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post #1 of 15 Old 05-02-2010, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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How many miles is too many?

My jeep is an 05 unlimited. It is IMMACULATE. I am a fireman with a side business detailing. My black paint doesn't have a scratch on it. No chips fades oxidation etc. The thinglooks brand new inside and out as well as the engine.

It has 93k miles on it. Mostly highway. Brand new shocks, brakes, tires, carpets, full synthetic oil from first change. no off road abuse, 1.25 BL, Borla exhaust, k&n pannel filter. Spotless. I'm sellng for 14,950. People always comment on this jeep but I'm worried about the miles. I see swb jeeps for sale that arnt as nice for 16-18k but hAve about 25% less miles.



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I believe normal mileage is 10,000 miles a year. So double the normal (if I have been told correctly) is not a strong point for selling, but I wouldn't see it as anything outrageous

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10k is normal but when i look at a vehicle i dont put too much into the mileage unless it is 250k+ i was helping my grandma look for a car and we looked at am 07 Nissan with about 60k and that was nearly 6 months ago. some people just put too much into the miles, its all about how it was taken care of

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Older cars aren't built as well compared to today... I bought a 94 accord with 94k... and sold it recently with 239k... granted rust and other mechanical issues made me sell it for less... but I got more than I paid for it over the last 5 years.
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Older cars aren't built as well compared to today... I bought a 94 accord with 94k... and sold it recently with 239k... granted rust and other mechanical issues made me sell it for less... but I got more than I paid for it over the last 5 years.
I think you've got that backwards pal
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I have to agree, haha. I really hate the engines that have timing chains/belts.

But yeah, I have a 05 Cavalier with the same amount of mileage as your jeep. It's not too bad. 5 years for 100K makes sense. That's what most manufacturers offer for their warranty. 5 years/100K.
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93k miles on a well maintained 4.0 is nothing, and anyone who knows Jeeps will know that. The 4.0 is just getting broken in by the time it hits 100k.

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I think you've got that backwards pal
Meh, looking at technological advancement I would say todays vehicles are built better and can do much more, but to each their own.

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In my opinion, some cars can never have too many miles. For example, jeep can last as long as I want to. Engine swap, frame swap, no worries My old nissan truck (1993) got nearly 300,000 miles on it and yet it runs good and sold for 2 grand
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I think you've got that backwards pal

No. I think he's got it right. and your wrong. Back in the good ole days I'm thinking 50's, 60's, 70's people were lucky to get 125K out of there drivetrain even with good Maint. And by the time you reached 125K the body was rusting off the frame. Now days 200K is common place and they sure don't rust like the good old days. I for one am glad they don't make'em like they used too.
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The Average is 12k a year, you will see most warranties show this, like 3 yrs 36k miles, 6 yrs 72k miles. 100k on a 5yr old vehicle is high, and loan value is based very largely off mileage.

But thats on the "by the book" side of things, a highway driven well maintained vehicle that is 5 yrs old with 100k will probably be in better condition than a 5 yr old 30k mileage vehicle that was neglected and driven like it was stolen.

But, with a vehicle like a jeep, the majority of owners will do their own work, well the ones that seem to have much aftermarket parts, the ones that you see as stock with 150k+ miles are probably going to have actual service records.
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In my opinion, some cars can never have too many miles...
I strongly believe that. My dads imaculate '90 4Runner with 260,xxx is still worth 6-8 grand, and I sold my '94 Corolla (also immaculate) with 276,483 for $3000. It IS all in how it's kept. Sounds like, to me, that you could sell your rig for a bit more, with the right buyer.
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Mine has a little over 165k miles and its running better than when i got it
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No. I think he's got it right. and your wrong. Back in the good ole days I'm thinking 50's, 60's, 70's people were lucky to get 125K out of there drivetrain even with good Maint. And by the time you reached 125K the body was rusting off the frame. Now days 200K is common place and they sure don't rust like the good old days. I for one am glad they don't make'em like they used too.
We have over 145k on our '79 Porsche. Biggest component we've replaced is the fuel pump, still goin' strong My dad's '03 yukon had to have it's tranny fully rebuilt at 134k
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