07-06-2019, 04:39 PM
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: S. Georgia
I had a 2015 and would still have it if Jeep had not come out with the Chief. I loved my 2015 Sahara, but only had it for 20K miles, and my Chief only has a little over 14K.
My dealer has a 2015 on his lot for a little under $33K. It has 26K miles, painted top, Nav, Alpine speakers, leather interior. They also have a 2017 for a bit over $33K, black unpainted top, 130 radio, no Nav, no Alpine, leather seats.
When I am in doubt, I always use KBB as a guide, a guide only. For a 2015, the typical mileage is a little over 50K on their site, an unlimited Sahara with basics has a dealer selling price between $28K-$31K with a fair purchase price of $29,900.
Is this from a Jeep dealer, other brand new car dealer or stand alone used car lot? If it is an individual, why are they selling? Have you physically inspected it yet? Be sure to get down and check the underside for rust. Ignore the rust patina on the driveshaft, it has a steel that does that - look up CorTen steel for details.
The axles and springs will rust but since they are forged it takes a great deal for them to get bad. When the rest of the vehicle has rusted away, the axles, springs and driveshafts will still be there. Pay close attention to control arm attachment points on the frame and the skid plate attachment points.
If it's a desert Jeep or even a Southern or Western Jeep, rust is not a big issue. Of course they truck a lot of rust belt vehicles into those areas to take advantage of higher selling prices.
But the most important item is -- get the CarFax. It will tell you how many owners, reported accidents and may even have most of the routine services if done at a dealership. It is good to trace the registered locations as well. If it is on a dealer lot, they should have the link to the CarFax reports on the page for the details of the Jeep. Used car dealers may have it, but you really have to push to get it.
If you are serious, once you have the VIN, you can sign up and run your own by paying for a limited number of reports. I absolutely would not under any circumstances purchase a used vehicle without a CarFax.
2003 Light Khaki TJ Rubicon, Manual, Soft Top
2015 Anvil JKU Sahara, Auto, Hard Top - Traded
2017 Chief JKU Chief, Auto, Hard Top