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RustyNBeatin2000 05-03-2007 09:23 PM

bad thinking :(
ive been thinking of trading my jeep in soon.. I might be gettin another parttime fire department job about 30mins away.. and with gas prices.. and me breakin things costing more then i am making on payments around 298$ a month... I dont know if i can keep it. wondering what i could get a for a 2000 Wrangler Sport.. 5speed.. 4.0l.. hardtop.. 25,000 Miles.. with only mod is 30x9.5x15 firestone mt's.. Thanks.. i am saddened to think this way.. been great on here and in the jeep community.. will miss the jeepers wave :(!

Dare2BSquare 05-03-2007 09:47 PM

That jeep would go for about $10k around here. (private party sale) You will get a better idea if you go to and put in your zip code and all the equipment on your jeep.

amerijeep 05-03-2007 10:33 PM

Sorry Bro. I hate that you have the need to do that.

binaryking 05-04-2007 08:45 AM

Why not try to get another part time job a little closer to home?

Mike001 05-04-2007 09:51 AM

I would keep it and be more gentle with it thats what I've done and ain;t broke nothin yet and still have fun.

Mike001 05-04-2007 09:53 AM

Firefighters in big towns or cities here make a lot of money maybe you should just relocate.

dos0711 05-04-2007 09:59 AM

Keep the Jeep and buy a beater to drive back and forth to work.

daddyjeep 05-04-2007 11:45 AM

I second the beater idea. I'm driving a '95 lumina that I picked up for $750 so my Jeep can be the toy it was designed for.

binaryking 05-04-2007 05:39 PM

The other thing is, how long have you owned this Jeep? What kind of condition is it in? The reason I ask is that a dealership is not going to give you retail value for your Wrangler. And if you haven't owned it very long, you may still owe more than it's worth as a trade in. Also, if you trade it in, you are going to be purchasing another vehicle, and to beat that $298 payment you are going to have to finance no more than about 13K. What are you going to get that's better than a Wrangler for 13K out the door?

Just something to think about. Personally I think your in about the best situation you could hope for at this point. I don't think a different vehicle is the solution, I think you should be looking at different job prospects to solve your problem.

RustyNBeatin2000 05-04-2007 05:42 PM

Well im not selling or trading it in.. i just purchased a 2006 Kawasaki ZX6R.. Fun on 2 wheels :)

1BLKJP 05-04-2007 05:46 PM

Helluva deal boss. Glad you are keeping your rig. And you'll be able to get what like 40 or 50 mpg with the bike? (At least during the summer. :D)

Dare2BSquare 05-04-2007 06:56 PM


Originally Posted by RustyNBeatin2000 (Post 78986)
Well im not selling or trading it in.. i just purchased a 2006 Kawasaki ZX6R.. Fun on 2 wheels :)

Absolutely awesome. But, wear a helment.

binaryking 05-04-2007 08:27 PM

Yeah that'll save you money. (sarcasm)

Levinoss 05-04-2007 09:55 PM

Wear a safety gear >.> grats on the bike tho =P


Adventurous 05-04-2007 10:17 PM


Originally Posted by RustyNBeatin2000 (Post 78986)
Well im not selling or trading it in.. i just purchased a 2006 Kawasaki ZX6R.. Fun on 2 wheels :)

Which one did you get? I have the 2006 Kawasaki ZX6R - Special Edition. I'm sure you're gonna love the bike!!! Just a little tip - you can get close to 60 MPG but if you ride over 80 your MPG drops to the low 40's.

Dare2BSquare 05-04-2007 10:20 PM

Low 40's is a real problem, especially when you were getting about 15 in the jeep!!!

JCS05Rubi 05-04-2007 10:32 PM

Actually, at 40 mpg, it will still take awhile to make up the difference with a $10,000 payment.

On that note, ZX6's are NICE bikes, although I dont really like sport bikes all that much(i like bare touring bikes :) ), I do really enjoy riding the ZX6s..real nice bike.. congrats, you will love it but just be careful, dont show boat it, and break it in right.

Be safe, and congrats :)

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