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post #1 of 75 Old 02-02-2017, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Who has the lowest/highest mileage currently on their WJ?

I know WJ's can last a long time if you take care of them, and that got me wondering who in here has an excessively low/high mileage on theirs? I've heard stories of some lasting until over 400k. For reference, i haven an 03 Limited WJ, that i bought in June 2015 when it had 51k miles, and now in Feburary 2017, it has roughly 60,200. I've yet to see one for sale locally that has lower mileage than what i have currently.

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post #2 of 75 Old 02-03-2017, 12:37 AM
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Bought a brand new 2002 4.0 in 2003. Funny thing is that every other vehicle I owned before this one I became tired/bored/sick of after about 4 years. This one is still going strong at 220k and just as pleasurable driving. One of the best things about it is how many options there are for upgrading.

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Just about to hit 300,000 miles here! Bought it with 212,000 for $2,200, been best vehicle yet! 4.0, 42RE, all original as far as I can tell.

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My 04 Overland H.O. has just 51K miles.
My 04 Freedom H.O. just turned 80K miles.
I sold the 00 Laredo 4.7 at 218K miles and it was still pretty strong but valve stem seals were leaking. It will likely go to 300K miles with the new owner before a teardown.

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My 2000 4.7L has 208,000 KM, original owner.
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Just about to hit 300,000 miles here! Bought it with 212,000 for $2,200, been best vehicle yet! 4.0, 42RE, all original as far as I can tell.

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Any major issues thus far?
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My 04 Overland H.O. has just 51K miles.
My 04 Freedom H.O. just turned 80K miles.
I sold the 00 Laredo 4.7 at 218K miles and it was still pretty strong but valve stem seals were leaking. It will likely go to 300K miles with the new owner before a teardown.
Nice to see you and i both have fairly low mileage on ours! I love my WJ!
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post #8 of 75 Old 02-03-2017, 09:40 AM
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Bought mine about six months ago with a little over 45k on the clock. Now it's a little over 49k.


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Nice to see you and i both have fairly low mileage on ours! I love my WJ!
Right on.
Hope the one you love even more is your next one!

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00 4.7 Laredo and I have 309k on it

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Right on.
Hope the one you love even more is your next one!
I would definitely own another. My buddy and i upgraded mine a while back, with an entirely new sound system and a double din radio. Well worth the upgrade!
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00 4.7 Laredo and I have 309k on it
Have you had any major issues with it at all?
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2000 WJ, 4.0L/42RE/Selec-trac. 231K on the truck, about 118K on the motor and tranny. Original motor lasted 206K before it blew. I absolutely love my WJ. BEST 4x4 system EVER on planet Earth! It's getting rear calipers, rotors, and pads today. I changed the original TEVES calipers out for Akebonos on the front about a month ago. The originals were both locking up after 230K! I'd say that's pretty good, wouldn't you? The right rear just started freezing up a couple days ago, so it's time to change them.

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I have an 02 WJ 4.7 NV242 bought new, has 64K miles on it.
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Any major issues thus far?
Nothing major. Bunch of little things though. Biggest projects have been replacing the exhaust, and replacing the suspension (especially the control arms, bushings, track bar, TRE, Ball joints...) needed all that desperately soon after owning it.

Transmission is like any 42RE with hard downshifts into 2nd on the freeway, and wines in reverse on a cold start! But, never slips. Motor runs smooth and quiet. Did rear main and other seals recently, and inspected the internals. Everything looked really good. The 4.0 is bulletproof. Some will say, at 100,000 miles, it is just broken in!

The body is showing its age. Had some rust in the rockers, and done partial rebuilds on both sides now. Replaced front fender steel, and now have bubbles on the other side and hood. So, body is due for a little more work. Underneath is not bad, but I heavily spray rubberized coating underneath before every winter, which goes a long way. I live in the "rust belt".

Owning a WJ (or just about any Jeep) requires a hands on owner. If you rely on a garage for maintenance, it will cost $$$. But, if you do all the work yourself and maintain it properly, it is the most affordable and reliable vehicle you can own. Mine has never left me stranded (knock on wood!)

'04 WJ 4.0, 325k miles! 2" Coils 255/70 AT on JK take-offs
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