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Old 05-08-2015, 10:13 AM
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I'm thinking about buying a jk

All the jks that I can find have over 90000 miles and are going into the 100s. The price range is at 15k or below is that a good price

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I struggled to find a JK that wasn't too much miles and too "loose" and could never find a deal I was comfortable with. 100K is "maintenance time" in my mind, meaning, that's where the expenses begin and occur steadily thereafter.
did the math, negotitated financing and found a bare bones JK with steel wheels and auto and got it for about 5K over a used, but, got a warranty, brand new motor, trans, suspension, everything with less worry down the road.
Then the mods begin.....
Had brand new factory take-off rims and tires within a week.
Will do the futures mods as $$$ permits, or doesn't permit,

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Old 05-08-2015, 10:34 AM
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You just made me want to find a jeep even more
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Thats a tough call a well maintained JK with 90,000 still has tons of life left in it. But the starting price of a 2015 JK isn't that far off from what your saying about 10k more depending on 2 or 4 door. Plus you can get a nice long warranty, if that means anything to you. Are you opposed to buying new?
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Yea basically 15k is the max
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Are you dead set on a JK? You can get a whole lot of TJ for that price and have a lot left over for mods.
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What would be a good year for a tj
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Don't know the specifics on TJ's, but 03-06 is a good bet. Try the TJ forum.

You can find a good deal on a JK but you have to look hard. Be prepared to travel. I bought my 07 3 years ago for 16.5 with 32k miles on it. It was the cheapest one I could find in FL and has zero options, except AC. The PO added 17" factory wheels/tires, mopar gas cap and side steps. Good deals are out there, but 15k is a few grand too low to find anything with decent miles I think. If you can swing 17k you will be better off.

If you are financing check with some credit unions and look at rates. Financing a 2007 is going to be a little more difficult and your rate will be a lot higher. Might make more sense to spend a little more and finance with a lower rate over a few extra years to buy a better, newer Jeep.
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Are you dead set on a JK? You can get a whole lot of TJ for that price and have a lot left over for mods.
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What would be a good year for a tj
^^^The 2003 and 2004 are both great years, with very few issues.
The 4.0 engine with a Dana 44 rear diff is a good combination!!!!

I would stay away from the Dana 35 rear diff!!!!!!!

Stay away from the 2005 and 2006 TJ's. They have a OPDA serious 4.0 engine issue.
The factory changed a internal seal location, and it has cause the oil pump and camshaft gears to fail, because of lack of oil lubercation...FYI

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