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Old 06-12-2011, 12:52 PM   #31
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The rubi sounds like a road hard, put away wet price of junk to me. I just seen a new 4 door sport , 11 model 0 mile siting on the lot for 28.5k sticker. Hard top and everything. The 11 models seem to have a nicer interior and other upgrades. Owning a 11 2 door, and rarely taking only one passenger, as my rear seat is gone, I can tell you that with a wife and 2 kids you must get a 4 door or it will be very cramped. Don't get in a hurry, as they will be coming down big time when the 12 models hit the lots. You could probably pick up a 11 4 door for about 24 to 25k and get 0% for 60 months and 0 down. Ford is pushing them numbers on everything now. It's a buyers market, make them bow to your terms, not theirs! A sport model will do anything you and the wife and kids are up to I am quite sure. Don't buy someone elses problems. Them used jeeps you are looking at are way overpriced, considering there condiction and such. Welcome home and thanks for your service.

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Old 06-12-2011, 09:14 PM   #32
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I would wait too. I just bought a 2008 X this week. Mine was $19.5 with 16K miles. It may only be an X but mine has power windows and locks, cruise control, and an upgraded softtop. Mine is a 2 door, I have a 13 yr old son, so I figured that he can climb in and out. If you have kids in car seats, go 4 door. You can find others out there that have what you want. I agree not to settle on something, otherwise you'll regret it later.

My dealer allowed me to test drive it for 2 days to decide if I liked it, and I fell in love. I would do the same, find one, see if you can test drive it for a day or so and make sure you like it.

Good luck in your search.

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Old 06-12-2011, 10:06 PM   #33
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Anyone know if the KBB Trade in amount is what the dealers usually payout? I'm trying to make sure that when I buy a used car I can get the owner to come down to that price or right above it.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:16 PM   #34
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I've found a most sellers somehow sense the delicate aroma of CA$H in the air and their motivation increases dramatically if they sense the imminent reality of a wad coming their way....rather than the "would you take xxxxamount"....

KBB along with others are a helpful guide to the average purchaser. And I prefer dealing with private sales for a host of reasons.

Knowing what the product is worth to YOU gives another major tool in securing the absolute best deal.

Having pre-arranged financing adds to the delight of making the move when all factors add up to "THIS one".

Good luck in your search. Don't rush it, the best one will materialize in front of you when all the factors are in place.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:28 PM   #35
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Thanks for all the great responses. I have to wait 3 more days before I can see it in person and test drive the X. I'm excited and can't wait.

Power door locks, windows and cruise control can all be added aftermarket I guess so it's not a big deal that the x doesn't have it. Hopefully they aren't crazy expensive but if so I don't have to add them.

The X was advertised for $20,900 obo. This guy is selling it for his wife and told me that he couldn't go lower then $18.5 so I'm offering him $17 in hopes to getting the price a little bit lower but honestly $18.5 isn't bad either.
You could get a 2011 sport for around 20,000 (sticker is around 22,000, and you can get it below invoice pricing for sure!)

You should go talk to a dealer, or send a message to pat
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Old 06-13-2011, 09:29 AM   #36
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I don't need the extra space for the wife and kids, at most I'll run around town with the kids but if the wife comes along we'll get in her SUV.

I just spoke to the X owner and were going to work out a price between 17,500 and 18,500. So I'm getting a pretty darn good deal I think and I guess that's all that matters. All depends on the test drive on Wednesday it better not turn out to be a lemon.

Thanks again for all the comments and recommendations. I'll post some pics of my new stock JK since this site is full of modded ones...if i get it.

I'm so addicted to this site, I hope my jeep will be my therapy
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:07 AM   #37
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Alright, I took a test drive of the 2008 and was super impressed by the feel of the jeep. I guess when I hear people talk about jeeps I get the impression that I'm about to drive something in comparison to a military HMMWV. It's completely the opposite. The handling and just the overall feel of the vehicle is smooth and quiet. Nothing compared to the loud and raw feeling of a HMMWV. Although I'd take one in a heartbeat LOL

18,200, full tank of gas and detailed. Only thing is I have to wait about 5 or 6 days since he's not ready to give it up right away and will need a vehicle for a few more days. I guess I'm going to have to wait.....
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:22 AM   #38
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I have an 09 X, no power windows/locks, vinyl seats, and I love it. I can lean over and roll down the window if needed. Then again, I've had the top off and the windows down for weeks now, so it doesn't matter much. I think the kids are what will make the X your are looking at not as attractive. Hope you find the perfect one for you!
Ditto... Lack of power windows and locks are not a big deal, real easy to lean over and row down or unlock. I don't have cruise either and it's easier than I thought it would be to maintain a steady speed. However, any adult friend who has crawled into the back seat was not exactly enjoying that part. They seem to take turns between front an back since they feel bad for the other climbing back there. Also more difficult to vacuum the back seat or remove my daughters stuff from the back.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:49 PM   #39
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Yeah I twisted my way into the back seat and was like holly crap! How the hell does an adult fit back here! Only my 2 and 4 year old daughter will be going back there. If my co-workers want to jump in the backseat, well they can suffer it's not like they pay for gas or anything. LOL

Yeah, I leaned over and rolled the window and unlocked the door just fine, its not a big deal at all.

I can't wait to get it! LOL.

I gotta do some searching on this site to see how big tires this stock X can handle without modding to much of it. Just want to lift it about 3" and put some new wheels and tires on.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:35 PM   #40
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GOT IT! $18,080.00

Love the Jeep can't wait to wear out these tires and then lift it with some new shoes! This jeep has me looking for some little dirt rice paddy roads out here. Not sure how these little stock tires will hold up in the mud.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:42 PM   #41
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GOT IT! $18,080.00

Love the Jeep can't wait to wear out these tires and then lift it with some new shoes! This jeep has me looking for some little dirt rice paddy roads out here. Not sure how these little stock tires will hold up in the mud.
Theres only one way to tell and thats to go and try the new jeep out in the woods
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:24 PM   #42
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Silly question, you are stationed overseas? You are buying it there, rather than back home on leave? Not that it is a bad thing, but your choices overseas on used Jeeps will be minimal, and make sure Uncle Sam is paying to get it back home.
If you are buyingxxxxx bought it in the US, sorry for the confusion.
Its not a bad price, and the bigger part is now that you have it are you happy? Sounds like that is true. When I shop I always put 20 options in front of myself not just 2. Wife hates that about me.
Enjoy your Jeep!
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:40 AM   #43
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I'm stationed in Korea and will be moving to NV in Nov. Uncle SAM will definitely be paying for me to take this JEEP back to the states. Most people in my shoes would of just got a beater for the next few months and got a vehicle when they got back to the states.

My choices were definitely slim and not much to choose from. There was about 4 jeeps in total that I had to choose from but only liked 2. I think I felt the most comfortable with this decision because of the price I was getting it for and the condition of the jeep.

I looked at like this, if I take this back to the states with me and I really like it or if I really don't like it i'll be able to trade it in or sell it without any financial loss.

Plus I've always wanted a JEEP and at this price for the JEEP I got and with the wife's approval I had to do it.
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:34 AM   #44
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Do they happen to have different engine options on the Jeeps in Korea? I thought I heard they have a diesel engine available some places overseas.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:10 PM   #45
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Not to sure but I wouldn't be surprised if they had a diesel version over here. Most cars are way over priced in Korea unless you buy it from our military car sales program. If your buying an imported car in Korea your going to be paying much more then you would if you bought that same car in the states. I don't believe it's as bad as it was a few years ago but I'm sure it's still bad.

Lots of cars out here are diesel or run off of LPG gas.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:25 PM   #46
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lets see some pics of your new baby!
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:19 PM   #47
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If you have a family, get the 4 Door! You can still remove the top & go 4 wheeling. Not sure about the damage, I would get a quote on it being fixed. If it drives ok, there prob isn't any unseen damage (although I drove about 200 miles before I realized I broke the U-joints casing which lead to more damage since I was driving on it, cost $1150).

Everyone who gets in my 4 Door (everyday drivers) want one. It's very practical, except on gas, but not bad considering it's an SUV. My 07 X averaged about 18-19 & my 08 Rubi w/ 4" lift averages 17-18. County/HWY (and I like to go 80, but I don't stop on the gas out of every stop).
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:32 PM   #48
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Get the X, and take the doors off and put a bikini top on it. No power locks/windows, no problem. Well, I see you did that. Was the JKU there in Korea that went to Moab?
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:36 AM   #49
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The JKU was here in Korea, it's been here for a year I think. The Doc that owned it didn't get to go off road with it so I think he was looking for something more practical.

I'm happy with my purchase, I thought the 4x4 system was broke and going to cost me an arm and leg to fix. After posting online, i've re-attached the bushing under the shifter and it works great now.

I'll see how this works out for me in the next couple of months and decide if I'm going to keep it or try and sell it before I leave to Vegas. If I take it to Vegas and don't like it hopefully I can trade it in or sell it for without a loss. Bottomline I've always wanted a Wrangler and now I have one. Time to figure out if I love it or hate it.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:37 AM   #50
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I'm only getting 11 MPG...

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