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Old 09-25-2008, 06:45 PM   #1
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Fair Price?

Hi all,

I'm new to the forum, so please excuse the typical newbie question.

I've wanted a Wrangler since high school; and now ten years later I'm finally searching for one to buy. I found one I really like: '04, fire-engine red, Sport model, 20K miles, hard top, FLAWLESS exterior/interior, one previous owner, clean title throughout, no mods whatsoever (yet!). Test drove it this afternoon and it drives just like I thought a Wrangler would! After about an hour at the dealership the sales manager made a final offer of $16K before he got angry and kicked me out of the lot. Do you think this is a fair price? Please keep in mind I'm from NYC and everything out here seems to cost more.


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Old 09-25-2008, 07:51 PM   #2
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i think its a little hight atleast around here he would be around 1500 to high plus you are going to have to pay taxes and lot fees try to find a nice used one from an individual you can save alot of money probably at least 2500 less than a dealer

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Old 09-25-2008, 07:56 PM   #3
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He got angry and kicked you off the lot?

How did he get to be a sales manager?

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Old 09-25-2008, 08:05 PM   #4
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No, no... I exaggerated a bit, I was more aggressive than he was. He was actually pretty nice. He simply told me 16 was the absolute lowest he'd go
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:12 PM   #5
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he is lying he is way to high keep looking
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:41 AM   #6
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16 is def. top dollar!!!! 20k is low, but that Jeep is now 5 years old. Id say 13,500-14,000 would more reasonable. Plenty of fish in the sea, don't settle. I was in the same situation 5 years ago when i bought mine: almost settled for a red sport for 14,000. Then my black sahara (my dream Jeep)fell into my lap!!
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Old 09-27-2008, 10:45 AM   #7
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there is a silver 04 sport with 17k miles for 13800 right down the road from my house like i said he is way to high
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Old 09-27-2008, 11:13 AM   #8
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i found a 04 rubi with 5k miles for 19,999 (havent talked to a saleman but when waving 9k in his face for the down payment im sure it'll drop)

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Old 09-27-2008, 11:58 AM   #9
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Print out the Kelly Blue Book page for that Jeep and offer him a firm $14,000. If he doesn't want to take that wish him the best of luck selling it and keep looking. The $14K is a Private party Price which should leave him a decent profit margin of about $2K if he only put the trade in value into it.

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Old 09-27-2008, 10:38 PM   #10

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The Jeep dealership here just sold a 04 Sport , hardtop, Automatic, 4.0, AC, 34,000 miles, for $12500. I think the dealership your lookin at is to high. You can find a better price else where.

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