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Price for '89 runner with 150k mikes

Discussion in '1st Gen 4Runners (1984-1989)' started by td_newbie, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Dec 18, 2016 at 5:28 PM
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    td_newbie

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    Recently found a 1989 4Runner with 150,000 miles selling for $8000. The thing looks to be in mint condition given the year and mileage with no rust on exterior or underneath and perfect interior. All the mechanicals are in like new working condition too. Can anyone tell me if this is a fair deal?
     
  2. Dec 18, 2016 at 9:46 PM
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    I would think so. But it sounds like there might be a catch... That just sounds too good to be true. Look up the blue book value with the Vin and see what pops up. If you can't find anything wrong in the history report, I say go for it
     
  3. Dec 20, 2016 at 8:13 AM
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    Thanks ToyotaKat. Can't even look up the BB value for an '89 - too old!. Carfax is super clean and shows the truck spent most of its miles in CA then looks to spent a good 10 years in a garage somewhere in Michigan with very little miles out on it. My only concern is that I have never purchased a car this old and I intend to drive it - not just look at it. It will be a second ride but still it will get miles on it.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2016 at 5:54 AM
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    Adding some pics. hoping for some here help as I need to make a decision soon...

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  5. Dec 21, 2016 at 7:07 AM
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    OH WOW!

    That is a clean 1st gen!
     
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    I agree. Toyotas are good solid vehicles too. If I were you, I'd go for it.
     
  7. Dec 22, 2016 at 9:34 AM
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    GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Is it squatting in the rear or loaded down? Under side looks good, but not perfect. Regardless, with demand high, $8K is a good price. I just paid slightly more for my pristine '87 SR5 Turbo Manual that had been fully restored and only has 111K on the odometer, 10K on the engine, and 1K on the Marlin transmission.
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  9. Apr 19, 2017 at 5:56 PM
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    3.0 V6 don't do it.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2017 at 10:57 AM
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    Why don't you like the 3.0? Is it because people put the head gasket on upside down causing the motor to overheat? I've found plenty of the 3.0 with lots of miles on them and they are still running around. With that said I am a 22REC fan but the V6 is a good motor.
     
  11. Jul 12, 2017 at 12:17 AM
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    3" lift but mostly all stock not a scratch on it it is pristine condition amazing for being 19 years old.
    dude i bought a1998 toyota 4runner limited with 200.000. miles the car was in pristine condition had all the maintenance records one owner had the oil changed every 3000 miles at the dealership the car fax was spotless this 4runner did not have a scratch it the paint it was perfect the compression was 175 on all cylinders new tires and brakes the only thing i had to do was put a new timing belt water pump and pulleys and ball joints i payed $5.500 at the dealer i scored iv had it for over a year and not 1 problem
     
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  12. Jul 12, 2017 at 12:40 AM
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    3" lift but mostly all stock not a scratch on it it is pristine condition amazing for being 19 years old.
    $8000 is way too much for that 4runner they have shity 3.0 motors they blow head gaskets even if they get a little hot the best 4runner out is the 3ed 4th 5th gen 4runner with the 3.4 engine they will go 400.000 miles or more if you maintain them like timing belt and water pump with idler pulleys every 100.000 miles keep the oil clean just basic maintenance thats a fact i know my last 4runner went 479.300 miles before it gave up but i beat the shit out of it .
     

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