Gonna sell my old pickup truck

bluesfordan

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my brother was thinking of ditching his SUV and getting a truck. Until he started pricing them.

He's keeping his SUV. Get a shelter tent and put it behind the garage and park the truck there. Do like it was said above and insure it on the days you drive it, storage insurance otherwise.
 

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Kelly Blue Book says it has a trade-in value around $6k. Private sale value will be considerably more. Those prices assume all those hoses and belts (and everything else) have been taken care of. If not, $6k might be about it.

If I had it, I'd probably list it for $12k or best offer and see what I got.
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The truck may be worth a bit more, in places where the differential between gasoline and diesel fuel are the smallest. In some places, the price of quality diesel fuel is excruciatingly high.

But I doubt there's anyplace in the USA you could not get $ 12,500 for it, easily. You'e competing with rusty trucks, high mileage trucks, clapped out trucks with salvage titles. If you want to let it go for $ 5,000, just gimme the word - the money is waiting for you!
 

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Well, we live in the desert. While a truck that huge won't fit everywhere by any means, there are plenty enough open, wide trails. And Baja is right around the corner. So instead of saving money, you could start pouring money into it...:eek: Of course, that is a massive money pit.

On the financially responsible side of things, no way it goes for just 5k, not here where people have to have giant trucks lifted to the sky on 50$ shocks to drive to Walmart looking "cool."
 

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My neighbor just sold a 2003 F250 with the 7.3 and 200k miles for $23k. These trucks are bringing stupid money.
But are they? Look at what a new one costs. $23k is a relative bargain for one that runs, drives, and looks good.

Certain vehicles are bringing the cha-ching and trucks are at the top of the heap. A weird one I just dealt with was my son’s Chevy Astro Van. 2002. AWD. 212,000 miles. Not rusty, but missing half the interior. Ran and drove ok. About what you’d expect for a 20 year old van with 200k on it.

He wanted to sell it because he wasn’t using it and was out of work for a bit. So I listed it for him with no price, just a “make me an offer”. I got bombarded with emails and sold it the next day for $5500. Blew my mind. I was thinking maybe $1500.
 

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My son in law got 11k trade in on a 97 7.3 so....
Wow, and that’s trade-in! Dealerships usually lowball you on that. Trucks, especially diesels are still bringing good money even with fuel prices and inflation. I get people leaving me notes on my windshield about wanting to buy my old truck.
 
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Yeah for $5k you were going to get a PM sales inquiry from me.
Dang good truck.
I’d not sell, you’ll never find another like it with 130k.
One of my Farm trucks is a ‘98 GMC 3500, 1-ton, 454 cu, 4:11 posi, crewcab, 8ft bed.
Over 200k miles, no real issues other than the A/C crapped out around 150k.
I love it.
 

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Wow, and that’s trade-in! Dealerships usually lowball you on that. Trucks, especially diesels are still popular even with fuel prices and inflation. I get people leaving me notes on my windshield about wanting to buy my old truck.
I think, if a dealer wants to pay $ 11K in trade, they know they can get $ 15K without working too hard, in the crazy situation we're in right now. Lowballing is much less common IMO right now, than it used to be when dealers had more vehicles coming in as trades than they wanted to fool with. Right now, they really do want and need such vehicles, and if they can't sell it directly, they have friends in the "Walking to Work, Bad Credit" car business. Those guys are, best I can tell, in dire straits. Lots of customers, almost no sorta decent cars.
 

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I think, if a dealer wants to pay $ 11K in trade, they know they can get $ 15K without working too hard, in the crazy situation we're in right now. Lowballing is much less common IMO right now, than it used to be when dealers had more vehicles coming in as trades than they wanted to fool with. Right now, they really do want and need such vehicles, and if they can't sell it directly, they have friends in the "Walking to Work, Bad Credit" car business. Those guys are, best I can tell, in dire straits. Lots of customers, almost no sorta decent cars.
Supply and demand
 

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If it’s clean and not rusty, in todays market that’s a 15k truck. 12 on a bad day.

I’d tell you my pickup truck story, but I’m tired, and I’ve been drinking. And twenty years later it still makes me sad that I didn’t just keep it. Sentimental value ain’t nothing.
15 with the rust and dirt still on it

You should see some of these trucks from the late 80’s/90’s going through the auctions!

It’s insane!

Damn you hipster’s for driving up us working folks vehicles!!!
 

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Just think what a comparable NEW truck like that would cost today, you would be looking at 70-80K easy.
And, while it would smell much better, drive more easily, ride more quietly, and smoke much less, it would require a LOT more routine maintenance, and (the jury's out) probably not last nearly as long.
 

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My vote is: sell it if you need to, but don't undercut what you could get for it, which is probably a lot more than what you may think, especially in other parts of the country, like others have said. Here's my '69 bumpside.

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No! The 7.3 Powerstroke is indestructible. Don’t do it! Just insure it on the days you drive it. Storage insurance all the rest of the time.

I wish they were indestructible. I had a truck which sounds identical to the OP’s, and gave it to my mom when I moved to Japan. If you never change the oil (which she never did) while driving a hundred miles per day, it will eventually break.
 




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