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post #1 of 32 Old 02-05-2014, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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I have $6000 to spend what can i get???

ok I am about to buy my first car and I've decided I want a 1999-2010 Grand Cherokee and by the end of the summer I have planned to save up $6000-$7000 tops. I was wondering what should I expect to get with this kind of money. Ex... Mileage? Engine? year? interior? 1999-2004 or 2005-2010? Laredo/limited? Hemi or not?
Thanks for all the help im not sure what a good price will be and how many miles would a well maintained grand Cherokee go for??????

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post #2 of 32 Old 02-05-2014, 04:16 PM
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Welcome.

You won't be getting a Hemi for 6-7k. A used one if most likely twice that price. If you get a WJ (99-04), keep about $500-1000 of that for servicing it. When I got mine a few months ago I replaced all the fluids, valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket, rear main seal, end links, shocks, etc. The $7k range would get you a slightly newer GC around here, probably 2005-2007.

FWIW, m 2004 has 174,000 miles and runs like a champ and is in excellent condition. I got her for about $5.1k
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Depends on what your needs are. Highway comfort or off-road utility? Plenty of power for hauling or stout reliability for years to come?
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Since it looks like you live just north of manhattan that budget should get you a nice WJ with leather and all that. Maybe even an overland. What do you want a JGC for? Daily driver or do you want to go wild and lift it?

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Depends on what your needs are. Highway comfort or off-road utility? Plenty of power for hauling or stout reliability for years to come?
I want it as a daily driver with about 30% highway and 70%"city" and I am not going to be taking it off-road anytime soon I just want reliability
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Since it looks like you live just north of manhattan that budget should get you a nice WJ with leather and all that. Maybe even an overland. What do you want a JGC for? Daily driver or do you want to go wild and lift it?
im sorry but I am a little slow on the lingo..what is a JGC?
and I want it as a daily driver that will run and run
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im sorry but I am a little slow on the lingo..what is a JGC?
and I want it as a daily driver that will run and run
JGC = Jeep Grand Cherokee
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post #8 of 32 Old 02-05-2014, 07:56 PM
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Right at the top of the forum:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...guide-1271979/

Give that a read and decide if the WJ is the right vehicle for you.

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Just bought a 2003 Overland with 107,000 miles for $6900. With a budget of 6-7k, you can easily find a nice WJ.

I do have to agree with Vaporhead; don't max out your budget on the vehicle itself - keep some for maintenance.
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It's your first car and you are not going 4 wheeling ?Why get a Jeep of any kind ? Do you care about mileage ? You talk about a hemi ? I day dream also but this thing called life is a reality. Maybe you should be looking for a Corolla. Dependable and great on gas.Just my 2 cents.
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It's your first car and you are not going 4 wheeling ?Why get a Jeep of any kind ? Do you care about mileage ? You talk about a hemi ? I day dream also but this thing called life is a reality. Maybe you should be looking for a Corolla. Dependable and great on gas.Just my 2 cents.
X2 If you don't plan to wheel it why buy a jeep? Not trying to be mean but if it's going to be your first I honestly think you shouldn't Just Empty Every Pocket and by a toy.

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Let the man buy what he wants… this is America where we still have SOME freedom to do what we want…

I wonder if there are guys on the Toyota forums telling folks to buy Jeeps?
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Let the man buy what he wants… this is America where we still have SOME freedom to do what we want…

I wonder if there are guys on the Toyota forums telling folks to buy Jeeps?
Lmao I highly doubt it. But I never said for him to not buy one. Just that he wouldn't get the reliability out a wj like he would a toy. Also the mpg since hes doing mostly city driving.

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