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Ataylorlv

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Posted: 05/14/20 02:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking at a 1995 Geo tracker as a flat tow vehicle for my dad. It has about 140k miles, with 50k being towed. Owned by the same person for the last 8 years. Great shape. My question is the price. It comes with the blue ox equipment ready to go. The owner is asking 7500. I know the tow system is probably 1500 plus install, but the kbb value for private party is only around 2000. I have seen some decent ones at dealers for around 4500 without the tow system. What do you think it's worth?

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Posted: 05/14/20 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seems high even at $4500.
I would be looking at a newer model with independent suspension. Chev Tracker or Suzuki Grand Vitara. Newer models do not show towed mileage on odometer.
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I owned two of them. I paid $3,500 for one with the tow hitch installed. It had just under 45,000 miles. It was a 96 with auto tranny, AC and power windows.The other one had about 75k on it. I paid $3,000 for that one, with the hitch. AC, but no power accessories. 5 speed. They were both 4X4's too. Samurai is another option. They are lighter and tow exceptionally well. Finding one with AC is next to impossible.

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grand vitara

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got to remember folks have gold everything while you dont. We looked at used and bought a new hyundai for just a little more when we got the mh. Got the base plates installed at camp world, the guy selling the rv gave all the towing stuff with it. Actually most of it can be found cheap on craigslist, so its just the base plates and install that hurts but still less than $1000. The hyundais and kias tow well as they have good wheel base and overall stance. 150hp with direct injection good mileage too. he can drive a standard right?

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Twenty-five year old vehicle....hmmmm. I wouldn’t have help my FIL with a like purchase.


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Manual not an option. His knees a pretty bad

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Posted: 05/14/20 09:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did you look at the link for the Grand Vitaras?

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A 95 with 140,000 miles plus 50,000 towed, offer the owner $2500 tops and tell him to call you when he comes to his senses. At $7500 he's living in a dream world.


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That price is way to high. I sold my 1994 Tracker a couple years ago for $3000 with the base plate. I towed it for one year before I sold it. Mine had a 3 speed automatic with no overdrive, so I could only highway cruise at about 55 to 60 mph because of high rpm's. I was slower than the trucks on the interstate.

I bought a 4-door 2005 Grand Vitara for about $4500. It is an automatic with overdrive so highway cruising is not a problem. It has all the power options including cold ac. It is a much more comfortable driving vehicle than the Tracker ever was.

Take the previous posters advice and look for a Grand Vitara as you will be much happier.

* This post was edited 05/15/20 12:03am by hotjag1 *


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