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Unread 01-01-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
Icecoldramfan
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First Jeep. Seems like a pretty good deal. Thoughts?

05 SE with 120k. 4.0 liter. 6spd. Only has the soft top. Black color, new tires and rims. Going to look at tomorrow and seller says only issue is it has a hard time shifting into 4th gear. Price seems pretty good. $7900. Anyone have some thoughts.

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Unread 01-02-2014, 08:59 AM   #2
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I suggest doing some research to determine the cost of a transmission rebuild. I bet the $7900 purchase price will actually be above $10M after you address the transmission issue.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 09:53 AM   #3
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Thanks Duck Dr. Called local Jeep dealer and got rough quote of $2000 for rebuild and $3000 new. Probably done cheaper with independent mechanic but still alot more than the $700 seller told me it would cost to repair. Maybe you can repair for that but who knows what else is wrong.
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Unread 01-02-2014, 07:51 PM   #4
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if you remotely sense that the cost will be greater then go with your senses.
Going in on a used car, especially a 4X4 is always an uneasy proposition.
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Unread 01-03-2014, 06:53 AM   #5
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Thanks Duck Dr. Called local Jeep dealer and got rough quote of $2000 for rebuild and $3000 new. Probably done cheaper with independent mechanic but still alot more than the $700 seller told me it would cost to repair. Maybe you can repair for that but who knows what else is wrong.
The seller has already shown that he is willing to lie to you about the transmission repair cost. What else could he be lying about?
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