Originally Posted by Mortifix
There is a 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2D/4WD TJ with 52,689 miles on it for sale at a Moss Motors around were I live. They are asking $15,800 I believe. The white is kind of dull and there is a few paint chips. The vehicle does have a nice lift (not sure, but maybe 4") and some O.K. tires. I am really thinking about buying this but the price seemed kind of high. On the website for the vehicle they have a thing posted that says CALL FOR PRICE but on the lot it was going for $15,800 so looks as though they are willing to negotiate. I am thinking of saying I will give them $13,000 and they pay for a new set of mud tires. I live in Louisiana if that makes a difference.
Well that might be a good price for your area. My main concern would be the lift. What kind is it, who put it on, did they do an SYE (possible vibes/T-case issues). Next concern would be the paint. When I see a vehicle that hasn't been taken care of on the outside I get concerned about the inside - of the engine. I would check the mechanicals carefully.
You never know, it might be a good deal. I've seen used Wranglers that people spent a fortune having lifts, bumpers and all sorts of high quality things installed and it never saw a minute off pavement. But then I've seen a whole lot more lifts and mods that left me wondering, what was he thinking?
Finally, be very, very, very, very sure it's not a flood vehicle!!! Run away if you have any doubts