Don't pay for the carfax.....since most Jeepers do their own work and rarely turn in anything into insurance it would be a waste of money. I checked out too many that had clean reports only to find tons of things wrong.
if you hate waier leaks, run some water over it for a good soak. the 07's were notorious for leaking right above the inside door handles. (my 07 soft top never did stop leaking there. after several repairs)
IN SERVICE 12/17/11
Look under it and check the engine compartment. Look at all the drive train components. Check all of the fluids. Would look for one pretty much stock. Good luck.
yep... check for things that look like they may have been painted because of rust or heavy offroading and they may be covering things up...
Originally Posted by bbtj
Better yet spend a few dollars and run it through a car wash. Also, have a mechanic that knows something about jeeps check it over.
x50 excellent ideas right there. if you're looking to mod the jeep down the road... might tell the mechanic that... probably motivate him a little bit... especially if you hint you would like to do business with that shop..
2010 JK - Mountain Edition
i spend way too much money on it... that's all
thanks guys -
I have not kicked the tires yet, but it looks to be stock in the pics I've seen.
I try to always wash perspective purchases - not only to check for leaks, but allows me to checkout every inch while spraying it down - I hate to find dings after I've purchased (and am washing it for the first time).
If it's been dealer serviced they have all the records on file.
You can a lot about a Jeep based on it's service history.
3 broken axles and a new clutch at 10K walk away.
Also look for bent lower control arm brackets and shock mounts on the axles or any serious trail damage underneath. Crushed exhaust pipes, etc.
Drive it in 2H,4H listen and feel for pulling, pulsing etc.
Find some gravel and test 4Low with the lockers engaged and disengaged. Try all the gears.
Make sure they work and dont grind or pop and shift smoothly.