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Old April 12th, 2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Default Worth $500?

So this is for sale about ten miles from my house. It's a 2.5, manual trans that has transfer case issues (plus the body condition you see). Have not seen it in person yet. He's asking $500. Thought I could replace the drive line over time, fix it up, etc...
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Old April 12th, 2013, 09:04 AM   #2
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hmm well not much to part out... pretty much only good for a winter beater. i think 500 is fare. from the pics it dosnt look like its worth putting money into but i guess seeing it in person will justify that
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Old April 12th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #3
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$500 jeeps are usually more expensive in the long run than $2000 Jeeps..
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Old April 12th, 2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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Depends what you wanna do with it. If you're trying to make money, probably not. If you want a trail or winter beater then it's probably a good choice.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 11:01 AM   #5
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looks the the bottom is ready to fall apart. I would just buy it, fix the transfer case and bomb it till it really does fall apart.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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If you do not put any money into it other than the purchase price and gas. Then it is worth $500.
If you buy it drive it till the wheels fall of. Do not do any fixing that will cost you money.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 11:08 AM   #7
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Offer $350.
Sell to scrapyard for $400
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Old April 12th, 2013, 11:09 AM   #8
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Its worth it.

if you have the yard space, it would make a great land sculpture.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 11:20 AM   #9
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Sounds like a money pit. But then again, I don't like jeeps so I may be biased.....
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Old April 12th, 2013, 11:24 AM   #10
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Sounds like a money pit. But then again, I don't like jeeps so I may be biased.....
its only a money pit as far as you take it. Its gotta be worth 300-400 just in scrap. You get a few nights of bombing around out in the woods having some laughs and seeing how long it stays together and like immortal said don't stick any more money into it and when it dies cash it in!
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Old April 12th, 2013, 11:31 AM   #11
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its only a money pit as far as you take it. Its gotta be worth 300-400 just in scrap. You get a few nights of bombing around out in the woods having some laughs and seeing how long it stays together and like immortal said don't stick any more money into it and when it dies cash it in!
If that's what it's for then yah prolly. I guess I'd buy a jeep as a beater if i wanted one anyways unless it was a cj or something.


But I was thinking a daily driver/winter driver is what he was going for. Either way ill watch

Talk him down!! Lol
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Old April 12th, 2013, 11:50 AM   #12
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If its a 2.5 5spd I think it'll have 4.10 gears... maybe worth something.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #13
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scrap yards around here give you $.09 a pound for shred so i dont even think you could get 300 bucks for that thing scrapin it
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Old April 12th, 2013, 12:29 PM   #14
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Offer $350.
Sell to scrapyard for $400
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What yards pay that much, only got 300$ for.the last xj i scrapped, and i even packed it with lawnmowers and.shit
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Old April 12th, 2013, 01:36 PM   #15
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Parts Galore pays $300 for a complete vehicle, and some other yards in my area will pay $50 - $100 more than that. Jeeps command a premuim for some reason.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 01:52 PM   #16
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Parts Galore pays $300 for a complete vehicle, and some other yards in my area will pay $50 - $100 more than that. Jeeps command a premuim for some reason.
Yeah, but is your job so bad, that its worth it financially to buy it, and then scrap it for $50-$100 profit?
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Old April 12th, 2013, 02:22 PM   #17
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Yeah, but is your job so bad, that its worth it financially to buy it, and then scrap it for $50-$100 profit?
Hey man, five bucks is five bucks.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 02:25 PM   #18
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Yeah, but is your job so bad, that its worth it financially to buy it, and then scrap it for $50-$100 profit?
Gas and time to pick it up. Than gas and time to take it to scrap yard. I am thinking the $50-$100 profit is going to go away fast.
I probably pass up one or two of these a month in that $500 price range. I just do not see anyway to make any money on them. And I work cheap.
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Old April 12th, 2013, 02:27 PM   #19
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yes you do, but your in it for the fun and to help your fellow man out too
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Old April 12th, 2013, 02:33 PM   #20
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I can't believe nobody has asked about the doors. Base model like that probably has crank windows, which are hard to find in 97-01 trim. Couple hundred bucks right there if they are any good.
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