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Old 02-15-2013, 01:00 AM   #91
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Originally Posted by Bassplunker View Post
I bought my 2005 Wrangler (4cyl. 6 speed) new out the door for 16k (after getting a lemon F-150 4x4 and then having a Chevy Jimmy trans die after 90k miles and promising myself I'd never buy anything again except a Toyota (I love my 2001 Tundra) or a Honda (My wife's Acura had 200k miles with only maintenance, and a clutch). Well, Chrysler bought my Jeep back as a lemon and I got to drive it for 5 years for about $500. If you want a 4x4, buy a little Tacoma 4x4 used. Seriously. Sorry dudes, but if you disagree, look at Jeep reliability stats.

Bassplunker.... Your first problem was buying a 4 cyl...

I had a Toyota Camry that was a POS.. absolutely a nightmare...

And I don't know about you, but I wouldn't suspect someone on .. oh.. "WRANGLERFORUM.COM" was looking for any old 4x4...

Sorry dude, but a compact pickup truck and a Jeep are not at all the same kind of vehicle. A jeep is a jeep.

Honestly, if you're the kind of person that is bothered by the rough ride, find the lack of power windows and mirrors distasteful, or don't change your own oil... I wouldn't recommend a Jeep anyway...
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #92
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For me, reliability has become more and more important. We bought an Acura TSX SportWagon last year for the reason you mention - I hope to take it 200K miles with no issues (I am religious about maintenance). I bought a 2003 Subaru Forester XS Premium new and gave it to my stepson when he graduated from high school. It has 163K on it now and has only needed wear items (shocks, brakes, etc). Of course, we were religious with maintenance on that one too.

It pays to buy brands with good reliability records.

As for Jeeps, I'd have to really think about buying a brand new Jeep right now. I view Jeeps the same way I viewed Saabs for so many years -- there are "good" ones and "bad" ones. The only way you can be sure to get a good one is to buy one a few years old at least, that has only had one owner and has been well maintained. If someone gets a semi-lemon, they're going to ditch it as soon as possible. Generally speaking, I think that's how you see some Wranglers with four and five owners before they turn 100K. On the other hand, if you see a Jeep with 100K on it and only one owner, chances are that's one of the "good" ones.

I bought my one-owner 2002 Wrangler almost a year ago with 100K on it. Wednesday was the first day it didn't start. The original starter failed. Otherwise, it just runs. Every day. I think it was one of the good ones.

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Old 02-16-2013, 04:35 PM   #93
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I basically stole mine. I got it last August, '99 TJ 4.0 with 90k on it for $5300. Needed tires and rims but haven't had any major issues. Put a new exhaust on it and a new starter, that'd be it. It was in GREAT shape too.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:55 AM   #94
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Originally Posted by EricKai View Post
My 03 Jeep Wrangler currently has 412K...changed first trans last month, two alternators, three batteries and lots of tires. Engine still runs strong. Since 100K have used Mobil 1 Full Synthetic and Lucas oil treatment. For tires check out quality 4x4 re-treads.
412k! My god the Jeep must be your baby.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:03 AM   #95
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When it comes down to it a vehicle is worth whatever a buyer will pay for it. The value to the buyer is composed of his desire to have the item and how much money he has to spend. A wealthy man will pay more for a given item than one with less money because he can indulge his desires more. So if you really want something and can afford it you'll pay what you can afford. If you buy a high mileage vehicle you should consider whether you have enough additional funds to repair whatever it might need.
I paid more for my '01 TJ than the normal amount for it's year and mileage. I did so because I'd looked at quite a few and this one was a standout in appearance and condition. To me it was worth a couple thousand more than it might have been to someone else. I can also afford to replace whatever the Jeep needs during the time I'll own it. In my earlier, less affluent years, I wouldn't have paid as much for it. I spent a lot of years driving pretty tired cars but now don't have to. So it's as much your amount of money you can afford as the condition and year of the car. The 'right price' is different for each buyer.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:11 AM   #96
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As my dealer says when I bought it.. rust is the issue. I have zero rust on mine because of where I live (vancouver BC) and so he thought that all you have to do when you have a nice tj without rust is replace parts. Rare to find a Tj here in vancouver under 7000.00 (with 6cyl)

I guess value is how you assign it. My Tj doesn't look or drive any different than when I owned a 99 Tj in 2000. My 2001 Tj does need shocks but you would never know it was that old.. it has 307,000km on it.

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Old 02-19-2013, 03:27 AM   #97
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Bought my 2000 TJ Sahara last summer for $10k, 143k. It was bone stock. One owner, and street driven only lol. Also at the time it was the only jeep in the area for sale that had a hard top and i knew i wanted a hardtop for the winter. Also, it was the cheapest in the area as well. In all my time of looking for a jeep in my area they EXPENSIVE. I still have yet to see one around here worth buying that is under $10k. Usually if their under that their beat to crap.

So far the only thing i've done to mine is a oil change, and new wheels and tires. 147k now. Runs great

Day i brought it home.

How it is now.
"Stupid is as stupid does." - Forest Gump

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Old 02-19-2013, 03:30 AM   #98
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Thanks everyone.... I'm not sure how I feel about the price and if I am getting a "deal"... They are asking $8900. I've been looking for quite a while and compared to what I've found it seems reasonable, but it blue books for about $8000. But just looking at the market based off of what I've found while looking and how well they seem to hold their value I am considering it??

Think I'll offer them 8 and take it from there.... What's everyone else's opinion? It's in very good condition inside and out....

That's a pretty high price. I got my 99 with 81k on it for $7200 last year (private sale). It was in excellent condition with documented maintenance records.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:05 PM   #99
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Hey guys I got a 99 wrangler with over 265000 miles on it and i was wondering if it was fine to still run it like an offroader and go on trails and mudding or will it be bad and just ruin the motor and like blow it up.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:21 PM   #100
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Originally Posted by mrarms View Post
I purchased a 2006 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited from E-Bay with 124,000 miles for $ 8,600.00. Needed new tires soon but other than a good cleaning was in great condition. Front grill & hood had a little damage.
Purchased a few front clip items and one night I was "hit" by a "cow", according to the Sheriffs Accident Report.
Dark, raining, limited vision on an unlit gravel road. The "steer" was in the middle of the road, just over the top of the hill. Armored up bumpers saved the Jeep from much physical damage.
After having fixed the damaged, replaced the front clip, I decided to have something that NO ONE ELSE HAS.. I had the Jeep repainted to Electric Lime Green Pearl. Man does it look great.
All new rubber seals and upgraded wheels, (2010 Rubicon) now looks like a new Jeep. Now to me Worth about $ 24,000.00 One of a kind.. I love it.
I might have read it wrong, but there is a electric like green pearl jeeps.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:52 PM   #101
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Originally Posted by baalceixu View Post
Hey guys I got a 99 wrangler with over 265000 miles on it and i was wondering if it was fine to still run it like an offroader and go on trails and mudding or will it be bad and just ruin the motor and like blow it up.
Jeeps are notorious for their durability. Just go through the suspension, steering, driveline, all the fluids and do with it what you please once it checks out fit for duty. My XJ had 29XXXX miles when I first took it on a run through the mountains. It was mechanically sound and only had minor overheating problems.

Don't be upset when something finally does give out.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:59 PM   #102
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alright thanks for the help underneath its pretty mechanically sound and hasn't been too abused, but hey its a jeep things break

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