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Old 07-26-2011, 08:31 PM
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What is this jeep worth? Thinkin bout trading for it

This guy wants to trade me his 94 jeep Wrangler 2.5 5 speed 130 k with soft top in good shape, a/c, it runs good ( not much power) 50% tread on tires neoprene seat covers, seats are ok under them. I have a 2000 eclipse gt 119000 mile v6 in great shape. new clutch tires ect. leather, sunroof just wondering if I will be getting the short end of the stick. here is his and mine

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uh, we be biased...the jeep will prolly bring 7-8 grand...trade..you'll have more fun

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Old 07-26-2011, 09:08 PM   #3
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i bought my 2000 tj with 32" tires and 55k miles for $5,900. what do you think your eclipse is worth.

94 yj looks like a blast though. They're really unstoppable and deff more fun.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:10 PM
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around 4k kbb says. but i have some extras with it
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:25 PM   #5
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Get the jeep. More fun and plus you won't be in that eclipse anymore
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:27 PM   #6
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Trade him, The extras don`t mean anything trading it in to a dealer.
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what kind of wheels are those can you tell? what is a good steering wheel for it? the stock one sucks. what do I need to look for that is bad on the yj's? im looking at it tomorrow eve. I was just going off what he said so far. does it look like a lift under it?
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That 2000 eclipse is worth way more than that jeep. I own a 94 yj. It's great by that eclipse is worth way more than that jeep. Never mind what's fun.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:22 PM
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seriously this jeep will be my daily driver. I live in a small town, most I go is a hour away. the eclipse on kbb is 4000 in good condition. the jeep shows 3500 but is that realistic? i have never owned a jeep wrangler. So I need to know in a honest opinion if this jeep is worth it or not. I don't know the problems they have or anything. my gf had a 2000 cherokee that she loved with a 4.0. but sold it for a big truck
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Ok, I'll say it.
Eclipse, Gay
JEEP, well lets just say if you are single, then get the JEEP.
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Old 07-26-2011, 10:45 PM
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lol ya single kinda lol I have a girl i see on weekends sometimes I will go look at it but not going to get hopes up
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I bought my 1994 yj with a rebuilt 2.5. 40k on motor. Had 140k on it. Soft top, half doors, 33" bfgs, exhaust was done. Paid $2800 in 2006. Body strait, not a single ding, paint was all good, original. Not problems.

It is a different jeep today, but motor and body are all the same. I doubt I could get 9k for it how it sits now.
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Well crap. I don't know what to do now. I trust Always Stucks opinion. He know his cars. My car runs great and is fast and comfy. But I really want a jeep. Was wanting a 4.0 and then this guy hollered at me and the jeep bug is killing me, I guess test driving it wont kill me or him huh. I would love to have a 97 or newer tj 4.0. If i decided to sell the yj later, what could i get out of it do you Think?
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True story here. almost 4 years ago I built from the ground up a 67 GTO. 400 pontiac motor with muncie "rockcrusher" 4spd. 3.90 posi rear end. Fast freaking car. Sold it to save my business. Didn't want to sell it but I had to. 3 months ago I got my first YJ. Up until that time I had always said I am going to buy my GTO back. I know the person who bought it. Good friends with him. Even told him I was going to buy it back. Well in the past 3 months plus this JEEP has helped me forget my GTO. I love this vehicle and, have to admit, I like it more than my GTO. The GTO was freaking wicked fast, and man did it turn the heads. But there is nothing like riding down a trail as the sun is setting with the top off and the doors sitting in the garage to really take the stress of every day life away. Sell that eclipse, buy the JEEP and you will be forever grateful for your decision.
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See thats what I am looking for I had a 67 GTO 400 and a 67 Firebird 400. I loved those cars. 6 years ago I hada Honda VTX 1800 Neo retro I loved. Then I almost got killed on by a old lady pulling out in front of me( didnt wreck just close call) I miss the wind blowing by and the freedom I had then. But my main concern is the 2.5 in it. I really wanted the 4.0 but this jeep looks good so far, I love the black. I just worry that the 2.5 is gonna be gutless on the highway and make me regret getting it.
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If you want the 4.0, wait for it. It's worth it in my opinion. I've got a 4.0 YJ and love it. The extra power was definitely worth the wait.
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the 2.5 is a peppy engine, but many prefer the 4.0 for a number of reasons, mainly because it is more reliable, and has more power.

the thing to look for is rust, it is a problem not because of manufacture but because of maintenance. be sure to hammer every part of that frame with a mallet and spend an hour doing it.

but your main problem is that you have the jeep bug, the only cure is patience.
when i was looking for my first jeep every other jeep was the best jeep and i needed to go get it that day, and i compromised on alot of things to get my first jeep and eventually sold 3 years later it to get the jeep i really wanted.

the right jeep will come don't jump into the first thing you see even though it might seem like the best thing ever.

if i were you i would wait and just check every day for jeeps. figure out what you want and shoot for that.

the main thing to not compromise on are your drivetrain and condition.
you want a 4.0 wait for a 4.0
you want a clean jeep wait for a clean jeep with a 4.0
you want x color interior/exterior, wait for a clean jeep with x colors and a 4.0
only settle on stuff that needs to be changed anyway and can be easily replaced.
like tops for example.
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sell the eclipse then buy a jeep. a 4.0 jeep can be had for 4-5k in good shape.
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thanks for the input. I am going to go test drive it. It will be the 3rd one I have driven on test runs the other was a 97 tj 2.5 that barely ran. the guy said it ran great lol. the other i wanted it was a 98 sahara the guy backed out in the last second because someone called him to buy it with cash. We had the titles out and everything getting ready to sign. I was pissed it was sweet as hell hard top and all new 33 bfg mud terrains
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Pros and cons on a YJ

Cons
Gas mileage blows.Stock or lifted with tires.
No storage. Very small area behind the seat.
Not the best riding vehicle or the most comfortable.
Not over powered with the 4.0 but respectable and compared to the 2.5 the 4.0 is a dragster.
In the summer the soft top flaps around at highway speeds. 75-80mph.
In the winter the hard top is noisy.

Pro's
It's a blast. Rip the top off and get rid of the doors and go cruise with your favorite tunes.
Parts are cheap and readily available if you shop around.

Is a Jeep economical - absolutely not.

Here's my family's lineup.

Wife's ride. 1.8 turbo five speed. 33mpg Fun to drive and fast for what it is. However I wouldn't be caught died in it if the wife didn't own it.
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The kids.
Note the one on the left Johnnyboy11. You already know you can get good gas mileage if you keep your foot out of it and it's been a very dependable car. Not to mention FAST.
The jeep gets 16.2mpg, again not very economical with the gas prices. She just got out of a car that was giving here 29mpg. She cries every time she needs to fill it up.
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My daily driver is a Chevy Silverado. The company pays for everything, including the gas. (I didn't have a picture on my computer of the pickup). So I don't care about gas mileage in my jeep. I only run it on the weekends.

If you need something economical, stay in the eclipse. Other than that welcome to the jeep world.
Have you hugged your gas pump today. lol

If you decide to go for it. Check it over good. Jeeps are rust magnets. Check the frame over the wheel wells in the back, that's a very popular spot for rust. Climb under and check everything. I looked at 6 before I found the one I have now. The one I bought was ugly, but it was solid. It gives you a good platform to start with and saves you a ton of money.
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Thanks I think I am going to keep my eclipse for a few months. I just found out today that I may be getting about 7-8k from some mineral rights. I partially own in Dec or earlier. That way I can have best of both Worlds
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Are those zildjian cymbals in the background I see? You didnt show those toys.

I think you will be happy you waited because you would have always wished you would have waited on a 4.0. Get what you want and dont settle.
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around 4k kbb says. but i have some extras with it
can't really haggle add ons too much.....and that 94 should be worth as much or more than my 93, which kbb for my 93 around here is between 3800(roughtrade) to 5300(cleantrade) both numbers based on a base model with no options and just a soft top.....

i'd say get the jeep, have alot more fun in it than the car....and besides its a car, who drives those anymore?...lol
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I would go with the jeep. You can now get a waverunner or camper and hook them up to your jeep. Wrangler's are manly compared to your rice burner. Also, jeeps are totally customize-able. The wranglers also hold their re-sale value better than most vehicles. Just my .02

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