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    Should I buy this TW?

    I am looking to purchase my first TW and found what looks to be one in good condition on craigslist. Here are the details that I have below. Just curious if you guys think it's a good price.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Price: $2200
    Year: 1991
    New Tires
    New Battery
    2,900 miles
    "Runs Perfect", "Mint Condition" (It does actually look like it's in very good shape.)

    Thanks!
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    Welcome Sbucks. That price is a good asking price, but for that year with those miles, $1500-$1900 might be more realistic. Now mind you-this depends on your "market", how many TWs are available in your area, your budget and your desire to have a TW. If you are able, go see it in person (I'm assuming you've only seen pictures), and check the subframe, skid plate, under the tank/seat, fork seals, chain, sprockets etc. before deciding. Just my two cents. And, let us know what you decide!
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    Low mileage, new tires and battery are always a plus. Try to talk him down a few hundred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbucks View Post
    I am looking to purchase my first TW and found what looks to be one in good condition on craigslist. Here are the details that I have below. Just curious if you guys think it's a good price.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Price: $2200
    Year: 1991
    New Tires
    New Battery
    2,900 miles
    "Runs Perfect", "Mint Condition" (It does actually look like it's in very good shape.)

    Thanks!
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    I must have really lucked out on my '96, $950 and 2 miles from my house.
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    I agree with Randy, $1995 would be my limit, but only if I could verify that it had been garaged, not abused by a teenager, and had not sat for years with ethanol gas in it. "New Tires"? Check the date code!
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    I would try to get him down $1600. At that age, even with all the new stuff done there are a lot of plastics/rubber that could have gotten brittle.

    I paid 2200 for my 09 two years ago, but that was a screaming good deal. The guy had two selling for 2500 piece set or both for 4400. Me and a friend were both I the market for a Tdub so it worked out well. Also got some motorcycle tire chocks, 9ft folding ramp, and a hitch rack for a deal.

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    That's too close to what I paid for my 06. $1800 tops for that one. If he wants to sell it he'll get real.
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    Thanks for everyones input so far! Sounds like I need to talk him down. I'll see what I can do.

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    Def agree with others, make a lower offer and let him sit n think on it. That's high for age.
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    That is too expensive for a 1991. A new one is only like $1700-2000 more - just go get a new 2017!

    I'd pass. A 1991 should be around 1000-1700, depending on the condition (in my area).
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