2010 with high Mileage;


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Would anyone purchase a 2010 JK in good condition, with 215k miles on it? Your collective thoughts?

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I personally would not. Price would be a BIG factor it would have to be a low price. Maintenance records would be important along with any repairs done. The whole jeep can be rebuilt but at what cost would a person like or want to spend. also what part of the country has it been in. East coast area could mean rust, snow country could also mean rust. This is just my opinion.
 

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I personally would not. Price would be a BIG factor it would have to be a low price. Maintenance records would be important along with any repairs done. The whole jeep can be rebuilt but at what cost would a person like or want to spend. also what part of the country has it been in. East coast area could mean rust, snow country could also mean rust. This is just my opinion.
Agreed. Someone will buy it though.
 
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My guess the engine is probably close to it's end, might make a good Jeep for a Conversion. But like others said it would have to be real cheap.
 
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My son has my old '08 with like 240K on it. Price is the biggest factor here. Even high mileage JK's have value if they run. Yes, I would say an engine is in it's future. These are NOT 300K mile engines (there's always an exception, but not the rule).

I would feel much better buying a CJ/YJ/TJ with a straight 6 with 200K miles on it than a JK with that much.
 
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I personally would not. Price would be a BIG factor it would have to be a low price. Maintenance records would be important along with any repairs done. The whole jeep can be rebuilt but at what cost would a person like or want to spend. also what part of the country has it been in. East coast area could mean rust, snow country could also mean rust. This is just my opinion.
MRJP, Thanx for reply and opinion. I remain leery of this many miles. Presently, I have an '05 TJ which is a great engine. I'm looking for something newer though.
 
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My son has my old '08 with like 240K on it. Price is the biggest factor here. Even high mileage JK's have value if they run. Yes, I would say an engine is in it's future. These are NOT 300K mile engines (there's always an exception, but not the rule).

I would feel much better buying a CJ/YJ/TJ with a straight 6 with 200K miles on it than a JK with that much.
JerryD: Thanx for reply. This JK seems to run well, though I have not yet performed a compression test on it. My TJ has the straight 6 and has been reliable. It has 134k on it and has not required any repair. I'm just looking for a newer rig.
 
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Agreed. Someone will buy it though.
I personally would not. Price would be a BIG factor it would have to be a low price. Maintenance records would be important along with any repairs done. The whole jeep can be rebuilt but at what cost would a person like or want to spend. also what part of the country has it been in. East coast area could mean rust, snow country could also mean rust. This is just my opinion.
There does not appear to be excess rust, just the typical surface stuff. JK appears to be in decent shape, so next step is to do a compression test. Thanx for replies.
 
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There does not appear to be excess rust, just the typical surface stuff. JK appears to be in decent shape, so next step is to do a compression test. Thanx for replies.

How much they want for it, any pictures?
 
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My guess the engine is probably close to it's end, might make a good Jeep for a Conversion. But like others said it would have to be real cheap.
Since I'm not looking for a conversion, your input interests me. I guess that the theory that Jeeps run 200-300k applies to the older straight six, not the newer v6.
 
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Since I'm not looking for a conversion, your input interests me. I guess that the theory that Jeeps run 200-300k applies to the older straight six, not the newer v6.
The newer 3.6s have gone well over 200k with good maintenance, but without owning the jeep myself for that time, I would be hesitant to buy if it was over a certain threshold, if that makes sense.

For instance, I got my jeep with 17k on the odometer so I know how the motor has been treated and do regular maintenance so I am confident mine will last, but have no clue about how any other jeep was treated.
 
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The newer 3.6s have gone well over 200k with good maintenance, but without owning the jeep myself for that time, I would be hesitant to buy if it was over a certain threshold, if that makes sense.

For instance, I got my jeep with 17k on the odometer so I know how the motor has been treated and do regular maintenance so I am confident mine will last, but have no clue about how any other jeep was treated.
What mileage are you considering a "certain threshold"
 

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The newer 3.6s have gone well over 200k with good maintenance, but without owning the jeep myself for that time, I would be hesitant to buy if it was over a certain threshold, if that makes sense.

For instance, I got my jeep with 17k on the odometer so I know how the motor has been treated and do regular maintenance so I am confident mine will last, but have no clue about how any other jeep was treated.
The 2010 would be a 3.8 and I don't believe they are a 300,000 mile motor but a compression test would help