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post #1 of 17 Old 06-29-2009, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to buy my first jeep!

ok so im trading my car in on an even trade for a 1999 wrangler.

my car is an 03 mustang v6, auto trans, with 56k miles.

is it worth the trade? what are your suggestions/advice? is this a nice jeep?

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http://atlanta.craigslist.org/ctd/1239045358.html

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post #2 of 17 Old 06-29-2009, 12:14 PM
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What does your car book for? You can go to yahoo auto and look up the trade in value to see. If it goes for more than 7k you may be selling yourself short. The Jeep looks fine and seems to be priced ok if the condition is as good as the ad says.

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post #3 of 17 Old 06-29-2009, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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the values are within a couple hundred dollars of being the same. thanks for the advie. I really like the jeep, but ive been hearing not to get one with many miles, not to get one already lifted. etc.... and im new to jeeps.
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post #4 of 17 Old 06-29-2009, 12:29 PM
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The only problem with buying a modded jeep is the previous owner may not have done the work correctly and it can create headaches for the new owner. If you have anybody who has some mechanical knowledge it is a good idea to have the vehicle looked over for you. Most shops can do it as well, some do it for free others don't but it is worth the cost. The Jeep engines both the I6 and I4 are great engines and have a long service life and are known to go well over 100k with proper maintenance and care. Don't be scared off by the mileage, but do be careful and thoroughly look over the vehicle. Good luck to ya!
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thanks! also, do u think the lift is too high? im 17 and this will be my daily driving vehicle. i used to drive driven a f250 king ranch. with like a 6 inch liftand a dodge ram 1500 so the size wont affect my driving skills. But for driving daily, is it too high? however i dont commute to work etc...im a teenager just looking to have some fun. lol
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post #6 of 17 Old 06-29-2009, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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that jeep fell through. what about this one? yays nays? pros cons?

http://www.carsforsale.com/used_cars...ler_94236085_6

yes it has some miles, but its a I6, and not lifted or anything.

comments?
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post #7 of 17 Old 06-29-2009, 04:26 PM
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looks better. I would definitely get a stock jeep over an already lifted one. That way you know it's done right and you can have the fun of modding it yourself
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what do yall think about the mileage on this jeep? is 140k alot for an inline 6?
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post #9 of 17 Old 06-29-2009, 05:37 PM
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what do yall think about the mileage on this jeep? is 140k alot for an inline 6?
HAH no thats just breaking it in. I6 engines can go up to 300k if you take care of them. You take care of it and it will take care of you
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The paint is nice an shiny you can see the reflection of the car next to it in the paint. I6 are known to go over 300K, you may have other things that go bad, due the just the age alone, that's with any vehicle more than 5 years old.

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now here comes the hard part....getting the trade to be even!
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now here comes the hard part....getting the trade to be even!
Sell you car out right then you won't need to worry about it, shouldn't be that hard to sell a V6 mustang given the economy and rising gas prices. You get the mustang look with out the crappy mileage, and great performance. The V6 mustangs are pretty snappy though I have friend that has one just not a lot of top end.

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post #13 of 17 Old 06-29-2009, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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yea im trying to sell it...but it isnt selling. most people are turned away by a v6 actually. they want a cobra or GT. SO im going to probably take the stang up there thursday and try to work out a trade!
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http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...standard=false

that one was sold. so i found this pivate seller. he said the only thing wrong was the rear gear blew out but he order a new one and had it put on professionally. also he said the front tire has a slight wobble at 55+ mph. i think some stabilizer will take care of this. opinion? I need pros and cons here. Body is in good condiiion with a few dings here and there. but nothing major. interior is good also. so bing on the advice and comments. lol.

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post #15 of 17 Old 07-01-2009, 07:07 AM
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I own a V6 Mustang that I will be trading in instead of selling privately. There are two reasons that make it difficult to sell this model. As you already noted, buyers prefer a V8. The other reason is that there is always an oversupply of used V6 Mustangs. Check eBay and you will see the buying and selling pattern: too many V6's for too few buyers. It is not worth the effort of trying to sell a V6 privately.
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