This is a platform for User Generated Content. G/O Media assumes no liability for content posted by Kinja users to this platform.

Bad Craigslist Luck- My (Jeep) XJ Search Continues

Does anyone else just have terrible craigslist luck? As you know, I'm currently looking for a 4wd winter beater so I can buy a BR-Z. Over the past week, I have reached out to around 6 people about a Jeep Cherokee, and only received responses from 1 (which, but the time i could drive the 1.5 hours to see it, was already sold). I'm not sure if its the questions I'm asking or old ads (even though they were less than 2-3 days old at the time), but getting a reply seems to be difficult. Below is a group of questions i typically ask if they are not stated in the ad. Am I asking too much? I just want to make sure i'm not wasting anyone's time, especially when i have to drive 3 hours round trip.

Advertisement

1. Does the jeep use/leak any oil or antifreeze?

2. Does the jeep have a hitch (if there is not a picture of it)?

3. Do the heat and AC work as expected?

4. Any rust issues (I looked at a jeep on a carlot over the weekend that was "rust free" and literally poked my finger through the quarter panel)?

Advertisement

5. Any major maintenance that has recently been completed?

Share This Story

Get our newsletter