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ADVICE!! buying a 05 JGC limited hemi - maybe

Hey guys i'm new on here and have been following the forum for a little while. me and my wife are looking into buying a jeep grand cherokee limited hemi soon. there is one listed close by for $18,500 and has only 44,000 miles. what are some things too look for and what would be a good deal for this jeep? i have cash to pay for it so i am hoping i can get it for a bit cheaper... all feedback would be great.
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Re: ADVICE!! buying a 05 JGC limited hemi - maybe

I would look for maint. records, dealer service records, have a 3rd party check it out etc.
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Re: ADVICE!! buying a 05 JGC limited hemi - maybe

Drive it and listen for front end noises, check the fluids for color etc.
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Re: ADVICE!! buying a 05 JGC limited hemi - maybe

I bought mine at a Jeep dealer with 28000 miles as a Chrysler Certified used vehicle. The dealer had performed the full 30000 mile scheduled maintenance. I'm at 42000 now and the only issues I've had were a leaking thermostat ($30.00 + an hour of my time), and I had to replace the battery.
The transmission cooler lines were a common failure item too, so check for leaks.
It's a first year model, so there are both good and bad examples out there. Just follow what fellow members have recommended, and you should be fine.
If you haven't driven it yet, then don't, unless you intend to buy.
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Re: ADVICE!! buying a 05 JGC limited hemi - maybe

Never buy any used car without some form of warranty.
Mine was out of delear warranty but they offered $0 charge one year warranty.
Like mention b4 always check records and fluids and drive it. Also test drive other hemi jeep sto make sure they feel similiar
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Re: ADVICE!! buying a 05 JGC limited hemi - maybe

My 05 has been excellent! Some are great some have issues, drive it and check it out then take it to a trusted shop for a complete check. If your the second owner you can get Chrysler to extend the warranty to 80K.
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Re: ADVICE!! buying a 05 JGC limited hemi - maybe

I just picked up a completely loaded 5.7 2005 limited with 48k miles. for 18k in August. One owner, mint condition. If you buy this rig pay $150.00 to your local Jeep dealer to transfer the remainder of the 7/70 powertrain warranty.
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Re: ADVICE!! buying a 05 JGC limited hemi - maybe

Jeep GC are definitely the way to go! You should get I'm sure you won't be disappointed
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Re: ADVICE!! buying a 05 JGC limited hemi - maybe

Check ALl of the Above^^^^^ And offer $16,000 cash.
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Check ALl of the Above^^^^^ And offer $16,000 cash.
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Re: ADVICE!! buying a 05 JGC limited hemi - maybe

i just picked up a 05 grand cherokee limited (4.7) a few weeks back and i am in love with it.i found a couple with hemi's but i figured that im just goin to be driving it in town so i dont need that much power, that and im a poor college student.either way you will love all the options that come with the limited.go for it!
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Re: ADVICE!! buying a 05 JGC limited hemi - maybe

I just bought an 06 GC Ltd Hemi a couple weeks ago. Had 39,000 miles on it and came with the remainder of the 6 year / 80,000 mile powertrain warranty. Although I didn't find anything wrong with it (aside from a dead/dying battery), I insisted on a 3 month / 3,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Good thing I did. In two weeks, here's the list - faulty passenger seat sensor (and related airbag fault), front limited slip locking 'solid' for first 20 minutes of driving, and a very pronounced shudder at 65 mph. Got it scheduled for next week at the shop. Thanking the heavens I got the b-2-b warranty.
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