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Unread 06-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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My first Jeep

Hello Everyone!

I am a 17 year old who has worked his butt off to be able to afford a car. I have about $9000 and am ready to buy a jeep (my dream vehicle). I have come across a 1999 tj with 57000 miles. It has a small lift and 32x11.5 AT's on it. I'm in love with the way it looks and seems to be in pretty good condition with minimal rust. They are asking 8.5. Is this a good buy and what should i offer? Thanks!

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Unread 06-30-2013, 03:50 PM   #2
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Is that rust?
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Unread 06-30-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
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Hey i am 17 years old and yesterday i got a 1997 jep TJ. I bought it for 5.000 and looks to be nicer that the picture you have and mine has 60.000 miles. For 8.500 you could get alot better
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Unread 06-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #4
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Unread 06-30-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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Definitely worth talking them down. Got any more pictures? Specifically of the undercarriage, steering, and suspension.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:06 PM   #6
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All I have.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:07 PM   #7
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Looks like to be worth 7.500.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:09 PM   #8
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The pictures are taken in rain, the discolered side fenders look black. But i am 90% sure that they need to be replaced to look nice and black
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:11 PM   #9
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KansasCityTJ, what motor do you have in yours? That looks like an SE so that may be why it was so cheap...
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:17 PM   #10
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Any thoughts on how to proceed or if i should?
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:23 PM   #11
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But that does not make a 4.000 dollar difference
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:26 PM   #12
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New fenders? Paint works fine. Suggestions? Talk them down like I said. Even with low miles, I would question the front rake. Are they wanting more because of the mud tires, tube bumper, and light bar? See how it rides before offering anything. Report back on vibes, steering shimmy, tracking, and sounds.
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:27 PM   #13
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(Side fenders) the plastic ones,
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:34 PM   #14
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Thanks Everyone! The only problem is that i have to drive about a hour and 1/2 to get to the dealership, so its more of a one and done thing. if it drives well and i get under the vehicle and there is minimal rust ill offer around 7000. What will rust do to the vehicle overtime, and is there anything i can do about it?
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Unread 06-30-2013, 04:42 PM   #15
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But that does not make a 4.000 dollar difference
So it it actually a 4 cylinder? It does make a difference when it comes time to put 35's on it.
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