Jeep Value? - 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 06-14-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2
Jeep Value?

I'm in the process of buying my first Jeep and am looking at a 2005 Rubicon. I'd like some help with determining the value. I know that is difficult unless you can look at and drive the vehicle, but any advice would be helpful.

It has 63k miles, new Goodyear MTR tires including the spare, hard top & soft top, KC HiLites Daylighters and Spotlights, Smittybilt front bumper, Subwoofer and Blue Tooth radio with Aux input, new brakes and New Tom Wood's front Drive shaft.

The guy is asking $18k.

pics:

http://images.craigslist.org/3K23L53...86b7da1753.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/3Ka3Ld3...5dcb1c1efa.jpg

weswitt is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-14-2013, 10:01 AM   #2
Rock-Rubber

WF Supporting Member
 
GoldenSahara00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SCPA
Posts: 16,660
Pretty fair price... Maybe go 15k. A few years ago these were going like 20+ for low mile rubis

__________________
Ryan - A good eye, a light foot, and a smart rig.
Bolt-ons are boring
AMERICAN JEEPER
My Build - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/pr...a00-74622.html
Rausch Creek Trip: 2014 Trip Coming Soon
GoldenSahara00 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-14-2013, 10:19 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
A Jeep Named Jack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NE GA
Posts: 457
I agree, it seems like a tad to much. A nice Jeep never the less.
__________________
2001 TJ
If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.

-Clint Eastwood
A Jeep Named Jack is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #4
Commercial Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Big Sarge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Chester Virginia
Posts: 3,034
KBB says.....

Kelley Blue Book
__________________
click the link below to view my Custom Jeep shifters, pool ball shifters. College Teams now available
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f37/custom-camo-pool-ball-shifters-224388.html

_______
/l ,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)
Big Sarge is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-14-2013, 11:07 AM   #5
Newb
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2
Thanks everyone.

The price is inline with KBB, but it seems that KBB is a little high. Edmunds values it at $14500, which I think is too low. I think that the right price is somewhere in between. I was thinking the right price is $17k. Comments?
weswitt is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-14-2013, 11:24 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Owen_TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 4,020
I'd say it depends on where you're at but I think its definitely a fair price for a low mile rubicon
Owen_TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-14-2013, 11:27 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
n00g7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Northern VT // Western Wisconsin
Posts: 1,705
'05 Rubicon Hardtop 40k, mostly stock, 15k. It wasn't clean by any means, but I was finding better maintained soft toppers with 60k for 16.5k. Also looks like it has a winch? 17k is what I'd offer, but if you like it and plan on using the winch and other accessories, and the jeep is really clean, 18k is fair. on the color too, if you like it. I really wish I ponied up the extra $$$ for red vs nasty khaki.

Edit: Also looks like he has both tops, 18k is an excellent price. You can ditch that hardtop for 1-1.5k.
__________________
That moment when you look at a really nice JK and think to yourself, "Well I SUPPOSE I could see myself trading in my TJ for one of those, but for those ugly ass door handles."
n00g7 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-14-2013, 11:52 AM   #8
Mr Jeepy of California

WF Supporting Member
 
ChicoJeepy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Chico, CA.
Posts: 466
Well I don't know much about Rubicon's and TJ etc. But That Jeep doesn't have a lift and if you want to add a lift that's gunna cost some money. Not to much depending on the size and make of the lift.
__________________
My back yard. Sutter Buttes. Best 4 wheeling around! All private owned and few get to enjoy it's rugged beauty first hand.
1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ 2.5L AX5 Transmission Rough Country 4" Suspension Lift 27" Wildcat Tires and Stock Wheels KC Fog Lights OEM Push Guard White SmittyBilt Soft Top with Rugged Ridge Hardware CB Radio Full Sound System.....
ChicoJeepy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-14-2013, 03:12 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
MarkGLHS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ellington, Connecticut
Posts: 1,174
as was written above it does depend on what part of the country you are at.

In my area (the Northeast) Rubicon TJ's are always getting 10%-15% above KBB/NADA. Lots of sellers ask 20% above NADA.

i'd look at other Rubicons in your area and that'll help you determine if this is a good deal.
__________________
2002 Wrangler Sahara, all stock, 5-speed, Dana 44, duel tan tops, 2nd owner.

2008 Hemi Grand Cherokee Limited 4X4, Quadradrive II, original owner, 22,000 miles.
MarkGLHS is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-14-2013, 09:04 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
brwillis11's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 18
As a car salesman here is my advice.


Go to nadaguides.com and pull the book value. Now remember Jeeps are the most unique vehicle on the road which drives up the value. If someone wants a jeep then a jeep is the only option. If someone wants a Honda accord, then practically any other mid size sedan is a back up option.

Take into account mods that are done and that you won't have to purchase. Done over pay because of them but if they keep you from spending $2k on accessories there is value in it.

brwillis11 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




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:35 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