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Old 03-13-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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Hey guys! So 2 blocks down from my house is a 2001 wrangler tj, blue osft top, 37000 miles...right 37000 miles! The mileage on this jeep is amazing for the year. I used to own a liberty and unfortuantely it was totaled. Since then I've wanted to get another jeep and love the wranglers.

So the question is if this is a good buy. Good condition, and the cost is 12,050 out the door. What do ya think? Any help would be appreciated.

Alot have said that a wrangler with this low of mileage on a lot is like gold, but the price still seems high for me because its an '01. BUT ITS A WRANGLER!!! is my response...

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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a little high on price if it is stock. You could probably get it for 9K.

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Old 03-13-2012, 07:54 PM   #3
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Sorry but I wouldn't give anywhere near that much for it, even $9,000 would be at the very top and then it would have to have great documentation and new top and tires.
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It's hard to get a lot if money for low mile wrangler. You can buy a much newer one with some miles for that price.

IF, you plan to not drive it much, and get the price down a little, and leave it stock then it could be a good value. I would be a buyer under 10.5.maybe 11.
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That's what I thought. We talked to the dealer today and he had sold a car to my dad and know each other well and he sounded like he couldn't budge on the price. I know car dealers though and I want to try and lower the price.
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That's what I thought. We talked to the dealer today and he had sold a car to my dad and know each other well and he sounded like he couldn't budge on the price. I know car dealers though and I want to try and lower the price.
How are you paying? Cash or loan? That can help with the price.
Also I'm willing to bet that if you tell him 10500 is what you can afford and wait a week then if it doesn't sell you will likely get it for 10500 out the door.
If he is selling for 12500 then he's prob got about 3k in profit built in. Keep in mind that even though you may have done business with him in the past he is still looking to make as much commission as he can...that's what feeds his kids, but as the end of the month gets closer then they are looking at paying insurance on the jeep for another month which cuts into the profit margin and ties up lot space, so the manager will start looking to move inventory. It's all about turnover. Also keep in mind that it's an older vehicle.
Cheers...good luck.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:43 PM   #7
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I plan on writing a check. Good advice thanks. Hopefully I can get the price down a bit, that would make me feel alot more comfortable.

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