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post #1 of 9 Old 08-20-2019, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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Hello All,
So, looking for a little insight here. i am looking at a 06 Rubicon TJ it has 10,315 miles on it, it has a rebuilt title it has a little visible damage to the left front fender. i was told it got jack knifed behind a motor home that was towing it. not being a jeep guy what should i look for when i go over the vehicle? the seller wants $13,900 for it. does having a rebuilt title make it less than book value? or is $13,900 a good price? interior is in real good condition (minus the mouse house in the glove box) 4.0 straight 6 with 6 speed no lift stock tires.
any help would be great
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and a update on the Cherokee still no run putting in a new fuel pump, cleaned out tank fuel inside icky fuel was yellow like urine so i i will update when new fuel pump is in

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-20-2019, 08:11 AM
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A salvage or rebuilt title reduces the retail sale value by about %40, assuming the repairs were done correctly. If you decide to buy, make the sale contingent on an independent safety inspection that includes measuring/inspecting the frame.

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-20-2019, 08:40 AM
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Just my opinion, once a rebuilt title has been issued, that vehicle is branded and will never have normal value. Maybe even 50% less.

And, again in my opinion, $13k is way too much.

If it's in good condition and i don't have to put any money in it and I was going to keep it for years and years, and the price was much lower, I might would consider it.

Also, if you're going to make a heavily modified crawler out of it, rebuilt title doesn't matter that much.

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post #4 of 9 Old 08-20-2019, 09:52 AM
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Last year I bought my LJ rubicon with a rebuilt title. For my needs and use for it, I didn't care. I didn't buy it for an investment, I bought it to make it a better trail rib than my previous TJ was. So for me, rebuilt title was just fine. Now, if I was looking for more a daily driver and something to get good resale value, rebuilt wouldn't be the way to go.


And with just over 10k miles on the TJ you are looking at, having it inspected as stated is a good idea to see if there is any damage you can see in the frame or something else. Or maybe even flood damage depending on where it is. If those things check out ok, probably somewhere between 8 and 10K would be more reasonable of a price with the title as it is. Just my opinion. Others will vary on theirs.

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post #5 of 9 Old 08-20-2019, 10:54 AM
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Oh, and if you didn't know, the low 10k miles odometer reading is due to being a rv towed vehicle. Towed miles don't show.

So, while the engine may be near new, some of the driveline parts and chassis parts have who knows how many miles.

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post #6 of 9 Old 08-20-2019, 10:58 AM
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I am looking at a 06 Rubicon TJ it has 10,315 miles on it... i was told it got jack knifed behind a motor home that was towing it.
Keep in mind the odometer doesn't accrue mileage when the Jeep is switched off and being towed behind a motorhome. While the engine and transmission may have the low miles indicated, the vehicle as a whole has more -- how much more depends on how much they towed it.

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post #7 of 9 Old 08-20-2019, 09:46 PM
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$8,000 would be generous for it with a rebuilt title. Mileage is a mute point.

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-20-2019, 11:22 PM
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Nearly$14k will buy a clean titled Rubicon if you spend some time looking.

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post #9 of 9 Old 08-21-2019, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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thanks everybody, i have decided to offer him 8500 and see what a shop says about the frame and any hidden damage. i also found out banks wont finance a rebuilt title.
i appreciate all your input thanks
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