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Old 08-02-2012, 11:44 AM   #31
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I got my 2000 sport last summer with 64000 on the clock with 4.0, 5 speed, ac and a dana 44, nice wheels and tires (32's), 2" budget boost, warn front and rear bumpers and a warn m8000 winch. All the parts were like new. The carfax said the previous owner only had it 7 months. I think they bought it and added all the parts and then figured out the gas milage sucked and traded it back in. No rust on the body at all and the frame is solid. Paid 12K out the door.

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Old 08-02-2012, 01:40 PM   #32
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I bought a 2002 Wrangler Sahara edition with 90K miles for $14,500.00 plus tax so just under $15,000.00. It is super clean looks great. It came with a hard top, soft top, a lift, chrome wheels, 33" tires. I may have overpaid a little but it was the nicest one I've seen. Don't think it has ever been off road which is good. The air doesn't blow out the front vents but other than that no real problems. I haven't found a leak yet so I may have to take it somewhere to get it fixed.


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Old 08-02-2012, 01:53 PM   #33
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I paid 9000 for my 01 sahara earlier this year. It's in great shape. Hard top. 100k miles. I looked for months and saw many with 150k and higher for twice as much in worse shape. Every thing works great and it's super clean. I need to beef it up now but I'm very happy with it
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Old 08-02-2012, 01:56 PM   #34
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I do wish I would have held out a little longer to find a manual but for months all I could find were manual 4 bangers and there was no way I was getting a 4 cylinder jeep
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Old 08-02-2012, 03:37 PM   #35
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yes you can find a nice TJ for under $15K as others have shown.

but to be sure you are not over-paying, you need to get out and actually look at and test drive as many vehicles as you can to be sure you are getting a decent deal for your market area (i.e.: TX Jeeps are way cheaper than MA Jeeps).

The Jeep might sound nice on paper and by the pix in the ad, but the actual Wrangler might be a p.o.s.......I spent 7 months searching for a nice TJ and believe me the ads are not always accurate, some are down right fraud. NADA and KBB are nice guides, but trust me, nice low mileage one-owner TJ's go for above NADA most of the time.

I paid 8% above NADA for my TJ and consider it a decent deal for this market (Connecticut).
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:00 PM   #36
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That price point puts you well into a nice clean Rubicon that probably has a few extras to go with it. My advice is take your time and don't rush into a purchase you'll find a good deal if you spend some time lookin around. Good luck to ya.

P.S. under no circumstances are you to buy a 4 cylinder lol.
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:56 AM   #37
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Im lookin to sell my TJ 4L I6 aftermarket front and rear bumber extra roll bar 3o inch tires.good condition lots of brand new parts pm me if interested
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:57 AM   #38
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One owner. 70K miles great condition no wobble smooth as can be
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:07 PM   #39
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I got mine for 7500. And it runs perfect. The body has scratches but it was a weekend driver it's a 97 with 100k I didn't think it was too bad. It also came with a 1200$ warn xd9000i winch. 33 tires and I put 35s on. Good luck your best bet is to stay away from dealers
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:18 PM   #40
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I bought mine from a dealer, '01 with 53K for 12K. This is a dealer I trust - some of the smaller lots always have jeeps, but with all the offroading done here, some of them are poop with polish. The "sell it before it dies" mentality is alive and well. You gotta watch for that. Your price range is great, but that don't mean you'll always find good ones in that range.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:23 AM   #41
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I bought mine from a dealer, '01 with 53K for 12K. This is a dealer I trust - some of the smaller lots always have jeeps, but with all the offroading done here, some of them are poop with polish. The "sell it before it dies" mentality is alive and well. You gotta watch for that. Your price range is great, but that don't mean you'll always find good ones in that range.
You did good you could make money for what you got it for lo
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:25 AM   #42
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You did good you could make money for what you got it for lo
Low mileage for jeep not even broken in yet
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:54 AM   #43
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Yeah and the speedo reads too high.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:26 AM   #44
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that's a great price range to find a jeep. you could definitely find one. just search & find the right one for you.

i got my built 99 for $9500. only thing i was looking for was an auto with a/c (for my son). this one was a manual, but it only had 41k miles on it. plus everything was done to it that i would want to do, so i overlooked the auto.

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