I have been looking for a Jeep for the last few months and found one that looks interesting. It is a 2006 Wrangler Golden Eagle with 57,000 hard top manual tranny 4.0L. It has a salvage title. The guy told me the hood popped up when driving and that is why it has a salvage title. The hood and fender(s) where replaced.
Hoping you guys/gals can help me out with a few questions on this Jeep.
Hard top on a 2006 should it have vertical vents behind the rear windows? I thought they stopped those around 2000. The roof could have been damaged/replaced when the hood popped.
What constitutes a Golden Eagle, I saw it had Golden Eagle stitched on the seats.
What should I be looking for on this Jeep? Or any other TJ?
He is sending me the VIN, and I will run a Carfax before driving about 60 miles to check it out. He is asking about 13k for it. Not sure how much the asking price should be dinged for a salvage title. Looks mostly stock with, may have a small lift on it, maybe 2".
I agree, something is fishy here, he is being a little elusive with the VIN number. I think I will continue to look around. I can't believe how many Wranglers are around with salvage titles. Eventually, I will find what I am looking for.
depending on the year and model (ie: a '97 Sport vs a 2003 Sahara) and other options (ie: Dana 44 axle, 30" Tire and Wheel Group, etc.)....I'd say you are looking at a big range of possible pricing, maybe $6,000 to $14,000.
once you've looked at enough TJs in person you'll be able to spot a good deal when it shows up.
2002 Wrangler Sahara, all stock, 5-speed, Dana 44, dual tan tops, 2nd owner.
2008 Hemi Grand Cherokee Limited 4X4, Quadradrive II, original owner, 24,000 miles.
Let's turn this around a bit. Here are my requirements: TJ Hardtop Manual Tranny 80-120k miles 4.0L Good condition - No/minimal rust Pretty much any color but yellow (live in Iowa and don't want Hawkeye colors) What should I expect to pay.
Expect to pay $10-$14k for the above. There out there! Good luck.
Clean carfax, from the south so rust shouldn't be as bad as a locally owned one (Iowa)
88,000 miles, 2 owner, sold at 53k
Dealer wants $12,999
That seams pretty reaasonable, hopefully knock that down a bit. Looks totally stock.
That is in line with what I was seeing in the South for similar specs. I was originally looking for TJs in the 2002-2006 range with same specs as you before deciding I only wanted a 04-06 LJ. In South Carolina/Georgia prices are strong and nice ones werebe listed in the $12.5k-$15k range