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Old 07-13-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
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So my wife and I are looking to get a new toy. We have $3000 to spend and are aiming for a YJ with a hard top, preferably a V6 but not a must. I have noticed that market value out here seems to be the highest in the country. Is it a reach to think that we can get something decent with $3k cash?

With the YJ, can anyone let me in on tips, things to look for, etc? Other than the research I do on my own, I don't know much about these things.

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Old 07-13-2012, 01:20 AM   #2
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No v6, straight 6 though. You should be able to find a yj, but will most likely be a 4cy, soft top for 3k. Or at least that's what they go for here .


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Old 07-13-2012, 08:27 AM   #3
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Just the figures when I bought mine up here in yavapai county-
1995, 4cyl, softtop, 37k(actual mileage)......

translated to $7000(36month @5.99%) from the used lot of a Chrysler/dodge/jeep dealer in cottonwood.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:48 AM   #4
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Oops, my bad. Saying V6 is a habit even when the engine isn't REALLY a V.
I am almost expecting to end up with a soft top and no A/C for the amount we are spending. We can always buy a hard top later, there isn't too much summer left and I would be driving another car with A/C until temps cool down.

The asking prices down here are inflated though. Do most people selling a Wrangler actually get higher than book value in Arizona? Or are most of them just dreaming? That's the one thing I hate about buying used private-party vehicles is making an offer that's fair but well below asking price and being told to pound sand.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:42 AM   #5
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Can I solicit your opinion? Given the age of this beast, do you think that $3000 would be too much of a lowball offer? Considering the age and lack of things like a top and A/C, I don't think it's too bad but my buddy tells me I'm being a jerk if I offer $3k.

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Old 11-19-2012, 04:21 AM   #6
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my TJ ran me $9500
Blue brick with a lift
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:20 AM   #7

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Originally Posted by aaronarmenta View Post
my TJ ran me $9500
Check the date looks like a DEAD THREAD to me

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