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Old 01-01-2011, 11:00 PM   #1
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I have been looking at a 2005 Wrangler X for $14,988. It has 68,285 miles, and quite a few upgrades, you can tell what most of them are from the pictures I will post. Is it worth the price?
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:02 PM   #2
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:21 PM   #3
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i voted no. it seems like it has all the bells and whistles and pretty good mileage. around me it would go for 12 tops. honestly i wouldnt be a buyer. you could get one for less if you look
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I4 or I6?
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I4 or I6 is the key. like lawngnome mentioned. Defiantly clean looking, compare it to other similar wranglers in your area for the best look for on price.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:47 PM   #6
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I4 or I6?
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:49 PM   #7
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I4 or I6 is the key. like lawngnome mentioned. Defiantly clean looking, compare it to other similar wranglers in your area for the best look for on price.
Most other Wranglers in my area are soft tops (which I don't want), or have something else that I'm not looking for. This seems to have closest to what I'm looking for. Also its a dealer price.
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do you have any pictures of the undercarriage? I would shoot for at LEAST two grand less than that. Don't be afraid to walk away from a deal, most managers will run after you and give a better price.
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Most other Wranglers in my area are soft tops (which I don't want), or have something else that I'm not looking for. This seems to have closest to what I'm looking for. Also its a dealer price.
Do you have somewhere to store a hard top? And someone to help remove it, or a hoist?

As mentioned, it looks like a decent Jeep. Look underneath it for signs of trail damage, hunks of mud/grass/animal life.... What size are the tires? What rear end does it have? And what gears? I have to say that I did lol at the chrome exhaust tip.... It'll get squashed in a heartbeat if you off road much at all... Check with your lender and find out the loan value on it... Keep in mind that you really shouldn't pay much extra at all for the "upgrades"....

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Old 01-02-2011, 09:23 AM   #10
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I own a 2005 also, and got mine for only $11,000. So i voted no.
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I am new to Jeeps but Id stay away from 3.07 Gears and the Dana 35c
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Yes for sure check the rear axle try to hold out for the Dana 44 rear axle
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I had to vote no also. You can get a 05 rubi for the same price.
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I'm not sure what's in your area, but around here (MA/NH) that guy is about $2,500 to $3,000 overprice. I think you should hold out for either A) a cheaper price B) One with out all the bells and whistles that will be MUCH cheaper and do only that add ons you want. I believe dealers think that lifted jeeps are automatically worth thousands more
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They get some high $$$ for Jeeps out in our area.

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I wouldnt be able to sleep at night trying to sell an I4 with 50k for 15,000.
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I would offer less but I think it sounds decent, at least if it was in my area. Its got quite a bit of work done to it anyway. I say go for it if its what you want.

Also those arm rests, are those standard for the 05 if not does anybody know where you can get them?

Good luck with the purchase!
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I would offer less but I think it sounds decent, at least if it was in my area. Its got quite a bit of work done to it anyway. I say go for it if its what you want.

Also those arm rests, are those standard for the 05 if not does anybody know where you can get them?

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The armrests are aftermarket... Check Qtec, etc for them...
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nice jeep but would go for 10 to 12 k, max...keep looking you ll find...good luck
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If your willing to drop 15K on a jeep I'd be looking for a rubi
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If your willing to drop 15K on a jeep I'd be looking for a rubi
Well said.
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Agree with the others....seems overpriced.
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8-12 grand is appropriate for that.
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I would take it to a mechanic. Tires don't look that good and the wheel wells have been painted. The inside of the fenders should be the same color as the body. (not black as in the picture) I just bought a 2005 with 37,500 miles with an automatic tranmission from FLORIDA without a hardtop for 14,400.(private party AUTO-TRADER) I say NO-NO-NO. You better figure 450.00 to do a 60,000 mile fluid change on it and a tune-upo from the dealer if its never been done.
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I would take it to a mechanic. Tires don't look that good and the wheel wells have been painted. The inside of the fenders should be the same color as the body. (not black as in the picture) I just bought a 2005 with 37,500 miles with an automatic tranmission from FLORIDA without a hardtop for 14,400.(private party AUTO-TRADER) I say NO-NO-NO. You better figure 450.00 to do a 60,000 mile fluid change on it and a tune-upo from the dealer if its never been done.
Actually the wheel wells are supposed to be black. That's a plastic layer before the tub.
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What I can see looks good. As mentioned, whats it look like underneath? Pics would be good. As far as price, I don't have any idea. The dealer has wiggle room for sure. Good luck
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I vote no! I picked up my 2010 JK 2 Dr 6 spd for $16,000 brand new
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I'm thinking about going to talk them down. Does anyone know what the price was of a brand new Wrangler X? Or in 2005 anyway?
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Check the Kelly Blue Book and take into consideration whether or not it has everything YOU want in your Jeep. My choices for my second Wrangler were very specific. Once I found one that was what I wanted, there was no second thought to it as long as the price was within reason and something I could afford. It's YOUR choice so I voted yes.
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Look at the Kelley Blue Book, see how much over they have it listed for. If its a dealership then id say its a lot over. Plus everybody thinks they are going to get every dollar back for every extra aftermarket part they put in the jeep.

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