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Old 03-19-2007, 07:56 PM   #1
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One of the instructor pilots at work is selling his K5. He bought it in Arizona (so it is rust free) and has kept a record of everything he has done since he bought it...right down to logging the fillups and calculated mpg! It'* got the 350TBI, it'* 4wd, and I believe it to be the pop-top. On the outside, it isn't in bad shape at all...only thing it needs is a paint job. Mileage is 130k. And the trans has just been rebuilt.

For his coworkers (incl. me), he is only wanting 2000.00. Since I am buying a house, a truck would be a nice thing to have, and I am seriously talking Karen into selling the Neon (in fact, it is on Craigslist right now...but I have been lowballed heavilly on it). Any thoughts on what to look for in this truck? For 2k, I think it'* a steal.
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I just bought an '89 yesterday. Since it'* an Arizona truck, I'm sure there'* very little to no rust. I'd pay a lot more than $2000 for a rustless one up here. But that'* because rustless ones are so rare up here in SD. lol

Things to check would be to make sure 4x4 works. Check for oil leaks. Watch for burning oil. Look at the oil on the dipstick, see how dark it is, and find out how old it is. If it has power accessories, make sure they work. Big one is make sure the rear window goes up and down easily. Make sure the rear isn't sagging.

I can't think of any others that are standing out for me right now. But for $2k, you really can't go wrong...
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Pricing is a bit high for a nearly 20 year old blazer with faded out paint. Personally, you can do better than that...truck is worth about half of what he'* asking.
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ok since i dont realy know FLA prices to well yet.. ill go from ohio prices... if it all works. 4wd and the motor runs great.. well how are the tires them big ones are expensive!!! um ya i would grab it up.... i would love to find on older K5 if it looks as good as 10 gigz does i would grab it up... but hold up your in orlando... what ya gonna use it for?? offroading or shiggles (shitz and giggles) your new daily driver!!!!!


lol but anyways ya i know in the northern states they buy them things up... look on ebay and see what they goin for... might be able to buy it and make some money off it on ebay..
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Pricing is a bit high for a nearly 20 year old blazer with faded out paint. Personally, you can do better than that...truck is worth about half of what he'* asking.
True KBB'* and NADA'* are lower. A 'fair' condition one on KBB goes about $1500. I should have added that I'd pay $2000 for one with no rust (because I LOVE those trucks). I may be biased.

Oh, and thanks its840.
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