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post #1 of 13 Old 03-29-2005, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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1989 jeep laredo 300,000 miles should I buy?


Its been awhile since ive been on the forum sold my old jeep cherokee and now i want to get another 1,

its a 1989 jeep laredo v6
300,000 miles on it

it has clean title and orginal owner with all maintenance keep up on it.

for $450

do you think, any comments?

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post #2 of 13 Old 03-29-2005, 10:24 AM
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I don't about about Florida, but in NJ where I'm from $450 for a jeep, even with 300,000 miles seems like a good deal. Even if it dies after a month, for that price who cares?
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price out what a rental vehicle would be per day. if you think the xj can live longer than that, you'll break even and still be able to part it out.

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Let's face it, it's an 89 with 300k on it... you know your gonna be dumping money into it!!! But then... It's a Jeep Thing. I say go for it, for $450 bucks like FitchVA said.. "you still will be able part it out" just my $0.02

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Yea, I was going to buy it regardless of what anybody said, but thanks for the input.
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Originally Posted by Jeeper4life
Yea, I was going to buy it regardless of what anybody said, but thanks for the input.
Buy it, but..... for $450 you could start......
Start saving your pennies and when it dies you'll have saved enough to drop and brand new engine in and then it'll live forever....

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i got mine for 350.........ha!

id go for it, swap in a I-6 not sure about the whole upkeep on the v-6, but i know pretty much anything about a 242...but thats just my preference

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I'd do it!

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post #9 of 13 Old 03-30-2005, 07:23 PM
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man thats a steal....u dont buy it i will....go for it man

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A 1989 Jeep Cherokee wouldn't have a V6. It would have the 4.0L I6 242 Cubic inch. The last year for the 2.8L V6 was 1986. Then in 1987 the 4.0L I6 came out.

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If you decide against buying it, let me know where it is. I am in St. Augustine. For 450$ I could strip it down and build it from ground up for a DD, and then rebuild my 87 to a trail rig...
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I just solld my jeep for $200 it had 195000 on it. Make great vehicles
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post #13 of 13 Old 02-09-2011, 04:33 PM
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Originally Posted by da_schmitta View Post
I just solld my jeep for $200 it had 195000 on it. Make great vehicles
What! I woulda' bought it for that. Machias is a bit of a drive, though, so perhaps not. Oh, and this thread is 6 years old.


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