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post #1 of 4 Old 04-30-2014, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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2007 WK- what to expect

I'm looking at trading in my 2012 2dr sport JK for a 2007 grand cherokee with 75k miles. It has the 3.7L engine which I've heard mixed reviews about. The vehicle will mostly be my DD and seldom off-roading will be done. I enjoy my wrangler but just need something 4door and with more room. Just wondering what peoples experience has been with this vehicle and also any things that I should look for or ask the dealer.

Another question I had was if anyone has tried asking the dealer for the inspection report they have from when they brought the car in. They obviously inspect every car before selling but was wondering if any dealer has given out what they had found wrong.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-01-2014, 06:36 AM
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-01-2014, 07:09 AM
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If you are asking about the used Car Check report most will show you it. But what you will see is what was fixed. Most techs write down what the vehicle needs and gets it ok'd to get fixed. These are usually items that it needs to pass your state inspection. BUT there is also a part on that sheet of what's recommended by the tech. It's stuff they see that they see that should be fixed.

Most of it doesn't pertain to how the car will run though. In other words mechanical parts. It all comes down the the total $$$ of the over all bill. If the brakes pass, then that might be it. They just pass and may only last another 8 months or so. Even if they are low. Some will give you the report on that also. Letting you know the thickness of your pads, tire tread depth, charge of the A/C and so forth. Good luck... I see that you are in Delaware. A CarFax report are pretty much useless there. Delaware and Ohio do not have to report damaged vehicles. Flood damage and so forth. When I trade a vehicle from one of those states we really gotta dig to get history and rack the vehicle to check over it before trading it.

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-01-2014, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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I took the car for a test drive and it rode and handled nice. I asked for incoming service report and they had changed oil, mounted and balanced the rear tires, they changed transmission cooling lines because they were leaking, serpentine belt was worn and replaced, and wheel alignment. I asked for a car fax and they wouldn't do that until we had a price locked in. I asked then why and they said it cost them money to run it. I threw them a lowball offer and then left. The "guy in charge" came out and explained how it cost them money and said he just wants to know I'm serious about the car and then he would run it.

I'm just curious as to what your guys thoughts were with it having a worn belt and leaky lines. Is this a sign of poor maintenance upkeep by the previous owner? It's also my first used car purchase and I'm not sure what is normal or typical for rust. I saw a fair amount under the car around the exhaust section and around the shock springs.

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