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Unread 01-20-2007, 06:22 PM   #1
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looking to buy a newer XJ

Whats going on everyone, I love my XJ and i'm infactuated with how it looks with the chief package, but now i want the newer body style.. even though the older and newer XJs look somewhat similar i've been likeing the newer ones more and more lately.... and have been doing alot of looking, can get approved for one no problem, or just buy one outright, haven't decided...

anyways.... i see alot of threads about whats the best year.... that's not what i'm trying to ask here LOL...

I'd like the latest year availible, which obviously would be a 2001..... are they no good? would i be better off with a 99 like alot of people preffer? i'm considering a grand cherokee also, but i'd like to stay with an XJ...


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also put my XJ for sale in the classified, best offer.. it makes me sad to sell it, but i'm hopeing i can sell it on here to someone who will take care of it, rather than someone local.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=364240

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Unread 01-20-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
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I thnk that 99s are the best year of the new body style becuase they have the upgraded intake, but they dont have the low pinion d30 that the 2000+ ones that (i might have mixed that up, Maybe the 2000+ have the high pinions, can remenber, but i know that the 2000+ ones have vibe problems when lifted and are weaker)
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Unread 01-20-2007, 06:47 PM   #3
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I have a 2001 XJ with 79,000 miles and im completely satisfied with it. Never been stuck, she can take alot
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Unread 01-20-2007, 06:49 PM   #4
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i saw your ad...it sounds great...i would buy it but i cant afford insurance by myself as i am 16 so insurance would be outrageous...and im not sure it would pass the anal mass inspection...but i too am completly happy with the 2001 w/ 59XXX K

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Unread 01-20-2007, 06:56 PM   #6
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yea i'd really like to get the newest one i can, or at least one with the least miles... does anyone know if they made an 01 limited?

Looking to get one that's all black, white or even red limited edition, with leather. I bought an explorer for my girl the other day and her leather interior has me jealous!! so leather is a must LOL
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Unread 01-20-2007, 07:00 PM   #7
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i'd buy it if i was anywhere close to you!
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Unread 01-20-2007, 08:16 PM   #8
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i think they did make a limited

i know they had the sport and the 60th anniversary
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Unread 01-21-2007, 01:16 PM   #9
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I'd really like to get a limited, or at least one with leather. i'm more of a recreational off-roader, rather than full time with lockers and all... in RI we don't have much for wheeling so it would only be occasional out of state trips.. i'd love to have all that but the vehicle would still be a DD so i think with a 3.5" and some 31-32"s i'll be fine with an 01... If i find a 99 thats very clean with LOW miles i'll definetly consider it.

I went to KBB and checked the average prices on these XJs, but from a personal standpoint, what is an exceptable price for an 00-01 with lets say....... under 80k but over 50k (ballpark) whats a good price? I don't want to get screwed!! and i'd like to find something with under 50k but probably not going to happen.

going to a couple of places tomorrow to see what they have, I'm not sure if i want to go thru a dealer though I don't feel like getting slammed with all there tricks! but we'll see...

edit: what does the 60th anniversary XJ conisist of? anything special or just a 60th anniversary emblem/decal? lol



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Unread 01-21-2007, 01:20 PM   #10
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My idea would be, if the current is in good shape, to swap panels from the junkyard, to get the 97+ front. It would look pretty sweet if paint-matched to your current color too. A 97+ chief
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as for price...my parents paid 11,200 for my 2001 XJ Sport with 55K...not a bad deal considering the miles and not a scratch on it...super clean car

i think anything from 8 to 11 sounds about right!?!?
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Unread 01-21-2007, 01:25 PM   #12
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My idea would be, if the current is in good shape, to swap panels from the junkyard, to get the 97+ front. It would look pretty sweet if paint-matched to your current color too. A 97+ chief
ayy why do you gotta give me ideas??

haha but definetly a good idea, I wouldn't even want to hack my XJ up though it's too 'pretty'
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yea i'd really like to get the newest one i can, or at least one with the least miles... does anyone know if they made an 01 limited?

Looking to get one that's all black, white or even red limited edition, with leather. I bought an explorer for my girl the other day and her leather interior has me jealous!! so leather is a must LOL
Leather is hard to find since most XJs didn't come with it. Still, they can be found. My dad recently bought a white 2000 Limited with leather interior.

I must say, I'm jealous. I love mine with the lift and such, but damn his seems so much more luxurious with the wood and leather inside.

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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/well-my-dad-bought-new-xj-363898/

haha, sorry; I know that is almost exactly what you are looking for...
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i think they did make a limited

i know they had the sport and the 60th anniversary
Yes, 2001 did offer the Limited though I hear the feature list was changed; maybe everything was offered, but less standard... I'm not sure. I know that my friend had a Limited 2001 and his was the same as my Sport besides:

- ABS
- nicer wheels (16")
- CD player
- better cloth seats
- Overhead console.
- monochromatic paint

IMO, that is a pretty barebones Limited edition...
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Leather is hard to find since most XJs didn't come with it. Still, they can be found. My dad recently bought a white 2000 Limited with leather interior.

I must say, I'm jealous. I love mine with the lift and such, but damn his seems so much more luxurious with the wood and leather inside.

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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=363898

haha, sorry; I know that is almost exactly what you are looking for...
That is EXACTLY what i'm looking for,,, but a little less miles would be preffered. that thing is clean do you have any pictures of the leather? theres none on the ebay add. thanks for making me jealous you basterd!!!!
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