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Unread 06-11-2013, 07:47 AM   #1
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Anybody have any experience selling or trading in your modified jeep? I may be looking to purchase a house so the jeep may be on the list of things to go. I just put $8k into it. 2011 jk. Bought it for $20k. I would be Looking to sell for $30k. Is this even a possibility? Just trying to get some ideas.

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Unread 06-11-2013, 08:30 AM   #2
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No. The best bet is to take the $8k off of it replace it with stock parts then sell the aftermarket parts. The aftermarket parts will make little difference in selling your Jeep.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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Anybody have any experience selling or trading in your modified jeep? I may be looking to purchase a house so the jeep may be on the list of things to go. I just put $8k into it. 2011 jk. Bought it for $20k. I would be Looking to sell for $30k. Is this even a possibility? Just trying to get some ideas.
Selling it privately wouldn't be as bad as trading it in. Dealers don't give hardly any extra $$ for the mods on a trade, but they sure will sell it at a higher price. I have taken a few Jeeps into a dealer for a trade in appraisal and every dealer is different. Some will know what they're getting and actually give you a little bit more money for the Jeep, others will see it as a liability and give you under KBB value.

You'll be better off either putting a classified ad on this forum or CL and seeing what kind of offers you get. You can also take the Jeep back to stock and trade it in then sell the parts separately. You'll get the biggest bang for your buck that way, but it could take a long time.

I hope this gives you some idea of what to do with your Jeep!

-Zach
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Unread 06-11-2013, 11:15 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice guys. Obviously its not what I want to do but sometimes u gotta do what u need to do. I'm hoping to convince the wife to keep it and not deal with this hassle. Plus it sounds like I might lose money if I try to sell it
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Unread 06-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #5
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With it being an 11 instead of a 12+ you will loose some money. A lot of folks want the newer engine. You will loose money on it for sure but not as bad as if it was not a jeep wrangler. Have you considered selling your upgrades and putting it toward what you owe on the jeep? I know what you mean about doing what you have to do, I have done that myself the last 2 years or so. I just bought a truck since we purchased a house last year and am tired of borrowing one. In a few years I hope to be back in the Jeep saddle myself. Sounds like you may be able to do that as well. Best of luck to you regardless of how it plays out.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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you might get 17k if your lucky
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