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#3426

I mean, i just picked mine up for $3k which is about what you would pay for any truck with similar condition and milage. just have to be patient I looked for 3 months to find this.


#3427

Yup, that’s about what I’d be real happy paying. There’s a nice '93 some guy was fixing up for his daughter but asking $5500 and supposedly only willing to negotiate in person. Has the V6 3.0L.

Although on closer look, only 73k…


#3428

that’s the only way to negotiate IMO. This seller was adamant on $3500 but i pointed out the frame needed patched and knocked on it with my knuckles and it just kinda made a thud instead of a ting. was able to get him to knock off $500 for that and my step brother is going to weld it for a case of beer lol. The only true way to negotiate is with solid ground to stand on.


#3429

Except I’m a terrible negotiator.


#3430

You just make an itemized list in your head of what’s wrong with the vehicle and just rattle it off so for example earlier today:

I really like your truck but as I pointed out it needs a patch in the frame and the driver side lower control arm will need replaced soon it’s pretty crusty I can only do $2900.

It’s not that hard. If you can’t agree on a price then just remind them you’re there with cash in your hand if that doesn’t do it then just walk.


#3431

Yep you have to be hard on them.
I did the same wenn i boaght the Seat.


#3432

I wasn’t even that hard on him. If a car is too far out of the zone I want to pay (IE the listing is 25% above my top dollar) I won’t bother. @Steinwerks the starting point of what they ask also has to be realistic. If him asking $5500 is $1500 above your top dollar you probably won’t succeed you can probably talk $1000 tops off a $5500 car.


#3433

Yes of course you also have to be realistic indeed.
I´m kinda concidering to sell my Seat again.
Maybe i could probablly even make a tiny profit on it.


#3434

Both of my cars are appreciating in value and I find that funny.


#3435

At 73k miles it’s not bad IF it’s in the shape he says it is.

But honestly I’m not a real big car guy. I wouldn’t mind being more knowledgeable but that’s not my forte.


#3436

Thats kinda funny indeed.
I boaght the Seat for cheap, and i allready got some interests for it.
If i would trow it on the internet for sale like $1500,-.
Then people who are interested are probablly going to bid me down a littlebit.
But even if they would bid me $1350,-, that would still mean a tiny profit.
I´m hardlly going to loose much on this one.
I just want more Horse powers.


#3437

If you’re not a car guy always bring someone who is. I know my way around a car so i just brought myself but the average joe or even someone who’s just a little unsure such as yourself should bring a mechanic or someone knowledgeable.


#3438

Yeah, I don’t know anyone where I’m moving yet…


#3439

You said you’re also looking at a toyota pickup yes? I can give you a checklist of common problems.


#3440

That would be awesome.


#3441

My first car was acquired for $1500, sold it a couple years later for $3000.
Next car was bought for $500, sold for $1500 after another couple years.


#3442

Dig the looks


#3443

Damn. That’s looking awesome.

Not that it’s anywhere near my price range.


#3444

Even their station wagon costs more than my house… No thank you


#3445

Yeah, that shit is quite expensive, but more importantly, how did you manage to buy a house for under 35k?