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Old 17 Feb 2010, 07:32 pm   #1 (permalink)
Andrew Ross
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Been looking for a Tacoma here in the SE US. I have been zeroing in on
1996-2004, 4 cylinder, manual trans, 4WD, access cab, straight body and
excellent condition.

I found one and when I look in the pricing books (Kelly Blue Book, NADA,
Edmonds), the values given are all over the map. Talk about confusion.
What valuation model do you folks use?

Know of any good deals in North Florida, Alabama or Georgia?
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Old 18 Feb 2010, 02:29 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"Andrew Ross" <no_email@response.com> wrote in message
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> Been looking for a Tacoma here in the SE US. I have been zeroing in
> on
> 1996-2004, 4 cylinder, manual trans, 4WD, access cab, straight body
> and
> excellent condition.
>
> I found one and when I look in the pricing books (Kelly Blue Book,
> NADA,
> Edmonds), the values given are all over the map. Talk about
> confusion.
> What valuation model do you folks use?
>
> Know of any good deals in North Florida, Alabama or Georgia?


I'd look at the Carmax web site (www.carmax.com) and then look for one
about 15% lower in price. craigslist.com, Ebay, autotrader.com, etc
are all good places to look. If you are really serious and patient,
I'd recommend Ebay. I spent 6 months looking at Thunderbirds and
finally got an almost new one for thousands less than the typical
prcie. Just resist the temption to beleive those KBB, NADA prices.
They are based on a survey of asking prices, not actual sales prices.
If you are cozy with a banker, he probably has access to the auction
price book. Those prices represent what dealers are paying for used
vehicles at auctions. Add a reasonable profit for the dealer to the
auction price and offer that. You might also check with local small
used car dealers. I know a couple that will by a car for you at
auction for a fee ($500). The wholesale auctions are for licenced
dealers only (at least here), so you need a dealer to do the actual
bidding.

Ed


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