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Is this 1986 4R for $6500 a good deal?

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by Spicy27, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. Jun 28, 2018 at 7:33 AM
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    Spicy27

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    Hello everyone! Just signed up to do some research. I owned an 87 1st gen 4Runner back in the day. I’ve been itching to get one again soon. I’m hear to get educated on what to look and watch out for when buying a 1st gen.

    Here is on I’ve been looking at...

    $$ Mint 1986 4runner 22re, 5 speed 4x4 with Removable Top $$

    https://knoxville.craigslist.org/cto/d/mintrunner-22re-5-speed-4x4/6625686587.html

    Good deal??

    Glad to be part of the group! I’ve also loved and let go a few Toyota trucks.
     
  2. Jun 28, 2018 at 7:57 AM
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    Welcome!
     
  3. Jun 28, 2018 at 8:06 AM
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    Welcome to the site :wave: the price seems high to me but I don't know what they go for around where you are.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2018 at 8:13 AM
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    so KBB.com will only go back to 1992 but just for fun this would be a 1992 2 door 4runner in Knoxville's approximate private party sale value with 233000 miles:
    upload_2018-6-28_8-11-27.jpg

    I know that doesn't often accurately represent what these sell for in any way but that is what insurance or a bank will say is the value. The one you're looking at does look really clean though, good luck on your search :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jun 28, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    Yeah, I've sold a few Tacomas and they always go well over KBB value. Not sure if it's the same for 1st Gen 4R's or not. They do seem to be priced well above though. My biggest concern is having hidden rust issues or the engine. The ad doesn't mention any engine work.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2018 at 8:48 AM
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    that was one of my other concerns, they seem to have done everything but engine and tranny.
     
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  8. Jun 28, 2018 at 11:03 AM
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    These are no longer a dime a dozen (supply and demand). I would like to have one myself. That being said, if it's in really good shape, and you've got the scratch, do it.
     
  9. Jun 29, 2018 at 4:34 AM
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    I'd want to see pix of the engine bay and undercarriage. I started browsing a few weeks ago at early 4Rs....they can fetch a premium IF in decent shape. I'm not seeing it as being "completely restored" but maybe my definition of restored is different than the sellers. ;-)
     

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