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Unread 12-31-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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Should I trade my 96 ZJ for a Niner?

I've read jeepforum for awhile, right now, my jeep is stock (lost my last one (a 93 zj) to a drunk driver in April) and I happened to drive by a dealership today that has a niner sitting around just begging for me to buy it.


http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...standard=false

Mine is a 1996 GC Laredo w/ 4.0L i6.

Obviously I would love a niner, but at 187k miles, is it even worth getting?

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Unread 12-31-2011, 06:29 PM   #2
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Absolutely. Put another 200k on it.
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Unread 12-31-2011, 06:41 PM   #3
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Wow, with 187k mi9les on the clock i would try to beat him down a bit :-),
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Unread 12-31-2011, 06:44 PM   #4
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Wow, with 187k mi9les on the clock i would try to beat him down a bit :-),
Yeah, mine has 127.5k

I was thinking that mine as a trade in, and $2000 wouldn't be a bad price to pay for it, considering since I got mine in May I've done pretty much everything to it. (New rear shocks (yesterday), new battery, spark plugs, spark plug wires, oil change, new tires, etc)
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Unread 12-31-2011, 08:50 PM   #5
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Absolutely cuz my niner is at 298680 and still runs like new (knocks on wood )
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Unread 12-31-2011, 09:46 PM   #6
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I'm going to test drive it on Monday. If the guy isn't willing to budge on the price, I'll pass. I found two more 5.9s within a days drive with considerably less miles for 4k and 5k respectively.
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Unread 12-31-2011, 09:54 PM   #7
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Do you know about doing the tight figure 8's in a parking lot to see if they have a bad VC ?

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Unread 12-31-2011, 09:57 PM   #8
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Do you know about doing the tight figure 8's in a parking lot to see if they have a bad VC ?

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Yeah. My current ZJ has a bad VC, but he'll never find out.
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Unread 12-31-2011, 10:16 PM   #9
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I would do your Jeep plus $1200-$1500 depending on the overall condition of the niner. If the sales person doesn't like it, then go look at the others near you.
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Unread 12-31-2011, 11:38 PM   #10
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You need to set some rules first. If you drive a 4.0 now, and make your decision based off of the test drive alone, then you'll be going home with the niner. I effin' LOVE my 5.9!
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Unread 01-01-2012, 01:44 AM   #11
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You need to set some rules first. If you drive a 4.0 now, and make your decision based off of the test drive alone, then you'll be going home with the niner. I effin' LOVE my 5.9!
Yeah my old one was a 5.2 and I miss it so much, I can't imagine what my thoughts will be going from a 4.0 to 5.9. If he isn't willing to budge on the price I think I'm not going to bother period.
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Unread 01-01-2012, 02:30 AM   #12
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I would if it's in good shape. It's a bit expensive though. Mine at 127 was 4500. I think he is asking too much. You have to test drive it and go over it with a fine tooth comb. I had my last v8 for 225k and it was running strong when I sold it. I beat it up pretty bad as well. (avatar pic)
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Unread 01-01-2012, 02:19 PM   #13
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Just got an offer from a friend of the family. If the guy doesn't offer me enough for my Jeep, and I want this one, he'll buy my Jeep so I can go down there with Cash and get the Niner. Awesome!
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Unread 01-01-2012, 02:33 PM   #14
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Damn, you're making me want a niner too. Hope you get it.
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Unread 01-02-2012, 07:05 AM   #15
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Drove down to get a coffee while I wait for this place to open, there was at most 1/4 of an inch of snow on the ground. Brand new tires, still ended up sliding around in both 4LO and 4HI. Gave up and put it back in 2WD, and when I went for my first turn, my front tires kicked back and almost made me hit a telephone pole.


VC is about dead then?
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