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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Buying new

By far the most desirable model here is the Trailhawk, but unfortunately it's also the most expensive.

We'd expect the majority of Renegades sold in the UK to be front-wheel drive versions with the 1.6-litre diesel engine, which offers the best running costs of the bunch.

Since personalisation is an important part of this car's ethos, while you may get small discounts buying from a broker, you won't be able to pick the accessories you like so it's probably worth seeing a Jeep dealer instead.

In terms of trims, Longitude seems the best value to us but no matter which you pick you'll be getting a decent amount of kit.

You may find some of the colours and optional extras available for the Renegade make it slightly more difficult to sell on afterwards. Watch out for lurid colour schemes and garish stickers in particular...

Buying used

This is a great family car, and as such watch out for battered interiors that haven't stood the test of time very well.

Of course, since they're so good off-road, Trailhawk models are worth inspecting very carefully indeed for problems that may arise from hard usage. It's worth finding out if it's been used to tow, as this may have put strain on the gearbox or related components.

Look under the car for any damage, and also check the wheels are in decent condition. That'll be an indicator that the car has been looked after.

Make sure you get a Parkers Car History Check arranged too. It'll ensure there are no hidden gremlins to catch you out.

Selling

As always, make sure you’ve got an up-to-date servicing and maintenance record to show a potential buyer.

If you’ve chosen to modify your car, think about reverting to standard spec if you want to sell easier.

The advert is important for a car like this. Make sure you include full specifications and of course a set of good pictures to show how good yours is.

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