what is my truck worth?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mcdonald58, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. mcdonald58

    mcdonald58 New Member

    im wondering what you guys think my truck is worth. its 97 4 cyl 2wd with 44k on it. ive put on new spark plugs, wires, and shocks. it has heavy frame rust. heres the most recent picture of my truck. im wanting to sell my truck and get a 4x4 ranger.
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  3. Thulsa Doom

    Thulsa Doom Ranger Dad

    I would check Autotrader.com for similar trucks within a 50 mile radius.
    Also if you could scrape the frame rust and paint with POR15, that might help raise the value some, or at least be less discouraging to potential buyers.
  4. OP

    mcdonald58 New Member

    auto trader offered me 2k which is less than i want.
  5. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    "heavy frame rust" = I'll trade ya' for a pack of Kools and a ham sandwich.

    ...too bad, too. Its a nice looking truck.
  6. OP

    mcdonald58 New Member

    its hasnt rotted through anything just surface rust on the frame.
  7. Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    dude look up the kbb value or nada that will tell you what your truck is worth. You have to be honest with yourself while doing this too. Your frame counts as poor quality, I think you said something about your body paint beng rough before. Its all what someones willing to pay
  8. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger -Skylark65-

    if there arn't any rot holes in the frame it's saveable, wire brush the scale off and brush paint it with black rustolium if you don't plan on keeping it ( rustolium is cheaper than POR15, looks about the same when finished. )

    if you've got rear spring hangers rotting off, or severe body rot, peices falling off, ect, THAT's heavy rust, lol.

    pretty it up a bit and you could probibly get $3500 for it, scince it's got no miles.
  9. OP

    mcdonald58 New Member

    yea hopefully i can find a nice cherokee i like a dealer and trade my truck in towards that so i dont have to deal with selling it by myself.
  10. Freemans 00

    Freemans 00 Active Member

    ^ If you trade it in autotrader was going to give you what 2k? A dealer which thats what that was was a dealers offer, but it most likely may be lower then that since its a 96
  11. buggman

    buggman Do not touch the trim!

    I'd guess the $2k range would be about right. It's a 2wd, 4 banger, reg cab, probably basic interior.. no power windows or locks? auto or 5sp?

    I'd hit the frame with a wire wheel on a drill or grinder to remove as much of the rust as possible and at least spray it with some rustoleum type paint or even bedliner to help slow future rust as much as possible.
    You'd be surprised how much better it would look with $20 worth of paint & a weekend's worth of grinding.
  12. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    That's something different altogether.
    Say what you mean, don't "assume" anyone's gonna know in advance.,

  13. hazard-maine

    hazard-maine northern ranger driver

    not gonna lie but if you lived closer to me id buy your truck and use it a dd to work and back
  14. OP

    mcdonald58 New Member

    road trip!

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