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Old 12-13-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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looking to buy 2000 TJ 140,000 miles ? ?

I have found a 2000 TJ with 2.4 L 5 speed for sale. It has 140,000 miles on it. Drives out fine. Motor and trans are smooth and quiet. Shifts well. Bone stock.

Should I let this one go with such high miles on it or what. I will be using it for a 2nd vehicle and will only drive it occasionally. Ideas? ?

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Old 12-13-2010, 07:36 PM   #2
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It should be a 2.5 . The miles dont sound bad whats the motor and frame look like ? What rear end dose it have ? And the big question how much ?

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Old 12-13-2010, 07:36 PM   #3
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Kinda depends on price? Will you be wheeling it?
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:37 PM   #4
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It's just hard to find the one you really want

I have looked for several months now. I knew I wanted the six cylinder. It's just hard to find one with low mileage and not have to give an arm and leg for it. If you mechanically minded at all you can do any work that comes up. Mine's just a toy so if i have to work on it some then that's fine with me. I buy cars all the time and clean them up and resell them after a time and most of the time I make a little money on them. If you like it buy it!!!
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:48 PM   #5
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So how is the 2.5 different than the older 2.4 Better, worse? Availability of engines gooe?
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:49 PM   #6
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I will be 4 wheeling it in Colorado but in a very sane manner. No rock climbing etc etc
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:53 PM   #7
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So how is the 2.5 different than the older 2.4 Better, worse? Availability of engines gooe?
I did not think they put a 2.4 in 2000 thats all . how much
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:56 PM   #8
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Currently $5800.00 I was hoping to get it for $5600.00 I believe they started our a couple of weeks ago for $6700.00 but it is a bad time of year to SELL about any vehicle.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:02 PM   #9
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Have you looked around ?
Motor and frame look good ?
I'm selling my 2000 2.5 for 5500 but thats in pa prices very from state to state it has 110k A/C hard top and full doors .
I'd look on creigs list and see what a tj sell's for in your area ..
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:30 PM   #10
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I too am in pa and that price seems high. I would hold out for the 4.0.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:54 PM   #11
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I too am in pa and that price seems high. I would hold out for the 4.0.
Yeah,
I'd DEFINITELY hold out for 4.0L

Personally,
Doesn't make much sense to me to have a Jeep with that small of a motor in it at all.

Get a Jeep that has a pair!!
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:18 PM   #12
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I can't see how a 2000 DD could have much less than 140,000. I worked 15 miles from home for almost 10 years until the last 6 months and I have 149,000. When the wife and I go out we always use her van because it's a whole lot easier to get the kids in and out. It'd take a whole lot more $$$ to get me to part with my 4.0L. I love her!

How long have you been looking for a Jeep? Might want to sit back and keep an eye on prices in your area for different models. I like my 4.0L and swore off ever owning a 4 banger a long time ago. I like being able to get up to speed when entering the freeway without having to cut in front of people and seeing in my rear view. Also, considering I live in a pretty hilly area in MD, I can't imagine getting up some of the hills in a 4 banger when I have to downshift a 4L to maintain speed. Not many parts of CO are all that flat, right?
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:39 PM   #13
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I bought a 1999 about a year ago, also a 4 cylinder since my budget was $5000 and I got it for that. It had 115,000 on it. I changed all the fluids, replaced the shocks and the tires, and it has been great. It runs very well and my mileage is usually in the 18 -21 range. It has plenty of power off road. For long freeway trips sure, I'd prefer a 6, but if you anticipate downshifts you can keep up with traffic. I put a Bestop sailcloth top on it and the reduction in road noise was worth every penny. I'd buy it again if I had to do it over again.
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:19 PM   #14
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i purchased a tj 2000 4.0 red sport for 5k 145k miles one owner and a binder full of chrysler maintanace receits from dasy of purchase
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:06 PM   #15
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I'll give $5800 for a 4 banger with 149k a pretty big ouch.

I paid 6k for mine, then immedidiately sold the second pair of wheels and tires for 700, and the snow plow for 1100. So I'm at 42, plus 250 for some u joints and hubs.

219,000 miles now, and she's good as new. Sahara with 4.0, auto, workin A/C, cruise, hard and soft tops. 31 x 10.5's and a 2" body lift.
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Thats high for that I jest got a 2000 tj w/ the 2.5 and I only spent 3500. It has 150,000 miles on it so I would look around more.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:13 PM   #17
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Thanks for the imput. I have never seen a jeep I did not want so I must be careful not to fall in love with the first tj I see. Had a 1992 YJ and loved it. Been there done that. I want a Wrangler with the coils all around this time around. I rented one in Colorado for trail riding and loved what the coils did for articulation etc etc
I want one of my own now! ! !
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:14 PM   #18
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Hold out for the 4.0. I bought a new 2000 TJ w/a 4 banger and manual trans. I loved it, but it couldn't get out of it's own way.
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I would hold out for a 4.0 also. If it has been well maintained the mileage is almost a none issue . the 4.0's run a long time if u just do the basic things .I had seen a thread on an XJ site where some one asked how many miles do you have on your 4.0 and I was amazed , the replys made you think you were on some sort of Diesel site. I had a 97 4cyl and now have a 99 6cyl both had 35's and I will not have another 4cyl again . My jeep is only used for fishing and uses about a tank of gas per month so its not my DD either but their is no comparison between the two TJs I had
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:07 PM   #20
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I just bought and brought home tonight a 97 Sport 4.0 auto with 122,000 for $5,000 I have been searching for about 2 months. Missed a 98 sport 4.0 auto with 140,000 last week for $6000 Hold out if you can and jump on one that fits what you want. Keep reading these forums. These guys here have helped me allot!!!!
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:00 AM   #21
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got my 4cyl jeep for 6400 but it only had 84000 miles on it.. People said it was a good price so i went with it. Its not that low in power, but you can feel the difference with a 6cyl engine. I go off road just fine though.
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Bought my 95 for 7k, but it had 42k on it. I have a 4.0L tj and a 2.5L YJ. I prefer the YJ. Don't do to much highway driving though.

Oh, and that price is super steep. Keep lookin.
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:04 PM   #23
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i got a 2000 recenetly 4.0l with 135k A/C hard and Brand new soft top. keep lookin

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