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05-29-2013 09:22 AM
SAABseanSCANIA
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Originally Posted by sahara13 View Post
Time of year doesn't matter down here. Its always summer. I wonder if buying a Jeep in a northern climate in Oct Nov is the ideal time?????
Nope. It's a 4X4 and a convertible....... The only time the prices change is when they SPIKE in the spring before summer and fall before winter..... or if it needs a frame!

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Originally Posted by sahara13 View Post
No joke, there is an 02 Sahara with 90k miles on it listed for 14,500!!! I doubt it will sell for that. It has nothing but a 2 inch body lift and looks bone stock. We must have some suckers down here. (Naples, FL)

I guess if you want to sell list it down here!!!
I spend quite a bit of time in FL and moved back home to NH from the panhandle and I see this too... Hope I don't offend anyone but every time I'm in Florida I absolutely SCOUR craigslist; but all I end up finding is nothing but WAY overpriced clean stock jeeps or overpriced completely abused s***boxes...could be just my luck! I guess a florida vehicle is considered gold. But hey, it is what it is; don't think I don't advertise "FLORIDA VEHICLE" up here if I sell one! I just guess it works there too!
05-28-2013 11:24 PM
wmdavis007
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Originally Posted by music_man185 View Post

soft top, half doors with glass sliders, and a/c. not sure on the cruise or axle. i'm not sure of the brand, but i think its something like a 3" suspension, 1" body. the seller is a friend of mine, and i trust that its in good running shape and was taken care of. thats one reason i'm leaning towards buying it over another one off a complete stranger.
Always nice to know where a vehicle came from, so that's a big plus. Most of what I listed is what I would look for if I was purchasing another Jeep. Cruise isn't a must but nice if its there. The Dana 44 is a very nice upgrade from a Dana 35 (which is what I have). But I really wished I had a hardtop for the colder months, in my area in NC they are hard to find and if you do they sell for about $1100-$1400, just FYI. The lift combo sounds great too...1" body, 3" suspension.
05-28-2013 05:52 PM
music_man185
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Originally Posted by wmdavis007 View Post
It depends, does it have full doors, hard top and soft top? Does it have cruise, ac and a Dana 44 rear axle? If it has all those things....I would say it's a fair deal for our area. If not I would keep looking. Also you may want to find out what brand 4" lift it has and if its done correctly....and hope it's not just a huge body lift.
soft top, half doors with glass sliders, and a/c. not sure on the cruise or axle. i'm not sure of the brand, but i think its something like a 3" suspension, 1" body. the seller is a friend of mine, and i trust that its in good running shape and was taken care of. thats one reason i'm leaning towards buying it over another one off a complete stranger.
05-28-2013 05:42 PM
All Terrain JK
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Originally Posted by idiot magnet View Post

26 hours til the battle starts then it's onto the winner of tonight's game. I knew there would be a game 7 and it's back in the loudest arena.

Go Hawks!
It will get quiet fast.
05-28-2013 05:01 PM
idiot magnet
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Originally Posted by Fireaxe View Post

LET'S GO REDWINGS!!!!!! LET'S GO REDWINGS!!!!!!
26 hours til the battle starts then it's onto the winner of tonight's game. I knew there would be a game 7 and it's back in the loudest arena.

Go Hawks!
05-28-2013 04:52 PM
wmdavis007
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Originally Posted by music_man185 View Post
I live in the mountains of NC. Jeeps here aren't cheap either. I think I'm about to buy my first jeep. 99 wrangler sahara 4.0 5 speed. 104k miles. 4" lift. Well taken care of. $9k. Does this sound like a good deal?
It depends, does it have full doors, hard top and soft top? Does it have cruise, ac and a Dana 44 rear axle? If it has all those things....I would say it's a fair deal for our area. If not I would keep looking. Also you may want to find out what brand 4" lift it has and if its done correctly....and hope it's not just a huge body lift.
05-27-2013 09:00 PM
Fireaxe
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Originally Posted by idiot magnet View Post
I won't answer any questions to a dead things fan....
ABD = Anyone but Detroit.
15 minutes til the battle starts then it's onto game 7.


LET'S GO REDWINGS!!!!!! LET'S GO REDWINGS!!!!!!
05-27-2013 08:29 PM
jeepcreeptj Bought mine off craigslist for 5k and drove it straight home! be patient finding the best deals takes time and a little bargaining skills
05-27-2013 06:45 PM
idiot magnet I won't answer any questions to a dead things fan....
ABD = Anyone but Detroit.
15 minutes til the battle starts then it's onto game 7.
05-27-2013 04:53 PM
Fireaxe
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Originally Posted by idiot magnet View Post
I bought my '05 LJ for $4000 with 42K on it. I did sink a couple of thousand into her to get her to this point with several thousand more in parts to install that are sitting in my garage.
Salvage title/ rebuild?
05-27-2013 03:51 PM
idiot magnet I bought my '05 LJ for $4000 with 42K on it. I did sink a couple of thousand into her to get her to this point with several thousand more in parts to install that are sitting in my garage.
05-27-2013 03:17 PM
bmbillups 97 2.5L for 5000 even, runs like a charm. Had 152k when i bought it
05-27-2013 09:21 AM
music_man185 I live in the mountains of NC. Jeeps here aren't cheap either. I think I'm about to buy my first jeep. 99 wrangler sahara 4.0 5 speed. 104k miles. 4" lift. Well taken care of. $9k. Does this sound like a good deal?

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05-26-2013 09:43 PM
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05-26-2013 09:20 PM
TJrideordie77 Looks like it has been very very tooken care of
05-22-2013 09:24 AM
cmiller55 Bought this '99 Shara 4.0L 5 spd with dual tops, A/C, cruise, Dana 44 rear for $4,900 180,000 miles but I love it, first jeep, runs great.
05-22-2013 08:34 AM
lane_Morris My parents gave me a strict price limit of 4000 for my next vehicle after selling my piece of shit ford ranger that i had as my first vehicle and lets just say i made it my personall life goal to find myself a jeep for that price and i did i found this baby *2000 4.0L 5 speed* not much done to her but hey that just leaves more room for me 😊
05-22-2013 02:54 AM
wmdavis007 Wow this thread was brought back from the dead (posted in 2011) but I just had to say, that is one nice looking Grabber Orange Jeep mrobinso! As for the thread, I got my Jeep (97 4.0L Sahara w/ 120k) for $7k. It was in October a few years ago...the dealer, which is a friend of the family, told me if it was in the spring he would have asked an extra $900 for it. And because it was a Jeep he wasn't willing to drop the price at all. So timing is a big factor where I live...as it will be in most places that have "seasons", unlike Florida. (My sister lives in Charleston, SC and TJ's go for a premium there too.)
05-21-2013 10:32 PM
RevCo666
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Originally Posted by Jp90Talon View Post
Purchased my 01 60th anniv ed with aftermarket stereo, dual tops, rims and tires for $6.5k. Sold it 3 years later with just the soft top for $6.7k
Last summer I bought the same jeep (60th an. edition) except it was silverstone and not black version, both tops and the PO put on 31's brand new a week before I bought the the jeep from him for 6.5K... Which is odd in itself i guess for prices. BTW That was a cool best top with dual factor in your profile section!! I'd sell both tops I have for a trade on that.
05-21-2013 09:57 PM
Plowboy1970 Trying to sell a 97 SE in Wisconsin for $4500 and everyone wants to offer $3500-4000 When ever I want to buy everyone has theirs priced at $6000+
05-21-2013 09:39 PM
mrobinso I bought mine in the Fall for $4,000. 99 TJ SE with 60,000 mikes on a rebuilt engine by Jasper.

With a little tune up and a bit of paint it has gone from this



To this and runs like a champ. Gotten me through several snow storms.

05-21-2013 07:27 PM
flflash The trend is see is it's happening in other states than Florida, perhaps becuase we have Ideal Jeep weather, beaches, swamps and no snow there more in demand.
I live in Central Florida and I watch for Jeeps for sale at all times I also work at a new car dealership and keep my eyes open for a deal. I never see Wranglers sell for less than 10-12k no matter the mileage or condition.

I'm pretty sure if I had 25k to spare and went where-ever and bought 5 of these 5k TJ's I could bring them down here and double my money EASY!
05-21-2013 06:40 PM
dredg009 I got my 02 sport stock for 9999 in 2011 I'd say I over paid on mine with 110000 miles
05-20-2013 02:46 AM
MarkGLHS as with all used vehicles: compare, compare, compare.....be patient....and never forget that if you are smart, you will get what you paid for.

i've seen plenty of beaten down, rusted, neglected TJ's for 5 grand and under....none were worth the hassle of owning. but there's always that exception to the rule.

at some point though you have to stop being too worried about making that perfect "i- stole-this-one" buy and just be satisfied with owning one that was purchsed at a fair price.
05-19-2013 10:19 PM
DJs97TJs
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Originally Posted by Jimboo View Post
after searching for 3 months strait, i stumbled upon a 98 tj sahara 4.0 automatic with only 95000 miles on it. asking was 7200, talked him down to 5800.

twas a good day=)
Well it's not v6 but I got a 4cyl 2.5l 5spd manual with 89k for the low low price of (drum roll) 5 grand even.
Very happy with the purchase. Recently turned my first thousand
05-02-2011 01:39 PM
spyder98 I got mine for 6000 with 184000 its a 98 sport 5spd.

05-02-2011 12:56 PM
Jimboo after searching for 3 months strait, i stumbled upon a 98 tj sahara 4.0 automatic with only 95000 miles on it. asking was 7200, talked him down to 5800.

twas a good day=)
05-02-2011 12:23 PM
takeittothemax I agree that you have to be patient. I was looking for 3 months before I could find a 6 cylinder tj for under 6k. Stock w/ 160k miles. Its been the only 6 cylinder tj under 8k i have seen around here. Im just south of Seattle, Washington by the way.
05-02-2011 11:42 AM
Pmedg yeah, zero complaints so far. other than i bought it in december and have yet to drive around more than twice w/ the top off since taking delivery. I was actually at the dealership when it was purchased.
05-02-2011 11:02 AM
Hendog
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Originally Posted by Pmedg View Post
Buying one from someone you know is def the way to go. this way you know how the jeep was driven/maintained and they usually give you a better deal then they would someone else. $2,500 for a 98 TJ w/ 35k all summer miles w/ a fairly new soft top.
Now that is a good deal...
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