The Jeep Commander had the shortest life span of any Jeep-branded vehicle in the last 30 years (the current Cherokee “KL” only being out for a couple of years, and the new Renegade “BU” just appearing last year). It quickly gained a reputation during its five-year production run from 2006 to 2010. Normally for a Jeep vehicle, these two things would make it a collectible. However, in our opinion, the Commander did not enjoy a good reputation.
That’s one of the reasons this eBay ad for the sale of a 2006 Jeep Commander seemed so odd. First of all, the prospective seller described it as a “Collectible.” Far more strange (or ludicrous in our minds) was the asking price of just less than $400,000!
No, that’s not a typo, we checked it out. The seller was really asking $375,000 for this Jeep Commander. Now before you get your undies all up in a bunch, the vehicle is claimed to be a “new” vehicle in mint condition. The seller states in the ad, “If your looking for a Collectible this is the Jeep!! This Jeep has not been driver.”
The eBay ad continues, “We picket the Jeep up from the Dealer, then drove the JEEP to garage for storage. The Jeep has been garaged sense we picked-up the JEEP from the dealer.. I am a serious seller for a Collectible JEEP about the price.”
Okay, so maybe the seller never learned to spell. Regardless, we took a vote here in the office, and it’s a draw between those that think this guy is completely off his rocker, and those that think he was just hoping that someone would be crazy enough to cough up that kind of dough. What do you think? Cast your vote in the Comments section below–is he crazy, or a scam artist?