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post #1 of 11 Old 02-13-2017, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Price Check: 2005 Wrangler with 200k Miles

I am looking for your opinions.


2005 TJ
Rocky Mt Edt
204k miles with recent compression test showing good
6spd
Hard and soft tops
great frame with no issues at all
very decent tub with minor surface rust in typical spots
clean and fully functioning interior
mechanically sound and ready to go...


I was asking $7500 for it but have not gotten any action. Not sure if that is the market telling me Im off or if its something else.


Anyway, I would appreciate your feedback.

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-13-2017, 01:08 PM
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The price seems good, but not knowing where you are, it's hard to say. Here in the Denver area CL today there are 13 privately owned 2005 TJs and LJs, and only one of them is priced under 10k (9,999).
I'd guess it's the mileage scaring people off. At 200k+ miles, people are seeing a complete gamble that could crap out at any moment. None of the ones listed around here come close to that mileage.

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post #3 of 11 Old 02-14-2017, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
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The price seems good, but not knowing where you are, it's hard to say. Here in the Denver area CL today there are 13 privately owned 2005 TJs and LJs, and only one of them is priced under 10k (9,999).
I'd guess it's the mileage scaring people off. At 200k+ miles, people are seeing a complete gamble that could crap out at any moment. None of the ones listed around here come close to that mileage.


Thanks for the reply, I live in the northeast and prices are high for TJ's especially 03-06 since the rust most likely hasn't destroyed the frames.

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Got a link to the ad? I've been casually looking for another TJ. I bought an 05 Rocky Mountain new and had it until late 07. The mileage really doesn't scare me off unless I see a lot of abuse/lack of care. As long as it's been taken care of, I'm not worried about 200k at all.

When you say northeast, where are you located?

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post #5 of 11 Old 02-14-2017, 09:01 AM
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I was asking $7500 for it but have not gotten any action. Not sure if that is the market telling me Im off or if its something else.

Ive always used this as a reference. If you have it listed (CraigsList, etc) and you aren't getting any response, you may be too high. If you're not in a hurry, pull the listing, wait a couple months for warmer temps, and try again.

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Got a link to the ad? I've been casually looking for another TJ. I bought an 05 Rocky Mountain new and had it until late 07. The mileage really doesn't scare me off unless I see a lot of abuse/lack of care. As long as it's been taken care of, I'm not worried about 200k at all.

When you say northeast, where are you located?

Thanks for the reply, I am located in Rhode Island


Here is a link to my ad in JF Classifieds


http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f153/...-6spd-3988929/

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I was asking $7500 for it but have not gotten any action. Not sure if that is the market telling me Im off or if its something else.

Ive always used this as a reference. If you have it listed (CraigsList, etc) and you aren't getting any response, you may be too high. If you're not in a hurry, pull the listing, wait a couple months for warmer temps, and try again.


Thanks for the reply. I tend to agree with that school of thought as well. However, sometimes the price is right but people just aren't looking and I wanted to see what the opinion here was.

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post #8 of 11 Old 02-14-2017, 12:55 PM
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Are you only listed here on jeep forum?

If so, that may be part of the problem. I would guess, most visitors/members of JF already have a jeep, I've had good luck with CraigsList.

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post #9 of 11 Old 02-17-2017, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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There was a link to my ad on my local CL. I have since deleted it and will wait till Spring when the fever sets back in here in the Northeast.


Thanks for the input of those that commented.

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post #10 of 11 Old 02-20-2017, 11:02 AM
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I think the 200K mark on the odometer is a psychological barrier - especially for buyers that are non-Jeep people and don't know much about the value of these things.
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post #11 of 11 Old 02-21-2017, 08:24 AM
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Also, another thing to note when selling a high mileage vehicle... can you document the maintenance? If you've done the work yourself, show part receipts, if you had a shop do the work, show invoices. Otherwise, I assume the vehicle needs everything a 200K mile vehicle would need maintenance wise.
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