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Old 04-16-2019, 02:36 PM
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Hey everyone! New to this forum. I am looking at getting my first Cherokee. I pretty much have it narrowed down to these two. Which would you go with? Both are at around 130k miles. Both manual 4x4. Ones stock, and ones not. the lifted on is $4200, the stock is $3500. The only think I know wrong with the red one is that the horn doesn't work and the AC may need recharged per the owner. (I haven't seen it yet)


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Red. Pictures don't tell the whole story, but it seems in generally far better shape.
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Old 04-16-2019, 03:17 PM
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Thanks! The red one from what I have seen is in good shape. No rust. It does have a dent in the roof but I think I can get most of it out if I get a good look at it and assess the damage. It is in far better shape overall thought. I just wasn't sure because I would like to lift it and throw some bigger tires on in it but that alone is expensive and all that work has been done on the other one already so I wasn't sure.
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If you want to lift it, figure out what components you want and see if they are comparable with what's on the white one. Regardless, you're buying someone else's ideas of what a lifted XJ should be with that white one.

The seller of the white one doesn't seem very detail oriented. I'd buy the red one, but I already own two red 5 speed Cherokees and having another one would be cool, so I'm totally biased.
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What years are they?
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The white is a 98 and the red is a 99. I'm going to go with the red. I meet with him tomorrow.
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This is true. I told him I was going to pass and I'm going with the red. I meet with the guy tomorrow.
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Either one would be fine, but I wouldn't pay $4200 for the white one.
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Yeah, after I told him I was going to pass he decided he wasn't going to sell it after all. He seemed on the fence about selling it in the first place as you can see on his listing.
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Cool. I was going to say red. For one I don’t care as much for white Jeeps. Some do look good though. Also the white one looks to be at least a little “beaten”. And lastly the red one looks nearly identical to mine. Only probably a bit nicer than mine.
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