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Old April 5th, 2010, 10:35 AM
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What makes a truck 30k or more?

Just curious what makes a truck worth more than 30k. I know we talk about what the trucks are worth and how it's really about what a person will pay. But what are the commonalities between the trucks that are selling for 30k+?

Is it mileage and how close to stock it is or would a modified truck be easier to sell at that price range. I know rust free is in the list but what else? What are considered acceptable flaws?

Purely curiosity on my behalf.

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Old April 5th, 2010, 10:47 AM
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For me its all about the mileage and being original. And of course how clean it is.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 10:48 AM
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Just my opinion but I would expect a 30k + truck to be either absolutely original and completely rust free or modified with a replacement galvanized chassis, engine work/replacement, upgraded suspension, bumpers, driveline etc..
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So what is the mileage cut off for folks?
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Mileage south of 60k seems to start pulling in the premiums..
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I say south of 40k is the mark.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 02:18 PM
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SO many factors plays in to it. Service records, how many owners, color, year, condition obviously, mileage. I think 45k is the cut off for low mileage. Personal taste as well. For me I would pay more to have an original 94 with a tickford and low mileage, factory options like winch bumper, rear seat but someone else may just want a low mileage 97. I guess it depends on if you want the beginning of the run or the end.
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A truck is worth what the person buying it is prepared to pay. simple
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A truck is worth what the person buying it is prepared to pay. simple
I agree. Just looking at what people use as their criteria to decide what they are willing to pay.
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transmission, rust. then the other 2: clean carfax, a/c! (along with many other factors)
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Just my opinion but I would expect a 30k + truck to be either absolutely original and completely rust free or modified with a replacement galvanized chassis, engine work/replacement, upgraded suspension, bumpers, driveline etc..

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I have seen 30k mile trucks that look like hell and 100k mile trucks that have been completely restored, only thing that hasn't been replaced/refinished was the odometer.

Look at the truck Joel (Crown14) has done. Easily a 30K + truck.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...highlight=joel

A lot of factors contribute. I can tell you some of these trucks on ebay currently 30k+ are not my idea of trucks worth top dollar.
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Speaking of original 94s
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1994-...a873a5a9#v4-31
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People want what they want and will pay what ever the price. Look at Barrett-Jackson perfect example of people paying big money for something that doesn't seem to be worth it.
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A truck is worth more than 30k if there is someone out there that will pay more than 30k for it.
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wow... looks exactly like mine!!! (if you were to beat on that it with a hammer and drive it into the ocean)
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