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Old 06-16-2014, 11:40 PM
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I recently purchased a 2004 TJ Sahara with 94,000 miles on it. I think that is stupid but Jeeps hold their value and that is what it is. If you want to play you have to pay the price. I would have never thought I would buy a vehicle with this many miles on it. It's real clean and runs fine. Does not look like it has ever ben off road or at least not in the mud. I do notice here that a lot of you are buying high mileage Jeeps or own high mileage ones. I know old jeeps never die, they get sold and someone fixes them. I have noticed that a lot of people say they have xxx,xxx miles and it's still running fine. I guess they are just built to go for high mileage.

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Good luck getting 94,000 on that Harley.

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Old 06-17-2014, 12:04 AM
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Good luck getting 94,000 on that Harley.
How did you know I had a Harley? I have close to 40,000 on it, so far so good!
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How did you know I had a Harley? I have close to 40,000 on it, so far so good!
Profile lol.
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Profile lol.
Didn't know I had put that in. I hope I can get 94,000 out of it.
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:53 AM   #6
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Mileage means *zip* with a Jeep...long as it's taken care of properly, they will go a quarter million with no problem. Preventative maintenance goes a loonng way with these vehicles...
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Old 06-17-2014, 08:55 AM   #7
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its the reason the I6 was used and abused for so many years with only minor changes. it just keeps running

btw, i bought mine with 130k on it
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My 1999 TJ has 204,000 & my 1993 XJ has 234,000 and they are both still running strong. Oil changed every 3,000 with SAMs Club brand oil & Fram PH 16 filters.
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My brother's Grand Cherokee has the 4.0 I6 and he has over 240,000 miles and the engine has never been opened up and it's running fine.

My '04 Rubicon with the 4.0L is just getting started with 108,000 miles.
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94k on a used car is not a lot. It's 10 years old so that's less than 10k/yr which is lower than average.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:34 PM
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94k on a used car is not a lot. It's 10 years old so that's less than 10k/yr which is lower than average.
Makes no difference how old it is, just don't usually buy a used car with 94,000 miles on it, 94,000 is 94'000. It runs fine and I am happy with it, also encouraged by the miles everyone seems to have without problems. Hope the auto trans will hold on as long as the motor.
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Lol I got 140,000 done buy myself. Most major thing I needed was a clutch. Rest pidly. 94 isn't nothing if it was maintained well. They got quirks but cheap ones if you DIY.
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Any modern engine should get 200k if maintained,
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Perhaps but you have no idea what maintenance it had so high mileage can be very problematic

When looking at yj
1 get the 4.0
2 get tranny you want
3 run away from significant rust
Then get year you want and look at both mileage and price

Mileage puts wear on more then engine but not all miles the same highway long trips much better then lots of stop and go city miles
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The biggest problem will be doing the proper maintenance on the jeep. That said its not that big of a deal if you can do it yourself and save on the labor. about the only thing I pay someone else to do for me is transmissions and ball joints. If I had my own lift at home I probably would pay for either. For some reason the older I get the harder the concrete garage floor gets.

I wouldn't worry about the mileage on a Jeep (YJ or TJ) just take a look at how well shes been maintained. I found one with 55k on it and paid top dollar for it... Ive had to replace a cracked head and a transmission on it. The up side is I should have a TJ till I die.
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I have 177K. Only repairs are some seals, battery and a radiator (4.0 with 5spd). Like others said, keep up the preventative maintenance.
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The biggest problem will be doing the proper maintenance on the jeep. That said its not that big of a deal if you can do it yourself and save on the labor. about the only thing I pay someone else to do for me is transmissions and ball joints. If I had my own lift at home I probably would pay for either. For some reason the older I get the harder the concrete garage floor gets.

I wouldn't worry about the mileage on a Jeep (YJ or TJ) just take a look at how well shes been maintained. I found one with 55k on it and paid top dollar for it... Ive had to replace a cracked head and a transmission on it. The up side is I should have a TJ till I die.
I would think the down side, I am 70 and hope I can wear out A few more. Hang in there.

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