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Unread 06-25-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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The value of my 1989 Islander

I wish I had a pic but I dont, so let me describe it: (FWIW Kelly Blue Book, which only goes back 20 yrs on vehickles, had it at $3446 using the data that best fit it, so an 1989 would be less) It has 160,000 miles, is a 4.2 straight six cylinder

The bad:
Body has 2 or 3 really bad spots, front and rear panel where you could easily put 2 fingers thru it and some other surface rust

The driver seatbelt has also rusted thru so the base of belt would need to be re-attached

Brake line is exposed on this model and at least one line is broke, but rest may be close to being broke

Needs a carb kit, but it does run

The good:
Engine has 160,000 on it but got rebuilt at about the 140,000 mark so its good to go infact it purrs pretty good

Has both hard and soft tops

Has 4 almost brand new tires

Has great CD am/fm stereo by Clarion

Has trialer hitch

Any suggestions on a fair selling price to another individual? Thanks!

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Unread 06-25-2012, 12:39 PM   #2
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Unfortunately the bad will always out weight the good when your selling a vehicle, me personally I would list it at 4500 or best offer and see what you get. You could probably get 3500 maybe more if your good at haggling and have time to weight for the right buyer
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Unread 06-25-2012, 12:46 PM   #3
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I would be shocked to get that much as I havent driven it in 3 yrs....someone already low balled me at $800 LOL
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Unread 06-25-2012, 12:54 PM   #4
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Yea you could part it out for more than 800, you could probably get over 2k parting it out
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Unread 06-25-2012, 01:06 PM   #5
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Without seeing it, I'm thinking you should realistically expect to get $2k-$3k
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Unread 06-25-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
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Are you capable of doing any work on it yourself? I would expect to get a lot more hits on the vehicle if you were to fix that brake line and put the carburetor kit on there. Because you were forced to use a '92 Wrangler for the KBB value did you pick the four or six cylinder engine? If you picked the 4.0L then I would say that estimate is a bit high.

As it sits, at least in my area, I would expect to not get much more than $2500 for it. With those issues fixed I would expect another $1000 on top of that.
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