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Old 06-30-2016, 09:43 AM
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How much would you pay for this Wrangler?

Hello, I am new to the forum and I am looking to purchase my first Jeep.

It will be my daily driver on a 5 mile commute, with some light offroading every other weekend.

I also plan on highway travel for around 4hrs every other month or so.

I have done some research and realize the pros/cons of the 2.5I engine (as far as highway travel goes.)

My budget is $6-7k, thus I am more inclined to purchasing a 2.5I Wrangler.

The main question of this thread is, how much would you pay for this Wrangler?

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Old 06-30-2016, 09:51 AM   #2
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Up here in the rust belt that would have sold already.

Make sure there is no rot. Get under it for real, check every inch of the frame rails. Look at the floors, body mounts, the shock mounts. Look for patches and repairs. Check the front suspension for play. Look for wet spots where fluids leak. Check the driveway for other places it may have sat and leaked. It looks like those tires may rub. Cut the wheel all the way in each direction while driving. Look for spots on the inner fenders it would have rubbed.

I think his price is fair but again, new stuff has rust up here. But I don't know your market. I'd hit him at 6k just for the sheer principal of not paying anyone's asking price ever. When the dust settles, 6500 is a good number.

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Old 06-30-2016, 10:42 AM   #3
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Maybe 5200 here in Virginia make be more looks sweet
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That would go for 3500-4000 in utah. Its very clean but its a 2.5L and we have an abundance of Jeeps here not many people have 4 banger jeeps here
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:19 AM   #5
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As long as that hasnt seen the ocean alot....and salt water in the frame rails(I have seen some funky looking undercarriages on cars from Florida area) tops look great 75% of underneath look new but where ocean water had pooled totally rotted area. As the above poster said look carefully for rust. Being a 4 cyl hurts it but with only 93k miles and for your use not as big of a deal. Price is ok not a bargain but not a rip off. I bet if you bring cash you can get it for high 5s. Older cars are harder for sellers to move as getting financing is more difficult and they need to find somebody with 6-7k cash looking for their type vehicle.
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:04 PM   #6
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I agree with previous posters, what they're asking seems reasonable (if indeed it is rust free) but start with a lower cash offer. That being said, I'm not convinced this jeep is for you. Something you should know going in: the soft top is REALLY loud at highway speed. Don't expect to have deep conversation or hear the radio crystal clear. If you're driving regularly 4 hours you might consider a hard top as they are much quieter. Also it looks like the PO shoved the largest tire that will fit under that jeep. It's probably fine on the pavement but get that baby off road and you'll rub at every little bump. You'll likely either want to lift it, or go for a smaller tire. You should also know that an over sized tire on the 4 banger will really impact highway preformance especially on hills... but maybe you're not concerned about that in Florida. Anyway the point I'm trying to make is you need to know what you want from your jeep and potential mods (and costs) before you pull the trigger. It may be cheaper to buy a jeep already modded to you're liking, it just takes a lot more patience.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:20 PM   #7
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It would have sold like that in NM. I paid $7k for mine over a year ago and it was in very similar shape.
Let me tell you about Time Machine: 95 YJ Rio Grande Edition l4 2.5l on 31s stock height springs from GS, Warrior Products .5" shackle lift, Softopper tan soft top, daystar 1" body lift, Spartan locked D30, open D35 with 4.10 gearing
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:41 PM   #8
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I would say $5000-$5500 would be a fair price. If you're only going to be doing light off-roading and daily driving it, I would probably get some smaller tires, like 30x9.50x15. They will still look good and give back a little on road performance. The one's on there now will chew up your fender flares as soon as you go over the slightest bump/rock/whatever off-road.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:54 PM   #9
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I do not have fond memories of my '94 4cyl YJ on the highway. I just remember having it floored all the time and often loosing speed in a headwind or on any significant incline. This was Texas with 70mph HWs. Also, ZERO passing power and if I remember correctly I only got ~18mpg on the highway (I don't mind that in my rubi, but it was infuriating when considering the tiny 4cyl.)

For a 5 minute commute it would be great but a 4 hour highway drive sounds terrible. I loved that thing in High School and for going around town and the occasional off-roading it was a lot of fun (hence I am now on my 3rd wrangler). Might still have it today if it was a straight 6.
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Old 07-04-2016, 12:53 AM
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Thanks for all the reply's. Your comments give me a better idea of what is a fair price.

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