ok please help WJ owners....I am assisting my friend buy a $5k SUV for her daily driver
I found a Blue Limited 2002 WJ with the 4.0 2wd
It is blue with chrome rims (two good shape, two BAD shape), leather nice and complete but worn, basic radio, and all the power locks/windows etc (see bad, pass. front window does not work). I was given good service history for the past two years, and was only driven 7K miles in the last year. It has a total of 172,XXX miles. 3 owner vehicle, and 75% baby/family car.
Starts right up, feels good, no unusual wear on rotors, new battery and fuel pump, no fluid build-up in bad areas, no visible leaks in brake lines and hoses (10 min inspection, so not complete but fairly thorough) Dash is good, no rips in leather, no cracks in bumpers and no major body damage. New front headlight (replaced due to damage to front end, new bumper as well...saw paperwork and write-up, no frame damage)
Passenger side window does not work, passenger fog-light bulb out, drivers headlight is yellow/discolored (quick fix with meguiars refinish kit? no water build-up), needs new rear tires ASAP, no oil change in last year (only 7K), 4 or 5 minimal dents around vehicle (ex drivers b pillar, hood, etc) but nothing major, some scratches on bumpers, and the chrome on two wheels is shot (prolly repaint all four, which would be a fun project), the emissions light is on (could be something as simple as an o2 sensor? or could be worse? are there typical issues with the 4.0 2002 wj's?) Is there a way i can have the problem code displayed without taking it to a shop with a diagnostic tool?
So he was asking $4900....I offered $4K for my friend, thinking that with $750 in service and parts we could get it dialed in. The price is now $4300. Is that a good deal? This is kind of an urgent matter so please respond with any and all info
I think if she can get the car for around $4K, with the $1K that is left over we could make it into a sweet ride....agreed?
If one person is super assistive through this process and helps me save her more $$$...I will either paypal the individual a "surprise"
monetary amount or Jeep related products as a thank you for their troubles...it won't break the bank but nothing wrong with free $$$$$$$$$ or parts