Used Car Market - WHAT THE?????

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 17:41
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G'day All
Has the used car market for 4by's gone a bit hay-wire? Is the supply far exceeding demand at the moment? I've been trying to sell my truck (2000 Troopie) for many weeks now and have been using this site, trading post, local papers etc and have hardly got any calls.

Is anyone else experiencing or noticing this??? Everyone keeps telling me I'll have no trouble selling such a vehicle - but I'm not even getting any calls - let alone any offers.....

Cheers
Troopie
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Reply By: crfan - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 18:23

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 18:23
Have you checked red books to see if your price is in the right bracket.?
or take it to a dealer ask them what its worth the add about $4000-7000
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Follow Up By: Brian - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:38

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 22:38
There was something on the forum about the gov changing the status of the troopie to that of a truck??? could that be part of the problem???

Brian
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Follow Up By: Troopie - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:23

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:23
G'day crfan
Thanks for the tips - but have been there done that. According to www.redbook.com.au the average price range is $29,600 to $34,200. I started advertising mine at $36k (on the off chance) - but have since brought it back to $33,500. Stangely - the only calls I got were while it was advertised highly - and all callers said I was asking too much. None were serious though as I did indicate I was quite willing to negotiate.

Cheers
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:01

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:01
www.redbook.com.au

remembering its a buyers market, what you think its worth, adn what you will get are always sadly different. Been there done that.

Going to TRY and sell wifes 626 Hatch soon to get a X-Trail for her. Redbook $11-14k.. I'll kiss Diamond on the lips if I get that much!
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:15

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:15
EEEWWWWWwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!

ROTFLMAO

Why not get her a KIA??????????????????? Something to pull the GQ out with :-))))))))
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:28

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:28
OW OwOW OW , I would be very worried about my next trip with truckster Gary very worried , Me may just reverse over the Kia thinking it a road hump
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:26

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:26
At least the Xtrail is comfortable for wench and 2 kids...
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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:50

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 23:50
Hi Truckster
Xtrail !! why not a Playdoe she could take it behind you for recoveries when you get bogged. LOL

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 00:18

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 00:18
It would have to be a 90. Truckster has made his feelings on the 120 styling quite clear!

Steven
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Follow Up By: Troopie - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:24

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:24
Yep - checked red book - see response to crfan. Thanks for the thoughts though...

Cheers
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:20

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:20
900,000 plus NEW cars found homes in 2003. With so many cheap and cheerful small cars (I wondered what that was lodged in the wheel arch) on the market, things like salary sacrifice taking off, mitsubishi giving magnas away and lots of other factors - it is little wonder the used market is so weak.

SUV sales (yeah I hate the term too) are going strong (I'm in the queue) and luxo cars are in short supply too.

Good luck Troopie - it's a buyers market at the moment.

Steven
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Follow Up By: Troopie - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:35

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:35
G'day StevenL
Thanks for the thoughts. Looks like your wait will be over soon - only a month or two left...

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Leroy - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 12:07

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 12:07
Hi Steve,

My neighbor got his new Prado last Fri. TD auto silver. Very flash, too scared to ask him to come out and play as it may get scratched!!

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Member - StevenL - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 12:58

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 12:58
Thanks Leroy! Just take him down a few narrow bush tracks and the gloss will wear off in no time.

I am buying it because of what it can do so it had better earn it's keep. If it gets a few scratches along the way then I won't be crying too much. All new cars are shiny when new, even Defenders! It is nice to keep it looking good but I'm more interested in the places it will take me.

Steven
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Reply By: Member Eric - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:29

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 19:29
post the details . and ill tell you what you will get for it and were to sell it
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Follow Up By: Troopie - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:30

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:30
G'day Eric
I'm a little hesitant to post all the details here as I don't want to misuse the forum. However - since you have asked - and I would really appreciate any tips, here goes..... Terribly sorry if I offend anyone...

Cheers

2000 Model, 78 Series Landcruiser Troopcarrier
11 Seater, 4.2L Diesel, 94,000kms travelled, AC, 5 Speed Manual, white.
Very Good Condition

Extras Include:
- Alarm/Remote Central Locking
- Dual Batteries
- Extra long range tank (brand new, receipt provided - couldn't be swapped to my new troopie) - gives a total capacity of 245 litres.
- Tinted Windows
- Cargo Barrier
- Rear Storage System (included if wanted) incorporating draws, storage compartments and fridge recess.
- Spare set of tyres
- Bull bar
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 17:42

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 17:42
If the car is as good as you say , I can give you $29000 for it , no roadworthy certificate required as i am a wholesaler . Hope this helps
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Follow Up By: Troopie - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 10:06

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 10:06
Many Thanks Eric
Your time and consideration is much appreciated! I have just paid for a round of advertising etc - but may get back in touch with you soon.

Kind Regards
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Reply By: joshinthecity - Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:50

Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004 at 21:50
Best spot for a rig like that would be www.carpoint.com.au
That's where the buyers are these days.

Josh.

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Follow Up By: Troopie - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:32

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 09:32
G'day Joshinthecity
Haven't advertised there yet - will give it a go I guess - nothing to lose (except more $ for advertising).. Thanks for the tip...

Cheers
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Reply By: TOB - Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 17:09

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2004 at 17:09
Don't forget that most people buying these will probably be using them for work and play and will claim 100% of the gst back if they brought from a dealer. That means you have to be at least 3 odd thousand under a dealer price b4 you are in the hunt.

TOB
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Follow Up By: Troopie - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 10:04

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 10:04
G'day TOB
Thanks for the TIP - but according to RedBook and Carpoint prices I have this covered and am in the right zone. My local Toyota dealer has one very similar (no accessories) and they are asking $41k!!!!

I'm not too sure that it's pricing - I am not even getting any enquiries.

Cheers
D
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