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Old 01-03-2012, 06:36 AM   #1
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Smile Buying Advice ....a fair deal?

A newbie here asking for some advice on buying my first jeep. Found this ad on CL here locally in Dallas. Price seems a bit high, but it sure looks like a nice TJ.


Low miles, hard top, AC, family owned, etc. Is $8500 a bit high? Or fair?

Many thanks for any advice/opinion!

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Old 01-07-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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Don't do it. It is a 4 cylinder. Also it only has Dana 35 on it. This means that you will be replacing the rear end soon if you plan on doing any off roaring.

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Old 01-07-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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^^^ I agree. Go with a 6 cylinder if you can. Not a bad price though, for that year, pretty low miles.
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:17 PM   #4
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I wouldn't do it for a 4 cyl.

Dallas is a BUYING zone.

I'm in Houston and it's a pain in the @ss, I'm in a sellers market. As long as it runs, they charge highway robbery pricing @ times.

You can grab great deals in Dallas, be vigilant on CL, check every 1-2 hours.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:03 AM   #5
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Definitely shop around and make sure to have it inspected by a mechanic b/f you buy. If there are problems it can help with negotiating on the price. I am down in austin, which there just aren't a whole lot of jeeps for sale. I had drive about 1 1/2 hours out of town to get my recent jeep. IMO, the TJ models have almost appreciated in value since the JK's came out. At least that is what it seems. I sold my 01 3 years ago with only 70000 miles on it, for 10k(2 inch lift with 32's). That was the going rate at the time. This time, I had a lot of trouble finding anything close to those miles under 10k. Luckily, my patience paid off, and I scored an 05 TJ with 82K for only 10,900.

I also recommend buying a stock jeep, running it stock on the trails for a bit. this way you will see exactly what upgrades/mods you want to have done. It's fun to build your Jeep the way you want it!
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:10 PM   #6

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I agree with crazyflyingplastics about building your own jeep. You can't beat the low miles for a 99' TJ! I've seen some here in San Antonio for about 12,000 with higher mileage. Goodluck on getting your new JEEP!

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