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Old 01-26-2017, 01:17 PM
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Hello, I'm debating on buying my first ever Jeep. 1995 Rio Grande. They are wanting $8,600 is this worth it? The Jeep is extremely clean, well kept, no rust, etc. new top
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Probably not, maybe with very very low mileage. (Like stored for 20 years)

It's a nice Jeep, I have the same one... but that kind of money is a bit much.

Ask the dealer that is telling you that price that you would like to see the NADA value.

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Old 01-27-2017, 05:58 AM
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It has 160,000 miles
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:33 AM   #4
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Another way to look at it is.. price what it would cost to do any mods you would want. If it already has those, it may be worth it. Mods add up quickly.
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Old 01-27-2017, 06:45 AM   #5
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I would do a little more research. Looks like fresh paint on the body AND the frame.
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In perfect condition, all records, with all the options you want, the color you want, and a couple mods, maybe. It still seems a little high, but to put it in perspective, we got a "deal" on ours. Seemed great 6 months ago. So far I have had to completely replace the a/c, completely replace thee brakes(and I am talking every single part including hard lines), rebuilt the transmission, replaced the rusted out seats that looked perfect the day we bought it, but the bottoms fell out of them, replaced the underdash harness, rebuilt the column, replaced the "new" hard top with a soft top because the "new" hard top was junk, replaced every single part of the suspension, replaced the fuel sending unit and pump, repainted it(because it was not the right color), put tires on it, and a whole lot more little things

So I am quite sure I have more in this one that $8600, so shop wisely. You may pay a little more for a perfect condition unit. Now mine is almost perfect, but I doubt I could get more than about $5500, and mine only has 103k on the clock.
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Price will vary, but at the end of the day it a 4cly with 160k miles on it. 3k max.
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Just remember JEEP = Just empty every pocket.
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It is a higher price, but you also won't have to worry about rust and body work for a while... You can get a new 2.5L engine installed, with a warranty on the engine, for around $1,500 installed if you look around. Plus I got my transmission rebuilt for under $1,000, even with gear replacements. So prepare yourself for that. Talk them down, but present other prices to them first. Like buying a house, look at what other YJ's are going for around the area... I personally hate body work, but I like the mechanics side, so I would pay a little more for a clean frame and body! But not that much. Offer $5,500-$6,000 cash and see what they say. Prices have really come down in the past couple of years, I've noticed!
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Thank you all very much for all the feedback. This really helps a lot. With the mods I want to do is aprox an extra $1,000 ad I had calculated.
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It is official

Guys thanks for your feedback. After much prayer and meditation I pulled the trigger and purchased my first Jeep ever. I've always wanted one and I'm greatful to finally be apart of the Jeep family! Time to order some mods for my new baby!
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First thing you have to learn owning a Jeep is the JEEP wave. Remember Jeep it Proudly. Congratulations on your new Jeep.
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Congratulations on your new Jeep. It's a good looking ride and as long as you are happy with it is all that matters.
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Yes, I can't wait to do my first Jeep wave.
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Thank you. I'm extremely happy to be apart of the Jeep life.

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