How much should I pay for this Jeep? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-15-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
JSY
Jeeper
 
JSY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Owasso,OK
Posts: 413
How much should I pay for this Jeep?

Alright guys (and gals), I've been looking at a Jeep and here are the specs:

Sport
Soft top
77217 miles
6 cylinder
5 speed Manual
4 wheel drive
D44 rear with limited slip
D30 front
Full doors
A/C
Tow package
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.

Thanks

JSY is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Necronomicon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 76
What year ?

Necronomicon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 06:33 PM   #3
i am fluent in kryptonian

WF Supporting Member
 
thetoadLJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: So Cal
Posts: 478
what year?
thetoadLJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 06:35 PM   #4
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Jp90Talon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 3,132
Pics would help but I personally wouldnt pay more than $7-8k. But thats me

Im guessing its a 01-03
__________________
Jp90Talon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 06:49 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 56
10 or 11 from a dealer would probably be a good deal
thecheat is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 07:13 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Lancaster Oh
Posts: 19
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.
Tsisco is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 07:15 PM   #7
JSY
Jeeper
 
JSY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Owasso,OK
Posts: 413
Quote:
Originally Posted by Necronomicon View Post
What year ?
Woops it's a 2002...


THe dealer is asking $13k and says hes got $11600 into it...
JSY is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 07:18 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
cru9's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Posts: 432
Images: 1
We need a picture...What condition 1-10 rating
cru9 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 07:22 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
bobjenkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,646
hey I just bought an 03 rubi for 12500 then sold the hardtop for 1000 so paid 11500, was dual top so have soft top. full doors 79k miles (private seller)
bobjenkins is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 07:31 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 56
11.5 would be my top dollar for it. If they won't do it, walk out. There's a good chance they'll contact you later, more willing to negotiate
thecheat is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 07:50 PM   #11
JSY
Jeeper
 
JSY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Owasso,OK
Posts: 413
Good condition
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?
JSY is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 07:52 PM   #12
JSY
Jeeper
 
JSY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Owasso,OK
Posts: 413
Sorry, no pics. Their site is down right now...
JSY is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 07:54 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
GoldTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Southwestern Tennessee
Posts: 392
Images: 1
Should be worth between $9,000-16,500 if it is 03-06.I'm sure if it is older,Kelley Blue Book will be lower.It is really all in how nice it is,vs. how much you are willing to pay!
GoldTJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 07:58 PM   #14
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Jp90Talon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 3,132
I see Rubicons stock to semi modded selling for $13-14k all over the place. You really want to spend few thousand less for a stock sport?
__________________
Jp90Talon is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 08:07 PM   #15
JSY
Jeeper
 
JSY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Owasso,OK
Posts: 413
I'd rather start stock and build it the way I like it...
JSY is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 08:37 PM   #16
OIIIIIO

WF Supporting Member
 
T2000J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 886
If your paying out of pocket and not financing it. I would tell them 10k out the door .
T2000J is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 08:40 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 134
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!!!
danthebugman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 08:45 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
InvertChaos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NoVa
Posts: 7,879
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.
InvertChaos is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 09:59 PM   #19
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5
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.
Fuzz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 10:13 PM   #20
Trail Mom

WF Supporting Member
 
Kate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Scotts Hill, TN
Posts: 2,864
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSY View Post
Woops it's a 2002...


THe dealer is asking $13k and says hes got $11600 into it...
Hmm...
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.

K.
__________________
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!
Kate is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 10:16 PM   #21
Jeeper
 
chicagojeep7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 39
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
chicagojeep7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 11:16 PM   #22
Jeeper
 
tjokee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Okeechobee, Fl.
Posts: 85
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.
tjokee is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-15-2010, 11:26 PM   #23
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 151
well it all depends on how it drives if it's lifted what all it looks like and if it's right for you
NM JEEPS 15 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-16-2010, 05:17 AM   #24
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Mooresville,NC
Posts: 190
kelly blue book
Got 4 Lo is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-16-2010, 06:32 AM   #25
Jeeper
 
Kristavsmichigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: roseville
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSY
Sorry, no pics. Their site is down right now...


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
__________________
-[COLOR=Magenta] Krista @
Kristavsmichigan is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-16-2010, 09:24 AM   #26
Jeeper
 
cork1958's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: MI
Posts: 560
All I can say is shop around. Never fall in love with the first vehicle you find!!

Jeeps have come down in price so much since I bought mine about 3 years ago, it's not funny. At least they have around here.
cork1958 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-16-2010, 09:37 AM   #27
Jeeper
 
jskinn27's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: albuquerque, NM
Posts: 563
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!
jskinn27 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-16-2010, 09:38 AM   #28
Jeeper
 
jskinn27's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: albuquerque, NM
Posts: 563
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.
jskinn27 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-16-2010, 09:46 AM   #29
Jeeper
 
redbandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 58
Send a message via AIM to redbandit
Quote:
Originally Posted by cork1958 View Post
All I can say is shop around. Never fall in love with the first vehicle you find!!

.
Awesome advice!

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!

Good luck!
redbandit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-16-2010, 10:06 AM   #30
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
BobKnake's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Havana, IL
Posts: 331
Send a message via MSN to BobKnake
Quote:
Originally Posted by JSY View Post
Alright guys (and gals), I've been looking at a Jeep and here are the specs:

Sport
Soft top
77217 miles
6 cylinder
5 speed Manual
4 wheel drive
D44 rear with limited slip
D30 front
Full doors
A/C
Tow package
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.

Thanks

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.

__________________
Bob Knake
1997 TJ (Betty Blue)
Havana, IL
BobKnake is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jeep towing problem IBHIPRU General Jeep Discussion 6 05-29-2012 06:33 PM
Why I love my JK and thoughts on the Jeep community.... Mr. Sinister JK General Discussion Forum 48 12-15-2011 10:20 PM
Biggest Jeep Freek Contest!!!! txoutdoorx4 Classifieds Archive 6 02-21-2011 10:48 AM
what Jeep NOT to buy? passingthrough General Jeep Discussion 9 07-31-2010 03:31 PM
History of the Jeep. George T. General Jeep Discussion 8 02-04-2009 01:03 AM


logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:27 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC