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01-18-2011 02:09 PM
mestude
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Originally Posted by roxbury29 View Post
I am new to forum too, just purchased(ordered) my 1st jeep! so far I have had it for 2 months. I looked throughout last year for about 6months for a nice (2 yr old) wrangler, sahara, or rubi. Dont jump into a used one. Its all up to you. But you might still want to consider a new Sport, its like the 09X

Think about it - if you get it for $22K - how much extra for a extended warranty $1-2K / for a 2 yr old vehicle.. I paid $29500 for my new one 2011, ordered exactly how I wanted. and will mod it in the summer(hopefully)
or even look for some left over new 2010's

Either way you will love it! just wanted to give you my opinion.
..I have thought about that, however that puts me at a monthly payment that is not "family condusive" if you will.....i actually got a dealer in my area give me a quote on a new '10 wrangler x for 27500 before tax, title, plate fees. but again i think that put my payment at about $120 MORE than i want to spend a month and added on a year of those payments as well....
01-18-2011 07:57 AM
roxbury29
Quote:
Originally Posted by mestude View Post
I appreciate everyones opinion and after some more researching and reading, i think it is smarter to buy stock and build it the way i want as time and money permit....i found this jeep very close to me for sale and so far talked them down to $22000 out the door, i go and drive it and look at it tonight....

"Wrangler Unlimited X Sport Utility 4D Automatic 4 speed w/overdrive. V6 3.8 L 2009 Dark Green 22,000 miles, never been off road, all highway mileage
Never been in accident, excellent condition, email for VIN number for car fax report. Asking $24,500 OBO. KBB value for suggested retail is $26,905
Has Towing pkg, power seat, power windows, removable (3 part) hard top, cruise control, cd player, among many other featuresWrangler Unlimited X Sport Utility 4D Automatic 4 speed w/overdrive. V6 3.8 L 2009 Dark Green 22,000 miles, never been off road, all highway mileage
Never been in accident, excellent condition, email for VIN number for car fax report. Asking $24,500 OBO. KBB value for suggested retail is $26,905
Has Towing pkg, power seat, power windows, removable (3 part) hard top, cruise control, cd player, among many other features
"

I am new to forum too, just purchased(ordered) my 1st jeep! so far I have had it for 2 months. I looked throughout last year for about 6months for a nice (2 yr old) wrangler, sahara, or rubi. Dont jump into a used one. Its all up to you. But you might still want to consider a new Sport, its like the 09X

Think about it - if you get it for $22K - how much extra for a extended warranty $1-2K / for a 2 yr old vehicle.. I paid $29500 for my new one 2011, ordered exactly how I wanted. and will mod it in the summer(hopefully)
or even look for some left over new 2010's

Either way you will love it! just wanted to give you my opinion.
01-18-2011 07:27 AM
mestude I appreciate everyones opinion and after some more researching and reading, i think it is smarter to buy stock and build it the way i want as time and money permit....i found this jeep very close to me for sale and so far talked them down to $22000 out the door, i go and drive it and look at it tonight....

"Wrangler Unlimited X Sport Utility 4D Automatic 4 speed w/overdrive. V6 3.8 L 2009 Dark Green 22,000 miles, never been off road, all highway mileage
Never been in accident, excellent condition, email for VIN number for car fax report. Asking $24,500 OBO. KBB value for suggested retail is $26,905
Has Towing pkg, power seat, power windows, removable (3 part) hard top, cruise control, cd player, among many other featuresWrangler Unlimited X Sport Utility 4D Automatic 4 speed w/overdrive. V6 3.8 L 2009 Dark Green 22,000 miles, never been off road, all highway mileage
Never been in accident, excellent condition, email for VIN number for car fax report. Asking $24,500 OBO. KBB value for suggested retail is $26,905
Has Towing pkg, power seat, power windows, removable (3 part) hard top, cruise control, cd player, among many other features
"
01-16-2011 09:18 AM
JeeperJake another comment from 'geezerJeeperJake' past life:

considering the astonishing off-road capabilities of even the primitive 1945 CJ2 with which I began my own Jeeping journeys, anything past that iteration of design could well be considered "mostly cosmetic"....which is fine as long as the user recognizes the difference between 'form' and 'function'.

Street jeeps create an illusion of what is really little other than fashion dejure. Fat wide tires have certain benefits in certain conditions, while taller skinnier tires have other advantages. Both come with a financial as well as performance cost in the overall user-driver world.

Frankly I've had more satisfaction and far more sheer pleasure, rather than buying the results of somebody else assembling their notion of wonderful, when getting the basics and then responding to my own ideas.

Yea Jeep!!!!
01-16-2011 09:00 AM
mhaines Of the two listed, I would go with the second one. Already has a tad in the rear and a warn winch. Option one has probably been beat on a little (just guessing), and as it's your first Wrangler I vote for build it your way
01-16-2011 08:06 AM
TexasJeepGuy
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Originally Posted by JDsDream View Post
Okay, you asked for opinions so here is mine. Buy as close to stock as possible. You are new to Wranglers and new to off roading. When buying a used Jeep you have to assume that the more it has been modified, the harder it has been used. There are a number of members who have bought modified jeeps and later regretted doing so, wishing that they had gone stock in order to build it more to their own liking and needs. When you buy pre-modified, you don't know exactly what has been done or if the mods were properly installed. Sure the lift looks great and you love the big tires, but has it been re-geared to handle those modifications? If someone is going to throw that much money into a rig, why did they get rid of it? You will be surpised what a stock wrangler can do and how it performs off road right out of the box. Just my opinion.
Completely agree. I bought a completely stock 2007 one owner daily driver and modded it out exactly as I wanted it. I was shocked at how hard it is to find one in good shape for a "fair" price, which I define as when I make the mods I want to make, without getting crazy with it, I am still around high end of market price. It took months of internet research and watching cars.com, ebay motors, craigslist, etc etc.
01-14-2011 03:04 PM
ZOMB1E X2 on starting out with a stocker. Jeeps are meant to be personalized to the owners taste, and with the plethora of options out there, you have an opportunity to make it your own style.

Like it was previously stated, if you buy a heavily modified JK, chances are it has seen it's share of off roading. You don't necessarily know how it was treated or what you might be getting into.

Welcome to the forum.
01-14-2011 01:58 PM
JDsDream Okay, you asked for opinions so here is mine. Buy as close to stock as possible. You are new to Wranglers and new to off roading. When buying a used Jeep you have to assume that the more it has been modified, the harder it has been used. There are a number of members who have bought modified jeeps and later regretted doing so, wishing that they had gone stock in order to build it more to their own liking and needs. When you buy pre-modified, you don't know exactly what has been done or if the mods were properly installed. Sure the lift looks great and you love the big tires, but has it been re-geared to handle those modifications? If someone is going to throw that much money into a rig, why did they get rid of it? You will be surpised what a stock wrangler can do and how it performs off road right out of the box. Just my opinion.
01-14-2011 12:45 PM
mestude Thanks Jeeper...i appreciate your insight....I have always wanted a Wrangler, but never have seemed to be in the right position, but i think my time has come, so im ready....

anyone else care to respond to the two i posted...
01-14-2011 11:20 AM
JeeperJake My own recent year-long search finally found a very low miles 08 Sahara.

Excellent shape, excellent price, just off warranty.

Driven by 'little old lady snow-bunny' who only used it 4 months of the year when she returned from the south. It is in literally show-room condition with 15000 miles.

Look for signs of wear/abuse on undercarriage---bumps, dings, bent/bruised metal parts.

Personally I ruled out anything over a certain indicated mileage, as other used rigs have all accumulated the types of issues I was seeking to avoid in this one.

The dealers in my area all were asking more for used models than a new low-end Sport MSRP.

I didn't want one with mods, can do that as
determined which are suitable for what *I* wanted.

There's a TON of choices out there. Don't be in a hurry.

Compare shop. Look around. Locating your own Jeep is more akin to the 'hunter/explorer' rather than the 'herdsman/planter' phase of species development IMHO.
01-14-2011 11:12 AM
Avalon786 Well I am a noob myslef! But I would look at the condition of the frame. Look for rust. Also service records. If lots of after market stuff where were all the parts installed? Was it a DIY, was it done well? Also contact your local dealers, they might be blowing out some left overs from last year (that how I got mine) for a good deal
01-14-2011 11:08 AM
mestude C'mon. no one out there has an opinion or advice for a newbie....anyone???
01-14-2011 09:39 AM
mestude
Newbie here looking for insight on buying a used WRANGLER

SO im looking for some helpful insight onbuying my first Jeep Wrangler...I am your typical suburbain off roader wanna be....i will be on road 80-90% of the time, however i love the way a modified Wrangler looks and love the idea of being able to go whereever when ever....so im talking to a couple guys in my area on 4door wranglers and wondering if anyone can help me with what to look for, watch out for, questions to ask, what aftermarket parts are ok. again. very much a newbie here. so hopefully after reading the ads you can give me some insight, thanks

FIRST ONE: JK after market list

2007 Jeep 4x4 Wrangler Unlimited S package

48,000 miles

Aftermarket parts list

Jeep no longer has red seat covers as seen in picture two, also there is no fairlead on the front bumper

4in Teraflex suspension with all adjustable upper and lower control arms
Adjustable track bar with relocation bracket reinforced. .75 skyjacker spacers
35 dick cepek's MT’s
5 Walker evans street locks
LOD rear bump and tire carrier
Rock hard A to B pillar roll cage
AEV front bump
AEV hood
AEV corner guards
JE Reel 1310 rear CV style drive shafts
Fox racing steering stabilizer
Shrockworks rock rails
Airaid air intake,
Throttle body spacer
Gibson Dual exhaust
4.88 ring/pinion
ARB air lockers front and rear
Kenwood elite speakers,
Rockford fos 4 channel amp
Delta HID lights
PIAA 525 lights
Evap skid
Rear diff skid
ARB front diff cover

Total price excluding

Kenwood elite Speaker system and Rockford Fosgate 4 channel amp.

$14548.23

Vehicle price approx. 25,000.00 before add-ons, bring the total to $39,549.00 with out labor of putting the vehicle together.

Looking to get 23k

Food for thought, if you start new now, the 2011 4door wrangler unlimited S package is $27,600.00


SECOND ONE:
2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X (4x4) - 3.8L, 6-speed manual, soft-top, loaded from factory with: Preferred Package 23S (heavy duty suspension, 17" wheels, tint windows, speed control, temp/compass, floor mats), Trailer Tow Group, Power Convenience Group (power windows, locks, remote keyless entry, security alarm), Tru-Lok Electronic Locking Rear Differential, Dana 44 Heavy Duty Rear Axle (3.73), Dana 30 Solid Front Axle, Electronic Front Sway Bar Disconnect, 386W 7-Speaker Infinity Sound System w/Subwoofer, 6-Disc CD/MP3 Player with aux jack plus additional dealer installed items: Off-Road Front Bumper, Grill Guard, Skid Plates, Warn 9.5 XP Winch.

Excellent Condition, 47,000 miles (hwy), asking $21,500 OBO. Private owner

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