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Looking to buy, but issues!! Help!

Hello and thanks in advance.... I have had a few jeeps wranglers in the past, but nothing newer than a TJ.... Looking for something a bit newer than what I have, and have stumbled upon a friends father that is recently retired and looking to sell his 2007 wrangler unlimited X. He has owned since nearly new and it currently has 185000 km on it (about 110000 miles).... He has all service records, lots of recent work ( brakes, tires, etc....).. But it has a couple issues I would need to address... This is where I need help!
Firstly, it has a very minor rad leak, I would have to replace rad
Secondly, airbag light is on all the time...????
Thirdly, heat only comes out dash (face) vents... No defrost or feet.....??

I don't know if any of these are serious or not. The price is right, it seems to get down the road fine and run good, but of course I would need defrost and a rad.... I just don't want to be into thousand more dollars to. Get this all fixed up.... If anyone has any ideas as to how serious these issues may be could you fill me in? These new jeeps are much more complicated than I'm used too!! Thanks again, AD
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I'm gonna say mileage is high. The value was drop exponentially. I would take what your willing to pay, use as a down payment and go new. Take advantage of low financing- Zero problems, zero mileage, full warranty. Get in. Have fun.

Think of it as an ugly chick. Sure you could buy her new tits, and a gym membership- But why don't you just snag the hot one from the start.
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Stock radiator is about 300.00 but really weird I bought one 2 months ago for 110.00 from quadratec.

No heat on the floor could be the linkage in the dash is broken, but could be something worse.

Airbag light on all the time could be the clock spring, which on 07's it is under a recall so it shouldn't cost you anything to fix.

Mileage is just a little on the high side though.

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Mileage is a little high, but the vehicle has been well maintained and the price is more than reflective of that.... I don't think that 100,000 miles is high at all on a well maintained vehicle.... I do think though that people are paranoid of mileage, brought on mostly by manufacturers brainwash.... thanks for the help though, my mechanic has it now and has already fixed the rad and the heater (vaccuum line was off)..... I did call and was told that there were no open recalls on it, so he is also going to do the clock spring (which he says is an issue on all Chrysler products, not just jeep)..... again, thanks for your help...
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Mileage is a little high, but the vehicle has been well maintained and the price is more than reflective of that.... I don't think that 100,000 miles is high at all on a well maintained vehicle.... I do think though that people are paranoid of mileage, brought on mostly by manufacturers brainwash.... thanks for the help though, my mechanic has it now and has already fixed the rad and the heater (vaccuum line was off)..... I did call and was told that there were no open recalls on it, so he is also going to do the clock spring (which he says is an issue on all Chrysler products, not just jeep)..... again, thanks for your help...
I find that hardt to belive about the clock spring I got my recall on it last year(never took it in.. but I got it ) pretty sure it was all 07s

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