I started a full-time job about a month ago, and haven't needed my Jeep since then as the subway makes my commute much easier. Therefore, I no longer need a vehicle (unfortunately), so I've been looking to sell it. I was originally looking to sell it on CL for around $2,500 sine it has 131K miles (even that may be a bit high, am willing to go as low as $1,000), but new issues have cropped up, one being particularly major. It would be great if you guys could give me honest opinions on pricing it, what needs to be done before selling it, etc. Apologies if this type of thread is frowned upon or in the wrong place. Thanks in advance.
-Purchased in June 2008 with 86K miles on it
-Performed oil changes every 4,000-6,000 miles
-Replaced power steering pump (2009), water pump (2011), thermostat (2011) starter (2011), battery (2011), serpentine belt (2011)
-Sound system: 12" Alpine Type S woofer with box, Alpine amp, Alpine Type S speakers, Kenwood deck.
-Under-dash blue LED ribbons with switch
-30x9.5x15 Dunlop radials, 15x8 Cragar Soft 8's (2010)
-Flomaster Super-44 Muffler
-Previous owner neglected the cooling system, so it's very dirty. When I replaced my water pump and thermostat, I flushed out the system with water for a good while. I did this again later on in the summer when I had to replace a radiator hose. There are no overheating issues, however.
-Death wobble. When I got a hole in my tire fixed back in September, my Jeep started subtly shaking at high speeds after the wheel was put back on. Starting in April, if I hit a bump at a weird angle, the Jeep would start shaking violently until I slowed down. This, obviously, is a huge issue and will make it very difficult to sell
-Just after the clamp, my muffler has split from the tail pipe. It's not hanging or anything, it just has a split in it and makes the muffler sound much louder. Could be an issue if it starts to come loose.
-Not really an issue, but needs an oil change. 3,000 miles was at 129,6xx, I'm currently at 131,xxx. Haven't and do not have time to do it.
-Middle dash bulb is out, the others are fine.
-Windows are finicky, most times they work, others they are a pain.
-Blinker doesn't automatically click back after a turn is made
-Passenger mirror cracked
As you can see, she isn't in tip-top shape and needs some work. Other than those issues listed, she's in relatively good condition. It's a vehicle nearing the 14-year mark, let's keep that in mind. Photos below (SkyDrive links).