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It was a 2000 or 2001 Regular Cab 4X4, Green, Towing package(regular and gooseneck), with 85K miles.... (This truck will be used primarily for towing.)

The bad.....
  • front LH fog light is busted (not that big of a deal)
  • The Paint is in bad shape. It looks like someone had driven it through the forest. A lot of scratches from what appear to be limbs or someone had spent a good 2 hours keying it.
  • The LH side of the bumper has hit something. It looks like it had been backed up into a pole. It is bent enough where the bumper is digging into the back of the pickup.
  • Has rust spots because of the bumper.
  • The bed has had several heavy loads (Lumber, pipe, etc)
  • The bed has several dents and bends in it.
  • Tailgate does not want to shut.
  • easily $3000+ worth of cosmetic repairs
Now when I say dents and bends I am not exaggerating the problem they are really bad. (anyone who has a serious work truck knows what kind of problems it has) I imagine the dealer is going to wholesale the pickup. It was not with the rest of the inventory and I just sounded like they were going to wholesale it. The salesmen told me 10K
. I imagine it will wholesale for 6-7K. I am looking for a beater so the dents and other problems do not bother me but with the dealership wanting to be rid of the pickup I think I might be able to get a good deal. I only have a few concerns...
  • If the truck is that cosmetically hurt who says that they have not treated the engine with the same respect?
  • What if the truck has been in a wreck and damaged frame (forgot to get vin for carfax but i'm just looking not serious)
  • What did the previous owner tow with that truck?
The salesmen could not answer any of those question or just didn't want to answer them
if you where looking for a pickup for a beater in this condition what would you offer them?
 

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bjdinnebier said:
www.nada.com is pretty accurate. Even though some dealers will tell you "we don't go by that." They like Kelly blue book for sales and junk book for trades.
yea I looked into them earlier. They are what I look at first but on kbb it would not give me a price when I customized the exteriors condition and Nada does not give you the ability to give conditions of the car.
 

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NADA should have Fair, Average, and high... or is it Low average and high?? But anyway with that extensive work needing to be done I would rate it in the low or fair because that would be major repairs. My dealing, I wont give any of the dealer Retail but I do offer them more then trade in value when I buy. I usually win. I bought a 2000 Access cab almost 2 yr ago mint inside and out all except the driver and passenger leather seat had wear, it had 135,000 miles on it then, for 10,900 out the door. Got 3 yr of oil changes free, 2 hats, 5 t-shirts, 2 full tanks of gas (1 tank for it and 1 tank for my other Tundra :p: ) a free complete detail for my other Tundra (wash, wax, vacuum, shampoo,ect)
Run the carfax or ask your dealer to, ours here automatically run them on all their vehicles and will show it to the customers.
 
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