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tankgurl
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July 26, 2016 5:25 pm  

Does Kelley Blue Book car market value prices take into account the added fees shipping cars to the island? It seems that it does have my location inputted on the site with my zip code but I do not know if it's added in an additional 2k-ish to their pricing because we are on an island and that's the additional shipping fees that's part of the buying prices of cars here?

Does that make sense?

Like if KBB says the fair market value or private party value of a car is $7,000 does that mean on the island I need to add another $2,000 because the car was shipped here initially?

Thank you for your help.

Tankgurl


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July 26, 2016 5:37 pm  

My rule of thumb is to add $2,000 to the KBB price for STX.


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July 26, 2016 6:40 pm  

NO!
Given the conditions of our roads and the lack of maintaining vehicles, unless you're willing, able, ready to keep it maintained and or have a great mechanic or have a no problem vehicle, it's not worth an extra $2K.

Unless of course, that's your only option


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July 26, 2016 6:53 pm  

no kelly blue book is a rule of thumb but not set in stone.


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Alana33
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July 26, 2016 8:26 pm  

Toyota pick up trucks, especially older ones that have no computer crap have good resale value.


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July 26, 2016 10:46 pm  

No. Destination fees are added to the sticker price of a new car however you can't adjust the price of a used one just because it was shipped from the states.

You can check the zip codes across the country and the value changes according to cost of living.


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July 26, 2016 10:48 pm  

Toyota pick up trucks, especially older ones that have no computer crap have good resale value.

Vehicles without computer crap go back to the early seventies. It depends also on what you consider to be a computer.


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CruzanIron
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July 26, 2016 11:02 pm  

you can't adjust the price of a used one just because it was shipped from the states.

Like heck I can't. Every used car that I have sold was sold for over KBB.


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July 26, 2016 11:45 pm  

Toyota pick up trucks, especially older ones that have no computer crap have good resale value.

Vehicles without computer crap go back to the early seventies. It depends also on what you consider to be a computer.

Nope.


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July 27, 2016 12:40 am  

I think a good rule of thumb for here or anywhere is that your car is worth what others are willing to pay for it. If you list it with the added 2K and get no interest, well then there's your answer. 🙂


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July 27, 2016 11:01 am  

Toyota pick up trucks, especially older ones that have no computer crap have good resale value.

Vehicles without computer crap go back to the early seventies. It depends also on what you consider to be a computer.

Nope.

Nope what?


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Alana33
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July 27, 2016 11:20 am  

I don't know about going back to the 70's.
I've got a 97 Toyota, no computer diagnostics required.
It's in great condition and I'm always getting asked if I wish to sell it.

I think TommySTX's above comment is correct.


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CruzanIron
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July 27, 2016 11:38 am  

I wonder what model you have?

according to my parts listing, the following 97 Toyota's have a computer:

Camry
4 runner
T-100
Land Cruiser
Tacoma
Rav 4

And they all have OBD-II connectors to read trouble codes.


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SausageInTheCan
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July 27, 2016 12:51 pm  

I don't know about going back to the 70's.
I've got a 97 Toyota, no computer diagnostics required.
It's in great condition and I'm always getting asked if I wish to sell it.

I think TommySTX's above comment is correct.

A Toyota what?

Like previously stated, it depends on your definition of a computer. Trust me when I tell you your car has a computer. Whether it be a logic module to control for engine management or an ignition control module. Let's not forget it has oxygen sensors and a mass airflow meter that are part of fuel management. Then there's a throttle position sensor, coolant temp and a variety of others. There's something controlling it some where. Besides the feds mandated all vehicles in the US be OBD 2 compliant by 1996. If your vehicle has none of this then it's an illegal conversion.

By the way, manufacturers started utilizing electronic engine management late 70's.


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Alana33
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July 27, 2016 1:14 pm  

I may be mistaken!


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July 28, 2016 10:51 am  

I had a '05 Toyota Tacoma prerunner with 98k miles. Rear-ended at a stop light and totaled.
USAA gave me full KBB value $14k.

I used the money to buy a '15 Tacoma prerunner, 15k miles, $24k.
It took me a month to find the exact vehicle; access cab, 4 cyl, NOT white or black, etc.

I agree that they definitely hold their value and are easy to maintain.


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July 28, 2016 10:59 am  

Alan33,
Yes that is exactly what I was told by my island mechanic when I asked the question after I posted this and that makes complete sense. So in trying to buy an island car, I could go over KBB a little if I really want it, but I'll use the KBB value.

Thank you.

Tankgurl


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SausageInTheCan
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July 28, 2016 11:27 am  

you can't adjust the price of a used one just because it was shipped from the states.

Like heck I can't. Every used car that I have sold was sold for over KBB.

You can try for sure. If you tried charging shipping over KBB any where else they would tell you where you can ship your car.


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