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post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-08-2002, 01:27 PM
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Re: buying used Jeep - tips?

Sometimes you can get good deals on vehicles you plan on doing work on by recognizing and identifying problems and then weighing that against your offer. The guy I bought my CJ5 from obviously wasn't a master mechanic, and it showed in some aspects of the Jeep's condition. He hadn't gotten any offers on the Jeep for months, and after pointing out what was wrong I was able to talk him down a good 25% from his initial asking price. Some of the issues were simpler to take care of than I thought, and others would have been swapped anyway (ie, T150->T18/98).

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