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post #1 of 6 Old 05-05-2013, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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Buy '98 XJ with replaced head gasket?

Hi guys,
I'm looking for a stock XJ to use as my DD. I found one with the following replaced. Does it look like trouble or do you think it's a safe bet? THe exterior looks clean, haven't seen it in person yet. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks.




'98 Cherokee Classic - Black
Miles 131, 700
New,
Brake pads front
Heater core
Steering pump
Head gasket
New battery
Starter
Alternator
Full tune up from dealer
Hid lights
Selling for 3700 or best offer no low balling


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post #2 of 6 Old 05-05-2013, 09:44 AM
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Take it for a pre-purchase inspection Have them do a compression check and leak-down test

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post #3 of 6 Old 05-05-2013, 11:28 AM
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Doesn't sound to bad hey have done some hard and expensive work with the head and heater core,but if you dont know your way around jeeps or motors I would get a good mechanic to go over it,check the floors real good and quarter panels they can rust they quickly.

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post #4 of 6 Old 05-05-2013, 05:21 PM
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$3700 is a bit high for a 98, but prices vary around the country. For instance, my mint 99 with 150k would probably fetch not much more than $3500 in MN.

If it checks out, I'd offer $3k.

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post #5 of 6 Old 05-07-2013, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the responses. I didn't end up getting it. It was not in good condition Been having a difficult time finding a clean xj in Chicago.

The one I saw yest had mushy floor pans and rust all over ...the search continues.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-07-2013, 11:48 AM
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$3700 is a bit high for a 98, but prices vary around the country. For instance, my mint 99 with 150k would probably fetch not much more than $3500 in MN.

If it checks out, I'd offer $3k.
I was offered $6,000 cash last week to sell my mint 2000' XJ (109,000 miles)with 4.5" lift and new tires from a used car dealer! Where I live, nice XJ's get a really good price.Grand cherokees on the other hand are a dime a dozen and dirt cheap.

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