk them down

Well when i test drove the 04 i really liked it however all the small issues it had (listed in OP)

also i wanted a Jeep since i was able to start looking for cars, but dad was afraid i'd flip it as a first car.. he wasn't happy when i got the lift kit for the truck either..lol..
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:36 PM   #6
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Sami...me thinks you need an older brother role model in your life.....POerhaps daddy would buy us both new Jeep and I would gladly offer my services..........
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:39 PM   #7
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lol. daddy isn't buying it.. daddy only got the truck for me (ok more like i stole it from him, and he got a new one) i bought the others, and i'm buying this one as well thats why i wanna make sure i know what i'm looking for lol
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:26 AM   #9
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Welcome Sami. You will find the right one but as stated above, get it inspected before you buy. You may also want to think about an extended warranty depending on how much time/mileage is left on the factory warranty.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:09 AM   #10
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Welcome to the forum! Good luck on the jeep and happy birthday next week!
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:11 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone.

I also noticed the link is still not working... ugh. so here's some details from vehix..
07 wrangler unlimited sahara.
used
mileage-39,925
manual
6cyl
exterior black
interior gray

there is a carfax on it and the record is pretty clean the only things that stand out to me are:
at 3k miles - Front seatbelt retractor replaced
at 16k miles - Steering damper replaced

all the other reports are oil changes, brake lights replaced. etc.

it is at a Jeep dealership.. where else could i take it to get inspected first? i'm afraid that if i would have them inspect it they would say "everything is fine!" i buy and then problems occur.. could i have them inspect it and just have them put a warrenty on it if they back it up so much? like a 3yr 30k mile?
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:58 PM   #13
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:25 PM   #14
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Congrats Sami, Now you have to post up some pics to prove it. JK post em up when you get the chance and tell Daddy to quit worrying.
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Old 03-24-2010, 11:22 PM   #16
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haha i will he likes it! I will post pictures up as soon as i'm able to take them.. it's been rainy here.

Hey! thank you!
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