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Value Advice for 1995 Tacoma Xtra 4x4

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SteveFaust, Aug 14, 2019 at 6:35 PM.

  1. Aug 14, 2019 at 6:35 PM
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    SteveFaust

    SteveFaust [OP] Well-Known Member

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    - TW admin let me know if this post isn't appropriate in this location and I'll take down/move-

    I haven't been active recently on TW but always relying on the members for input and I've tried to contribute where I can. I love just our '95 1st Gen -- a more rare (?) 2.7L Auto 4x4 LX package Xtracab. However, as unemployed since the first of the year will likely have to sell it and this is where I am looking for some TW knowledge/input

    I might be wrong on this but it seems to me that these tend to bring above KBB value and I'm just not sure where to start so hoping for some advice from the TW members that may be more intune with the current market than I am.

    General Details:
    1995.5 Tacoma Xtracab LX 4x4 -- 2.7 engine, Auto, Sunfire Red Pearl exterior with Oak interior, power windows, power locks, cruise control, AC, rear sliding rear window and factory bed liner. This truck has just over 200,000 miles, is in great condition, and runs strong.

    We got the truck from my Mom for my son and completely went through the whole thing to take care of some neglected maintenance per the list below and made some upgrades (also noted below) - thank you TW for help with some of these. Original plan was for my Navy Son to take it with him but with orders for back east he decided a small SUV would serve him better, and the extra vehicle at home isn't helpful right now.

    Recently Replaced:
    - AC Components (Evaporator, Expansion Valve, Drier)
    - Heater Core
    - Radiator
    - Thermostat
    - Hoses
    - Belts
    - Battery
    - Distributor Cap & Rotor
    - Plugs & Plug Wires
    - Catalytic Converter
    - Speedometer Cable
    - Anti-sway Bar Bushings
    - Front Brake Pads
    - Front Brake Rotors
    - Rear Brake Shoes
    - Sliding Window Lock/Latch
    - Rear Bumper
    - Tacoma Floor Mats

    Upgrades:
    - BFG AT Tires on Tacoma TRD 16" Alloy Wheels
    - Bilstein 5100 Shocks (front are adjustable)
    - Alpine CDE-147BT head unit with Bluetooth hands free phone connectivity
    - Focal IC 165 6-3/4 Speakers
    - 4-Runner Map/Cab Light Unit
    - White Dash Light Bulbs

    I have seen lessor equipped '95's listing for anywhere between $4,500-$9,000 here in the San Diego area and wondering if an asking price in the $6,500 - $7,500 is ridiculous on may part, or what a reasonable range might be. Once I get some input I'll list it on the TW Buy/Sell page as I'd rather give TW members a chance at it first before putting it on a corner with a sign in the window.

    Questions:
    1) Is this configuration more rare and if so is it any more desirable than others?
    2) What equipment/features help the value?
    3) What would be a reasonable pricing range for this 1st Gen?

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  2. Aug 14, 2019 at 7:48 PM
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    ryans4x4

    ryans4x4 Well-Known Member

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    I think you’re in the ballpark with your price range. But honestly everything is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2019 at 8:22 PM
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    Suspender

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    Depends how long you're willing to wait.

    It would sell in a day at $4,500. You could probably get $9,000 eventually, maybe, after a year of waiting.
     
  4. Aug 15, 2019 at 12:43 AM
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    mateo_roberto

    mateo_roberto Well-Known Member

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    The truck is worth 6-7k if you can afford to sit on it, assuming you’re in San Diego like your bio states. The things working against you will be maintence records, AT, safety features, major dings, and 4x4 doesnt yield the premium that you might expect. I’d expect a lot of offers in the 5k range, and issues with all of the above bridge the gap.

    Nothing you add will help you monetarily. Rarity wise the best you can do is try and market it as the first year of tacoma. A good background story and buffing the paint yourself are about the best value you can add.

    V6, Manual Trans, and SR5 package would put it in a higher tier of the market. Add lower miles, and great maintenance records and the truck is worth ~10k in so-california to the right buyer.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2019 at 12:48 AM
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    mcm808

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    Sorry to hear youre going through a tough time. Stay the course brethren
     
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  6. Aug 15, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    GQ7227

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  7. Aug 16, 2019 at 11:02 PM
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    SteveFaust

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    Thanks Brother
     
  8. Aug 16, 2019 at 11:09 PM
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    Thesandaddict

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    Definitely a clean example of a 95. Also think 7k is where you should start. Like others have stated, 4 banger and auto do you no favors, but it’s 4x4 and clean for its age. I would feel more comfortable buying a higher mileage taken care of vehicle than a low mileage vehicle that has been sitting around barely getting use. Just my 2 cents
     
  9. Aug 16, 2019 at 11:10 PM
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  10. Aug 16, 2019 at 11:20 PM
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    SteveFaust

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    I really appreciate all the input. Yes, in SoCal (San Diego) I'd really like to get about $7,000 for it but we'll see if realistic (might be pushing it a bit). As mentioned above the question/challenge is how long to sit on it. Going to list it locally and see what happens. Will trow it up on the TW Sale page as well.
     
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