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Old 08-08-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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How many miles are too many?

My sister and neighbor just have jeeps, so I'm looking at buying one myself. It seems that resale value in my area is really high. And most jeeps I've been looking at seem to have a decent amount of miles.

I'm looking at a 97 tonight. It has 165000 on it. Its a 6 cyl sport, 5speed, AC, soft top. They are asking $5500 for it. Does this proce seem high for the amount of miles? And if not what should I be looking at as far as engine tranny go?

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Jeeps hold thier resale value really well. don't be afraid of higher mileage Jeeps. Just make sure it has been well maintained.

That price is about on par with Kelley Blue Book.

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I'm looking at a 97 tonight. It has 165000 on it. Its a 6 cyl sport, 5speed, AC, soft top. They are asking $5500 for it. Does this proce seem high for the amount of miles?
I have the exact same Jeep...97, 6cyl, 5spd, soft top, 4.0ltr...I LOVE IT! I was lucky enough to find one that only had 60,000 on it and only spent 8,700 but it was well worth it! like he said above me, make sure all the maintenance has been kept up and you should be in decent shape. 5500 is pretty good, especially if everything is clean and runs well and smooth.
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Run the specs through Edmunds.com or KBB.com. They will give you a value based on location, miles, condition, options, etc.

Make sure you input the right category (private vs dealer vs wholesale). Dealers have a much higher price vs. private sale figures. With this in mind, if you plan on buying at a dealership, only pay the private sale price. Remember, the dealers buy their cars at wholesale prices so they are still making money on a private sale margin.

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Mileage answer....With that many miles, to get a better comfort level, I'd want to see receipts for any major work that was done. If he doesn't have receipts, then the work wasn't done - IMO. For a 5 speed with 165K, I'd be looking for a recent clutch install, new brakes, and good maintence records and passes recent inspection.

Unless you are an accomplished mechanic, I would source an expert opinion.
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Mileage answer....With that many miles, to get a better comfort level, I'd want to see receipts for any major work that was done. If he doesn't have receipts, then the work wasn't done - IMO. For a 5 speed with 165K, I'd be looking for a recent clutch install, new brakes, and good maintence records and passes recent inspection.

Unless you are an accomplished mechanic, I would source an expert opinion.
Agreed... But with that low buying price you also have money for possible repairs if needed, but a well maintained jeep is going to last for a long time and I'd say nothing to worry about really.
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mine has 181k and is still running strong. i have never had any trouble out of mine except for a alternator going bad. they are tanks.
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Just for you my98tj

In conjunction with a magnetic field and the load, the flux capacitor uses the hierarchical structure of the cosmos as a timer! The trilamination of the tiny spheres with selected metals and their subjection to a magnetic field and current (sustained by the load) destabilizes the orderliness of the proton, the heavier atom and the "tissue" of individual layers of metal. The matter then seeks to re-establish itself in the "fractal set."

The trilamination inserts a "curve" where there ought to be none, between the atomic structure and the next higher context of presence which is normally occupied by living things, beneath the solar niche and within the biospheric niche in a five to eleven dimensional collapsible schema of the universe accounting for all the phenomenon observed by scientists and others.

The nature of the timing is that which accounts for "pulsing", a "throbbing", in some other applications usually associated with creation of light produced in objects which allow angular also linear accelerations, stifled in the beebees. It is not known if there is a pulse associated with this particular flux capacitor.

The beebees occupy the next niche up from the atomic to accommodate the stresses in the atoms which is the twisting, softening or liquifaction of the nuclei of the heavy elements in the trilaminar balls, also the counterrotating trilaminar wheels of an application producing motion. As long as the device is "on", it occupies hyperspace and is an array of functions or an "object", a "thing", in itself.

That liquefaction (phase shift) of the nuclei disqualifies the atoms from their niche in the curvature of space: the Primary universe, this secondary universe containing the familiar galaxies, suns, and lesser bodies, (each a number of subsidiary radians within this secondary universe, itself a second radian out of vacuum; the biosphere, which is a third universe where we see the various phases of matter sharing their respective surfaces as well as changing places (solid, liquie, chemical, gaseous phases, and the "pinioning" atomic scale on the micro side of the human scale, where all flux capacitors are found, in the fourth level of universes, the fourth (pi-eth, we call it) space. The "Fourth Fractal"
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Rip, dont hit 88mph or you will go back in time!

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Rip, dont hit 88mph or you will go back in time!

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A guy at my work has a DeLorean! It's SO FREAKIN AWESOME! Thats how I know so much about time travel...
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A guy at my work has a DeLorean! It's SO FREAKIN AWESOME! Thats how I know so much about time travel...
Wish I had one =( I wore the BTF movies out.

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How is the DeLorean? From what i've heard they are really heavy which to me kills the excitement.
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They are Volvo motors and interiors. IDK about the other specs.
And I have the BTF movies on DVD and I've watched them more than I can count! LOL
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I want one that looks just like the time machine.

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If only I could use empty beer cans as fuel in my jeep!

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If only I could use empty beer cans as fuel in my jeep!

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That would be nice, I'd always be drunk but never out of fuel!
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I know. It's beautiful... *Tear rolls down my cheek*
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all aluminum out side, correct???
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its either aluminum or stainless
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In conjunction with a magnetic field and the load, the flux capacitor uses the hierarchical structure of the cosmos as a timer! The trilamination of the tiny spheres with selected metals and their subjection to a magnetic field and current (sustained by the load) destabilizes the orderliness of the proton, the heavier atom and the "tissue" of individual layers of metal. The matter then seeks to re-establish itself in the "fractal set."

The trilamination inserts a "curve" where there ought to be none, between the atomic structure and the next higher context of presence which is normally occupied by living things, beneath the solar niche and within the biospheric niche in a five to eleven dimensional collapsible schema of the universe accounting for all the phenomenon observed by scientists and others.

The nature of the timing is that which accounts for "pulsing", a "throbbing", in some other applications usually associated with creation of light produced in objects which allow angular also linear accelerations, stifled in the beebees. It is not known if there is a pulse associated with this particular flux capacitor.

The beebees occupy the next niche up from the atomic to accommodate the stresses in the atoms which is the twisting, softening or liquifaction of the nuclei of the heavy elements in the trilaminar balls, also the counterrotating trilaminar wheels of an application producing motion. As long as the device is "on", it occupies hyperspace and is an array of functions or an "object", a "thing", in itself.

That liquefaction (phase shift) of the nuclei disqualifies the atoms from their niche in the curvature of space: the Primary universe, this secondary universe containing the familiar galaxies, suns, and lesser bodies, (each a number of subsidiary radians within this secondary universe, itself a second radian out of vacuum; the biosphere, which is a third universe where we see the various phases of matter sharing their respective surfaces as well as changing places (solid, liquie, chemical, gaseous phases, and the "pinioning" atomic scale on the micro side of the human scale, where all flux capacitors are found, in the fourth level of universes, the fourth (pi-eth, we call it) space. The "Fourth Fractal"
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its either aluminum or stainless
Stainless steel!
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what is used to produce the 1.21 jiggawatts? i actually asked an electrical engineering professor this question when i was in school and he couldn't answer it. does anybody know where i can get my hands on a Mr. Fusion?
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gigawatt-A unit of electrical power equal to one billion watts. And I guess a lightning bolt would do it.
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In conjunction with a magnetic field and the load, the flux capacitor uses the hierarchical structure of the cosmos as a timer! The trilamination of the tiny spheres with selected metals and their subjection to a magnetic field and current (sustained by the load) destabilizes the orderliness of the proton, the heavier atom and the "tissue" of individual layers of metal. The matter then seeks to re-establish itself in the "fractal set."

The trilamination inserts a "curve" where there ought to be none, between the atomic structure and the next higher context of presence which is normally occupied by living things, beneath the solar niche and within the biospheric niche in a five to eleven dimensional collapsible schema of the universe accounting for all the phenomenon observed by scientists and others.

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The beebees occupy the next niche up from the atomic to accommodate the stresses in the atoms which is the twisting, softening or liquifaction of the nuclei of the heavy elements in the trilaminar balls, also the counterrotating trilaminar wheels of an application producing motion. As long as the device is "on", it occupies hyperspace and is an array of functions or an "object", a "thing", in itself.

That liquefaction (phase shift) of the nuclei disqualifies the atoms from their niche in the curvature of space: the Primary universe, this secondary universe containing the familiar galaxies, suns, and lesser bodies, (each a number of subsidiary radians within this secondary universe, itself a second radian out of vacuum; the biosphere, which is a third universe where we see the various phases of matter sharing their respective surfaces as well as changing places (solid, liquie, chemical, gaseous phases, and the "pinioning" atomic scale on the micro side of the human scale, where all flux capacitors are found, in the fourth level of universes, the fourth (pi-eth, we call it) space. The "Fourth Fractal"

You sir, need to be watched very carefully!

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