Hi I bought a 02 apex edition bout 6 months ago 44 k miles 4.0 auto two piece best top hard top got new tires rotors drums every thing that's wear an tear replaced and I paid 9 in total for it. Hope this helps some.
Some nicks/dents/scratches nothing very noticeable
soft top windows are pretty scratched up
Interior is good just a little dirty dusty(wasn't cleaned)
engine looks good (also wasnt cleaned)
not much rust in engine compartment or on frame and other components
no rust on body
I know the dealer has had it for at least 2 months, maybe 3 or 4 so i wouldn't be surprised if we made an offer and they called later.
How do you think it would work to tell him we'll start negotiating at $10k and let it get to $11,5 and leave if he goes higher but give him our number?
A red flag for me is that the vehicle is from a dealer yet it hasn't been thoroughly cleaned. I mean, isn't that part of the 'added value' that one should get when buying from a dealer? - along with a thorough inspection, limited warranty, etc?
I guess I look at it and think that you would be better off to buy from an individual who has actually owned the Jeep and can tell you first hand about it.
I bought my 2002 off of craigslist in May. 100k miles, 4 cylinder, no AC but it is very clean, great paint and had a new softtop...I paid $6400. Add the extras that you have there and maybe you come up with $9-10k.
It does strike me that Jeeps are a bit less expensive here in the south, though.
Anyway...that's my two cents worth. Best of luck!!!
I just bought an 04 Sport with the same specs plus aftermarket wheels and tires for 11300. It was in GREAT condition though and the guy babied it. It all really depends on how it was treated. If it was used to tear through the woods and was accidentally rolled over a few times I wouldn't spend too much on it. Also take it to trusted mechanic before you buy it.
I would check with KBB and Black Book, these seem to be the most common sites the dealers go by. Make sure you look at the amount the dealer would pay you for the same jeep. It's guaranteed he dealer doesn't have more than that into it... And if he does.... He going to try and screw that extra money out of you.
THe dealer is asking $13k and says hes got $11600 into it...
I would seriously doubt this - I'd ask to see it if you can.
I bought my 06 new and financed a crap load on it (rolled over an ill thought out purchase onto the Rubi) and owe less than $8k. My point is, if they took it in trade, then whoever had it, had it for four years longer than I've had mine, so it shouldnt have been traded in that high. With the mileage what it is, it shouldn't have needed much attention unless it was abused.
Did you KBB it?
I checked trade in value, may not have entered everything exactly, but was close (included hard top) and got this for as trade in value:
Excellent - $7,800
Good - $7,275
Fair - $6,400
You might should go to KBB.com, and run it to see what you get for pricing.
06 Rubi with some sort of double ended, chrome knobbed, cross threaded, infinitely adjustable, frequently breakable, worn out flammywhammers zip tied onto it.
It used to be a jeep thing... til that sh!t broke!
i would shop around for a while if i was you. i just bought my 2000 sport 4.0, automatic,87k,hardtop,4" skyjacker lift,33's, arb bumpers,warn 9500ti winch and safari snorkel.payed $8500 after a bit of shopping around
I would look around to see want kind of deal you can find from a private seller. There are alot of good deals out there right now. I just bought my first Jeep three weeks ago. I paid $9,800 for a very clean 2000 Jeep Sahara with 69,000 miles, 6 cyl., 5 speed, Dana 44 Rear and Factory Hardtop and Softtop.
First of yeah I'm a.girl and second I bought mine from a used lot there was a leak under they had hidden so I didn't know till you drove it for awhile and second he has no money put in they r messing with you. The guy I got mine from had it at 9500 and th seat was ripped and the wheel was torn up and he had only got a new soft top but figure he plly took the jeep as a trade in and gave the guy 4000. Dealers r made to lie exp used lots the guy tryed to up my offer and played a whole show about how he called his boss n the guy said no less n I said listen this is my offer out the door and take it or leave it. I should have said lower too they will most likely take the lowest offer if you throw out repairs and say take it as is. There job is to push cars off the lot not try n keep them I learned my lesson I fell in love with my jeep and I'm certain I coul have paid less
i bought my 97 off goodl ol' craigslist for 8k. had 134k miles, stick, but had well over 10k in upgrades. i bought it because my dads been a mechanic for over 30 years, and checked it all out, slapped it on his lift and check underneath and everything. also he had every reciept, and all the mods were done by a local offroading shop who does top notch work. shop around, "your" jeep will stick out to you like a sore thumb. i know you probably want the jeep NOW but its in your best interest to shop around, browse the web, and local sellers and find a few friends who are mechanically inclined to check it out for you. or pay a place like...pep boys or something along that line to inspect it. we want pics when you get a jeep though!
i forgot to add: i almost bought an 04 from a small stealership for 14k. had 83k on the odo. only mods were 32s i believe and dual side exhaust. soft top and was auto. i decided to check craigslist before making any decisions and stuble upon that awesome deal.
All I can say is shop around. Never fall in love with the first vehicle you find!!
Heck I may have paid a grand or two too much for my 04 Wrangler, but it was from Carmax (great service and reputation) one owner local trade (I saw the carfax), no accidents, no mods and was RIGHT inbetween the Private Party and Retail prices on KBB.
Definitely do some kind of background check (carfax), can save you from getting a problem car (though it doesn't ALWAYS report complete history with the vehicle). If you're going with a dealer, deal with one who has a good reputation. KBB and other price guides, as well as local market value, are your friends! And like mentioned above, don't get the first one you see/test because there are plenty of other Jeeps in the sea!
Alright guys (and gals), I've been looking at a Jeep and here are the specs:
5 speed Manual
4 wheel drive
D44 rear with limited slip
New stereo with removeable face plate
No cruise control
That's about it...
Now, what I'm really looking for here is a $x-$x type of thing. What would be the most I should pay for it? Just want to get some advice.
Once I get some answers, I'll tell you what the asking price is and what he(dealer) says he's got in to it.
all except the rear end, sounds like the Jeep I just bought, mine is an 2002 also...
bought mine off of ebay from a dealer 7000... which I was tickled to death about...
that was, until I got home... 5 new tires, 2 rims, A/C work, O2 sensor, two HVAC dash vents, interior light door switches & under dash lights, 2 sway bar links, front & rear brakes, and various gaskets...
all in all, I put in an additional 1100-1200...
It really needs a new top for winter (still has the Original), presently debate if I'll splurge and get a Hardtop or a Softtop or limp through with what I've got.
But all in all.... I absolutely love the JEEP.
1997 TJ (Betty Blue)