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Old 05-11-2019, 09:26 PM   #1
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Price of a Pickup?

i have a few questions that i KNOW i will get some answers here from...

i found a pickup that i am looking into and am curious on your opinion on what this truck may be worth.. it is the following..

96 quad cab dually. has a 6.5 turbo desiel.
GREAT UNDERNEATH (frame and such)
No leaks.
power windows work/locks do not.
has a roll pan..
new compressor.
cold ac

it does have the PMD relocater kit on it for injection pump. a
Also has different Lift pump.

The interior is in my opinion cherry for how old it is..
some dark spots but extremely clean for the tan colored interior.

Issues that i saw after looking truck over for 2 hrs with a friend was..
fuel gauge seems to be stuck on full *witch i saw is a common problem with these pickups*.
i am not truck illiterate.have a lift in my garage and am able to fix/swap whatever.
i have a 65c10 and about 3 daily's i drive... just not so sure on this diesel truck.. i think its tell me... THANKS GUYS!!! appreciate the info.
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Old 05-12-2019, 07:23 AM   #2
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Re: Price of a Pickup?

You can look up book values to back then, can't you? Why not start off with telling us what the asking price is and we can go from there. Even though you described it a good bit, without seeing pictures, inspecting in person, and the various differences in condition a 23 year old truck can have it's pretty hard to pull an anywhere near accurate value out of the sky.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:54 AM   #3
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Re: Price of a Pickup?

i hear what you are saying.. guy is asking 9k for the truck.. from what i have seen looking around the price seems fair after i try and beat him for for a grand.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:04 PM   #4
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Re: Price of a Pickup?

"No leaks" - don't believe that one for a minute. These trucks have so many places where the cab leaks water from outside:
  • top of windshield
  • 3rd brake light, the foam deteriorates/cracks and leaks
  • two different places on the cowl, seam sealer on either side by the hinges and the screw above the cowl fresh air intake vent
  • seam sealer above the doors (topmost corner/point)
  • various places on the firewall - electrical bulkheads, antenna grommet, etc.
  • sometimes even from the doors if the drain is plugged

Most common side I've seen water leaks visible is passenger side. If 3rd brake light is leaking (which it inevitably is), it normally pools in the either rear floorboard or sills. If the cowl is leaking, it usually pools in the passenger front floorboard. You may find light rust around the bottom half of the front seat boxes or on the feet of the rear seats. If you see discoloration of the carpet where it meets the plastic foot/sill plates, it's leaked before.

But back to the main question, if you're in PA and it's generally rust-free underneath and the mileage is legit, the dash isn't cracked to bits (check for smaller cracks around the 3 screws along the front of the windshield vent of the dash to see what your future holds), I think 7k-9k is fair enough. Higher end if never been wrecked, actually no leaks, everything power works as expected and clearcoat is actually intact. If clearcoat is peeling, some electronics are bad, shows evidence of some water leaks, it could go the other way.

I'd prefer the diesel in mine. I paid $2700 for my '98 Sierra SLT, fully loaded, all leather with 87k miles on it 1-2 years ago. Inside was pretty rough, cracked dash, saturated carpet. A/C wasn't working but I suspected the compressor was toast ($400-800). Alignment toe was out on passenger front. Paint rough, clearcoat gone. Undercarriage is flawless, and it's never been in a wreck. I would've given up to an extra $2k if it had the 6.5, just for the sake of resale value.
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