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burton160w 10-13-2009 01:21 PM

Is It A Good Buy? Or am I Being Ripped! 2000 Jeep
 
Possibly wrong forum :(

I've been talking to this craigslist seller about a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. I've gotten her down to $7000, before I realized the accident problem - and I'm going tonight to go buy it. Haven't made any official commitment, so I need some input before going for it.


2000 Jeep Wrangler
8-inch suspension life
1-inch body lift
Audio upgrades
6-cyl w/ manual transmission
46,xxxx miles!
Comes with Hardtop and a softop (huge + for me)

http://images.craigslist.org/3n53mc3...f5584b14b2.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3m03pc3...c08aa91b42.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3n83m93...9b322a133b.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3n03o73...969de618de.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3kd3pc3...9f9056123c.jpg

Now, I'd be drooling already... but there's bad news. Carfax reports an accident back in 2004, no frame damage I don't believe, but the seller says that the accident just messed up the driver side fender (I can fix). It doesn't look too bad to me, really just surface and some dents. But given the obvious off-road nature of the car, would you still consider this a good buy? What problems do I need to look out far, and as well, am I getting ripped off on the price? Also, I still do a lot of on-road highway driving back and forth about once a month (100 miles). I know the tires are uncomfortable, but would it be considered ridiculous to consider this a driver like that.

http://xs344.xs.to/xs344/09422/photo513.jpg

I really appreciate it, and once I get this jeep :) I'll be here all the time :wave:

Cons_Table 10-13-2009 01:26 PM

the tires look to be pretty worn judging from the picture. plus with that size of a tire you want to consider the gearing. if the gears havent been changed with the upgraded tires, the jeep will be a dog

Schmo 10-13-2009 01:30 PM

I'd be less concerned about the accident and more concerned about the tires and lift and what all has been done to it. How big are the tires where a 8" suspension and 1" body lift are needed? What axles are in it and what is the gearing? Has this thing been taken off road much? You mention that you need to do highway driving, depending on the gears, getting to normal highway speeds and getting over 10 MPG might be difficult.

4point 10-13-2009 01:47 PM

x2 on the above posts.

It looks like a 4" suspension lift and a 2" body lift, together equaling 8" of total lift. If it truly has a 8" suspension lift its not going to be a good commuter on the highway. The tires need to be replaced and that tire is terrible on a daily driver. The fender is replaceable.
I think if it had been used hard those plastic side steps would have been torn off. Take a good look at the under side for damage and worn parts.

4Jeepn 10-13-2009 01:48 PM

lifts is too big, tires to big for everyday driver... fender minor deal... Does it have a dana 44 rear? If not walk away... Lockers? gear change?

burton160w 10-13-2009 04:37 PM

:( it was tough, but I turned it down after everyone's comments (appreciate it :p). I wasn't sure about it having a dana 44 rear, as well as the gears being upgraded. But with those mud tires (worn, I didn't even realize that!) and the lift, I don't think it's going to serve my purpose. I STILL want a wrangler! But, I don't think this is gonna be it!


... I'm still pretty sad to give it up :9lame:

4point 10-13-2009 04:44 PM

Keep looking, good deals are out there and Jeeps with less headaches too.

Cons_Table 10-13-2009 04:46 PM

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Originally Posted by burton160w (Post 458900)
:( it was tough, but I turned it down after everyone's comments (appreciate it :p). I wasn't sure about it having a dana 44 rear, as well as the gears being upgraded. But with those mud tires (worn, I didn't even realize that!) and the lift, I don't think it's going to serve my purpose. I STILL want a wrangler! But, I don't think this is gonna be it!


... I'm still pretty sad to give it up :9lame:

its always more fun to build your own toy than to buy someone elses creation...your time will come and u will find the perfect one

burton160w 10-13-2009 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cons_Table (Post 458905)
its always more fun to build your own toy than to buy someone elses creation...your time will come and u will find the perfect one

Oh I understand this, really my ideal jeep would be a blue one or black with a smaller lift.

After telling her that the deal was off, she did say that the gears are properly adjusted for the wheels, but I'm still thinking a possibly made the right choice :redface:

jwells36 10-14-2009 07:31 AM

Keep looking you will find a deal that works better for you, it just takes time!

jw

mrcarcrazy 10-14-2009 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by burton160w (Post 458927)
Oh I understand this, really my ideal jeep would be a blue one or black with a smaller lift.

After telling her that the deal was off, she did say that the gears are properly adjusted for the wheels, but I'm still thinking a possibly made the right choice :redface:

Trust your gut.

You'll find the perfect Jeep and be much happier.

baja 10-22-2009 06:12 PM

It is your cash till you buy it,offer him a lower price and go from there.Driving it is crucial,thats not many miles for that year and it is a good starter for a durable jeep.Question is,how mechanically inclined do you want to become?8 in?Don't believe so.You seem to be needing a dd look for something alittle more stock and go up from there,that's the fun part of jeep ownership anyways.Happy huntin!

Sb5551 10-22-2009 08:43 PM

Where was the jeep located?


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