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post #1 of 17 Old 07-02-2013, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Trading jeep for a 4 door jeep?

Hello, I am having a baby and I currently have a 2005 jeep wrangler with 101,000 miles. I found an 08 jeep wrangler unlimited x. It's a four door. It has a perfect body and interior. No dents or scratches. No stains in the interior. But it has 144,000 miles. They are only asking 13,995 for it. What do you think?
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post #2 of 17 Old 07-02-2013, 12:40 PM
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I know I wouldn't be dropping 14k on any vehicle with 144k miles, no matter how nice it was.
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post #3 of 17 Old 07-02-2013, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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Ok that's what I am worried about. I don't want to pay over 10g for a vehicle with that high of miles.
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post #4 of 17 Old 07-02-2013, 09:46 PM
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My 4 door jeep is actually not so bad 2 doors are more kid friendly then you think. Definitely get a 4 door in the future but if you need to rock the tj until you find a great deal do that.
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post #5 of 17 Old 07-03-2013, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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My mom just bought a new car. So we are going to keep my jeep and buy her jeep liberty but in the future I might get a 4 door.
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post #6 of 17 Old 07-03-2013, 08:35 AM
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It's not as bad as you think it's going to be. I keep my windows out, or the top down for at least 9 months out of the year & can just put my 14 month old in through the side window. If weather is bad, or it's cold we'll take my wifes WJ. Depending on where you live & what your other half has, you might be able to do the same thing.
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post #7 of 17 Old 07-03-2013, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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I live in pa. I won't be able to do that my other car is a mustang and a motorcycle. The mustang won't be bad though with a car seat and stroller. But I can't use my mustang all year because they suck in snow.
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post #8 of 17 Old 07-03-2013, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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But I was just looking at jeep jogging strollers and it looks like they fold small enough to fit behind the seat!
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post #9 of 17 Old 07-03-2013, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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If I get a car seat with a base I won't have to crawl into the back every time to buckle the baby in. I think this will work
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post #10 of 17 Old 07-03-2013, 09:16 AM
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But I was just looking at jeep jogging strollers and it looks like they fold small enough to fit behind the seat!
That's a problem I've had with mine. I haven't been able to find a good jogging stroller that folds small enough. I ended up getting a stroller that folds up to about the size of an umbrella.
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post #11 of 17 Old 07-03-2013, 09:22 AM
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I have experimented with my CJ 7. Doesn't really work for a baby cause I keep the top off( too much wind)(I do have a full cage in rear). But with a carrier with base or backwards facing car seat it is really easy to load from tail gate. I mean real easy, better than trying to load into a full size backseat in a truck or suv.
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post #12 of 17 Old 07-03-2013, 01:12 PM
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With another car your perfect hell I even go to the store in the jeep its real easy to load into the back seat from the trunk. I fit what I can there and then just put what does not fit on the seat or the floor. You will be amazed at how much you can fit in the jeep.
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post #13 of 17 Old 07-03-2013, 02:01 PM
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I like mine a lot and I think a JKU would work well for your intended purpose. I set out to buy the 2 door model and fell in love with the 4 door models. I liked the extra space a lot. Your lucky to fit a gym bag in the trunk of a two door model. The four doors will fit the entire family luggage and then some.

As far as price; IMO unless its a loaded Rubicon I think $14.5 sounds like a bit much. Even so I would check around and see what other JKU models that year is going for. I think it's called 'blue book pricing'.

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post #14 of 17 Old 07-04-2013, 10:24 AM
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Blue Book looks around $12,000 but all bets are off for you Wrangler nuts. If you like 4-doors, you could have the ultimate XJ for half that.

My build thread has pics again. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
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post #15 of 17 Old 07-04-2013, 10:33 AM
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To be honest 144k isnt anything anymore. If its an auto i would get them to come down if its a stick it would prolly be good. The motor i swaped into my tj has almost 200k on it no rebuilds and its running fine.
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