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Unread 03-11-2014, 08:04 PM   #1
Mrkg
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Opinions on a Jeep! newbie here.

Hello all,

Finally started working a job where I am making enough money (engineering internship) to buy my first car. Of course I always wanted a wrangler since I was a kid, so I refuse to get anything but that.

Here is the deal and I want some honest opinions. I found a post on craigslist for an 05 wrangler sport TJ with 60,000 miles. But it does have a salvage title ( a tree fell on it and hit the hard top, door and hood, no engine damage.) The owner managed to fix it up in great condition and it a beautiful impact orange with a bikini top, (Ill have to buy a soft top and would appreciate recommendations) and looks great. He is selling it for 11,9000 or 12,500 after i buy the softtop and he seems like a honest seller. The kicker was I called him asking if it had the death wobble and since he only drove it in the summer on back roads he didnt know, sure enough it did. So he is fixing that now and I hope to god he calls me after it is fixed so I can buy it. Does it sound like a good deal? or will trying to trade it in down the road for a new wrangler be a killer because of the title?
Thanks, from a future fellow Jeeper.

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Unread 03-12-2014, 08:02 AM   #2
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I'd stay away from anything with a salvage title TBH.
Salvage titles don't happen from seemingly minor body damage like that.
The vehicle would have to be damaged enough to be considered a total loss in order for that title to be issued.
I can't see an insurance company writing off an entire vehicle for a hood, door and hard top.

The pricing doesn't reflect the salvage title imo.
That title will also haunt you when you go to trade it in or sell it.
fwiw, Kelly Blue Book doesn't even offer a valuation for vehicles with salvage titles.
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Unread 03-12-2014, 08:05 AM   #3
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The $12,500 sounds like the price of a 60,000 mile tj without a salvaged title. A salvaged title should be about half that.
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Unread 03-12-2014, 08:59 AM   #4
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Thanks for the responses guys. Really appreciate it.
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