Hi, Dave here.
Well, now I'm interested in buying a Jeep Commander. I'm not sure why. I guess I may be obsessing. I'm here to find out everything I can before I buy and hopefully, I can become part of a larger community of aficionados. I know I'm going to need to work on this thing. Anyway. I live in Austin, Tx and we're a family of 6.
Originally Posted by David Scassa
I think I have found my Jeep. Let me know if you want to help me vet the decision.
It's a 2010 Black Hemi 5.7 (Limited) - Full leather. Looks to me like it's in mint condition. Carfax shows some major work done to the transmission and transfer case (but a while ago). I can share deets in a PM if you think you can help.
Also, the asking price seemed pretty high to me.. $16800.00.
Welcome to the forum, pretty much everything you would need to know and be front loaded with you'll find here:
Here is a good car buying search engine called cargurus.com that I already set up for you; I just picked a random zip code for Austin, TX and used a 100 mile search radius; you can just change the zip code and the search radius to whatever suits you;
At a quick glance with what the search results yielded - this one is not bad the mileage is on the high side, but, the price is right - only $6,000.00:
It also needs to have the N23 recall completed (THE FINAL DRIVE CONTROLLER MODULE MUST BE REPROGRAMMED WITH UPDATED SOFTWARE) which you could use as ammunition to chew them down even more on the price: You can see that here when you plug in the VIN (1J8HG48P87C601147) which I pulled off of cargurus:
It's a 2007 Sport with 148,275 miles on it & it has the 4.7L V-8 and it's a 4x4 with QT-II which gives you the ability to drop down into 4-LOW because it has a 2 speed (NV245) transfer case and it also has 3.73 gears in the rear end, which makes it a true Jeep Trail-Rated 4x4, here is the build sheet for it:
The reason why I did all this is not because I want you to buy it, it's to set an example for you and the rest of the forum: This is all the information you should have in hand when you are going to look at - or buy a Commander
if you want to make a smart & informed purchase; Of course I'd definitely recommend having a CarFax report in hand as well.
So Dave, you can use all the tools I provided you above to properly vet this 2010 Black Limited XK that you are looking at before
you pull the trigger - all you need to do is obtain the VIN # for it.
FYI, yes, $16,800 is definitely on the high side - but not completely ridiculous considering the mileage. A clean CarFax report & a complete, up to date maintenance history would justify the price even more so.