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Sweet 94 FZJ80 on eBay -

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by tucker74, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. tucker74

    tucker74 Moderator

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    For any of you up north looking for an 80 - THIS one looks pretty nice to me (to bad it's not closer - or I'd be checking it out). Not that I need another Cruiser ;)

    BTW - not affiliated in any way.

    Tucker
     
  2. semlin

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    Mileage is very low with no clear explanation. out of state truck could mean title washing and the seller has no eBay track record. I would get it checked out carefully before bidding, and have a close look at the vins to make sure they are original and match.
     
  3. MoGas

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    Maybe the guy doesn't realize what he has, he didn't even mention the lockers in his ad, but you can see the switch in the pics
     
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    Check out the leather in the pics. Looks a little worn for 66k, but it could be that Florida heat. His story sounds legit, but who knows. I would be checking that one out, carefully.
     
  5. cruiserdan

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    The upholstry is not factory. It has been added after the fact. Grey is the only factory leather color for 93-94. There were aftermarket suppliers that offered upholstry kits in leather to convert cloth seat vehicles. This may be a reason for the accelerated wear.

    In addition, the radiator is not OEM, it has been replaced with a metal tank aftermarket. Not too many reasons for radiator replacement on a 66K mile car. Collision repair being one of them.
     
  6. yooper

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    10/05/1993
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    Vehicle manufactured and shipped to original
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    10/24/1993
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    Odometer reading reported for title




    11/08/1993
       
    Florida
    Motor Vehicle Dept.
    Fort Myers, FL
    Title #66158177

    Title issued
    First owner reported




    10/23/1999
       
    Florida
    Motor Vehicle Dept.
    Naples, FL
    Title #0066158177

    Title issued




    05/15/2002
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    Odometer reading reported for title




    05/30/2002
       
    Florida
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    Title #0066158177

    Title issued
    New owner reported
    Loan or lien reported




    05/30/2002
       
    Florida
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    Title #0066158177

    Title issued




    04/08/2003
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    Vehicle offered for sale




    04/10/2003
       
    Service Plan Co.
    Excelsior, MN

    Service Contract Issued




    06/09/2003
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    Title #J1600R335

    Title or registration issued
    New owner reported
     
  7. Rogue

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    Not too many test drives between April and June. Only 17 miles in two months.
     
  8. MoGas

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    Seems pretty clean there.

    Do Florida cars corrode due to the salt air? maybe the radiator corroded out
     
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    Hey wadda ya know, a hometown truck (Naples). No the salt air isn't an issue in Fla. unless you live RIGHT on the beach, but the sun kicks ass :flipoff2:
     
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    [quote author=Rogue link=board=2;threadid=11817;start=msg107967#msg107967 date=1077314871]
    Not too many test drives between April and June. Only 17 miles in two months.
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    Even better, it's only 17 miles between Florida and Minnesota!
     
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    On 4/8/03 "offered for sale", 4/10/03 service contract issued ??, 6/09/03 registration issued in MN. Two months is about the time it would take to transport to MN, order new parts and fix a front end collision if done as an after hours project. I would guess it was bought in Fl, phony extended warrantee issued to cover front end mechanicals, transported to MN fixed, driven for a while the next project (Touareg) was "fixed" and will be driven as long as the next wreck takes to fix. Smart guy, high dollar vehicle, wrecked SUV, major components replaced by extended warrantee, body work fixed relatively cheap but has a great potential for high resale low mileage rig. Very slick, with some connections in the business of course, no need to roll back the odometer, looks legal. Never states that its been wrecked just in great shape mechanically with a few chips on the paint. Who lives in MN and wants to inspect it.
     
  12. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    hmmm...
    when I did a Carfax on my own vehicles I did notice that the "registration issued" date was indeed a couple of months after I bought the thing. Must be that they include the processing time in the "date"...
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    A close inspection of the grille does not show the holes that would be present in the LH side of the center bar, next to the "A" that would be present in a new version of the replacement grille. The grille changed numbers about a year ago and the new one has holes there for a diesel or turbo emblem. If it is a replacement grille it is an old stock piece.
     
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    Could be legit. I asked him about the seats and radiator:

    The radiator problem bugs me. O/W it might be worth the 5 hour drive to check it out, if the price doesn't go up much more. 12K presently...
     
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    I'm sure that the upholstry is a leather kit added by a dealer, that is not really a problem just an observation. It is also possible that he had a radiator failure. It's too bad his 790 bucks didn't buy a new OEM radiator, it could have.
     
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    I purchased a OEM unit for 500 Canadian, the last one lasted for 250K.
     
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    You can tell it was not factory leather because of the short center console.

    Funny thing is that he had a service contract on it so that might be the figure charged against that policy. If I had a service contract I'd be getting the best quality parts and repairs I could meaning OEM done at a dealer. You might want to ask if that contract can be transferred and how long it lasts.