Used Car of the Day: 2004 Jeep Wrangler

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 2004 jeep wrangler

Today's UCTOD is a 2004 Jeep Wrangler TJ -- with a manual.

This Jeep has a tick over 162K miles on the clock and has the X trim with the Rocky Mountain Package.

It also has the 4.0-liter inline-six.

The seller says it's been well-maintained and has been used as a weekend driver. There are some minor paint problems and the heater core has been bypassed, but there are apparently no mechanical issues.

It has side-view mirrors that work even when the doors are off, a relatively new soft top, a new oil pan, a new U-joint, a new windshield frame, folding rear seats, and OEM wheels and OEM spare-tire cover. The oil and filter and ignition switch have been replaced recently.

Click here to check this Ohio-based Jeep out. It's in Corey's backyard! (Figuratively, not literally). The seller asks $9,000.

[Image: Seller]

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  • MaintenanceCosts MaintenanceCosts on Jul 24, 2023

    Bypassed heater core is not consistent with the mentality I like to see in previous owners.

  • Oberkanone Oberkanone on Jul 24, 2023

    Frame pictures in the OP's ad look good. Bypassing heater core is major fail. After close inspection and adjust the price lower to reflect the cost of needed repairs this Jeep is a fair value at $7500 to $8000.

    • Tassos Tassos on Jul 25, 2023

      When inflation is 10% a year for more than a year now, I find it hard to visualie what, if any, value a dollar has today.

      What I know for sure is that used car prices in general have fallen sharply from their ridiculous 2022 peaks, and $9k for a piece of junk with 160k++ miles, which was never a real luxury or other kind of expensive car when new, is still too much, even with a worthless $.

  • VX1NG VX1NG on Jul 24, 2023

    I had 2001 (same generation) when I lived in Ohio till 2016 when the frame was too rotted to feel safe driving it. I sold it for only a couple grand less than what I had paid 5 years prior and I was completely upfront about the issue. My mom says she still sees it driving around with the rusty frame and all. It’s amazing how well Jeeps hold their value.

  • Chiefmonkey Chiefmonkey on Jul 25, 2023

    Once the Unlimited was released like no one bought the 2 door anymore lol. I feel like 80% of Wrangler buyers today are wealthy people who are trying to look more "American." You still have your vet types who can maybe afford the Sport model, and I thank them for their service. But it's just become another status icon. I say buy the BMW and be true to yourself.