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10-22-2011 08:45 AM
wedu22 Prices are Crazy in CT. Spent quite awhile looking at and driving different jeeps before I found and bought my 04. First one I looked at was an 01 TJ Rubi all mod out. Had over 135k on it and he wanted 19,500. Was beat to crap and leaking everywhere. Had a good laugh. Found one at a local dealership for 16,900 that had everything I was looking for. After a lot of bartering and walking away twice got it for 12,200. Hated even paying that much but I feel I got a good deal all the same. Love my Jeep
10-22-2011 03:29 AM
Buddy B
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Originally Posted by coley
I looked at absolute JUNK for $6,000 to $7,500 in NW Jersey - Eastern PA. I just about gave up and my wife actually suggested taking a small loan so we can find something decent for 11 or 12k, but I wasn't willing to take on another monthly payment.

I think I got a good deal on my '98 sport 4.0 5 spd. with a 127,000 miles. I had to stop myself from drooling when he pulled up and was willing to give him cash on the spot. No rust, Rhino lined, ford rear, lifted on 33's and everything done right. He was asking 8k but he let me have it for 7k.

Don't tell my wife, but I probably put $2500 into it since…. It didn't NEED anything but I WANTED a couple things. :-) I think we all can relate to that.
Oh I can relate, I'm not sure about other areas but here seams if you try to trade in an altered jeep, the first thing they ask is, do you have the stock parts and will you change it back... Last tj I had was a 98 sport, 4.0, stick,soft top and they wanted the OEM radio, wheels, and bumpers :facepalm : my jaw just about dropped how much less he was going to give me if I left it that way...
10-21-2011 09:31 PM
AKRubikon $9000 for that would be a great deal up here!
10-21-2011 09:08 PM
Pistondog Paid 18,000 for a stock 2006 wrangler x with 17,000 miles. Saw a 1999 with 205,000 ragged out for 4000. Drove 2 hours to get my jeep. Spent the whole ride back wondering why I didn't get a jeep sooner.
10-21-2011 05:31 PM
wrangler_greenie I have to say ditto to everyone elses reply, I live in southern VA and was on craigslist and autotrader daily and within a 100 mile radius of where I live(Virginia and well into North Carolina) people are asking no less than 9 grand for jeeps. there is a dealer here in town selling a 99 or 2000 with 180000 miles for 7995. I found a great deal on one in a neighboring town about an hour away but by the time I finish getting it looking the way i want I will have spent almost as much as you
09-07-2011 05:55 PM
Plowboy1970 December of 2010 bought a 97 sport 4.0 auto 3.55 posi. Both tops, full doors. Typical rust on top of drivers fender, and just below rear tailgate. Frame was sprayed and in good shape. 121K miles. Bought it for 5K. Guy was trading it in and was offered less than that for it. Put on new tires and rims, oil pressure sender and now a CPS. But otherwise been good. Sounds like you got a pretty good deal too. I see them asking 6-9K for 97's, 8K+ for 98-02 around here, Milwaukee, Chicago area.
09-07-2011 04:27 PM
Kamui157 Just picked up a 97 2.5l 5 speed with 178k. 12k winch, 4.88's, 6" lift, fairly new 35" BFG's for $4300. Came with soft and bikini.

Figured lifting and tires on a stock jeep would've been around $1500 so $2800 for the running jeep wasn't bad.

No death wobble, that's almost priceless.
09-07-2011 04:18 PM
coley I looked at absolute JUNK for $6,000 to $7,500 in NW Jersey - Eastern PA. I just about gave up and my wife actually suggested taking a small loan so we can find something decent for 11 or 12k, but I wasn't willing to take on another monthly payment.

I think I got a good deal on my '98 sport 4.0 5 spd. with a 127,000 miles. I had to stop myself from drooling when he pulled up and was willing to give him cash on the spot. No rust, Rhino lined, ford rear, lifted on 33's and everything done right. He was asking 8k but he let me have it for 7k.

Don't tell my wife, but I probably put $2500 into it since…. It didn't NEED anything but I WANTED a couple things. :-) I think we all can relate to that.
09-07-2011 03:14 PM
Buddy B October 2009 the asking price for my 05 Tj Sport with dual tops was 14,500 with 11,050 miles on it, this thing was showroom condition... the price was a little below average here on the Jersey Shore
09-07-2011 02:55 PM
BManz
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Originally Posted by Jeep_guy3 View Post
So I guess what I am trying to see is, is there anyone else out there that lives in an area that just because it is a JEEP and the top comes off people think that they are made of gold?
Yes. Chicago area dealers have used Jeeps priced higher than new ones on the same lot. I guess if there are enough stupid people around...
09-07-2011 02:35 PM
jillS The line here is pretty much drawn between 95 and 97. Anything '95 or older is $4k or less unless it's had a bunch of mods. I've seen some people asking $5-$8k for like '92s because they've been all jacked up. Not even in great condition.
The 97-00/01s are usually in the $5k-$9k range depending on condition and miles. Anything newer than an '01 is going to run $8k (if you're lucky) to over $10k easy.

I am buying a '99 6cyl 4.0 with 98k miles for $5500. It looks good in and out, and the people I'm buying it from are getting it inspected before I pick it up... which is good because I guess it needed exhaust work to pass inspection!! I'm a tiny bit nervous about that. But hey, at least it will be fixed!
09-07-2011 01:37 PM
shipjim 97 tj 152000 miles $3200 . Required repairs to pass inspection $1000. Add ons after the fact,winch,cb radio,sirrius radio,bed lined,new bfg 31x10.5,gas cans,mucho tools,recovery gear air compressor.....you see the base price doesnt always mean a lot, looks to me like much of these items are already.
JEEP=
JustEmptyEveryPocket!!
09-01-2011 08:34 AM
TJWenatchee
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Originally Posted by Tripp View Post
I feel your pain! I'm up the road in Yakima, bought my '98 last fall for $7500. It has a 3.5 inch Rubicon lift and 33'' BFGs.

Pretty much a PNW thing, Seattle is worse!
Isn't that the truth. Found mine here in Wenatchee and felt fortunate. Hardly any for sale period. I guess just too many beautiful sites that Need a Jeep to get too, plus everyone (westsiders) thinks everyone in the state are made of money (no offense to those on the west side who don't). I used to live over on the Dark side of the Cascades and I know.
09-01-2011 07:19 AM
MN.Wreck Jeeps are kinda pricey weather they are new or used IMO. I picked up this 98 TJ in June for $6500. It's a 4cyl/5spd with 98k on it. I'm in NW Minnesota and had to drive 200 miles to get mine. I feel I paid market price in my region, I'm super cheap and rarely pay market price.

I had a 98 Mercedes SLK 230 that I sold for $5800 to get my Jeep. That price made sense to me, It was a pretty refined car that was $40k when it was new. My TJ on the other hand was ~$14k when new. Jeeps hold thier resale better than a Mercedes. Enjoy the Jeep

Oh - I have already had to put a set of tires on mine so that puts me right at $7000

09-01-2011 06:51 AM
Jon M
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Originally Posted by Jon M
Florida is pretty high too. Hot my 02 YJ bone stock with 27000 miles for 12,900 a year ago. Now similar jeeps I'm seeing for $15000 +.... Not sure what's going on.
Sorry TJ, damn buttons!!!
09-01-2011 06:26 AM
onebigmj I consider the area I live in to have some of the lower resale values for tjs and $8500 is not a bad deal if its in good mechanical condition and not rusted. evenn 4cly tjs built like yours still go for close to that. I paid 13k for my 04 rubi with 81k on it last year and the state sent me a letter saying i paid under the book value and I had to pay the difference in taxes or give a reason why I paid what I did for it.
08-31-2011 11:46 PM
shewoolf
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Originally Posted by OregonTJ View Post
Expensive here in Oregon. I paid $18,500 last year for my 2005 TJ in very good condition with 39000 miles. It was the best price I could find after 4 months shopping.....
I paid 16,950 for my O5 in Feb of this year with 38000 I got it in Washington but live in Oregon. I knew it was an awesome deal for our area! I couldn't find another on in that price range for the year and mileage so i jumped on it!

Pricing is all done by the cost of living. In an area that has a higher pay scale they have a higher cost of living and that leads to stuff costing more.

My mouth always drops open at the prices from the mid west. They are so much cheaper than here on the west coast.
08-31-2011 11:21 PM
jtaghansen
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Originally Posted by Double_Trouble
'97 TJ, Hardtop, lifted, winch, extra top, jack, etc. 180kmiles, $6,800.

I'm happy with it - and that, my friend, is what counts.
Damn right brotha.
08-31-2011 11:17 PM
YHSublime
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Originally Posted by Double_Trouble View Post
'97 TJ, Hardtop, lifted, winch, extra top, jack, etc. 180kmiles, $6,800.

I'm happy with it - and that, my friend, is what counts.
amen.
08-31-2011 09:01 PM
jrmiller I got mine for 9k about 5 years ago its a 2000 sahara had 60k on it...came from NY to NC but was hardly driven because the owner was in bad health. sold it to his mom to pay medical bills and she drove it down to NC to make her money back.
08-31-2011 04:24 PM
Double_Trouble '97 TJ, Hardtop, lifted, winch, extra top, jack, etc. 180kmiles, $6,800.

I'm happy with it - and that, my friend, is what counts.
08-31-2011 04:20 PM
zdragon my o6 sport bought 3 weeks ago is worth 300 bucks more according to KBB trade in value today.
08-31-2011 03:34 PM
markzeronine I'm content with the deal I got on mine.

2000 Sport, 5-speed, D44, 78k, bone stock never offroad. FL car entire life, no rust all. Dirty with, well... dirt, just not cleaned too often and made it look a lot worse than it was (close to mint when cleaned up).. All maint done, nice fluids everywhere I checked, clean air filter, etc. Listed for 9,500 I believe, offered 7500 and drove it away for 7800.

When I first thought, hey I'll get a 99ish wrangler.. I expected them to be about 4k-5k in good condition with a 6 cyl LOL. I don't mind that I paid more though, (even though book is close to 10,000 to my surprise), because I know I can sell it for profit if I ever wanted to



edit, don't know why I went off about my Jeep... my point is that as long as you paid the amount that they're going for in your area, don't feel bad... you'd get your money back if you wanted to
08-31-2011 01:40 PM
tkagad I got an 04 Rubi in IL with 117k miles for 12k. The best deal available in my area. Totally worth it IMO
08-31-2011 01:20 PM
jleito26 I got a good one for this thread... I searched for about a month on Autotrader and any other site I could find for a Jeep that met my specifications. I found one in TX just north of San Antonio for 12k, only issue is that I live in NY so I spoke with the dealer and asked if they would do a straight up trade for an 09 Toyota Corolla with 30k miles and a factory warranty. They agreed and after some info was traded off I went solo 3600 miles round trip to get my 02 TJ with 70k miles.

I wouldn't recommend it for everyone but to me it was well worth it.
08-31-2011 01:19 PM
eddieb02
i got my 97 4.0L with 140k

for only $3300

but i needed entire new suspension and i put $1800 into it. rather do it that way tho and know that its new and good to go, then buy something for 5-6k that the guy says is good and upto date only to find problems later. My sense tho is that i still overpaid by a little bc the body and interior are pretty banged up (no radio, dirty dash, and a/c that doesnt work)
08-31-2011 01:16 PM
immarkshy
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Originally Posted by swkenobi View Post
Yes, Colorado.
haha for sure, 12k 01 tj 89000 miles, 4"lift, 33x12.5x15, src8 winch, hard top, soft top, bikini top, didnt shop around too much, this was in pretty good shape only thing i really had to do was replace front passenger ujoint and new pads and rotors, minimal rust, and always adding more stuff myself
08-31-2011 01:09 PM
Richey81 Sounds as if I may be a lucky one. A guy made me a 10000 dollar offer on my 01 Tj with 150k. I only paid 6500 for 3 yrs ago. Turned around the same day bought a 02 blacked out Tj with 75k miles 4 inch bds lift 33x12.50 17 nitto mud grapplers pro comp wheels, rugged ridge front and rear bumpers, winch and roof rack for the same price. Of course cash money from my sell was a deciding factor of bringing the price down from 12k.
08-31-2011 12:56 PM
topher38 it just depends on the deal you find i got mine for hella cheap. it has a 3.5 suspension it has ugly chrome tubes on it. and it had 33x12.5x15s with fair tread. nothing wrong with the jeep in good condition with 67k for about 7400
08-31-2011 12:54 PM
Jon M Florida is pretty high too. Hot my 02 YJ bone stock with 27000 miles for 12,900 a year ago. Now similar jeeps I'm seeing for $15000 +.... Not sure what's going on.
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