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5 Speed Markup?

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by dbarkman, May 2, 2021.

  1. May 2, 2021 at 10:00 PM
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    dbarkman

    dbarkman [OP] New Member

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    Hi guys, I'm a previous Gen 4 owner and am looking to get back into the family with a Gen 2 or 3. I'd really love to get a 5 speed, but am seeing some markup that I don't think the market supports, but curious what members here think. Is there generally a markup for a Gen 2 or 3 5 speed?

    For example, I saw one posted on CL today, in Arizona, 1998 SR5 5 speed with under 170k miles for $15k. KBB puts it in about the $5k range, so I think he's probably way off the mark at $15k. I'd probably pay a bit of markup, maybe $6k total if it's pretty clean, but not an extra $9-10k.

    Any thoughts? Are older 4Runners getting much markup these days?

    Thanks!
     
  2. May 2, 2021 at 10:40 PM
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    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

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    The used vehicle market is a little crazy right now. Have you checked Auto Trader, Bring A Trailer, Edmunds, or any of the other advertisers?
     
  3. May 3, 2021 at 11:50 AM
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    negusm

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    5 speed manual 3rd gens are rare. Really sought after for off-roading.

    3rd Gens are the most bullet proof 4-Runners ever made.

    The markup is real and surprises me everyday.

    That being said. You need to look towards the southern states. Still tons on the road down here and for sale.
     
  4. May 3, 2021 at 12:12 PM
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    PhantomTweak

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    None. Bone Stock. EXCEPT: Brushguard, tow hitch, both welded to the frame. It's good to have friends and a fully equipped garage!
    I was told, whether it was accurate or not I can't say, that a manual transmission was an extra $5,000.00 right on top.

    When I bought my 99, I payed 5K for it, and saw another one, same area (Colorado), for $12,000.00. The dealer I bought mine off of was definitely distressed. He realized his mistake juuust exactly too late. Our check had cleared that morning :D
    Shipping was another thousand. Worth every penny, too. Less than it would have cost us to fly up to pick it up, let alone drive back.

    Have fun!
    Pat☺
     
  5. May 4, 2021 at 5:33 AM
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    Trekker

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    Its very real in California. I personally wouldn't sell mine with the 5 speed 4x4 with no rust for under 10k in California, your not going to find another one easily and that stacks it in the sellers favor. I have kept mine stock, finding one unmolested is even more difficult too. This is only for the third gens, the manual isn't all that rare on the 2nd gens.

    Personally if someone totaled my 3rd gen and I had to buy another 4runner, I wouldn't buy the third gen manual at the current inflated prices. The used car market is going bonkers (like the housing market has been for over a decade), and the mix of it becoming classic plus the fact that manual SUVs that dont suck are a rare thing has made the price shoot up the last year. I would go for a nice 2nd gen and leave enough budget for the 3vz issues. The second gen doesn't look worse, the only thing that people hate is that stupid engine toyota put in a majority of them.
     

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