Help with value of truck, please!!

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mudwisr2, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. mudwisr2

    mudwisr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    I am looking at a 1992 cab-over. Chevy body, isuzu chasis, you know.
    *12ft landscape body with dovetail which seemed to be in good shape and well built.
    *90,000 mi. on 4cyl turbo diesel *new auto trans. with 12K mi/12 mon. warranty

    *exhaust manifold is cracked and will need to be replaced. he said its been cracked for a while.

    *passenger window is plexiglass

    *window cranks are stripped and make it very difficult to roll down windows

    *A/C doesnt work. Needs condensor

    *Floor mat torn

    *Driver seat torn

    *Crack in windshield

    *Needs radio

    *Tires are good

    What do ya'll think. I am trying to make a decision and really need one of these trucks, just dont want to pay too much for one.
    He is asking about $7K for it.

    Please help
  2. sdelorey494103

    sdelorey494103 LawnSite Member
    from Capecod
    Messages: 62

    get a pic for it...can you?
  3. vntgrcr

    vntgrcr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    The miles sound suspiciously low. That truck has some issue's. I wouldn't go over $4500. You will find parts for these are hard to find and if you do, expensive. If you get a good one they are great. Just don't put yourself in a postion where all you do is work on the truck, or waiting for the next thing to break. Good luck
  4. mudwisr2

    mudwisr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Oh and it also has a sticker above the windsheild from a rental company. I guess it was a rental fleet truck at one time.

    The wear and tear on the cab is consistent with it being a 15 yr old Work truck. I think once I fixed the things that needed fixing it would be a pretty good truck. $7K+ just seemed kind of steep, but I have no idea how to judge the worth of one of these trucks.

    How much of a power loss would there be from a manifold with a pretty hefty crack in it? I figured there would be a considerable loss, especially since it is a turbo.
  5. mudwisr2

    mudwisr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    Dont have a pic. The truck is about an hour and 15 min from me. I just wrote down the vin and all other info and what needed to be fixed.
  6. Eakern & Dog

    Eakern & Dog LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    I would not pay anymore than $5,500
  7. mudwisr2

    mudwisr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    I am going to see what he will take for it....reallistically. I dont really know how much the bed itself is worth but I think I would feel comfortable spending $5500 on it.
  8. mudwisr2

    mudwisr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    The more I think about it I may be better off getting something newer and pay a little more. Not sure though, yet
  9. Fatboy

    Fatboy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    That's what I'd do too, you have to wonder how many other things are wrong with it too. These things that you listed may be just the tip of the iceberg.

  10. mudwisr2

    mudwisr2 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    True...I pretty well combed over the truck, though. He told me the mechanical stuff and then went over the truck with me. I could easily fix everything on the truck but spending the time to do it is what I would have to worry with.

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