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Unread 11-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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First Jeep for a first time buyer

Hey folks-

Just joined because I wanted to look for some advice. I recently decided to buy a jeep because I seriously wanted a convertible which I could use to tow a boat. The boat is small (2000lbs, trailer included), so I feel as though the jeep should be able to handle it. My question is, what sort of price do you think I should be able to get in New Jersey on a 2013 unlimited sport S model? Pretty much the only option I plan on getting is the 3.73. Would shooting for $28000 total paid for the car be totally unrealistic? thanks in advance!


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Unread 11-07-2012, 10:04 AM   #2
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There should be a flood of good deals on used JK's near your area....

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Unread 11-07-2012, 05:55 PM   #3
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A 24S Jk or auto power window jeep retails for 30-31,000 mark up is approx 1000-1500. Subtract 1100 for manual trans, or 23S package. Tread lightly is 1% below invoice.
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Unread 11-07-2012, 07:39 PM   #4
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That's not an unrealistic goal.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
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Thanks for input all. Another question I have is in regards to the hard top- is it possible to get an aftermarket hard top? And if so, is it more expensive than what I can purchase from jeep? I'm wondering if I should just bite the bullet now and purchase it with the car, even though it drives up the price a decent chunk of change.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 11:32 AM   #6
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Just get it with the jeep. Nothing aftermarket is worth it. I've seen them all and if you really feel you need a hard to get factory. I personally think they are pointless. They all leak weather it's a hard or soft top. You need to store the hard in some place dry and clean. The only plus about a hard top is securely. It's not warmer or quitter. I've owned 3 Jk unlimiteds and never had or wanted the hard top. All my other jeeps, CJ's YJ's & TJ's had hard tops. I think it's a waste of money but that's just me. I mounted a 50 cal browning and a SAW M249 to my jeep... Some would say that's a waste of money. Lol.
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