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vangeaux 06-25-2013 12:11 PM

Should I buy a Salvaged (but repaired) '94 Sahara?
 
I am thinking about purchasing a '94 Sahara with around 54k miles on it for $5k. It looks great but has a Salvage Title because the vehicle was declared a total loss when a tree fell on the back roll bar during a storm this May. Apparently the problem has been fixed - but is it crazy for me to purchase this vehicle? Am I paying too much? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!

tigerblood 06-25-2013 12:22 PM

Seems high for a yj, especially with a salvage title, but local markets really dictate jeep values. For some reason jeeps total out easily, my first yj had a salvage title, I wouldn't worry about that.

0III0forlife 06-25-2013 12:26 PM

In my area (western Pa.) that is about the going rate. actually it would be a higher price with only 54K on the clock. I have an 87, and although I have a boat load of money in it and would never consider selling it, I would bet that I could get around 6K for it. But it has a ton of after market as well as custom 1 off features.

ChicoJeepy 06-25-2013 12:54 PM

I agree with tiger. My first jeep which is the one I have now has a salvaged title but runs amazing and paid 3100 for it over here in California. I don't know much about the area your in but I would say it's a little high but no worries about the title. 4K would be a steal imo. Do you have pictures of it?

sslopok 06-25-2013 12:59 PM

It all depends on what kind of damage the vehicle had to deem it a total loss. I would not want a savaged vehicle that had a tweaked frame. I would want to see something in writing/ carfax that gave reason of why they salvaged it. I would be it was more than a roll bar. I wouldn't just take someone's word. Also take into consideration that it will be harder to sell if need be. In my opinion I wouldn't pay more then $3000.

allanwms 06-25-2013 01:09 PM

I agree with the resale aspect...I would see what else is available in your local market for that price.



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vangeaux 06-25-2013 01:17 PM

I don't have any pictures but it looks like it's in great condition. The interior is pretty much flawless. I am in Northern Virginia and everything tends to be a bit pricy in the area. All the other Wranglers I've seen in the area that are as old as this one have almost 100,000 more miles and are going for around $5k. The Carfax says it was totaled due to "Damage" not an accident. I'm not sure how to find out more about the specifics of the damage aside of taking his word. He says it was an older couple in Maryland that only got $2,000 from the insurance company for the damage to the roll bar since the car is so old and so they decided to part with it for a low price rather than fixing it with the insurance money. The Carfax shows that there's been only one owner since 1997. Thanks so much for your opinions guys!

OverkillYJ 06-25-2013 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by sslopok (Post 3897836)
It all depends on what kind of damage the vehicle had to deem it a total loss. I would not want a savaged vehicle that had a tweaked frame. I would want to see something in writing/ carfax that gave reason of why they salvaged it. I would be it was more than a roll bar. I wouldn't just take someone's word. Also take into consideration that it will be harder to sell if need be. In my opinion I wouldn't pay more then $3000.

X2 A bent rollbar does not = totaled. Sounds like you are only hearing part of the story. I would bet on tweaked frame. I would not pay more than $3k either. Maybe $3500 if everything else was perfect and it had no rust.

vangeaux 06-25-2013 01:42 PM

Salvage JEEP WRANGLER 1994 for sale, vin: 1J4FY49SXRP466757 in WALDORF, MD, 20602, USA, color: GREEN, price: 2350.00

OverkillYJ 06-25-2013 01:48 PM

Picture #9 looks like it is bent. If you look at the bottom of the pic it looks like both tires and front shackles are level, but the rest of the Jeep is tweaked a bit. Cant tell for sure because it might just be a bad pic.


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