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post #1 of 8 Old 12-04-2018, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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buy or no? 2015 sport freedom

2015 wrangler sport 2 door freedom edition 3.6L from carmax (125 pt inspection, newer tires, slightly bigger tires than stock)

52K miles. $26K out the door, after tax

thoughts? i'm wondering at what point it's worth buying a brand new one versus used.


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post #2 of 8 Old 12-04-2018, 07:35 PM
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Price the same jeep (same model, options, trim level, etc) but new, and really see what the difference is.

Secondly, is the used one equipped exactly how you want, or is it a "settle for" just because it's less money.

Third, how long do you plan on keeping it. If just a few years, a used "settle for" may make more financial sense. If you plan on 10+ years, a new jeep equipped "your way" is justified, IMO. But, Wranglers are different vehicles, so be sure your comfortable keeping it for a long, long time.

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post #3 of 8 Old 12-05-2018, 08:21 AM
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First of all, what do you want a Wrangler for? Is a 2 Dr Sport the vehicle that fits your needs? The OTD price is on par with KBB.

Once that's defined, now what has been done to that one at CarMax? You said slightly bigger tires, what size are they? That makes a difference in drivability. Sports came with 3.21 gears unless equipped with the Max Tow package. This Sport may not have the optimum gearing for the tires so knowing exactly what tires on it is important. What else? Any lift or other mods?

If you plan on making mods to it, a Sport can be a great place to start as they are the most basic of the Wrangler line. That being said, they are usually rather spartan in the amenities department.

If you don't need fancy things like leather interior, power windows, etc and can DIY and want something capable of playing, then it may be right. If you are just looking for s DD or a family vehicle, the 2 Dr may not be it. If you need a vehicle that can do double duty and are not looking to do a lot of mods to it, you may want to look into a Rubicon.

Now, whether to go new or used. Wranglers hold their value. At this point, you can still find new JK's and of course, new JL's. New JK's are still available and can be found at really good prices if you shop and are open to traveling a bit to the dealer that still has them. New JL's won't be discounted heavily if at all. New you will get a full factory warranty which could be important. New is unmolested by the previous owner. New can be a lot more money. However, JK Sports in my area can be found for right around $30K but I did find one for $26.3K so hop on cars.com, Car Guru's, Autotrader, etc and start looking. Heck, I found a 2 Dr Rubicon for $35K. For that price (not OTD though) I would be seriously tempted to buy new.

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I got my 2010 jk 4d sport unlimited in 2013 with 56k miles. Sticker price was 18,999 put 4k down and paid it at 389 for 3 years paid it full off on the 4th year. Cars got 104k miles now and it should still sell for max 15 in a private sell.

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so i ended up finding a much better deal. 2014 4 door willy's with 70K miles for 22,500. About 5-6K under Kelly BB. super happy i didn't end up going with 2 door and just looking more!
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$22.5 for 70k? Kinda high dont you think?


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post #7 of 8 Old 12-06-2018, 10:31 AM Thread Starter
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doesn't seem like it compared to everything else i found online. 5K under KBB. and it's certified pre-owned so i have the warranty through 100K miles. i was finding two doors for 2K more than this one with similar mileage
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-06-2018, 04:22 PM
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Clint, congrats on your new jk and your decision. Wrangler values are all over the board and very greatly based on model, options, condition, and even area of the country.

Something's value is based on what a willing buyer/seller agree on.

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