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Unread 06-20-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
indyhoya
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Looking to Buy an XJ-would appreciate some advice on a few listings!

Hi all,

Looking to buy a used XJ to be used mostly for trips outside the city (I mostly bike and take public transportation around DC) and for outdoor activities. Been looking mostly on craigslist, but also on cars.com and autotrader.com.

Have read a lot of things on various forums on what to keep an eye out for when looking for these, and what years are best. Am hoping to find an automatic with under 150K for $3000 and under but am willing to go higher if it seems worth the price premium. 4WD would be nice but not imperative as I don't anticipate doing a lot of wheeling.

Thought it'd be a good idea to ask around on here for advice on a few specific listings in my area.

1996 Sport 2WD, 147K miles, $2100
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/m...088793991.html

1997 Sport 4WD, 134K miles, $3000
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...074153192.html

1998 Sport 4WD, 127K miles, $2900
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/n...075301064.html

1997 SE 4WD, 126K miles, $2000
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/d...064978907.html

Obviously will have to go out in person and do a thorough check and test drive-but off the bat I feel more comfortable with the 1996 that has had only one owner and appears to have been well maintained.

Also if anyone knows of a good mechanic in the DC area they could recommend that would be very helpful. Thanks!

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Unread 06-22-2012, 08:11 AM   #2
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Those are all rust free jeeps - here in NY, they'd all be worth it. Actually, they'd be a steal
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Unread 07-04-2012, 09:49 AM   #3
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I had an 1997 XJ - wish I never sold it. I sold mine for $1,800 CDN and it had 489,000kms or 303,850 miles. Automatic 4 dr - I recommend the 4 door. Great great vehicle, never had an ounce of problem with it, I did replaced the water pump, but that was it. I bought it in 98 and sold it in 2010 hen I bought my 04 LJ.
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