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Old 06-27-2011, 01:15 AM   #31
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Giving this one more bump as the deal my go down tomm! Anymore input is greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-27-2011, 02:52 AM   #32
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Bought my 2000 Sahara a couple months ago. Paid $11 k which was a little on the high side but it was extremely clean and exactly what I had been looking for. Included hard top and everything works. Main thing that sold me was engine had just been rebuilt by local Jeep dealer and cane with 12 mo. warranty. No regrets, really have enjoyed it this spring. Running with bikini top now. If it's what you're looking for I say go for it.

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Old 06-27-2011, 03:04 PM   #33
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Does anyone know what sort of things might need replacing soon. I know it will depend on how hard it was driven and a whole bunch of other factors but what are the types of things i start running into around 100,000miles?
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All the 4.0s have a reputation for the exhaust manifold developing cracks. If you went with the auto, change the fluid. In fact, change out all your drivetrain fluids, as it has most likely never been done.. Congratulations on your new jeep, and good luck !!
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:23 AM   #35
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So did you buy the jeep?
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:12 AM   #36
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Still waiting on the A/C part to come in, turns out it was more than just the switch. $300 worth of work
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Still waiting on the A/C part to come in, turns out it was more than just the switch. $300 worth of work
Anyone know what might be a $300 fix on the AC?
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:46 PM   #38
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Anyone know what might be a $300 fix on the AC?
Compressor. Recharge ac plus few small parts. Or new unit plus labor. Could be many things.
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If my A/C ever takes a total crap, it will be replaced with an on board air compressor.. It's a Jeep thing...
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:54 AM   #40
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Another thread about this car, but separate issues.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/scam...om-100490.html
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Another thread about this car, but separate issues.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/scam...om-100490.html
Hmm that is quite a situation
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:24 AM   #42
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Went online did some research, think everything with the sellers is legit, Im OK with the price, @ 9,300 its not a great deal but not terrible, middle of the line i would say. Any final input before I buy it today, Tues.?
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Went online did some research, think everything with the sellers is legit, Im OK with the price, @ 9,300 its not a great deal but not terrible, middle of the line i would say. Any final input before I buy it today, Tues.?
Just good luck. Hope no problems arise with it after you buy it. Have fun with it!
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Would you take a 2004 x 4.0 I6 manual with 89k miles for a couple grand more. A.C. works.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:33 AM   #45
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Paid 6k for my 2000 TJ with 101k on the odo.

Then again, I have 4 angry squirrels and an auto

The little 4cyl has enough torque to get me around, and I love my auto on the rocks.
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I have a 2000 sahara auto with a 6 and 100 on the odo. Was $10,500 when I bought it. But I think it was worth it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:19 PM   #47
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Update!!!

So I was finally able to get it to my mechanic and boy I am glad I did! First off the water pump was shot, puddle of water under the jeep when the seller rolled up in it. Belt is cracked, right front caliper needs to be replaced, right front tire has a nail in it, valve cover gasket it leaking possible rear main seal also.

Most of that stuff is normal wear and tear and some just unfortunate. The thing that UN-sold me was the water pump! He drove it from his mechanic where the AC was getting fixed to mine and some how his mechanic missed the giant leak! Or it happened in the 3mile drive from his place to mine. The seller lowered the price to $9,100 but i think the water pump would cost $500 to get fixed at a shop, and then the caliper was the #2 reason I walked away as it is best to replace more than just the small part and that too is pricy.

What do you think, good choice to walk away?

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Would you take a 2004 x 4.0 I6 manual with 89k miles for a couple grand more. A.C. works.
I might be interested really depends on the price, I am a recent UF grad tight on money this care was right at the end of my budget but for the right car i might be able to over extend myself. Send more details. CREEPERJEEPER
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Well sorry you couldn't make a deal on it. But I would walk away too. Better luck next time!
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:21 PM   #49
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Good you walked away,, that many things let go by the previous owner tells me that it was not maintained properly from day 1.. Don't walk away, run!! Oh BTW , the rear main seal leaking has been very common in that motor for a very long time,, you'll be lucky to find one that doesn't leak,, as a lifelong jeep owner, I'll just say it's really nothing to worry about, unless it is really bad, you won't loose all that much oil between changes.. I'm willing to bet that that jeep never once experienced any fluid changes except oil in it's lifetime.. Like I said. RUN !!!
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Good that you had it checked out!! Plenty out their keep shopping.

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