Originally Posted by Distorted Axis
(Keep in mind I am in Canada)
Found a single owner 2009 Limited in my area that's mint.
White exterior, black leather interior (Never see black leather available anywhere)
95,0000KM (60,000 Miles) for $18,000 CAD ($14,500 USD)
Asking price seems a bit high for an 8 year old vehicle -- but a commander with low mileage is a bit of a rarity.
Or I can drop another $6000 (CAD) remain engine in my 2006....
Take a good long look underneath it for rust - and/or possible impact damage.
I'd also give the headliner a thorough visual inspection around the front Driver's side & front Passenger's side door and the headliner around the sunroof/s as Commanders are pretty notorious for water leaks - from either clogged sunroof drains; bad door seals - or doors that are out of alignment.
If it has a good service history and the previous owner/s have kept up on the maintenance, that's really not a bad deal for an 09 with only 60,000 miles on it in my opinion.
The only thing that would probably turn me away is that color scheme; White with a black leather interior??
But hey, if the color scheme suits your taste - I'd probably jump on it.
The only other thing I'd recommend is to go to the website URL below and plug in the VIN to see if all the factory re-calls and campaigns have been completed:
Safety Recall Information | MOPAR
If the are any that are outstanding - and this XK you are looking at is for sale at a dealership - you can either get the dealership to have the recalls/campaigns completed before you pull the trigger and buy it (which is what I would do) or you could use the outstanding recalls/campaigns as a bargaining chip, to try and chew him down on the asking price.
Also FYI; the difference between a safety recall and a campaign is that a safety recall pertains to a vehicle problem that is a safety concern;
A campaign is a vehicle problem that is not a safety concern, but, pertains to customer satisfaction.
Good luck Distorted Axis - keep us posted.