2 years ago was a different time....I agree with atoman.Except I wouldn't bother checking anything unless the price was around 3k.
In my neck of the woods from time to time 4 gen vans with LOWER MILEAGE, no rust and very nice shape go between 3 and 4.5 k Canadian money. But gen 4 vans (due to age are getting harder to find.
I bought my van two years ago a 2006 1-owner with 93k miles (150k kilometers exactly) in very nice shape for a lot less.
Mechanic said a new wiring harness was on order....good call I thinkRough running, 2001-2004 3.3 and 3.8 - check the fuel injection wiring harness for melted wire insulation INSIDE of the harness jacket, back by the exhaust crossover pipe. Common problem on these vans.
I know for a fact the dealer has 3-4 k in it not accounting the new parts they are putting in it to get it running correctly. I feel it will sell for at least 6K in these timesHapbob, as Levy said, walk don't run away from vehicle, but if you must:
Ask dealer for the Carfax. Any dealer will have it.
Get a prepurchase inspection.
Depending on where this vehicle has lived, check for lower body rust. A magnet is a good tool, as plastic body putty is not magnetic.
Offer $3K, and see what happens, that is if everything else checks out.
Finally, check engine lights, when turned off, don't always come back on immediately.
Finally, finally, if this your first rodeo, as you might want to get, or even pay, someone to help you buy a vehicle.
Northern Michigan. Trying to avoid shopping in city 100 miles awayWelcome aboard,
What state / metro area / market are you in?
6K for a short wheel base caravan at 18 y.o. is a bit of a stretch (pandemic special pricing?).
Take a look at NADA or KBB (or any other "book" value site) and ask the dealer why they think this van is worth so much more...
Also, check the history of this van - don't want to find out later that someone rolled back the odometer (or changed BCM) or it was flooded / totaled / wrecked and sat for years in some lot.
I agree with you....But the market is way off what it was two years ago. I need a cheap vehicle to drive around town.Welcome.
No, is not a good find. It might be a good find (buyer) for the seller.
$6,000.00 is a lot of money for a almost 20 y.o. vehicle. Then, problem may not be fixed by replacing the fuel pump.