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Selling My Taco. Should I add new tires?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by kevinabb, May 25, 2010.

  1. May 25, 2010 at 3:29 PM
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    kevinabb

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    I'm new here but have already learned a ton. Great forum! I'm hoping some of you can advise me on a question that I can't find anywhere else on the forum:

    I'm selling my '06 Taco PreRunner SR5. Standard cab, 2WD, 34K miles. Tires have about 3-5K left. I can invest in new rubber and advertise "brand-new tires", or keep the current tires and expect a lower price.

    Passenger-car buyers don't want fading tires; putting on new, decent all-weather radials is a no-brainer. But PreRunner owners, even with just 2WD, could prefer anything from 60K on-road tires to gnargly dirt-eaters. (I'm in coastal So Cal so snow & ice are probably not a factor.)

    Should I spend $600-900 on new tires, probably all-weather on-road radials? Which would be more likely make your short list: pay a premium for "Brand New Tires!!" regardless of waht they are? Or pay less because of the expiring tires, then put the savings toward new tires of your choosing?

    Thanks in advance for any an all help! BTW, the current tires are Dunlop GrandTrek AT20, P245/75R16. And I love the Taco; I'm just selling it so I can move up to an Acces Cab.
     
  2. May 25, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    I say, leave old tires! Most Taco drivers mod there Taco. Ask the same price as if it had new tires, gives you some room to lower price when someone makes an offer.
     
  3. May 25, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    AndrewFalk

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    I say leave the old tires on. You won't get your money's worth if you buy new tires. If they say anything about the tires, just say you can take $500 off the price.
     
  4. May 25, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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  5. May 25, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    Hi Kevin,

    Leave the original tires on there. You won't recoup your money on new tires. What you buy may not be what the buyer may want. That may decrease the buyer base considerably if you charge a higher price with the new tires. Buyers would rather pay a bit less and have their own option to invest what they want after getting the vehicle.

    I've seen people strip things out because buyers don't want certain add ons from the previous owner. That's how I scored a tonneau cover at a fraction of the cost.
     
  6. May 25, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    x2, and that's how I scored a leer shell cheap!
     
  7. May 25, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    Well, that was quick and painless. Thanks guys. So the Taco goes but the tires stay with it. Shortly after I posted my question, I found a Taco I think I want to buy about 10 miles away. So I might own two of them for a little while! :D
     
  8. May 25, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    i bought my taco used with very bald tires. be upfront. my truck was pretty clean, and i offered him a few bills less. no harm. it was painless.

    i was nervous. i bought the truck in LA, and drove it to san francisco..on essentially slicks. the very next day..i picked up new rubbers.
     
  9. May 26, 2010 at 3:49 AM
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    Agree with keeping old tires. New owner may replace the wheel/tires anyway.

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