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post #1 of 3 Old 09-18-2015, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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2000 Wrangler TJ Sport

I'm wanting to buy my first Jeep, and just about have the wife convinced to make it happen. Looking to spend somewhere in the $10-12k range.

I found a 2000 Wrangler TJ Sport with just under 148k miles, hard top, off road bumpers front and back, roof rack, and aux lights. The dealer is asking $10k. Pics below.

The dealer said it has A/C, but I'm pretty sure based on the actuator knob not having the snow flake symbols, and the fact that it doesn't even come close to blowing cool, that there is no A/C - not a big deal to me, just want to make sure I'm not paying extra for something that isn't there.

Overall the vehicle is very clean. Almost no rust underneath, and I couldn't find any inside.

There are some wiring issues with the radio and auxiliary lights. The radio has a message that it is miswired, and we couldn't get any of the aux lights to turn on. Am I right in assuming both of these should be a relatively easy fix with some basic electrical/mechanical know how?

The lock on the center console is broke. Should be an easy fix too, yes?

Drives great in town and on the highway. Not sure yet if the engine or tranny have been rebuilt or replaced. Getting it in with my mechanic in the next couple of days to check all that out.

NADA shows a clean retail value of $6,950. KBB lists it at $10,287. What, if any, add on resale value is there in any of the aftermarket add ons? In your opinion, is this a good Jeep to purchase? What price would be considered fair?

If you bought this Jeep, what would be the first thing you would add, upgrade, or replace?

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-18-2015, 09:57 AM
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Aftermarket parts add zero to the value. If the parts are something you wanted to add anyway then maybe pay a little extra but generally it won't add any value to the Jeep.
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-19-2015, 07:53 AM
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Seems high to me, i paid $11K for a mint condition 02 TJ with 36K miles on it 2 years ago, 3rd wrangler, 6th Jeep. With AC both tops and an extra set of tires and wheels.

i would say $8K max, also wiring issues can be a pain to get figured out.
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