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Old December 17th, 2019, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default Whats a tapped out JKU Sahara worth?

Looking at a 2008 JKU Sahara with 215,000 miles for my next project

The transmission is a bit clunky but runs and drives, otherwise seems to be in decent shape. If i get it, I'm going V8 swap it so not too concerned about the trans issue, but want to use that to my negotiating advantage

The guy is asking 7500. I have no idea values on these, they seem to cost much more than that generally when they are in good shape. What do y'all think?

Also, anything else I should look out for when looking at these?



EDIT: I'm thinking a good target price is right around $4,500

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Old December 18th, 2019, 07:05 AM   #2
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7500 seems very fair to me. As long as it's not beat up and rusted up. Miles are not that big of a deal, even swapping out motors and stuff is cheap. You'd be steeling it at 4500.
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12 year old vehicle with over 200k miles and shitty trans and 7500 is a good price? Wow, I’m out of touch.
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12 year old vehicle with over 200k miles and shitty trans and 7500 is a good price? Wow, Iím out of touch.
Exactly, its a damn jeep.
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12 year old vehicle with over 200k miles and shitty trans and 7500 is a good price? Wow, Iím out of touch.
No doubt. But after looking at craigslist and facespace market for used vehicles, I guess I'm not shocked.

I've seen more than a few 1500 pickups with nearly 300K and rusted out for the same price.
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I've now determined that I just sold my last Jeep for too cheap. @JohnnyJ
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12 year old vehicle with over 200k miles and shitty trans and 7500 is a good price? Wow, Iím out of touch.
I know, it's rediculous! So is the price of a new truck that can tow ($60k+), so is the price of a 2019 Sahara ($42K). Even the prices of Daveys Jeeps Repairable's, go check them out, I think I paid about $6k for my LJ through him with a salvage title and at the time that was a deal, I was searching all over for a repairable LJ.
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I've now determined that I just sold my last Jeep for too cheap. @JohnnyJ

Big price jump between a 2 door anything (TJ or JK) and a 4 door JKU, or even the JL.
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Big price jump between a 2 door anything (TJ or JK) and a 4 door JKU, or even the JL.
Doesn't matter. That guy STOLE it from me.
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I'd be willing to sell it back to you for $12.5K
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that has trouble figuring out the value of JKU. In reality theyre junk, but they hold value. I found a 2door jk with a blown engine and that guy was asking 5500. I'm going to offer 4500 on the JKU and if he doesnt accept I think I'll keep looking.

I'm cross-shopping WJ Overlands and they are way more bang for the buck... but the top doesnt come off
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I'd be willing to sell it back to you for $12.5K
Bring that other unpainted pile of tubes in your barn and we have a deal.
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I think jeeps (removable top) may be the best brand to buy new.

For a very long the price of a yj was crazy, then it was the tj, now it is the lj etc....

Part of me would like to buy a 4 door, but they're just so expensive for what they are...
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I think jeeps (removable top) may be the best brand to buy new.

For a very long the price of a yj was crazy, then it was the tj, now it is the lj etc....

Part of me would like to buy a 4 door, but they're just so expensive for what they are...
I agree with you, but the ROI is so much better on a Jeep. If you bought it new for 40k, you could drive the thing for 10 years and still sell it for 20k. It's crazy how well they hold their value.
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