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Unread 05-02-2008, 01:45 PM   #1
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100,000 + miles?

A lot of the jeeps I see around here in the 10-15k$ range have 100,000 miles or more. Is this insanity or are jeep motors cheap enough to pop in a spare every once in a while?

Should I even give a 100,000 mile jeep a second look?

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Unread 05-02-2008, 01:58 PM   #2
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I think it depends a lot on where you are located. For example I see a lot of high mileage Jeeps from down 'south' that are probably just great. Up here in Canada where we have as much salt on our roads as McD's fries I would be wary because of the amount of rot that occurs.

For example the 90 Explorer I just got rid of had 200,000 miles on it and mechanically it was fine. The body was disintigrating. My 86 CJ with 2 winters on it is in much better shape because it got very little winter driving.

Maintenence is also important. You could buy a low mile Jeep with poor service record (eg oil not regularly changed) vs a higher mileage Jeep that the owner fixed each time they noticed something going wrong.

Don't be in a hurry to buy something, that's when you will make a mistake. You'll know when you find the right Jeep....

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Unread 05-02-2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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First off, you need to specify what "Jeep" you are looking at. An XJ with 100,000+ miles that is a 98+ will go for a pretty good price. Most I see on craigslist here, which is cheaper than resale, are still in the 5-6,000 range. Im not sure on the other Jeeps because I am most knowledgeable in the XJ field.

When dealing with high miles on a 4.0 HO engine, you must understand how long they run. I just recently sold a 96 XJ with 219,000 miles for $3000. Not only is it easy and cheap to swap engines, the 4.0 will last almost forever if taken care of properly. Now some may argue that any engine will, but I dont believe that to be true, or to the extent that other engines will run as well as the 4.0.

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Unread 05-03-2008, 12:42 AM   #4
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Do these use chains or belts for the valve timing system? How often do they get changed? So I can have an idea if its being sold around changing time
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Unread 05-03-2008, 08:32 PM   #5
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Again, tell us what model & engine Jeep you are looking at.

We bought a `89, 4.0, XJ in `97 with 108,000 miles, sold it in `03 with 205,000 miles. Never had to open the engine.

I bought a `02, 4.0, TJ last November with 114,000 miles, drove it home for another 1100 miles with only 3 fuel stops in less than 17 hours.
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Unread 05-03-2008, 11:21 PM   #6
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Im looking at TJ's with the I6...not so sure about the V6, but those are in newer ones I cant afford anyhow.
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Unread 05-06-2008, 02:52 PM   #7
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100k is just a baby. ive got 203k on mine and no problems
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Unread 05-06-2008, 08:54 PM   #8
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Jeeps are probably the only american car you can be over 100k and not even give it a second thought. It won't run like brand new, but with the inline 6 you can get 200k easily if its been taken care of. I ran my old XJ from 35,000 miles to 185,000 miles and never had a problem.
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Unread 05-07-2008, 01:51 PM   #9
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Jeeps are probably the only american car you can be over 100k and not even give it a second thought.


no jeep person should ever call a jeep a car

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Unread 05-07-2008, 02:45 PM   #10
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no jeep person should ever call a jeep a car

looks like someone needs to re-take JEEP 101 and be put on probation.
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Unread 05-07-2008, 05:40 PM   #11
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no jeep person should ever call a jeep a car

...Apologies to one and all - I was not thinking when I wrote that post. I should have NEVER used the term car when refering to a Jeep...

..I'll be in the penalty box for a while on this one
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Unread 05-16-2008, 08:49 PM   #12
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ive had losts of jeeps with well over 100k and never had problems!
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