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Old 12-26-2015, 09:03 PM
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Advice on Used 2013 JKU

Hi everyone I am new to Jeeps and considering a used 2013 JKU Sport Auto soft top with 33,000 miles. It is used at a dealer and they are asking 31K which seems high ( i have not driven or negotiated at all yet). What do you think a fair price would be? I feel like this is about the price of a new 2016 Sport. Also, any issues I should look out for ? I have looked over the ticking engine thread, is that something i should be able to hear under the hood or is it simply a hit or miss problem? I will be using for a beach vehicle in the summer and around town with minimal highway driving and not much off road.

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Hi everyone I am new to Jeeps and considering a used 2013 JKU Sport Auto soft top with 33,000 miles. It is used at a dealer and they are asking 31K which seems high ( i have not driven or negotiated at all yet). What do you think a fair price would be? I feel like this is about the price of a new 2016 Sport. Also, any issues I should look out for ? I have looked over the ticking engine thread, is that something i should be able to hear under the hood or is it simply a hit or miss problem? I will be using for a beach vehicle in the summer and around town with minimal highway driving and not much off road. Any feedback is appreciates thanks!!
$31k seems like far too much. Depending on options and conditions, I'd try to get more in the mud 20's range. But yes, Jeeps tend to hold their values extremely well over the first few years, making buying new often make more sense. I just traded in my 2013 Sahara, auto, 3.73, Nav, soft top, with new 33" tires and 50k miles and got $26k trade in(I paid about $32k for it new). I think KBB retail was $29k on it. The sport should be significantly less than that as its a cheaper model, but it does have less miles.

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a 2016 Sport S with soft top and auto has a list price of $33,240 according to the Jeep.com site. $31k is absurd for a 2013 with little or no warranty, IMO. Buy new!
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$31k seems like far too much. Depending on options and conditions, I'd try to get more in the mud 20's range. But yes, Jeeps tend to hold their values extremely well over the first few years, making buying new often make more sense. I just traded in my 2013 Sahara, auto, 3.73, Nav, soft top, with new 33" tires and 50k miles and got $26k trade in(I paid about $32k for it new). I think KBB retail was $29k on it. The sport should be significantly less than that as its a cheaper model, but it does have less miles.
Thanks it looks like the only aftermarket upgrade is 33in tires on some black 16 inch wheels... it def does not have NAV, until i get in I cant tell exactly what else it has but at best it may have the premium audio with bluetooth streaming.... I cant see paying over 25K for it knowing i could probably get new for about 30K
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I believe the head issues were only on the 2012 year models.

You need to go to your local Jeep dealer and get a price quote on them ordering the Wrangler with the options you want. There are several posts on the forum were dealers will sell one near invoice cost. This way, you can make a better informed decision whether to buy new or used.
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Just for comparison: I totaled our loaded 2014JKU Sahara two weeks ago and my insurance(USAA) paid out $36K. We turned around and bought a used loaded 2014 JKU Sahara with 18k miles for $33K +tax, today.

It was hard finding a comparable JKU with low mileage with the same options for the amount USAA paid out.
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Thanks for the replies i think i will see how much they are willing to budge and then decide if ordering new makes better sense
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I'm selling my 2013 JKU Sahara (25k miles) w/dual tops for $30k in Los Angeles.

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