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Old 09-03-2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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Is this a good buy?

Hey guys, i found a jeep wrangler i might be buying but since im new to wranglers i thought i should ask some people who know about them. It is a 2000 jeep wrangler with 162000. It has a good interior with overhead speakers. The body is fiberglass and painted camo. The frame is not rotted and it has a body lift with 31's. It also has a snokel. The motor is the 4.0 coupled with a manual 5 speed. The guy wants $4500. So do you guys think it is worth it or if not what would be a fair price. Also with 162000 on it will it last much longer? Thanks in advance!

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Old 09-03-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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if its in good condition i would say the price is fair if its been maintained like it should 162000 isn't bad and still has a lot of life left do you have any pics of it?

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My 01 was $8500.00 with 139k on it. Yours sounds good. Good luck..
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:36 PM   #4
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If its in good shape, $4500 is good for any mileage!
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As long as the body was replaced right and the frame is straight without any major rust holes I'd say buy it and paint it with a rattle can!
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:40 PM   #6
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My '02 was$10,000 two years ago. 4L standard with 33's 34k for mileage
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Why does it have a fiberglass tub already? I would look the frame over.
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Old 09-03-2012, 09:52 PM   #8
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if its in good condition i would say the price is fair if its been maintained like it should 162000 isn't bad and still has a lot of life left do you have any pics of it?
I dont have any pics now but i am looking at it tomorrow so i will tru to get some
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As long as the body was replaced right and the frame is straight without any major rust holes I'd say buy it and paint it with a rattle can!
Yeah i plan on repainting it and taking off the snorkel?
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Snorkel with 31s and a body lift? Hopefully that's just for show. 2000 you've also gotta worry about cracked heads, especially with that high of miles. And that seems like an ok deal, I got my 98 with 101k for $4000
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Why does it have a fiberglass tub already? I would look the frame over.
Im going to talk to the guy tomorrow but i was under the car and the framr was fine
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Snorkel with 31s and a body lift? Hopefully that's just for show. 2000 you've also gotta worry about cracked heads, especially with that high of miles. And that seems like an ok deal, I got my 98 with 101k for $4000
Thanks ill look at that tomorrow
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Is there much difference between the 4 and 6 cylinders in terms of value performance and mpg?
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:32 PM   #14
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Is there much difference between the 4 and 6 cylinders in terms of value performance and mpg?
Around me a 6 will add about 2000 to the tag and the four in my opinion is better or just as good as the six off road but the six is much better on road
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Why does it have a fiberglass tub already? I would look the frame over.
The Jeep has a snorkel.
Perhaps the PO drove into deep water, causing major rust spots.
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Well i went today to talk to the guy and it turns out that he lied about the motor and body(its metal just covered in fiberglass). So that turned me off so im not buying that one but im still in the hunt.
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Snorkel with 31s and a body lift? Hopefully that's just for show.
+1 might have been beat on
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Is there much difference between the 4 and 6 cylinders in terms of value performance and mpg?
i test drove a 4 cyl once, waaaay to sluggish imo. very slow.
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I drove a friends brand new (3,000 miles) 2003 4 banger around in Mass, and I have a 02 Sahara with the 4.0 that has 85k on it. Both are manuals.

My opinion on the two set ups are:

Pavement: if you live in a more rural setting ( mostly 45-55 driving or slower) and don't commute, the four is fine. But if you live in a busier area/commute, the six is a better option. Easier to maintain speed in the 6 and it doesn't work as hard as the four. Even with 85k on on it.

Off Road: Haven't really seen a huge difference, The fours are lowered geared from the factory and the 03 had plenty of power to get around in the woods. Yes she let me take it out in the woods with 3k on it. By the time we were done it was covered in mud and she was twice as glad she bought it!

Six's tend to cost a bit more, so don't ignore a nice 4 cyl if it fits your needs.

Just my thoughts, hope it helped.
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I drove a friends brand new (3,000 miles) 2003 4 banger around in Mass, and I have a 02 Sahara with the 4.0 that has 85k on it. Both are manuals.

My opinion on the two set ups are:

Pavement: if you live in a more rural setting ( mostly 45-55 driving or slower) and don't commute, the four is fine. But if you live in a busier area/commute, the six is a better option. Easier to maintain speed in the 6 and it doesn't work as hard as the four. Even with 85k on on it.

Off Road: Haven't really seen a huge difference, The fours are lowered geared from the factory and the 03 had plenty of power to get around in the woods. Yes she let me take it out in the woods with 3k on it. By the time we were done it was covered in mud and she was twice as glad she bought it!

Six's tend to cost a bit more, so don't ignore a nice 4 cyl if it fits your needs.

Just my thoughts, hope it helped.
I think the six would be better since in order to get to the sourrounding areas you have to commute by highways. ( small town)

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