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Why the hell can't I sell my truck?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomalex, May 7, 2012.

  1. May 7, 2012 at 5:19 PM
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    RBaptist

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    Just as a point of reference - I bought a used 2007 2.7L Manual Access Cab Prerunner SR5 in 2007 from a Toyota Dealership for 17K out the door. They were asking 21K. I offered 19K and they said "NOT A CHANCE". I walked away and they called me back 3 weeks later. I told them I wouldn't even come back unless they would take 17K out the door. The rest is history. My point is that the dealer had trouble selling my 4cyl manual. The truck had 20K on it when I bought it and was in near perfect shape. The RIGHT buyer is there, but most people don't like manuals (I do....) and most people want HP that they likely will never use and lose a little gas mileage for it. The right buyer will come along at some point, but you may need to get below the 20K price point for a used car. Sucks, but the deals and financing on new are pretty good right now.
     
  2. May 7, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    Why did u buy a 4 cylinder, 5 speed, was it because of price or did u prefer a 4 cylinder? If you preferred it, I would say you are in the minority, if you bought on price, well don't forget that now.The 2.7 is a fine engine as I put 160k on it. I currently have the 3.4 dc 4x4 and it gets the same or better mileage and love the 3.4 over the 2.7. My wife has the 4.0 in an fj cruiser and we love it. You have a fine truck but at the same time the least desirable among the majority.
     
  3. May 7, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    RBaptist

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    ^^ Agreed on the 2.7 being a great truck. For normal driving and occasional hauling it is perfect. Especially if you drive a lot and want a truck. I hear 18-19 MPG on the V6 and 22 on the 4cyl (6 lug). It adds up if you drive a lot like I do. It's an extra 72 miles on a tank. Heck I had about 1500lbs in the bed last Thursday up and down hills and it didn't flinch. I've towed ski boats around too and it does fine. Have to down shift up hill occasionally but other than that - no worries. Not sure why they weren't more popular, but to each their own. Now if they ever get the turbo diesel worked out.....THAT will be an awesome ride!
     
  4. May 7, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    It looks great, but there is a reason Toyota sells like 90% v6 Autos new. Most people dont want to wrestle with a manual or possibly underpowered engine when there are other options.
     
  5. May 7, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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    Polymerhead

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    If you want to sell it for $20K, you might remove the "No low ballers" from your ad listing the truck at $22K. I wouldn't bother negotiating with a guy who said no low ballers in his ad. To me it's the same as saying "price is firm."
     
  6. May 7, 2012 at 6:23 PM
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    I had no problem selling my old 4 cyl. 5 spd I listed it on Gregs list and sold it 5 mins. after the add was placed. The big tires, lift, headers etc. are screaming "this things has had the snot beat out of it" no matter how nice it looks.
     
  7. May 7, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    Go back to stock and it will sell
     
  8. May 7, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    I just purchased a used Tacoma. 1- the mods make me think you beat the crap out of the truck. 2- seat covers look like they are hiding something.

    Plus you talk about dents in your ad, tell them about it when they call. Finally, for 2k more you can buy a brand new one
     
  9. May 7, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    yeah high price and the 4 banger prob turnes them off
     
  10. May 7, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    Not one single call at 23k OBO?

    Apparently, 22k IS a bad asking price.
     
  11. May 7, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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  12. May 7, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    CayucosTacoma Just think outside the Yota

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    Manual is definitely a turn off sadly.. Had a guy randomly pull up to my house, and offered me full asking price in cash, then he saw it was a manual and left.
     
  13. May 7, 2012 at 10:14 PM
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    This is the main thing. The number of people who are interested in buying your truck as it sits is small.

    You have to get the folks who want a fairly new modded truck, and don't feel the need to do it themselves, and trust you to have done a good job on the mods.

    So - the main thing it's going to take, more than anything else - to find a buyer is the passage of time. Maybe six months or more. You're gonna spend some time selling it, and have to deal with a few tire-kickers.

    And the main thing I'd change in the ad is the "no low-ballers" part. You don't want to chase away anyone who is potentially interested in your truck.

    If someone offers you 18 - you don't have to take the offer. You can keep it in your pocket. "Man, if I haven't sold it in three months, I'll call you."

    And, you can use that offer as leverage on the next guy. "Sorry man - I've already got an offer for 18. If I have to sell it for that - I'll give it to the other guy." And maybe you get an offer for 19 that way. And so on.
     
  14. May 8, 2012 at 4:20 AM
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    I paid a little less than OP's asking price for a DCLB 4x4 V6.....

    So yes, I'd say the price is too high. That is the problem with cars...people always want to get what they think it is worth.

    The car is worth what somebody is willing to pay.
     
  15. May 8, 2012 at 4:27 AM
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    Maybe because its too close to what a new truck would cost? I don't know. Most ppl getting the 4 banger are specifically wanting the single cab. Good luck though..
     
  16. May 8, 2012 at 5:16 AM
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    While the the truck is fairly priced between NADA retail and wholesale, the price does seem high, especially with two years worth of average miles on it. The "curb appeal" is poor. The lift, off road tires, painted wheels without center caps and baggy seat covers don't present well. Lastly, most people don't wanna' mess with a manual transmission. It's gonna' be a tough sell outside of other off road enthusiasts.
     
  17. May 8, 2012 at 5:30 AM
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  18. May 8, 2012 at 5:35 AM
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  19. May 8, 2012 at 5:48 AM
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    OP, I recently sold a 2000 Tacoma SR5 2.7L 4X4, tons of mods--this was only a month or so ago. Had 6 offers through CL in 48 hrs, 2 also through TW; it was gone within the week for my asking price of $9K--it had 191K miles. My advice, clean the hell out her--good coat of wax so it gleams. Then take high quality, well-lit pictures. I'm no photographer but I did use my digital camera (not my iPhone). Take tons of pics and post them to your ad and put a lot more on Photobucket and place a link to that album in your ad. Interior, exterior, above, below, engine bay, etc.

    Buyers want to see the vehicle from all angles and it gives you the opportunity to show off your truck--you need to sell it with great photos. Do you have a friend that takes decent photos and has a good camera?... then get them to take the photos for you for a six-pack of their favorite imported libation. The more professional the ad, the better. Take your time and have someone proof-read it and offer suggestions.

    GLWS!
     
  20. May 8, 2012 at 6:08 AM
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    I just recently looked for and bought a new truck. Here are a few turn offs from your add as I read it.

    1 - Access Cab
    2 - 4 Cylinder
    3 - Manual
    4 - Lifted and mods (Rattle can wheels is a huge turn off for most people)
    5 - Higher mileage for what most people will see as a 1yr old truck
    6 - Young person owner (who knows what that kid is doing with that modded truck)
    7 - No-Low ballers in the add. (in a down economy you better being willing to negotiate or be willing to sit on the truck for a while.

    I can buy one brand new for $25,000 at a dealer with 2 years less mileage and know that it has never been raced, off-roaded, or abused. There is no way I would pay $23,000. Add that with the fact that you list no low ballers and I'm skipping right over your add.
     
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