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post #1 of 11 Old 06-01-2020, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Selling Jeep and what to do first.

Hi all,

I am considering selling my Jeep. Do ya'll think that I should have the dealership look over it first. If yes then what should I ask them to do?

Thanks.

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-01-2020, 11:54 AM
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No way! Just be honest in your listing about what you know is wrong with it. I don't need to know anything about it to know it's not worth more than $5k and someone shopping for something this cheap should know what they're buying. They can take it to a dealer or whatever they want to do after that.
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-01-2020, 02:52 PM
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^^^ x2

Honesty will save you headaches long term. If they need it checked out it should be on their dime!!!
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What do you guys do before selling a vehicle then. Just clean it up real nice. And perhaps fix stuff that doesn't cost much.
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post #5 of 11 Old 06-01-2020, 10:08 PM
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Exactly.... take care of what you are willing to spend without any real payback. Clean it up real nice(the kinda nice you most likely wont do if you keep it), and look around in your area for similar Jeeps with similar issues and see what they sell for. Price yours accordingly.....

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Hi all,
I am considering selling my Jeep. Do ya'll think that I should have the dealership look over it first. If yes then what should I ask them to do?
Thanks.
Ask them to give you a quote to repair all the things you know are not right with the vehicle. That way you'll have information to reply to a potential buyer when he points out all the things wrong with it.

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Unless it's an exceptionally well-maintained, low mileage example (even then age issues are unavoidable), hopefully you won't be selling a 15+ year old Jeep to someone who is not a DIY person. I can't imagine owning either of my WJs if I weren't willing to work on them myself. The repair and maintenance costs would make it completely impractical!

An appropriate buyer should be reasonably well-informed and capable -- someone who obviously knows what they may or may not be getting into and understands the risks and rewards inherent in purchasing such an old vehicle. If someone who really doesn't meet that definition is nevertheless dead set on buying your Jeep and you've tried to explain the risks and unknowns involved with doing so, then sell it to them with a clear conscience.

RISK is the reason you can buy a $35,000 vehicle for $1500!
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Unless it's an exceptionally well-maintained, low mileage example (even then age issues are unavoidable), hopefully you won't be selling a 15+ year old Jeep to someone who is not a DIY person. I can't imagine owning either of my WJs if I weren't willing to work on them myself. The repair and maintenance costs would make it completely impractical!

An appropriate buyer should be reasonably well-informed and capable -- someone who obviously knows what they may or may not be getting into and understands the risks and rewards inherent in purchasing such an old vehicle. If someone who really doesn't meet that definition is nevertheless dead set on buying your Jeep and you've tried to explain the risks and unknowns involved with doing so, then sell it to them with a clear conscience.

RISK is the reason you can buy a $35,000 vehicle for $1500!

Well said....

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post #9 of 11 Old 06-03-2020, 02:36 PM
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What they said. Detail the bejeezus out of it. Most people only "see" how nice it looks and don't even know anything about the mechanicals. This is why every vehicle that you see on a used car lot has been cleaned and polished. It makes them a) easier to sell and b) sell for a higher price.
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He said what to do first.

Step #1: Buy a For Sale sign

Seriously, as @HarryH3 said, detail it like never before. Engine bay, door jambs, hit the seals with Shin-etsu grease, the works. Make it shine. I have saved all my receipts and paperwork for everything I've done to my WJ in a folder (if I were to ever sell, which is unlikely). Since I change the oil myself, I keep a log of date/mileage of every oil change, along with other maintenance.

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It’s a wj. You’ll never get any real
Money for it. These things are all over the place dirt cheap. I’d put some good insurance on it and wait till someone runs a light.
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