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Unread 09-17-2014, 07:10 AM   #1
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Wj Purchasing a replacement Jeep soon. Thoughts?

I was in an accident last week and my poor '04 Laredo was totaled for me I am currently looking at this jeep as a replacement (http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/de...2195/overview/). What are your guys thoughts on the value and mileage at 140XXX+. Thank you for any help.

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Unread 09-17-2014, 07:58 AM   #2
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I was in an accident last week and my poor '04 Laredo was totaled for me I am currently looking at this jeep as a replacement (http://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/de...2195/overview/). What are your guys thoughts on the value and mileage at 140XXX+. Thank you for any help.
I always like to get a carfax when buying used for service history, that being said however I've bought a car with excellent history and it blew up after the first week
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Unread 09-17-2014, 08:44 AM   #3
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Looks like it's got all the options. Very sharp Jeep right there. Do check the Carfax though...
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Unread 09-17-2014, 06:00 PM   #4
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Many dealers use Autocheck since they don't get charged for it- it'd be a good idea to check the Autocheck and the Carfax just to make sure- Autocheck will have an announcement if it went through an auction and they found unreported damage- such as prior panel replacement or frame damage.

Carfax doesn't always tell you service history. For some reason, some people won't ever go to a dealer and instead have independent shops do the work well and it's never reported on the history. Or, there's also those rare few who do their own work, I have a buddy who's truck doesn't exist according to Carfax- left the dealer, never titled, drove home, oil changed religiously, did an injection pump at 42k, no moving accidents involving other vehicles- doesn't have a single record for all its 50k miles. On the flip hand, sorry dealer service work and general neglect can get one with a good service history. Just because it goes to the dealer doesn't mean they put the right oil in it which can be an issue on these newer motors.

Miles seem high for the price- but it's loaded and it looks sharp. "Average" doesn't have quadradrive, isn't an '04, and isn't that nice.
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Unread 09-17-2014, 06:11 PM   #5
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To much 5k is my max for a WJ and if you look you can find them just wait prices cycle.
And I don't trust dealers.
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Unread 09-18-2014, 12:51 AM   #6
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I Like it ...looks the part..
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Unread 09-18-2014, 03:08 AM   #7
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My '02 Limited with 165 k is very similar.

This Jeep is worth about 5k - 5.5 k in the condition shown .

It should have had both window regulators replaced by now and the blend doors upgraded in the auto climate control system.

It probably has a new radiator . That's it.... The engine and trans are good for 200k if they were taken care of .

A truck this nice probably has maintenance records .
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