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Old 08-01-2010, 07:35 PM   #1
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how far can the I6 go?

what is the average miles a I6 can go. looking at a 102,000 mile car and it a 03 rubicon for 13,900$ and parents are saying it has allot of miles and it going to break on my.

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109,000 isn't bad. It can go 200k plus if you do all of the maintainess it need.

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I'v heard of the I6's going to 300,000 miles
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That price is pretty ridiculous for 109k.
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That's not alot of miles for a jeep at all.
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Thats a mountain of miles for an 03 and esp a Jeep. They tend to be 2nd or 3rd cars, so they tend to have lower miles. There is a guy on here looking at an 04 with 34000 on it....Now, that aside my 97 has 139000 and purrs like a kitten...
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it is all tricked out!! and tow package auto 35" MT
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Don't let the pretty tires and lift fool you. It is NOT worth $14k. Besides real jeeps are built not bought.
I'm also 99.99% sure there is no such thing as a tj with a towing package. If i were you, i would keep looking.
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Old 08-01-2010, 07:54 PM   #9
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ok or counter offer at like 12K? here is the dealer site it is at:
Used 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4x4 For Sale | New Smyrna Beach FL
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Look up the blue book value for it with no mods, i wouldn't pay a lot more than that.
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To much kelly blue book says for a private owner it's worth 11k in excellent condition keep looking buy from a person not a dealer It is a good looking Jeep I would offer 11 for it tax title and plates out the door $11
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That's not alot of miles for a jeep at all.

Wow. Is that yours?
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ok will call tomorrow and see what i can do thanks for the help guys!
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With correct preventative maintenance, I don't see that as a problem. That is about the mileage you would expect from a DD vehicle of that age.

I'd not consider the engine mileage to be an issue - a rebuild is not terribly expensive. I'd be far more worried about axles, trans, and body condition, frankly.
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ya it a 200 mile drive to see it and i want to be really ready to get it then and not make 2 trips. can i do the rebuild my self. or just buy a V8 swap?
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Wow. Is that yours?
no mine has 120k, i stole this picture off someone from the forum i dont remember who though, said it was his buddies wrangler.
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country boy just keep looking. your buying a built jeep from a used car salesman. you have no idea what that jeep has been through to pay 13k. buy a jeep from a person with NO MODS! After all that's half the fun of owning a jeep is doing it yourself.
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the majority of 4.0L if taken care of will run in the 200k range if taken care of.
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I would have no problem buying a built Jeep for the right price. You can save a lot of money like that. 102,000 miles for a 4.0 is no problem. It's the automatic transmission that will probably fail first. It's not known for early failure, but it typically doesn't last as long as the manual tranny. Oversized tires without regearing doesn't help. Towing doesn't help either. It has a couple of nice mods done to it with the front and rear bumpers and Viking fast back top. ~$1500 in upgrades right there plus a moderate winch already installed. It would help if there were pics of the suspension.
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ya it a 200 mile drive to see it and i want to be really ready to get it then and not make 2 trips. can i do the rebuild my self. or just buy a V8 swap?
A V8 swap will cost more than the cost to buy it at the dealership, it's not easy or cheap.
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whats great about the I6 is that you can do a rebuild for relatively cheap
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ok i am calling to put a offfer in at 11,K
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Offer them 11K and get them to let you take it to your own mechanic or take someone with you. Mods built or bought don't make the jeeper, it's getting the thing out there and letting the world know you are a Jeep owner so that they may be converted as well.
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I bought mine with 129000 & no worries. If taken care of they'll go a long way. Avoid dealers if at all possible.
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They'll go for a while, but that seems like a lot for a Jeep with that many miles.
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With correct preventative maintenance, I don't see that as a problem. That is about the mileage you would expect from a DD vehicle of that age.

I'd not consider the engine mileage to be an issue - a rebuild is not terribly expensive. I'd be far more worried about axles, trans, and body condition, frankly.
Generally you're "SUPPOSED" to put 10k-12k a year on.. so that jeep is about 20k+ off. And 14k is a TON of money to put down on a jeep with over 100k miles. Granted I know it's a Rubi... but you can get a TJ with less miles.. 3-4 years older.. for 1/2 the asking price :|

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