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post #1 of 30 Old 04-08-2006, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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your jeep could be worth millions, SELL IT NOW!!!

they could be worth tons of money. i saw a red 99 limited at a car lot. 4wd, nice interior, 98,000 miles, power stuff. the guy came out and told me it was $13,500. i literally laughed out loud. he asked if that was too high. i told him i had been researching cherokees for a year and a half and none were that high. he told nme to make him an offer. i told him $8,000. he said, plus tax? and i said, no, out the door. i've been looking at the auto trader and found most xj 4x4's are going for someone in that range so i told him. i was thinking i shouldve gone lower after i said that. he said "$8,000?" were those cherokees limiteds? i said, not all of them but painting the flares and bumpers isnt a $5,000 upgrade. then i slapped him and called him a ***. just kidding, i told him good luck and to have a nice day. it's been sitting there for 2 months.

couple weeks later i saw a base model xj (approx a 2000). steel wheels, lots and lots of dings in the body run down interior around 95,000 miles. i was about to leave when the guy came out. i figured since he was here i would ask him the price. as soon as i did i had thoughts of the $13,500 limited. before i could even get that thought in my head completely, he replied......"$13,500" i couldnt take it anymore. i said, "are you serious" he said, yeah, what kind of price were you thinking. i told him about $4,500. then he laughed and said "oh, you want a cash price" he said the 13,5 is if they finance it. he gave me a cash price of 9,500. looks like it's back to the internet for my search.


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now all i need to do is learn how to work on my own stuff, that is prolly 5-10 years down the road though
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post #2 of 30 Old 04-08-2006, 09:10 AM
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AutoTrader and Ebay are your friends for XJs. Keep searching and be patient and you'll find brilliant deals that come along. I check Ebay every other day for XJs and its sweet that you can now sort by the distance closest to you. I picked up my immaculate 94 XJ off of Ebay from a dealer for $1995 so there are plenty of deals around!


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post #3 of 30 Old 04-08-2006, 09:39 AM
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Get this, my buddy wanted an xj and after his parents inherited some cash they went out and bought (a Family jeep, Yeah right) him a 2001 black sport in Decent shape (some scratches) with all teh bells and whistles and 33k for $13500 with a warranty that does not cover much of anything. can you say ripped off.

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post #4 of 30 Old 04-08-2006, 10:23 AM
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And I think $1500 is a high price.

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i feel kinda ripped that i payede 2500 for this jeep, it came with 190,000 miles, and a liscene plate holder that read somethin like "every girl needs a jeep". I forgot exactly what it said but it was more embarising than that.

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i feel kinda ripped that i payede 2500 for this jeep, it came with 190,000 miles, and a liscene plate holder that read somethin like "every girl needs a jeep". I forgot exactly what it said but it was more embarising than that.
that's classic...


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if you guys are lookin for a good deal on a cherokee, usually the state auctions, because of the Forest service around here anyways....right now i know where 2 really nice low miles jeeps are, so if your in Oregon/Washington/Idaho, let me know and ill tell u where u can find them.

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Just got my XJ ('94 169,00 miles) less than a week ago via Ebay for $1400.
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post #9 of 30 Old 04-08-2006, 12:25 PM
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I looked for over a year for the right one for my needs. I found mine local, mint on the inside, close to mint on the outside with 105 k miles for 6 grand. I ran into many in the 3500 to 5000 grand range that were trash and leaked from every seal.

If your looking for a base model, well maintained, and 100 to 150k miles go here:

https://www.arstatesurplus.com/ or other gov sites.

There is usually one here every 2 or 3 months. Most are white.

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if you guys are lookin for a good deal on a cherokee, usually the state auctions, because of the Forest service around here anyways....right now i know where 2 really nice low miles jeeps are, so if your in Oregon/Washington/Idaho, let me know and ill tell u where u can find them.

EDIT: They are Both 5-Speeds with the 4.0L
Speak up, I'm going to be buying a cherokee (or if I can find a decent price, a wrangler) in WA state at the end of May. I've been looking over craigslist, ebay, auto trader, etc to get a good feel for prices (for about a month now) and it seems like WA, OR jeeps are rediciously overpriced (some are asking 2-4k over nada). The OR state auctions look like a good place to start, but it's a good ways away and I don't really want to deal with ebay.

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Some dealers are nuts.. but you gotta talk them down.... I got mine 3 months ago at a dealer. Paint on the window said $10,000 (it's an 01 Cherokee sport... bone stock no dings, dents, or chips... 60,000miles). After walking out on them several times I got it down to $7900 out the door. I thought that was a good deal for a cherokee with relatively low miles, and i know it was a single owner dealer serviced car. I'm sure there are better deals out there.... just gotta be patient.

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He he, I just did a kbb for the fun of it. 99 with 98k miles in excellent condition, limited, 4wd, every option including Up-Country, and it only listed $9900 as the suggested dealer retail. For the same XJ in a private party sale, in the very best condition, $7900k was the kbb.

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He he, I just did a kbb for the fun of it. 99 with 98k miles in excellent condition, limited, 4wd, every option including Up-Country, and it only listed $9900 as the suggested dealer retail. For the same XJ in a private party sale, in the very best condition, $7900k was the kbb.

well that's right on par with my post above I hate dealers

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We paid $6200 with tax, lic, etc for my wife's 99 Classic. It had 131k miles on it, but it looked brand new. We picked it up last summer. I got my 93 for $1200 in '01. That's what the Honda dealership was going to give my mom for it when she bought her Accord.

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XJ's have horrible resale value. ebay is a great place to find one, they are for the most part dirt cheap on there.

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