Cheap Jeeps: For Sale?...For Real?
Casey's 1977 CJ5 "1 Grand Renegade"
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Do cheap Jeeps really exist in this day of inflated everything and overpriced anything?
Well...maybe not in the world of new Jeeps (or any new vehicle for that matter)...but...
finding good used Jeeps for sale is not only possible but not that difficult to do...that is with a
little patience and research.
So how do you go about finding a good used jeep at a relatively low price?
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I have come up with a few of my own personal strategies for getting the best deal on a cheap Jeep and
it requires some basic steps you must follow to get the most for your money.
- First...you MUST do comparisons of various Jeep models to determine which are in the most demand
and consequently are the most expensive models. (Remember...High Demand = Higher Prices)
Examples might be any Wrangler (in decent condition) within the past 10 years or so...or a highly popular
model like the CJ7 or the (getting rare) CJ8 Scrambler.
Old Willys military and CJ models in decent condition might also be out of the "cheap Jeep" category due to their "collectible" status.
- Secondly...you should have a good idea of WHY you want a Jeep in the first place.
Are you wanting a second vehicle for work? Are you needing a hunting or farm vehicle? Or do you want a
project vehicle to build up for off road use, camping trips, desert exploring, etc?
Also, remember that most older Jeeps (especially the "universal" styles) provide progressively
LESS creature comforts the older they are.
- Third and finally...you will need some basic (or more) mechanical abilities because cheap
Jeeps will (notice that I didn't say "might") need fixing up and repairs.
The degree to which your cheap Jeep will require repairs can vary greatly...but don't disregard
a "fixer upper" if you can do most of the repairs yourself...and...of course you enjoy working on
your own stuff.
This is where your research and study of the used Jeep market is critical to finding that Pearl among Pigs.
The more time and effort put into narrowing down your choices will get you the best deal and
potentially loads of fun.
Okay...then where can you go to get "comparisons" and do research without spending loads of
precious time running all over the place?
Well...fellow Jeep Lover...the answer is quite simple...
I have had a great time pouring over all kinds of used Jeep ads and doing price comparisons in three
very effective websites:
- craigslist.org easy to narrow your search down to your preferred city, town or region.
(Can find very local or nationwide results).
Also, CraigsList may have a better selection of really cheap Jeeps listed.
- ebay.com (eBay Motors) good listings of all kinds of Jeeps, Jeep parts and equipment.
May have to search a little harder to find really "cheap" deals especially due to the Auction types of sales on the
site. Note: People often overbid in auctions which may be good for the seller, but not necessarily for the
- autotrader.com another good source of local used Jeeps for sale in your specified location.
You may have to block out the "dealers" listings to find good cheap Jeep deals. (Dealers must mark up their
vehicles to make the kind of profits they need to stay in business...therefore, your best bet is to find
an individual who wants to sell his Jeep because he needs the money now for something else).
So there you have it. Good used Jeep deals are still alive and well. Take your time, do your homework, and shop wisely.
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As a matter of fact I will tell you some of my picks for "Best Cheap Jeep Deals" using the
strategies I've given you above.
The best deals in 4x4 Jeeps are the Cherokee XJ (preferably 1991 through 2001 because these have the High Output 4.0L engines) and (yes) the Grand Cherokee (1993 through 2004 because these have the solid front axles).
I have seen a good number of these Jeeps from about $1000 to $3500 in running condition. Some were
modified for off road (be careful with these due to probable abuse) and many were bone stock.
They are usually high mileage Jeeps, but the 4.0 liter motor (most common) is well known for its
great endurance if properly maintained at all. There were also a lot of Cherokees made over the years (1984 through 2001) and the Grand's are still being produced.
Another Jeep that has been a good bargain is the Wrangler YJ (with the rectangular headlights)
from 1987 to 1995.
Although the word has been out for awhile now and they are becoming quite popular...meaning the
prices are going up...bargains can still be found.
And I will leave you with one more cheap Jeep type that can be found for a song...the older Jeep
Pickups such as the J10, J20, J2000, J4000, Gladiator, Comanche, etc.
You may find a bargain Jeep that suits you in a more popular model..and I hope you find what you want...because when all is said and done...a good deal happens when the seller and the buyer are both quite satisfied.
Have You Ever Found A Cheap Deal on a Jeep?
I love stories about how people found great deals on their Jeep(s).
I've included one myself...but I've talked too much already.
I invite you to tell how you got that "cheap Jeep" deal and what you did with the Jeep after you bought it.
It's easy, free and fun to do.
Send pictures and your story...and if you're real nice I will make it a permanent page on this website...with all credit going to YOU (pretty sweet deal...right?)
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