It’s no secret that Jim & I love Jeep Wranglers. But Wranglers certainly aren’t the only Jeeps worth driving, in our opinion.
For most of our married life together, we have owned at least one Jeep. Usually a Wrangler… but there for awhile, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was our vehicle of choice.
So we decided to sell our 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee — leaving us with 2 Jeep Wranglers and a Chevy Malibu.
More About Our Grand Cherokee
Our 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee has 175,000 miles on it, and it’s still running strong!
We definitely did our part to keep this Jeep in great shape through the years. I mean, we even kept every single paper, report, and maintenance record on it.
Plus, while we were the Grand Cherokee’s 2nd owner, the 1st owner had given us all of their very-detailed maintenance records (including even “small” things like every single oil change!) had been kept from the very beginning of this Jeep’s life! (Most of her miles were highway miles from a long-distance commute.)
How We Sold Our Jeep
To get the Grand Cherokee in tip-top shape (and to attract more potential buyers), we took it to a detail shop here in Franklin, TN that specializes in auto cleaning & detailing,
Let me tell ya… this Jeep never looked so good! They even cleaned the engine.
- One wasn’t crazy about the high mileage.
- A few just wanted to test drive it.
- One decided it wasn’t exactly what his daughter wanted for her first vehicle.
- This one guy even offered $3,000 cash on the spot if we dropped the price $950. We declined.
After 3 days of phone calls from potential buyers, one came out to test drive it, then made us an offer. SOLD! We ended up coming down $250 from our asking price of $3,950.
Can You Believe It?…
- We bought this 1994 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 130,000 miles on it in 2002 for $4,500.
- We sold it with 175,000 miles on it in 2005 for $3,700.
- That means we drove this Jeep for 3 years for only $800 (plus maintenance).
That’s a pretty good deal for a car that treated us right the entire time we owned it!
Of course, we had the basic maintenance costs (and a few high-mileage type of maintenance issues), but this Jeep was definitely one of our smartest purchases (and sales) …ever.
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