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Selling a truck?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Citizen Rider, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Citizen Rider

    Citizen Rider 1/2 ton status

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    What all do i need to do to go about selling my DD?

    This will be the first time i sell a vehicle. And wanna make sure i dont get jipped. While knowing what i need to do at the same time.

    Any advice or suggestions?
     
  2. koldsimer

    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Clean it up as much as possible. Having bought and sold a bunch of vehicles, I know it makes a difference.
     
  3. 76zimmer

    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    find out what others in your region are going for in similar condition, and year, options etc. If you want more than average you need to show why its worth it. Rebuilt engine, trans stuff like that. How good are the maintenance records. First impressions make big points on a buyer.
     
  4. MattK

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    plannin on throwin down some carpet or mat? just a thought.

    what do you plan on DDin?
     
  5. dyeager535

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    I second this. Majority of buyers will make a decision based more on looks than anything else. They might even downplay existing problems if it LOOKS good. Not saying you need to lie, just that for most people, looks are the most important aspect of a vehicle.
     
  6. Citizen Rider

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    it aint the purtiest thing. But runs awesome. The body is easily fixed with some time and money, which i dont have. Also its not what im needing so its time to get rid of it. the body is rough as its been a work truck. And some vandalism.

    Ill slap the carpet back in.

    I wanna get an 80's 3/4-1ton truck w/ 454 so i can tow. Or spend some more and get a 90's dodge diesel.
     
  7. vortec

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    find the bluebook value on it, then sell it to me for half of that.

    seriously, though, if it's scratched up, a cheap maaco paintjob can bring the price up a surprising amount. clean up the engine compartment. do not clean things so much that it looks like you're trying to hide something. that's a red flag, imo.
     
  8. Citizen Rider

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    Blue book is 3800 for fair condition. Which is what its in. Paint is good condition, just surface scratches.

    Id like 3500 if i can.
     
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    what vehicle?
     
  10. Citizen Rider

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    95 chevy silverado ext cab. v6(17mpg), 4l60e, 2wd, 3.42 gears....
     

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