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I'm going today to purchase an '85 4runner. 4x4 of course, 30x12.5" Dick Cepek tires, 150k on vehicle, 1k on rebuilt engine. Runs and idles smoothly. Apholstery is in great condition, top has never been removed. It has fuel injection and A/C, as well as the notorious 'leaky knuckle' syndrome. Paint is in good condition (tan), and carpet is excellent (brown). I agreed to pay him $4,300 for it. What do you all think? Am I getting a good deal? Any tips as to what further I should look at? It is not an SR5, and doesn't have the tach, etc. Has tape player but no speakers. I'd post a link for you, but I'm afraid somebody would buy it. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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i have an sr5 truck 85'. had 121000 miles, fuel injection, very good exterier and mint inside, even a TACH! i payed $4000.00 because i was desperate. it had a broken cb and radio. offer him $3500.00 go with the blue book and see what he says otherwise get it <IMG SRC="smilies/clown.gif" border="0"> !
 

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my bud bought one basically stock '85 efi sr5 the whole bit power windows ac, cruise yada yada top never off greatinterior sunroof
for the asounding amount of 2500,

so i would negotiate if i were you
 

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Sounds a bit high on price to me, especially if you're gonna make it a trail rig. I picked up my 85 for $2500, with a newer engine but blown head. Offset the $550 head by selling nonused stuff off the truck on Ebay and came out fairly even.
 

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The market varies, thus so does pricing...
I'm near LA in CA, and when I was looking I was in the "$3500 obo" range which I was comfortable with, and I found my 85 and traded an Eclipse that I paid $2600 for straight up. If there is a crap load of em in my area and I can find one for 1K but they are scarce in your area and sell for 4K that's just supply & demand. I say if you like it and are comfortable with what it's gonna cost you go for it! <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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i think that it is one of those mmmmmmm rrrrrr kinda prices.

which generally means to me that is about what it is worth, not cheap not over priced.


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there just don't seem to be as many toys here. Most of the toyota pickups around here have lawnmowers in the back. It's hard to find a 4runner in good condition around here. I know as soon as I buy this one I'm looking at I'll see one better and cheaper, but I can't hold out forever!
 

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Dude your in my neck of the woods! Almost... I think after seeing it, it is a bit much $. I would just keep looking. Try recycler.com and traderonline.com you can find a cleaner one for less $. Or even think about getting a later model with IFS for cheaper and use the extra money to SAS! I've searched and found better than that for less and I am near enuf to know your market. Patience my friend. Hell I just found one lifted and locked in LaVerne for just over $5K not much more than what your talking about, try searching there before you decide. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

[ 10-17-2001: Message edited by: 4RUNR ]
 

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I have been looking 4 2 years to get a idea whats out there and and now I'm ready to buy but I have seen prices down to $2000.
I think over $3500 is too much, espeacially 4 a stock runner.

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it looks like kinda alot for that price, my buddy is sellin one for like 2300.00 this weekend its not perfect but for a trail rig ..... e mail me if you're interested
 

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Doh! I just bought it today, it's in my driveway. I like it alot, the only thing that bothers me is it's leaking more oil than I thought, and that bothers me since it was just rebuilt 10k ago. <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> I wish I would have read these posts earlier, one cool thing though: 'runner came with an extra set of rims. Their made by Boid, and supposedly cost $1200 brand new <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> If I could sell them for $800 it'd b all worth it. That'd be like getting it for $3,500 <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 
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