07-28-2011, 09:42 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Looking to buy a 95 YJ Rio Grande NEED ADVICE
I love this Jeep, and I want it. Unfortunately, it's not that easy. Here are some details:
Soft Top: Best top - Tan, used, some wear.
Light Bar: 4 KC lights - One mounting bracket broken, but a cheap part from the manufacturer.
Sound Bar: 3000 Watt, not installed.
Tires: 31.5" Pro Comp Mud Terrain Tires
Drivers Side seat belt needs replacing, no longer retracts.
Mechanical: Transmission needs to be rebuilt, No A/C, No Heat
Esthetic: Windshield cracked and passenger side mirror cracked.
This is the deal. He wants me to pay 3K, but the transmission needs to be replaced (no 5th gear). Am I crazy, or is 3K way too much? KBB says the condition is "poor," so they won't give a value, although the owner claims the condition is "fair." I really want this Jeep, but I feel like 3K is more than it is worth, especially if I need to replace the transmission and heat/AC.
Any advice? Would really appreciate. It's a sweet truck, just don't want to overpay. Thanks.