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Unread 04-12-2010, 06:53 AM   #1
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A 2k that I'm looking at. Opinions?

Hey folks. My xj was totaled on Friday and I'm in the search of a new XJ. I have found a 2000 Cherokee Limited with 4.0/AW4 for 3600. I have contacted the seller and it sounds great. 127k miles, leather interior, fog lights, sylvania silverstar lights, Almost flawless paint with no dents, chips or major scratches, drivers power seat, and the np242. I asked if it was ever wrecked, and she said that as far as she knew, it never was.

I put the VIN into carfax. I went to a site and found that the 2k models have a lot of recall records. The 2000's VIN has 6 records. Do you think It would be worth it to pay for the carfax which is $45?

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Unread 04-12-2010, 06:59 AM   #2
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Yes, I would. 45 dollars vs. $3600? Never know what you might find. Might make you change your mind about the purchase. I say it's worth it.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 07:10 AM   #3
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Sometimes there are members on here with a carfax account and will run the vin for you.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 09:21 AM   #4
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with my 2000 it had one recall. The "records" they talk about include how and when it was sold along with PO's i believe. They do that so that you get worried and buy from them lol. just check the oil to make sure it does not look like chocolate milk. With 127k if the 0331 head was going to crack it probably already would have, 3600 seems like a decent price, i would have payed that over my 2000 sport.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 03:00 PM   #5
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Sometimes there are members on here with a carfax account and will run the vin for you.
Didn't know you could do that. Anyone here want to help a fella out?

PS. I put the vin into carfax to see how many records it had. It has 6 records. I guess recalls can show up as records. It's had three total owners as well.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 03:16 PM   #6
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If it was serviced at a dealer along the line those will also show up in the carfax. And sometimes state inspections will show up. when i bought my 2000 classic it at 23 records and all but one that was a recall was for services at the dealer and shops and Mass state inspections.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 03:31 PM   #7
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If you don't buy it, I will.
I'd love to get a clean 00' Limited to use as my DD.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:03 PM   #8
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Sad news. It sold to someone local to where it was. Now I'm looking at a 2000 XJ Sport with 203k.

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Here's a 98 classic, with a lift, Low backspaced cragars, some kind of mud tire. it needs a lot of paint work, and the driver-front fender doesn't even look like it has holes for the flare! WTH?? I'm also not diggin the front bumper air dam stuff goin on.

I think painted all white, it would look good, but that would take even MORE money.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:09 PM   #9
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I just bought a 99 classic. in really good shape. 125k miles. 2700. only options it didnt have were leather and power seats.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:35 PM   #10
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I just bought a 2000 Sport with 120k for $1900
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Unread 04-12-2010, 04:39 PM   #11
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Nice. I think I'm just going to go car-less for a while. Get the money for my jeep. Part it out. save up and buy what i want, hopefully cash.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 06:17 PM   #12
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good plan

I rushed into mine. Its getting better but still needs a lot.
I get tired of building my own cars. I may request a bailout from the Feds I've re-built so many cars.

Stick with the 99s, look for under 150K miles. Both XJs I bought this year I test drove for an hour+
I recommend driving one even longer at highway speeds. All the bearing/Ujoint/pinion/intake whistle/knocks crap will show up if they are there to be found.

By the way, look at this one. I was gonna buy it but the owner had to go out of town when I drove up into Michigan.

He wanted around 5k

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Unread 04-12-2010, 06:29 PM   #13
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