It's a good deal but the reason it seems so good is because its a 4 cyl not the 4.0l. If it was the 4.0 it would be between 12k and 15k around me if the condition was good
It's not about getting out of the Storm, but learning to dance in the rain.
When I die I am going to be buried with my Jeep, cause I haven't yet found a hole it can't get out of!!!!!
06 TJ Rubi 4.0 and alot of other crap
4cyl.brings down the valuation big time.Resale is poor also.Just noticed the paint on passenger side ain't matching to well also the rear panel near tail gate is rusting pretty ggod for amount of miles.That tells me the frame is probably rusted pretty good to.Id'e pass.
4 cylinders aren't as bad as people make them out to be. Sure they aren't as powerful as the 4.0 but it's definitely not a bad engine. I got my '98 2.5L with 57k miles for $8,900. So I'd say it's a good deal as long as body looks good. Mine was flawless except for one, maybe two pinpoint dings in the paint.
OME 2.5" coils and Nitro Shocks, Metalcloak front track bar, JKS Quick discos, 33x12.50 Goodyear MTR's w/Kevlar, 15x8 Pacer wheels, thedirtworx rear tire carrier
I say good deal if body n frame are str8. It has low miles and regardless of issues, it's easy to work on. I did a rebuild on my 4 and get almost 20 mpg(city and highway), not sure what factory gets but I bet it's better than the 6 cylinder. The 4 cylinder also puts out plenty of power in 4 low. Check it out in person. I would also check the tag on differential and see if it is a 4.10. If not 4.10 or 4.11, I would probably pass
Find a 2.5L that is depreciated out in the $5K-$6 range (or a 4.0L that has depreciated out to $7-8K) and it will then hold its value if you take care of it. That one is going to continue to depreciate over the next few years.
That jeep has a 2.4l not the 2.5l if its manual it has a 6 speed and 3.73 gears. The 2.4l is the same engine in a dodge neon. It's a decent little engine but IMO the 6 spd ruins it for me. They're fine on a 4.0l just not on a 2.4l just my thoughts.
2000 TJ 2.5l, 2" OME Lift, Winch, Adjustable Control Arms, Rokmen Gas Tank Skid, Warn Sliders, CCFabs 3" Hood-lines, Engine Skid, Rock Crawler Bumper Front & Rear
Love my LJ but miss my 04 TJ 4-banger. At 8k it is a good enough deal. It will be 5 speed if manual and not much of a highway cruiser but plenty fun off-road. Cheaper meant less worry and a great second vehicle.
"But honey, you can ruin a Jeep if you never take it offroad......"