1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

What to ask for selling a 96

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bdiddy11, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Sep 16, 2010 at 1:43 PM
    #1
    Bdiddy11

    Bdiddy11 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Member:
    #34706
    Messages:
    44
    Gender:
    Male
    Unknown lift, 31's
    So with the news of a baby on the way and only having scooters and an access cab Tacoma, we're forced to sell the Taco and get a more family friendly ride.

    Now the thing is, what do we ask price-wise...

    Checking CL, the closest thing to our truck is one at a dealer for $7k with a little less miles. Everything else is either single cab, 2wd or high mileage. There's one that looks almost like ours, it's a 99, asking $6k and it's got 200k on the clock.

    Ideally we'd like to get around $5k for ours. It's got new front brakes and brand new Bilstein 5100s all around.

    Mechanically: Horn doesn't work, a tear in the drivers seat where you slide in, small cigarette type hole in headliner, Vbelts need replaced (which we have just haven't installed) and the heat for some reason sounds like it's got some crap bouncing around in there. Happens when you use the heat or AC.

    It's got 31" muddish tires on it with really good tread still. Few minor dents and scratches here and there (hasn't been a mall crawler)

    What we've got
    1996 Tacoma LX
    Automatic
    4wd
    160k miles
    nothing else fancy besides good tread on tires + new shocks

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Sep 16, 2010 at 1:49 PM
    #2
    bt08231

    bt08231 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Member:
    #19008
    Messages:
    359
    Gender:
    Male
    Baltimore, MD
    Vehicle:
    09 Magnetic Grey SR5
    Stock
    where are you located? hmmmmm 5k you say....:D
     
  3. Sep 16, 2010 at 1:58 PM
    #3
    Barnone

    Barnone Guest

    Bdiddiy11,
    Nice truck. Should sell quick at $5k.
    Pull the heater blower out and check for mice.
    Ohio? How's the frame?
     
  4. Sep 16, 2010 at 2:01 PM
    #4
    Bdiddy11

    Bdiddy11 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Member:
    #34706
    Messages:
    44
    Gender:
    Male
    Unknown lift, 31's
    It's in Boise, ID.

    Would be willing to travel to meet for a serious buyer. Should we start out higher than $5k and go no less than that?
     
  5. Sep 16, 2010 at 2:04 PM
    #5
    bt08231

    bt08231 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Member:
    #19008
    Messages:
    359
    Gender:
    Male
    Baltimore, MD
    Vehicle:
    09 Magnetic Grey SR5
    Stock
    Around here you could get alot more, like 6500 to 7000 depending on how the body is
     
  6. Sep 16, 2010 at 2:12 PM
    #6
    Manlaan

    Manlaan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2010
    Member:
    #30054
    Messages:
    1,028
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Greg
    Riverton, Utah
    Vehicle:
    2002 XtraCab SR5 V6 4x4 Black
    See Signature
    Around my state, $4500-5000 looks about right.

    Being in ID, check out http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=443 for prices (mostly in Utah). Should be pretty close to the same as your state.
     
  7. Sep 16, 2010 at 2:13 PM
    #7
    phidauex

    phidauex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Member:
    #20114
    Messages:
    104
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sam
    Boulder, CO
    Vehicle:
    '96 4x4 V6, manual, 201k
    Small lift and a topper!
    Just a datapoint for you... I bought my '96 LX Access Cab, 5-sp, 4x4, 210k for $3800, with a new clutch, new tires and new belts (including timing). Interior and exterior was pretty rough, though nothing outright damaged, just dinged up and scratched up. Feel like I got a great deal on it.

    I would probably pay $5000 for yours, but probably not much more than that. However, in some areas tacomas aren't very common and command higher prices. You might start at $6k and see what happens.

    As always with auto sales, take care of the little annoying things first - people will pay more for a car that needs a timing belt replaced than they will for a car with one headlight out, even when fully informed (which you should always do), just because one thing seems abstract, and the other is bugging you on the test drive. Fix the blower (may need replacement blower, or may just have a dead mouse rattling around in it), give it a good cleaning inside and out, and deal with any other little random issues so that the test drives go perfectly.

    -Sam
     
  8. Sep 16, 2010 at 4:26 PM
    #8
    Bdiddy11

    Bdiddy11 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Member:
    #34706
    Messages:
    44
    Gender:
    Male
    Unknown lift, 31's
  9. Sep 16, 2010 at 4:29 PM
    #9
    phidauex

    phidauex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Member:
    #20114
    Messages:
    104
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sam
    Boulder, CO
    Vehicle:
    '96 4x4 V6, manual, 201k
    Small lift and a topper!
    Nice, that easy fix will add a few bucks to the sale price. :)

    -Sam
     
  10. Sep 16, 2010 at 4:34 PM
    #10
    Bdiddy11

    Bdiddy11 [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2010
    Member:
    #34706
    Messages:
    44
    Gender:
    Male
    Unknown lift, 31's
    Ya lol. Glad it wasn't something huge that needed replaced.

    Even fixed it where we can unlock the driver side door with they key =)

    Now just gotta figure out the stupid horn and replace the belts
     
  11. Sep 17, 2010 at 8:43 AM
    #11
    goomba

    goomba It is a Fluid Situation

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Member:
    #42666
    Messages:
    1,216
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    San Antonio Fl
    Vehicle:
    96 White Ex. Cab Tacoma TRD 4X4
    3" lift Up front(Donahoe Racing ext. travel coil overs, Camburg UCA's), 1.5-2" lift in the back(aal and some billy 10" stroke short bodies), Bushwhacker Cut-Out fender flairs, 16"x10" Procomp Street locks, and 305/70 Procomp X-Terrains.
    You could get 6k easy for the truck in Florida.
     
  12. Sep 17, 2010 at 1:15 PM
    #12
    biggdog747

    biggdog747 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Member:
    #32729
    Messages:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    MI
    Vehicle:
    taco
    i bought my 96 v6 5spd 4x4 with 3in lift and wheels and tires 189k for 4700.
     
  13. Sep 17, 2010 at 5:49 PM
    #13
    Barnone

    Barnone Guest

    That happened to my 2002 several times. Once one of the mice got out when I pulled the blower and hid in the cab. Put out one of those sticky traps and caught the little bugger.
    I stuffed some stainless steel wool (Marine Supply House) in the area of the hood hinges and that keep them out of the blower.
     
To Top