06 LX Purchase ? Re value (1 Viewer)

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Can someone please PM me who knows values?

I am looking at an 2 owner clean 06 through a dealer with 55K on it.
I want to know if I am nuts considering their asking price.

Please PM me, I have been looking furiously for 3 weeks and keep losing out on the ones I want...
The sell before I even can offer.
 

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I won't bother sending you a PM because my response isn't data driven, but I bet with that low of mileage, they want close to $30k for it.

Am I in the ballpark?
 

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Paid $17K for an '04 with 105K. I had to do the TB/WP myself so closer to $18K with all things considered. It did have new tires though so it kind-of evens out.
 
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If you feel comfortable with it but it. If I was in your shoes I would buy it.

You can't find a better SUV for the money. You also get what you pay for.

I have an 04 with 60k miles and I would not sell it for $30k b/c I can't replace it for that.

I like a 100 better than a 200 so that is what I bought.

Better get it before gone.

Few good ones on Dallas Craigslist also.
 
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I payed $33k for an '06 with 39,000 miles... okay, so that was over 5 years ago - so irrelevant.

When it comes to very rare vehicles with very low miles, there is no "fair market value" anymore. Someone is going to pay what they're asking. Recently a 2006 with 65,000 miles was listed around here (Atlanta) for $32,000. I thought "No way." It was gone in a week.
 
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If anyone is looking at the 06 LX with 26k miles in PA - I strongly suggest you read the maintenance history through Lexus.
 
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OK??? Is there something with the 06 frames?
I have checked two east coast cars with very low miles and BOTH said the frame was very rusty to the point they ? Roadworthiness?? Of course this wasn't on CarFax! Thanks for the heads up I registered on Lexus!

Trying to work a deal on one not from the E coast!
 
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I just bought an '06 LX470 with 75,000 miles for 21,995. Meticulous maintenance records and the underbody looks showroom new. Few scrapes on the body but a fantastic truck overall.
 
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Paid $23.5K for a pristine 2002 LX470 with 24,930 miles.
Still smells like new.

Why did I pay that much for a 14 year old SUV?
There was not any new SUV's or Trucks I liked, and every nice
LX I looked at sold quickly and all had over 100K miles and ranged in
price between $12K to $21K.
This was a real unicorn. Your 2006 with 55K miles is too.
 
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So not a big deal but the 06 with 55K on it I am looking at has the night vision windshield (expensive repair, luckily my AAA has windshield replacement) BUT it's the first one I have seen without the rear spoiler... Changes the look

It's the Sand Dollar Pearl many don't like but I can deal with it, I like it more than solid white or black (black shows everything), I hate the silver REALLY like the gray but oh well.

Last thing... Wheels look like they are chrome YUCH! What can I do?
 
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Having own both sides there is a big difference between '05 and '06. I vote for '06+ given a choice.

Yes with the 2006 & 2007 for no extra charge you get all that nice emissions equipment that will normally not be a "problem" but if it is to be "legal" it's about a $3k fix. But members have ways to by pass and still pass emissions test for a few hundred $, just don't get caught it's a $10,000 fine. Plus the 06/07's are interference engines. We're finding the 1998-2005 are not really interference engines. So if the timing belt breaks on a 06/07 you buy a new engine. Stay on top of the belt service interval.
 

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Bought ours 2 years ago, '06 LX with 121k for $21,700. Searched forever and came across the exact color. Probably would have paid more. Drove to Durango to get it.
 

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