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Old 03-06-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Value of a high milage JK

Hi all...Jeep newb' looking for some veteran opinions.

I have the opportunity to purchase a 2008 JKU X with 120000 miles for 12k.

It has been treated well, has both tops and rear limited slip, and I know the owner personally (not the scammer type at all). It's basically stock with no accidents. Mild wheeling, and a ton of freeway miles.

12k seems like a pretty good deal to me, but what do I know... Online prices seem to be all over the place.

If I do buy it, what can I expect to be dealing with mechanically at 120000 miles?

Thanks in advance for the info.

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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Thats a great deal- I followed the market for a month before buying recently, and an '08 JKU with a salvage title due to a minor flood(no damage)sold for about that on Ebay. I bought my '08 with 110k miles and a bad engine for $8750 and spent $3200 on an engine swap, which would be your unlikely worst case scenario. Mine also had an axle seal leak and bad ball joints which were easy and cheap fixes. I am detailing my build and any unwelcome surprises on a thread here as well. I would not hesitate were I you- what color is it?

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:10 PM   #3
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yeah, i would consider that a good deal.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:16 PM   #4
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Buy it NOW.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:03 PM   #5
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That seems like a good deal. If the routine maintenance was done... should last you well over 300,000 miles.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:35 PM   #6
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Jump on it! You can't go too far wrong.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:38 PM   #7
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what a great canidate for a hemi conversion, on the other hand if it was well cared for it still has many miles left in it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:03 PM   #8
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Groovy. That's exactly what I needed to know.

Thanks to everyone for the posts. Lots of cool folks on this forum.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:00 PM   #10
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Good deal

HI, I got 16,500 last year for a 2007 JK-S, Just keep a few $$ ready if
something comes up. Have fun I am sure you can get back most of your 12K, when U sell it.....all the best.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:07 PM   #11
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Encouraging to hear! By the time 2017 comes around I'll have 100,000 miles on my 2012 JK due to using it for customer and job-site visits -- lots of highway miles/smiles. I factored resale value into my economic analysis of cost-mpg-insurance and this strong resale market makes me look smart for the time being anyway.
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does it have a transfer case?
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:34 PM   #13
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does it have a transfer case?
Yep.
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Sounds like a decent buy
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:33 PM   #15
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That's a good deal.
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:42 PM   #16
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Update from op...

I bought it today. 12k cash. Bone stock, metallic blue, both tops, pretty clean, 124k on the odo. Burns a quart every 2k or so. I can live with that. Now for the lift...and 35s, and bumpers, and....

What have I done...

Thanks again for all your feedback...made the decision that much easier.

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I bought it today. 12k cash. Bone stock, metallic blue, both tops, pretty clean, 124k on the odo. Burns a quart every 2k or so. I can live with that. Now for the lift...and 35s, and bumpers, and....

What have I done...

Thanks again for all your feedback...made the decision that much easier.

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My personal opinion as a technician, I'm more affraid of a low mileage car then a well maintained high mileage car. When they are driven and maintained the seals don't dry out and everything stays happy and there is a difference in short commuter hop miles and easy highway miles. I have had motors puking oil at 50k and others that have frequent oil changes and driven with 120k and bone dry. I had a tennis instructor that had an 08 328 and when I last saw it probably two years ago it had 180k on it and a very short list of repairs.
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A dealer around here has a 2007 Sahara Unlimited with dual tops for $13,900 Canadian. That is the cheapest I have seen one in these parts. It has 175,000km (almost 109,000 miles) but looks pretty clean.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:26 AM   #21
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Have it checked by an experienced Jeep mechanic. There are some things that could be worn out with that milage and cost a lot to replace. OTO, it could be, and probably is a great deal! If you have it checked, so you know what you are getting, you can make an intelligent decision. Good luck!

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