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post #16 of 26 Old 03-07-2013, 09:47 AM
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then its not a cheap vehicle anymore. if it lasts a year or 2 he will have gotten his moneys worth
I don't know anyone with a cheap Jeep, my bad. They are all expensive in the end


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post #17 of 26 Old 03-07-2013, 12:10 PM
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I don't know anyone with a cheap Jeep, my bad. They are all expensive in the end
This. Haha. I got my jeep for 750 running. It had a noise though. Mechanic told previous owner it was a rod. Turned out to be a crank bearing. Fixed it up pretty cheap. Well wasn't long till I found out the PO ran everything without fluids.
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post #18 of 26 Old 03-07-2013, 01:19 PM
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We are the WJ rabble and we want pics of your blue Jeep
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post #19 of 26 Old 03-07-2013, 01:24 PM
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I'd actually go through and service it asap, then continually service it and maintain it on a regular basis. You'll know that it's getting what it needs and it should react well as long as the PO took decent care of it. I'd say that's a decent buy. Especially if you do the work yourself.
This. I got a 4.7L with 190k, it was taken care of, I immediately took it in to a trusted chrsyler dealership (the one my buddy works at), and have maintained it since. Interior was so clean, not even sand or dirt in the carpet. No failures, it doesn't make noises or sounds that worry me, I lucked out and got an extremely well taken care of vehicle. The nearly 200k didn't matter.

As was said above, it's all in how the PO took care of it. 50k miles might get ya a lemon, and 300k might run reliably for another 100k.
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post #20 of 26 Old 03-07-2013, 02:09 PM
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Paid 750.00CD at auction for mine 290kms so around 180miles seems to be ok sofar. Other than PO put wrong axle in it and awd didnt work and the plug on the oil pressure sensor was unplugged so read no pressure.

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post #21 of 26 Old 03-07-2013, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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We are the WJ rabble and we want pics of your blue Jeep
Alright I will when I get home!
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post #22 of 26 Old 03-07-2013, 04:18 PM
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if it was as clean as you say, it was most likely well taken care of. you did fine. even if the engine goes in a year, i wouldn't hesitate to rebuild or drop another engine in a nice clean wj.
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post #23 of 26 Old 03-07-2013, 07:29 PM
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if it was as clean as you say, it was most likely well taken care of. you did fine. even if the engine goes in a year, i wouldn't hesitate to rebuild or drop another engine in a nice clean wj.
And if you happen to lose the motor and don't wanna replace it or rebuild, come to me first and I'll take it off your hands if it's good condition
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post #24 of 26 Old 03-08-2013, 07:06 AM
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^ Right, it's still worth at least a grand with a blown engine, more if you have the room to part it out.

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post #25 of 26 Old 03-08-2013, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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^ Right, it's still worth at least a grand with a blown engine, more if you have the room to part it out.
So all in all you think it was a good buy for the price? I'm thinking if it lasts me tell next year around this time ill put a new engine in it with the body being in the shape it's in, because I'll profanely end up wanting another jeep anyway.
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post #26 of 26 Old 03-08-2013, 07:34 PM
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Yeah. $2200, I'd its lasted this long, it's obviously not a lemon, just baby it if you want it to last. Never know, could get 300k out of it

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