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post #1 of 7 Old 08-12-2017, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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New to Jeeps!

Hey everyone! So I will be buying my first Jeep soon and I am so excited. I found one that I really like but I am not quite sure if I am being ripped off. It is a 2004 Jeep Wrangler X Rocky Mountain Edition with 90,000 miles on it for $14,000. One owner, one accident. Nothing major. I also found a 2008 Sahara on Craigslist completely blacked out for $15,000. Need some advice since I am so new to this!

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-12-2017, 07:13 AM
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Can't speak to the JK but that sounds like too much for the TJ. Should be able to get Rubicon for that price. Nothing special about the Rocky Mountain edition that merits extra money.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-12-2017, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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I think it has a lot to do with the low mileage.
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post #4 of 7 Old 08-12-2017, 09:17 AM
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I think it has a lot to do with the low mileage.
I wouldn't call 90k low, maybe lower. But with a TJ it's not worth really paying up for IMO. For example, I'd take a Rubicon with 150k for that price over a Rocky Mountain X with 90k everyday of the week.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-13-2017, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Glad I didnt buy it! It had nothing but problems. Someone just drove it to 90 and got rid of it. Didn't maintain it whatsoever. I plan to go off roading so I dont know if I should get a new jeep or a TJ.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-14-2017, 03:59 AM
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If you are planning on off-roading also plan on the collateral damage that comes with it. It's easier on my brain to break and rebuild something that's older. Opinions will vary.

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-14-2017, 09:54 AM
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Rust, particularly frame rust, is a major concern with a used Jeep. You need to not only look closely at the frame and body, but also tap on it and stick your finger through the frame holes and feel the inside for rust. Don't know where you live, but if it's anywhere that the roads get salted frequently you will want to be extra careful, and may want to consider traveling a bit for a southern Jeep.
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