Been lurking here for a while... Thinking of getting a Wrangler for a play toy to replace my motorcycle I sold a few years back.
Found a 2005 Wrangler LJ on Craigslist I am interested in. It is a 2005 with 37,000 miles, soft an hard top. They are asking 16k which they did say is negotiable. NADA says around 16k retail for this Jeep. It does have some minor damage on the tailgate that I would have repaired. They just ha new tires put on it. I have looked on EBay at completed auctions and it appears to me that the market for these things is really slow. Not may of them selling... At least not anywhere close to retail.
What do you guys think a fair offer would be for the Jeep described above.
I bought an lj last year with 65k for $16,000. It has a hard top, 6 speed, 2" coil spacers, and 33's. Had no body damage though. What they're asking, as long as everything is mechanically sound, is probably a fair price
I bought an 05 TJ a few months ago with 50k miles. I have not looked at the that LJ of course but it sounds like a good asking price to me. If I was him I wouldn't take less than 15k, if that low. Not sure how much I'd care about what happens on Ebay. I'd probably not buy one off Ebay either though I've bought two off craigslist.
Well.... Ended up making the 525 mile trip to see this Jeep. Left yesterday AM and spent the night and met the PO this morning to look at it. The Jeep is in very good mechanical condition. Drive it home 550 miles and not even a hiccup. It does have the fuel backsplash issue.... Happened the first two times I filled up. The third time I slowed the pump down and it did not splash.
The Jeep does need a very good detailing. I know it is a Jeep.... But I like my stuff lookin good. The interior is full of dust. The PO lived on a gravel road. Took it to a local dealer and they ran the scan tool and found no codes in the ECM. Put it on a lift and allowed me to go into the shop to look at the underside. This Jeep has definitely never been mudded. Only issue we found on the underside was the driver side front axle seal was leaking a little. The PO took another $500 off the asking price. Went up there with the anticipation of paying 13.5k and left paying 13k. I do however have axle seal to repair.
Congrats on the new toy........selling the M/C to get a Jeep though, I'm not to sure about that. I have M/C's and a Jeep, it helps that the wife rides her own M/C as well, she feeds into the passion of the toys.
Well.... Pulling back up an old thread of mine. With the holidays and just busy in general, have not had much time to post.
Here is a pic if the Wrangler LJ.
Since I have gotten it, I have done the following:
Good wash and interior clean. Still need to wax it... Will do that in the spring when it warms up.
Coated every plastic part on the outside with Rustoleum Spray Bedliner.
Installed a Aux Input on the factory radio
Replaced the tailgate with a brand new one I found on EBay....was even the right color.
Bought some Husky Floor Liners
Installed a trailer hitch
Installed clear turn signal lenses in the front
Jeep has been running great... I have put about 2000 miles on it since I got it. Still need to fix the leaking axle seal. A friend has a lift at his house, I plan to take it there in the next month or so to replace the seal.
I am happy with my purchase. Let me know what you think. I need to get a better picture of it outside.