Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Central Mississippi
Whoa! Lets think through this.
WHY would an eight year old vehicle have only 6500 miles.
Thats 812 miles per year! The national average is over 10,000.
812 miles per year is 68 miles per month OR a hair over two miles per day. 2.25 to be exact.
The WORST possible usage of an internal combustion engine is short trips that do not allow the engine to get up to operating temperatures and burn off water vapors, contaminants, etc. It is MUCH better to have
an IC engine run steadily mile after mile than run it on short trip. This is why taxis can go hundreds of thousands of miles in stop and go driving without engine replacement. This is why salesman can run vehicles
over 100,000 miles per year for several years without engine repair.
If this Jeep had 80k miles on it with good service records, I would say go for it. As things stand I would not purchase it without at least an oil analysis and a compression check.
Granted, it has been what we call a "hanger queen" and has just apparently sat there year after year. I do not understand these kind of owners, but then I am not required to understand them.
Demand to see the service records.
Hey guys, there is NO SUCH THING as RPMS. There is NO "S" in RPM.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but not nearly as much as ignorance.