Are Jeeps worth buying if they have been in a crash before?
I have a chance o purchase a 05 Wrangler Rubicon for 10k it has 55k miles on it but the guy has told me it has been in a crash before when offroading & it lost control & hit a tree on the passenger side he said it has had an insurance claim.
If it were me I would test drive the Jeep and take it to you mechanic. If he is not hiding anything he shouldn't have a problem with this.
Or bring someone with you to check it out. As a seller, he/she has the right to set the terms. I don't want tire kickers running me all over town for appointments. I would gladly allow a mechanic to visit at my house on my schedule.
Were you ready to give the seller $10k on the spot if he drove to your mechanic shop and got a good review? That would not be an unreasonable expectation.
As for wreck repairs, I'm all for it and own one myself. I was able to buy it BEFORE it was fixed. I would really like to at least see some "before" photos of damage.
2006 LJ 4.0 auto and A/C.... Life after CJs isn't so bad.
I am currently driving my third salvage titled Jeep.
All were totaled by an insurance company, and I drove each of them for over a year before selling the first two...I'm still driving this '05 LJ.
I made double my money on the first two, and the guys that bought them had no problem with a salvage title. The vehicles were flawless when I sold them.
There are bargains out there if you're willing to look beyond the surface stuff.
BTW, my LJ cost $8,300 with 40Kmiles on it, 33's and a 4" Rock Krawler lift. It needed a front axle housing, front driveshaft, rear axle shaft and nothing else!!
1977 CJ5 still building
2002 TJ gone but not forgotten
2005 TJ also gone
2005 LJ insurance wreck
I've asked him to meet me at my job cause theres 3 mechanics next door who said they'd check it out for t if he brought it but when he was suppose to come he never showed up idk if he's hiding something or he just didn't have time but I'm for sure gonna check it out first.