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Old 01-03-2011, 08:03 AM   #1
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Buying a new-to-me Wrangler. Is this worth it?

2006 4.0, 6-speed, Wrangler X. Soft top, full doors, new 32" A/T tires. 79,000 miles for $13,500 from a small dealer.

From big dealers, I can't find anything less than $16,999... but $13,500 is right around KBB value for a private seller.

What do you guys think?

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Old 01-03-2011, 08:09 AM   #2
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I bought a 05 LJ for 14900. It had 42k on it. 6" superlift, 35" tires, lots of other mods. See my jeep profile.

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Old 01-03-2011, 08:21 AM   #3
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Sounds reasonable. But, as always haggle with them.

Tell them Jeeps get real bad gas mileage and with the economy right now you would really like to get it for say 12,500 leaving you an extra 1,000 to pay for your first year of gas.

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Old 01-03-2011, 09:59 AM   #4
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doesnt sounds to bad, i would go throught and make sure it was not abused without any maintenance. my dad always told me when buying lifted vehicles to remeber you dont know who did the work or what they used it for
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:15 AM   #5
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Didn't all the X's come with the weak Dana 35c?
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:41 AM   #6
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mine has a dana 35 but idk bout weak. alot of people say you have to regear them just to run 35s when that is not the case at all. im new to jeeps but not danas. to run 35s and mid off road it will hold up fine. the only way its gonna fail is if u take it to far like anything else a dana 60 will break at some point so look into what u are gonna use it for
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:46 AM   #7
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here that would be a little high. haggleand see what you can come up with.
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Old 08-30-2013, 04:26 PM   #8
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After 2 years and 6 months of looking and waiting and thinking, I bought a brand new 2014 JK

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Old 08-30-2013, 05:16 PM   #9
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After 2 years and 6 months of looking and waiting and thinking, I bought a brand new 2014 JK Charles.
You better wave at least...
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:28 AM   #10
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2006 4.0, 6-speed, Wrangler X. Soft top, full doors, new 32" A/T tires. 79,000 miles for $13,500 from a small dealer.

From big dealers, I can't find anything less than $16,999... but $13,500 is right around KBB value for a private seller.

What do you guys think?

Charles.
Durham, NC

that's not too bad of a starting price, i'd take a closer look and a test drive. if it has 32" tall tires it likely has been lifted so be careful not to purchase a poorly executed lift kit. drive it at highway speeds to be sure it does not have suspension issues. good luck.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:06 AM   #11
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i paid 15k for an 06 sport 4.0 auto, rhd, hard top, completely stock with 78k down here in Pinehurst nc at leith dodge so i dont think 13500 is bad at all
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After 2 years and 6 months of looking and waiting and thinking, I bought a brand new 2014 JK

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We'll you certainly didn't rush into things. Congrats Now post a pic
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:24 PM   #13
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After 2 years and 6 months of looking and waiting and thinking, I bought a brand new 2014 JK

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I hope you don't wait that long to take it on a trail. congrats.
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I just picked up a 03 Sahara 5 sp with 94000 for $9500. Picking it up some time next week. Central Mass area but the Jeeps from NC. Really wanted an auto but price and condition seemed way over reasonable. Pics soon.
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Old 08-31-2013, 08:17 PM   #15
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Is it worth it? Depends. Is it worth it to you? Everybody on here has a different view of worth. Different areas get more than others. Who gives a hoot what someone else thinks? Everyone has a story about how little they paid. Some good deals, some rust buckets for cheap, but they never mention the rust bucket part. Get what you want and what you are comfortable paying for it. The stories never end. Do some research on NADA, BB values. Enjoy what you buy, after all, it's yours now.
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I paid 19,000 for an 06 Rubicon with 37,000 miles. It was the best deal I could get in my area. The dealer was "asking $21,000 haha
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I paid 10,200 for my 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sahara that had a 4 inch lift and 33's and was granny driven with 65k on it. It was not abused at all until i got my hands on it that is ;]
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I paid 19,000 for an 06 Rubicon with 37,000 miles. It was the best deal I could get in my area. The dealer was "asking $21,000 haha

was that a white over khaki Rubi automatic in Enfield, CT? I ask cause that is the exact same vehicle, year, mileage, and price I saw over here in my area last summer when I was shopping for a TJ.
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I paid $15.5k for my very well taken care of '05 Rubi over in N Raliegh with 54k miles, 4" Lift, 33s. Dealer was asking $16.9k but everything in life is negotiable
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I paid $12,000 for mine. 33,000 Miles 2006 2.4 SE w/ 4" lift 35" new tires, CB Radio, Ford 8.8 on the rear on 4.88 gears and other goodies.

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