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#707 of 746 Re: Selling my trusty old '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee...asking price ??? [igozoomzoom]
Oct 11, 2010 (9:04 pm)
if it does run well like you indicate, i would shoot higher. 4K might be a bit much, but I would ask at least $2,995, and figure to get something close.
at least selling a well used car is an example of feedback telling you your answer. Put the ad in, and if you get no hits for a few days, too high. If you get bombarded with calls/emails immediately, too low!
#708 of 746 Re: Selling my trusty old '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee...asking price ??? [igozoomzoom]
Oct 12, 2010 (8:25 am)
Ummm... hate to be the one to say it, but I think Edmunds private party is much more accurate on this one than the others. Exterior is in poor shape, sagging headliner, and the real kicker ... 200k miles! It has exceeded its life expectancy. What's more ... its 2wd and the 6-cyl. There is nothing desirable here. Maybe I'm too pessimistic, but you should be pleased to get a grand for it.
#709 of 746 Re: Selling my trusty old '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee...asking price ??? [igozoomzoom]
Oct 12, 2010 (10:11 am)
I think you're on the right path with your pricing. Might be a tad high but in that ballpark....I'd say $1,500 bottom dollar if it's as good mechanically as you say. Pretty much anything decent that runs is pushing $1,000 these days so I think Edmunds is low on their pricing. Straight-six is desirable....they run for 300k miles easily. I sold a barely running, smashed up '89 Ford Escort without a title for $500 awhile back.
#710 of 746 Re: Selling my trusty old '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee...asking price ??? [sebring95]
Oct 12, 2010 (5:42 pm)
several years ago I sold a 15 year old Chrysler Lebaron convert for $ 500.Head gaskets needed replacing as did the radiator. (Buyer knew this)So I would think a running car should be worth at least 1500-2000.Good luck
#711 of 746 Re: 2002 Tacoma [houdini1]
Oct 13, 2010 (6:15 am)
Well, after 2 months I finally bought that Tacoma from my neighbor. Ended up paying $10,200. I know that sounds like a lot for a 8 year old truck but the Edmund's appraisal guide shows $11,349. for a private sale, and the truck is in fantastic condition. If you recall, it is a 4 door 4X4 v6 with 129,000 miles.
I checked out the rust issues because I have heard people say that even though Toyota is replacing frames on some trucks, some owners say the truck is never the same after replacement. This truck has practically no rust at all. I also had the local Toyota dealer check it out. Their only suggestion was new front brakes and rotors, which I have had done.
Turns out his hesitation was because his wife did not want to sell the truck but she finally relented. It wasn't a great deal for me but it was a fair deal for both of us.
#712 of 746 Re: Selling my trusty old '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee...asking price ??? [sebring95]
Oct 13, 2010 (12:09 pm)
they run for 300k miles easily.
If you guarantee that, I'm sure it will be an easy sell.
Then again, you'd probably never have to make good on it because it is still attached to that auto trans that will probably give up the ghost long before the engine and the whole thing is junkyard fodder anyway.
#713 of 746 Re: Selling my trusty old '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee...asking price ??? [qbrozen]
Oct 13, 2010 (1:28 pm)
There's a ton of regular cherokees with that engine and they're hooked to a stout Aisin box that will go the distance. The Chrysler slushbox in the Grand is a different story so you may be correct in that regard. Although I've seen them with gobs of miles as well. We sold my wife's '99 grand V8 ltd with 200k to my cousin back in '04 and he's still driving it. Last time I was in it it was approaching 300k and was starting to look pretty rough...but not bad. Surprised the painted mud guards still looked good and the dealer swore the paint would never hold up because they were so flexible!
#714 of 746 Re: Selling my trusty old '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee...asking price ??? [sebring95]
Oct 13, 2010 (6:01 pm)
The kicker is indeed the high miles. It doesn't matter what it looks like. You'll be lucky to get a grand for it. You might get more on a coast where prices are higher but in the midwest or south I don't think so. Your typical buyer will be looking for a beater and they'll want it cheap. The vehicle has had good use for your family. Let it go.
#715 of 746 Re: Selling my trusty old '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee...asking price ??? [igozoomzoom]
Oct 17, 2010 (2:56 pm)
196000 miles? Yikes! Take the Edmunds price and run like a thief. Either that or be prepared to endure a long sales process filled with low-ballers and insults. It will take a while for that one Jeep lover to be blind to the milage.
NOTE: You people in Georgia really like your Jeeps! Atlanta Craigslist is full of them for crazy money. Most 4X4's of you vintage are asking $1500-2000 which is way more than they are asking where I live up north. Of course you'd have to factor your 2WD as worth less.
#716 of 746 Re: Selling my trusty old '95 Jeep Grand Cherokee...asking price ??? [oldfarmer50]
Oct 17, 2010 (4:41 pm)
Not sure where you are oldfarmer but here in Ohio (north by my standards) any running 4x4 will bring $1,500-$2,000. My company has about 100 trucks and I do a lot of buying and selling. Mainly buy new trucks and sell very well used stuff. I'm always amazed at what we can get out of a totally beat up 4x4 truck. Sold an '01 F-150 last year that was completely rusted out. It had been in a limestone quarry and the bed was gone, seat was unsafe to sit on, tires bald, filthy dirty inside, and 150k very hard miles. Sold for $1,500 within hours of listing on CL.