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post #1 of 11 Old 09-24-2017, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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How much to sell these things for?

We decided to move to a jku due to family expansion.

My wife won't ride in it at all over the next year so I can sell it now or wait until winter is over. We don't drive it in winter anyway and normally just winterize it.

I was trying to research prices, but my goodness... I can't tell the difference between a $3000 tj and an $8000 tj sport. I paid $3500 when I bought it but I put 6 grand into it. Under 500 miles on tires, shocks, heater core, radiator, water pumps, steering rack, battery, bumpers, winch, all fluids, plugs, engine seals, all ac parts, top, stereo. No real rust except the license plate bracket

Should I just list it for $8000 and subtract $250 a month until it sells? I seriously see tons for like $2500 and they look fine.


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post #2 of 11 Old 09-24-2017, 03:41 PM
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Depending on milage, start at 9K and go from there?
Depends on location, but also will fetch a higher price on the spring instead of just before winter
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-24-2017, 04:08 PM
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It's a tough call. I am not that mechanically inclined. I know many of you are but if I saw a jeep listed for sale and saw all of those items fixed/replaced it would scare me. You would think a person would like to see a vehicle with all those new parts but many people see that and think it's a lemon that has to be constantly worked on. When I sold my TS (99 2.5 auto, bone stock) it sold for $7K. The used jeep market is crazy so I would start a little high, if nobody bites bring it down some but it seems most used jeeps go quick.
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Check out KBB private party pricing for your area. Put in your Jeep with options and condition. I always go by that when buying and selling my Jeeps. Four cylinder (se model) Jeeps are worth much less. With under 130,000 miles, AC and no rust, it would be worth $5000 tops where I live.

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post #6 of 11 Old 09-25-2017, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Depending on milage, start at 9K and go from there?
Depends on location, but also will fetch a higher price on the spring instead of just before winter
Sounds good. Seems high to me, but what the heck. Might as well list it for 9k and if it doesn't sell before winter then maybe it will sell in the spring.

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It's a tough call. I am not that mechanically inclined. I know many of you are but if I saw a jeep listed for sale and saw all of those items fixed/replaced it would scare me. You would think a person would like to see a vehicle with all those new parts but many people see that and think it's a lemon that has to be constantly worked on. When I sold my TS (99 2.5 auto, bone stock) it sold for $7K. The used jeep market is crazy so I would start a little high, if nobody bites bring it down some but it seems most used jeeps go quick.
Thats true. Besides the problems it had when I actually bought it (knowingly) Much of it was cool factor (IE- springs/wheels were a lift + wheel size expansion, not because there was a problem), and things like a winch, lightbar, and new top aren't really "mechanical" issues, but very valid. It does seem like used jeeps go quick and for mega bucks. Maybe I'll just leave all those details off except for the "Mods" when I list it.

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Check out KBB private party pricing for your area. Put in your Jeep with options and condition. I always go by that when buying and selling my Jeeps. Four cylinder (se model) Jeeps are worth much less. With under 130,000 miles, AC and no rust, it would be worth $5000 tops where I live.
I don't know how much I trust KBB. My joke has always been, "Find me a corvette for KBB and I'll buy two of them".

KBB puts me at $3,915. I'm pretty sure I can sell a 4.0L I6 Sport rust free w/AC and CC for more than that based on what I see on CL.

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KBB puts me at $3,915. I'm pretty sure I can sell a 4.0L I6 Sport rust free w/AC and CC for more than that based on what I see on CL.
Your profile says you have a 2.4L.

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post #8 of 11 Old 09-28-2017, 11:00 AM
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If its for sale for more than a few days its priced too high. If you find the sweet spot it'll sell in a day or two.

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[QUOTE=flyin-lowe;38962225]I am not that mechanically inclined. I know many of you are but if I saw a jeep listed for sale and saw all of those items fixed/replaced it would scare me./QUOTE]

... Most of the things he listed were normal wear and tear. The other things aren't big problems, and one cannot expect a vehicle to run forever without anything breaking. Also worth noting, is that if a part has been replaced, it probably won't break again! If I saw a list of parts a mile long, I'd feel much better about it than a vehicle that had nothing done. It means that although things went wrong, it was well taken care of and properly maintained. You don't need to be mechanically inclined to look at the evidence and make a rational thought, rather than running the other way.
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Jeeps in Florida and on the CL stay for a long time and there are a lot of them
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post #11 of 11 Old 10-07-2017, 07:30 PM
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They are overpriced if they are there that long I don't care where you live. What you don't see are the ones priced right that sell in hours.

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