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10-15-2002, 06:29 AM
What is the best site to get a BLUE BOOK price?<br><br>I stopped yesterday and looked at a truck for sale on the side of the road. I know who owns the truck, and what it was used for.<br><br>it is a 1997 Dodge 2500 4x4, Reg. Cab CTD(of course), 5 Speed, Red, ST Package. 149k miles.<br><br>now, the truck is in great exterior and interior condition, and im gonna go drive it today just for kicks.<br><br>the owner told me over the phone that he wants 14k for it. but at kelley BB, it says 10k (http://www.kbb.com/kb/ki.dll/kw.kc.ur?kbb.TX;172145;TX039&77480;p&722;Dodge;199 7%202500%20Pickup&6;DT;C5&)<br><br><br>is the guy a little steep on his price, or am I just underestimating. he said a dealer told him he would give 13,500 for the truck. i was kinda thinking he shoulda took that dealer up on his offer!
10-15-2002, 07:30 AM
Try NADA. I think they're free now too.
10-15-2002, 07:43 AM
the owner told me over the phone that he wants 14k for it. but at kelley BB, it says 10k (http://www.kbb.com/kb/ki.dll/kw.kc.ur?kbb.TX;172145;TX039&77480;p&722;Dodge;199 7%202500%20Pickup&6;DT;C5&)<br><br><br>Speaking of blue book prices and asking prices, do most of the used CTDs out there tend to run below, above, or right at the blue book value. I haven't been looking that much, but when I do buy, I would like to get a 00'-01' model and I was just wondering what to expect.
10-15-2002, 08:40 AM
I like www.nada.com and www.kbb.com<br>I like the private party sell price.<br>
10-15-2002, 08:59 AM
You can also try edmunds.com. <br><br>The $14k price sounds high to me. Here in Ohio, Dodges do not hold resale value as well as Chevy or Ford. Also, because of all the new trucks that have sold in the last year or so (due to all the great dealer incentives) the prices on used trucks have dropped like a rock.<br><br>I have a 94 Dodge 2500 4x4 auto with the CTD. It is in fine shape too. It's retail blue book is only around $9500. If I were selling it now I would probably only ask $9250 OBO. A 97 with a regular cab, manual transmission, and that many miles is not worth $14k in my opinion. Offer the guy $10500 and see what he says.<br><br>Good luck
10-15-2002, 09:39 AM
<br>Offer the guy $10500 and see what he says.<br><br>Good luck<br><br><br>Im going to go drive it after work. im gonna get some print outs of Blue Book prices, and bring with me. Ill offer him 9,000 cash. If he says no, ill just wait him out a few weeks, and see if he decides to drop. i doubt anyone around will give him 14k for it.
10-15-2002, 02:21 PM
Well I don't know guy's, in my area those trucks still bring top dollar. I just sold my 97' 1-ton flatbed 5-speed 4x4 with 129,000 on it. The truck was highly modified and had 6 new tires a new tranny and clutch, and new brakes on it, it was mint. I got $15,500 for it. I also just sold my 99' 1-ton quad cab, 4x4 5-speed, flatbed, with a pacbrake and 84,000 miles on it for $21,200. I got a 94' 3/4 ton reg cab, 5-speed with 220,000 on the ticker but it has a little tranny noise in 2nd gear(original tranny). The truck has never had a gooseneck or fifth wheel in it but it has been used a lot. Just be a good ol farm truck or a fun project if you don't have a bunch of cash. I'd take $6,000 for it. Kelley blue book sucks. It is the dealers worst nightmare. I jsut had a guy last week who wanted to trade vans with me, he had a 94' grand caravan base model with well over 100k on the ticker and kelley blue book told him it was worth 3500-4,000 :o [laugh] [eyecrazy]I see vans like taht every week sell at the auction for 500-1,000. And to top it off he wanted to buy mine for $200 under invoice. Ya that'll work, sell mine for less than cost and give twice what retail is for his, I'll stay in bussiness a long time taht way [eyecrazy] [eyecrazy] [eyecrazy]
10-15-2002, 03:11 PM
LUKE. THERE IS A GUY ON HERE LOOKING FOR A USED CTD FOR WORK. SAID HE'D LIKE TO PAY UNDER 10K FOR A USED 2ND GEN FOR HIS COMPANY.<br><br>CANT REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE THREAD. I JUST READ IT THIS MORNING.
10-15-2002, 03:13 PM
AHH. FOUND IT. FWIW:<br><br>IT IN THE 2ND GEN FORUM UNDER "LOOKING FOR A SECOND VEHICLE"
10-15-2002, 03:24 PM
Kelley blue book sucks.
I have heard this too. Is there a good "go-by" to used trucks?
or is it at the "dealer's" discretion as to what a "fair" price is?
10-15-2002, 07:21 PM
Around here CTD's are HIGH you dont see them very often for under 14000 unless they have some crazy high miles or need some work or something there is a foreman here at work that has a standing offer of 18500 dollars for my truck which is<br>1997 Ram2500 CTD(obviously) 5spd 4x4 black regular cab SLT all options except leather (which i dont think you can get on a std cab) 63K miles absolutley mint condition inside and out 4.10 rear mild modifications new tires... I know i should take it but i like it too darn much i dont think i could be happier with a brand new 03 cummins! But anyhow around here yo udont see 2nd Gen CTD's for cheap i have never saw one for under 13k well once for 12900 but that is close enough lol 1st gen's around here sell for 9000 every now and then 10k usually between 8k and 9k though!
10-15-2002, 07:34 PM
I got my 98 12V shortbed QC 5spd 63k miles for $19,000. I called everywhere within the northwest and Dave Smith Auto was by far the very best deal. They are out of Kellog Idaho, I would strongly recommend them to anyone. They are the biggest truck dealer in the world.
10-15-2002, 11:29 PM
Honestly, Reguardless of what the Blue Books are saying... people simply are not letting their Cummins go for cheap. Period. Yeah these prcies are high compared to the blue book.... but that's simply because people aren't selling them cheap. I looked for 6 months before I found my truck right at $11,880. w/ 107K And that was with a bad tranny and rear-end.
10-16-2002, 06:12 AM
I stopped and drove this truck yesterday. definately not worth 14k in my opinion. It needs a new clutch, valve cover gaskets, and there is a whine in the tranny.<br><br>i also didnt like the 4:10 rearend. engine rean good though. paint was good and interior was good enough. I really want a truck like 97CTD has, but its hard to find a good one.
10-16-2002, 08:41 AM
I wonder what a 99 with all kinds of mods would go for :)<br><br>I don't think I could bring myself to get rid of it now, not after the mods.
10-16-2002, 09:18 AM
hey jack, how's the tranny holding up?
10-16-2002, 09:19 AM
Awesomely, thanks :) We're going on a nice camping trip here this weekend, so I get to tow with it once again. That's my favorite part.
10-16-2002, 10:18 AM
That tranny whine may very well be a rear-end whine. It's hard to tell with the driveshaft sending out the harmonics.
10-16-2002, 10:54 AM
<br>That tranny whine may very well be a rear-end whine. It's hard to tell with the driveshaft sending out the harmonics.<br><br><br>I THOUGHT OF THAT TOO. :)
10-16-2002, 05:38 PM
Palmetto, There is really no good way to figure what a used CTD is worth. It is really worth whatever the market will bear. I didn't think I would get the price I did for my 99 but I did easily. It was only an ST but htat didn't bother anybody, I had a ton of people interested in it. I bought one cheap a couple a weeks a go, 01 1-ton quad cab, ctd, auto, slt, with fiberglass wheel to wheel boards and 99k on the ticker and I gave $17,500 for it. Sold itt hte next day for $18,500 to a friend with out even cleaning it but I could of gotten a lot more on the lot. I bought that one from the local bank, they had just repoed it. So I got it right, I wish I had 100 more at that price.
10-17-2002, 06:16 AM
where exactly are you Luke?
10-17-2002, 08:01 AM
I'm about 60 miles west of St.Louis. If you look on a map follow I-70 west out of St.louis until you see highway 19 cross 70. then 19 goes south and it runs into Hermann, Mo. That is where our dealerships are but I live back toward St.Louis myself.
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