||09-17-2012 07:37 AM
New member in Austin, TX
Hello everyone, I am very excited at the prospect of owning my first Jeep!
I have found a 2009 JK X with under 32000 miles for $17984 (Used 2009 Jeep WRANGLER 4WD 2dr X - Town North Nissan - Austin Nissan, Used Cars Austin, Auto Service Austin, Austin Auto Parts, San Antonio, Round Rock, Georgetown
) and I am very inclined to make it mine. I would like to use this as a commuter vehicle (<100 miles a week) and to have some fun on some trails now and again. Over the next few years I will probably want to get bigger tires, put on a lift kit, etc. I’m super excited as I have always wanted a Wrangler, and now that I’m in my 30s I have decided it is time.
My question is, should I bother with an extended warranty? The factory Basic warrant is 36 months/36000 miles and is now expired. The dealership selling the vehicle is offering me an extensive extended warranty for $2600 for 48 months/60k miles. Would it be worth getting this sort of warranty, or should I take my chances by not getting it and paying for any repairs out of pocket? Also, if I add any modifications, would that void most warranties?
Also, any glaring issues with this particular vehicle that stand out from the ad? What sort of questions should I ask and look for when looking at it and test driving it? The price seems pretty good from what I can tell, but I'd love everyone here's opinion. This is not a certified pre-owned vehicle, and I plan on having Auto PI or someone similar inspect it first.
Thanks for your help, and I can’t wait to join the club :) Please let me know if I'm overlooking anything as a potential new Jeep owner.