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Old 05-29-2012, 10:04 PM
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Unhappy how much is my truck worth?!

I have a 1987 Dodge Dakota 4 wheel drive single cab short bed with a 3.9 liter v6 in good condition and i don't know the blue book value D: can someone help me out?
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:41 AM
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:06 AM
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mind my asking why it matters? Are you planning on keeping for the long haul or selling it?; or was it recently wrecked? I dont care what somethin is "worth" by some book, that I plan to keep til it dies anyway. and then I will probably revive it at least once and keep driving....

Just curious.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:38 AM
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Actually KBB doesn't go that old.

http://www.nadaguides.com/Cars/Dodge will.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:24 PM
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tbh i dont have the truck yet im purchasing it in a few days and i want to make sure im getting a good deal..
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tbh i dont have the truck yet im purchasing it in a few days and i want to make sure im getting a good deal..

You left out a lot of info in regards to the truck, however, given the data you provided, it should run about $1500 in excellent condition down to about $500 in poor condition. Given the design, age, and components, I would think any driveable truck is worth $1000 (4wd is worth about $300 on top of that). This is based on craigslist ads that I have seen locally.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:39 PM
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You left out a lot of info in regards to the truck, however, given the data you provided, it should run about $1500 in excellent condition down to about $500 in poor condition. Given the design, age, and components, I would think any driveable truck is worth $1000 (4wd is worth about $300 on top of that). This is based on craigslist ads that I have seen locally.
alright thanks alot! (:
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:08 AM
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Any aftermarket work not done by a shop should make you wary. Lift kits, "custom" engine work, stuff like that. I never trust any vehicle that has a lot of custom work done and no receipts for parts and/or labor. I assume I am being lied to about everything that has been fixed and nothing to prove it. Unless I know and trust the person already.

A recent experience has proved me right on this.
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Ahh OK In your OP you said that "you have" I didn't know you were just lookin to buy.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:54 AM
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A better judge of what it is worth is what similar models sell for. If book value is $3000 but there are a bunch on autotrader or ebay or craigslist for $1500 then $3000 is not a good deal. Whenever I have bought a car I find a similar one that is cheaper and use that in my price negotiations "Well I saw another one that was asking $1500, I think I'll go have a look at that one before I make my decision". If it is a used dealership that usually brings their price down quick.
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