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Anyone here tuned into the resale market on Frontiers? I have a 2005 4x4 Nismo CC that I might be looking to sell, but I'm not sure if it's worth it. I looked on autotrader and they're going for ~$19k - seems a little high to me though.
 

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Does seem high. I just bought a frontier. Got a 2005 LE 4X2 (i know not 4X4) with 44K miles on it. One owner, certified for 84k or 100,000 miles, super super clean North Carolina truck for $12,500. I don't think you'd be able to get 19k for for a nismo pack and 4X4.... maybe 16.
 

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se 4x4 usually go fro about 16 around here and ive seen few nismo's go for 18-19 but most selling at around 16-17 to get rid so they can get a small car
 

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It pains me to think about selling this thing. It only has 53k on it and I have an extended warranty to 100k. Plus the pride in ownership in installing my own mods (intake, exhaust, tonneau).

I'm looking for a 4x4 4cyl pickup. Probably a 2000 - 2002 Taco.
 

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why do you want to sell

unless space is limited why dont u just a geta cheap commuter car
 

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why do you want to sell

unless space is limited why dont u just a geta cheap commuter car
I live 6 miles outside NYC - so it's a pretty tight area...space is the main reason for not getting a 3rd car. My commuters are my feet - I walk to work. I think the truck is just overkill for me. I don't use it as I intended to when I made the purchase. It's kind of a waste for me.
 

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And once you sell it you're going to realize hey I need a truck to go get.....

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And once you sell it you're going to realize hey I need a truck to go get.....

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which is exactly why I want to get a 4cyl 4x4 truck. Love the utility of having a bed...it's a must for every household!! I just think the Nismo Frontier with all the bells & whistles is a bit much for my needs.
 

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Resale is strong on Frontiers. 4x4 trucks in general are strong on resale. I would keep what you have if I were you. Every time I "downsized" I wound up being disappointed and find myself getting what I gave up, wasting thousands in the process. No more.
 

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I guess for me it comes down to wants and needs at this point. It would be nice to get rid of a payment, albeit small payment, but a payment nonetheless, and drop collision insurance coverage. In NJ that's a nice chunk of change!! If I could get something that allows me to make home depot runs and throw some landscaping material in the back, and the occasional furniture run for the wife - I'd be satisfied.

Regardless of what my intentions are I was just wondering what the market was like and if anyone has some insight into resale values. I appreciate your input so far.
 

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Thanks man.

I went through all these vehicle valuation sites and have the numbers, but I don't know if the market will support that. I just sold my wife's 2005 Legacy GT - avg between NADA, KBB, & Edmunds was about $16k and change, but ended up selling it for less b/c of a weak market. Although fuel prices aren't too high yet, I'm sure that's even putting the squeeze on 4x4 resale. Not to mention the 0% financing offers by manufacturers these days.

It's a tricky market, I just hope there is demand to support.
 

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Anyone here tuned into the resale market on Frontiers? I have a 2005 4x4 Nismo CC that I might be looking to sell, but I'm not sure if it's worth it. I looked on autotrader and they're going for ~$19k - seems a little high to me though.
I paid $21K for a new 2010 KC SE V6 4x4, including my $1200 trade-in.
 

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I guess for me it comes down to wants and needs at this point. It would be nice to get rid of a payment, albeit small payment, but a payment nonetheless, and drop collision insurance coverage. In NJ that's a nice chunk of change!! If I could get something that allows me to make home depot runs and throw some landscaping material in the back, and the occasional furniture run for the wife - I'd be satisfied.

Regardless of what my intentions are I was just wondering what the market was like and if anyone has some insight into resale values. I appreciate your input so far.
Most cars are capable of towing 250-1000lbs. find one that can, and get a small flatbed trailer.

Then again, that'd take up more space than a truck.


Another option would be to sell the truck, and rent one from U-Haul whenever needed.
 

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I paid $21K for a new 2010 KC SE V6 4x4, including my $1200 trade-in.
That's exactly my point. New car incentives are great right now.

Granted a loaded Nismo is far more equipped than a base SE and will command more money - that being said unless someone is specifically looking for a Nismo, a truck is a truck is a truck. Something like you purchased would satisfy most buyer's needs.
 

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When I bought my truck in April 09, I paid $17,500 for it. 45K miles and 4x4 and super, super clean. Long story short, I didnt want it any more, Toyota was going to give me $14,500 for it in july of 09. Nissan would have given me all my money back due to them selling me a tuck with issues. So If your asking about "trade in value" IT SUCKS!!!!! You will take a hit for sure. Toyota trucks have an insane high resale! I dont know how they sell used ones. A used 08 will sell for $25K !!!! For another $2000 you can get a new one! WTF!
 

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When I bought my truck in April 09, I paid $17,500 for it. 45K miles and 4x4 and super, super clean. Long story short, I didnt want it any more, Toyota was going to give me $14,500 for it in july of 09. Nissan would have given me all my money back due to them selling me a tuck with issues. So If your asking about "trade in value" IT SUCKS!!!!! You will take a hit for sure. Toyota trucks have an insane high resale! I dont know how they sell used ones. A used 08 will sell for $25K !!!! For another $2000 you can get a new one! WTF!
Toyota gets those resale values because they don't go below sticker when you buy them. When dealers sell the truck you just bought, and chop a lot off the sticker, it depreciates all those vehicles .Toyota's are and will continue to take a hit with their problems and the overall lame market.

I watch craigslist a lot for a resale value.
 

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KBB and NADA are guides and are probably a little high on Frontier and low on Tacoma's. You do have a Nismo 4x4 which is good, but it is an 05' so its coming up on 5 years old. Plus like others on here have already said, you can get new ones with huge rebates or 0% APR.

I didnt even look at used when I bought my brand new 09. With a $3k rebate and other negotiations I got my CC 4x4 auto with the VTP for $22,200.

Looking at KBB you could probably get around $15k-$16k or so. Maybe more or less depending on the market in your area.

I see where your coming from, I have been in your shoes plenty of times in the past. Selling a car to pay it off and get something inexpensive. But I always get back into something newer again. Last few times was do to reliability problems on an older Toyota (yes, a Toyota) and a Cherokee.

Good luck on your used searches. Those years of Tacoma's are very sought after and demand a premium price. Depending on the area you live (salt) watch out for frame rust. You may want to consider an older hardbody or a 1st gen Frontier as you get way more for your money.
 

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Toyota gets those resale values because they don't go below sticker when you buy them. When dealers sell the truck you just bought, and chop a lot off the sticker, it depreciates all those vehicles ..
True, you go over on a Tacoma forum and they brag about how much better resale their trucks have. But its supposed to be a good deal when you walk out of the dealership with a double cab SR5 4x4 for $28k, usually over $30k for a TRD. They usually are not bragging as much about that. Its rediculous how much a midsize pickup costs.

I figure a comparable Tacoma will cost you about $5k more than a Frontier on average. People need to take this into consideration when they complain about the Frontiers resale vs a Tacoma's. When you really look at it its probably a wash.

I figure I will have my truck for another 3-4 years or so. By that time it will have around 40k or so and if I can get around $15k I will be happy.
 
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