Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Southeastern Indiana
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Amazing what people want for Jeeps now days
I have been looking for a backup vehicle for the wife and I. My TJ is so far behind right now and after a recent major breakdown in both our daily drivers, I want a reliable backup. Started off on craigs list.
1997 130,000 decent jeep but with tranny that is going out and will need replaced as well as some running issues that are not throwing codes, cracked exaust manifold and in desprate need of new brake lines. his price 3500. Edmonds says in that condition 1400 to a private party dealer sale 2100. I know I can get take care of the work for under 1k and then see what else it needs. I offer 2k, he is set on no less than 3, Nice guy but not very realistic and we pass.
I decided after looking at a couple others that were over priced for what they are used is a bad Idea, and we will look at new. CRAP. I cant believe what they wanted for a TJ. 26+ for most that we looked at forget buying a 4 door. They diddnt have any base models.
I am basicly amazed at what it cost to get into a jeep now days. Back when we used to buy and sell them if I would have offered the guy with the 97 1k he would have been tickled to get that. It has an auto tranny so no easy fixes.
Maybee I am a tight ass, that is possible but I dont see a new vehicle or a used fixer uper for that matter in my faimly's future.
Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.