Thanks to my wonderful parents, it looks like I’ll be able to put my Jeep up for sale sooner rather than later. They’ve rescued it from storage, driven it up the mountain to their place just outside of Golden, and even spit-polished the rig a bit. Local ads might go up as soon as the next day or two.
Here, then, is a test-run of my Craigslist advert:
Special 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (LJ) Rubicon
This striking, well-maintained, low-mileage, one-owner Jeep is an off-roader’s dream come true. In addition to the already formidable features of the specialized Rubicon edition, this rugged beauty has more than $4000 worth of aftermarket accessories — many no longer available — and a factory warranty until 2012! We still love this rig, and only an expanding family moves us to sell it. Seriously. This machine is gorgeous.
THE QUICK FACTS…
Bright Silver Metallic; 6 cyl., 6-speed manual trans.; 23,200 miles; Sunrider soft-top; GPS navigation; many off-road upgrades (winch, lift, skidplates, bumpers, etc.). The title is clear.
Factory Features (Rubicon, with options):
— Dana 44 heavy-duty axles front and rear, with a 4.11:1 axle ratio
— Tru-Lok push-button locking differentials front and rear
— 4.0L Power-Tech I-6 engine with heavy-duty 6-speed manual transmission
— Two front tow hooks
— 4:1 Rock-Trac part-time 4WD system
— Full, removable hard doors
— LT245/75R16 (31”) Goodyear Wrangler MT/R off-road tires (full-size spare)
— 16” x 8” “MOAB” Silver wheels
— Sunrider easy-folding soft-top (quickly opens up a massive 45”x23” sunroof)
— Fog Lamps
— Black Diamond Plate Sill Guards
— Convenience Group (extra lamps, improved console, cup-holders, etc.)
— Floor mats
— Security Group (Sentry Key Engine immobilizer, auto-dimming rearview mirror with map lamps, digital compass, and outside temperature display)
— Fold-and-Tumble rear seat.
— AM/FM stereo radio with CD player
— 7 speakers, including subwoofer
— Next Generation driver and front-passenger airbags
— 4-wheel disc brakes
— LATCH system
— Locking fuel cap
— Speed control
— Leather-wrapped Steering Wheel
— 15/19 city/highway mpg
— T-Max EWI-10000 Submersible Winch
— Garmin Trail Guide system with removable handheld GPS unit (awesome)
— Skid-row Nightcrawler Front Bumper with 6 “spotter’s lights”
— Jeeperman Trail Skidz rock rails
— Smittybilt/Rugged Ridge Off-road Cargo Rack with custom “grab handle” extensions and bracing (not currently installed; see below)
— Jeeperman Rear Bumper with tow hitch and shackle points
— JKS Quicker Swaybar Disconnects
— Rocky Road Outfitters 2″ Budget Lift Kit
— Buchanan Precision Machine 1.5″ Seat Lift-kit
— Mopar Jeep-branded Mud-flaps
— Skid-row Steering Box Skidplate
— Auto Ventshade Bugflector II
— Quadratec Domelight Kill Switch
— Stepshield Entry Guards
— Custom felt-lined pouches for removable windows
THE KNOWN PROBLEMS…
— The key cylinder slips intermittently when unlocking the fuel filler cap (a minor annoyance).
— There are a few small pocks in the finish from rocks thrown on highway or trail. They’re noticeable only through close examination, and are nothing unusual for a used vehicle. Just trying to be upfront about everything!
— The belly skidplates have some dings. Blame Moab.
— There’s a small front silver skid plate on the bumper in many of the photos. This plate is currently off the vehicle but would be happily handed over for later install.
— The cargo rack has recently been taken off the vehicle, as I’m unsure if you’ll want it or not. If you do, I’ll include it along with all the relevant parts to do the easy install.
On top of all this, the vehicle comes with a transferable extended Jeep warranty (Maximum Care), good until 4/20/2012 or 70,000 miles on the odometer ($50 dealer transfer fee applies). That’s a roughly 3-year, 45,000-mile factory warranty!
…WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Email or call!