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Old 02-27-2013, 06:45 PM
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buying first wrangler help

hi im looking at buying my first wrangler and im looking for a 4dr unlimited sahara. i want to find one as cheap as possible then mod it up. theres a dealership near me that is selling a 2007 sahara with hardtop 4wd with 118,000 miles for $14,000. This price is below private party value. Is this a good deal? how long do the 4dr wrangler engines last? i havent seen one with more than 150,000... i see some older jeeps with 200,000 plus tho... would you buy this jeep with those kinds of miles? and if i had engine troubles in the future, what can i expect to pay for a rebuild on these? thank you for the help
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Thats a lot of question so lets start with mileage on engines. New engines when taken care of last a long time. So I would guess you will get another 100K out of the engine. Rebuild downtown is $100/hr to remove and install new. You doing it $2K for a new rebuilt. Price of the rig is area depoendent and you have to be able to judge the condition it is in hard to tell from where I am at so yes blue book is a great guide for a starting point.

Myself I usually buy vehicles with at least 100K on the speedo since I am fortunate and can do all the work myself except welding and fine body work. I wouldn't worry it still is your judgement call and your money so you may want to ask if you can take it and have it lookked at. Pay a mechanic to do a quick inspection and see if it really is a good deal.
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