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Mjtorr 08-17-2013 03:32 PM

Buying my first Jeep. Need advice
 
Hello everyone. I've been browsing this forum for a while now. Originally planned on getting a JK but given my current finances I've been thinking about a TJ. Today I test drove a 2003 Rubicon auto with 160,000 miles priced at $14,000. The Jeep was in great condition. I drive about 30 miles a day and this will be my daily driver. My question is do you think this is a good deal. I've searched around but I'm really set on this Jeep. Also I am concerned the miles are a bit high. Any advice is good advice. Thank you ok advance

louczar 08-17-2013 04:23 PM

That price is high for the year / mileage. Did you look it up on KBB or Edmunds to get an idea of the value?

mudmagnet63 08-17-2013 04:39 PM

I paid $12500 for my 02 with 125 k not a Rubi though. I have seen them priced close to that here. offer $12K ya never know

Mjtorr 08-17-2013 04:45 PM

Just checked KBB. They price it at $10,945 in excellent condition. Seems about right. I feel more comfortable in that range.

SuperTJ 08-17-2013 05:10 PM

Seems high does it have any accessories? Maybe they are priced for negotiation room? Dealer or private seller?

Mjtorr 08-17-2013 05:16 PM

Bone stock. Saw it at the dealer so I'm sure theres room for negotiation. Do you think I should start at $10,000 and see what they come back with?

Mjtorr 08-17-2013 06:17 PM

Also what should I look for when inspecting and are there any known major issues with this year? Thank you

MarkGLHS 08-18-2013 03:08 AM

I would not offer more than 10% above NADA/KBB on a Rubicon w/ that mileage.

There's no specific major issues with this model/year, just the typical used vehicle stuff to check for/road test/inspect for frame and tub rust, etc.

Wrangler339 08-18-2013 03:13 AM

I picked up a stock 06 at 36,000 for 14,000 that's def high, especially with no mods done at all

cbking 08-18-2013 09:11 AM

I paid 11,000 for a 2002 with 58,000 miles on it clean two owner vehicle. It has only be driven in two MN winters so hardly any rust.

Mjtorr 08-18-2013 12:16 PM

Thanks for the input guys. I'm going to offer what I feel is a fair price and see what they come back with. As for now I will continue my search. Can't wait to join the family.

Wrangler339 08-18-2013 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mjtorr (Post 4092644)
Thanks for the input guys. I'm going to offer what I feel is a fair price and see what they come back with. As for now I will continue my search. Can't wait to join the family.

Can't wait to have ya joins the team!

capsfan2013 08-18-2013 01:09 PM

Good luck! That is a bit high. Battle it out and haggle with them. They want your business more than anything. I hope you join the family ASAP!

Mjtorr 08-18-2013 07:07 PM

Thank you!


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