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Old 08-27-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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How much to pay for wrangler

Hi I'm currently looking at a 2000 wrangler Sahara, it's got a 5 speed with the 4 liter, my issue is that the jeep has 181,000 miles on it and the guys wants 7900 for the jeep. I'm a little nervous with the mileage but I'm looking for a second opinion. Thanks

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Old 08-27-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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that's a good TJ pedigree-wise. 2000 and up 4.0L's are the best of that engine and the Sahara typically comes with lots of goodies.

if it is rust-free and w/o any serious mechanical issues then do not let that mileage keep you totally away, but.....I would not offer more than say 10% below NADA for a TJ with that mileage although if the exterior and interior are in exceptional condition I can see settling on NADA. Good luck.

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Anything that I should be looking out for or chronic issues that I should be aware of? The jeep is spotless inside and out, the rear end makes a little whine and over bumps/ potholes the rear feels like it's kicking out a little bit, should that be a red flag?
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you should bring it to a certified jeep mechanic for a pre-purchase inspection with that much mileage and with limited experience purchasing wranglers.

couple things you can do: get underneath and poke your finger inside the frame, especially in the areas nearest the tires. there are several access holes you can use to check the inside of the frame for rust in this manner. pull up the carpeting and check the floor/tub. test drive it at highway speed to be sure no weird handling/shaking/wobbling (used TJ are known for this). get on dirt/grass and engage 4HI and 4LO and ensure all works properly.
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Old 08-27-2013, 01:55 PM   #5
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I bought a 2000 Sahara with 103k miles. 5 speed manual, no AC. Needed nothing for $7700 from a used lot that specializes in Wranglers in NJ.
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A lot of members here think mileage ain't a big deal?WHAT! Of coarse it is drivetrain wise especially.Mickey mouse mods and frame,body rot are big price changers.I would pay more for less miles and i'm glad i did.If your not sure of your mechanical ability to check it out i would pay a pro.Do your reading here search forum.Plenty of members have asked the same question.GOOD LUCK

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