I have fixed the cruise control and lowered my asking price to $11,990.
If you want to know my minimum I need $11500. That is a good price considering this suburban has more amenities than anything else on the market in this mileage and age range. With a rebuilt motor that addresses the main motor failure - it's a pretty good bet mechanically. The torque converter is brand new - which addresses catastrophic failures of the transmission. With the cruise fixed it is now 100%.
Yup. It's been listed for a month. In this price and age range that's not unprecedented. This vehicle would never get a bank loan to finance it. That means my buyer is brining cash. That's a small pool of people. But they're out there. It will sell.
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I pulled the drivers side head and had it rebuilt by a machine shop. They replaced the valves in cylinders 1 and 7, and ground fresh seats. They also milled it flat. It's back on now with a fresh head gasket and head bolts. It also has a new melling oil pump to resolve the low oil pressure issue.
My brother in law and I may have addictions to project vehicles. We are both mechanical engineers, but love to wrench on things. We have a shop with a lift and many projects in various states of completion.
Rebuilding the motor (and we've done more than a few) is easy. It's figuring out electrical problems in new vehicles that's difficult.
The guy selling the rebuilt Suburban screwed up in the process and is trying to recuperate his losses. They always do. I would trust the 6.0L example more but both of these are overpriced junk like every SUV now. I would offer a pre COVID price and that's it.
I'm always sceptical of the sellers that just did an overhaul, didn't really drive it and then they're dumping it. Makes you question the quality of the work or what weird issues might pop up...
"Overpriced," probably yes. "Junk" depends on the vehicle.
I was killing time yesterday and saw a beautiful relic, excellent condition 1995 4Runner. I poked around it for a few minutes. Some usual issues for a 26 year old SUV with 200k miles. Asking price was $9,000. That was the end of the conversation. If it checked out, I'd have paid $4000. Maybe $5k. But NINE.... no thanks.
My partner and I have rebuilt or refurbished 12 motors combined. Mostly GM motors, but there are several ford and Jeep / AMC motors in there. Several of these have been in vehicles we've sold. I haven't heard anything negative back from buyers. We have over $1500 in parts for the engine alone. That doesn't include repairs we made to the Emissions, Tire pressure monitoring system, the torque converter and transmission fluid. I dont think the work we did was "cheap" or "shade tree mechanic." We repaired this truck anticipating we'd sell it to a family member but they were ready / able to buy it.
I will get you the receipts. Should have those all scanned sometime tomorrow.
How far are you willing to travel?
FORD EXCURSION VERY GOOD CONDITION. "XLT" PACKAGE THIS TRUCK WILL PULL / TOW ANYTHING! TRITON V10 ENGINGE everything works on this truck except one power door lock 4X4 works excellent, Duel AC, low...norfolk.craigslist.org
2011 Ford Expedition EL XLT Sport Utility 4D - $11,900.00 Call us today to schedule a test drive! Jeff at , Kyle at . Store # 2011 Ford Expedition EL For Sale by BOULEVARD PREOWNED Vehicle...raleigh.craigslist.org
For sale is a 2011 Chevrolet Suburban that is black on black in color. It has leather along with 3rd row seating. The truck is a 4x4 model as well and it functions as it should. The truck has had 3...raleigh.craigslist.org
2004 CADILLAC ESCALADE 2005 CADILLAC ESCALADE ESV - LOW MILES CARFAX CERTIFIED - ONE OWNER PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK OUT THIS EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAN ESCALADE COMES WITH ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES:...norfolk.craigslist.org
Yep-all these examples are STILL INDICATIVE of the market. None are any better than the original two vehicles.You could buy the Excursion and really suck the gas with that V-10 motor.Thanks for the effort and thanks for going the extra mile for me.
but, it's a wash at best. First - Excursion is nice but is 20 years old.. miles not too high at 130K+ and it's 10K..
Second, 2011 expedition, 10 year old, miles are high at 213660 and it's 12K.. again, a wash at best.
2011 Suburban, 200K for 12K. Same thing.
The 6.0L 2500 appears to be a better deal than any of these, as a better towing machine, despite the year.
I am beginning to think Ford products are a better bet. I've had nothing but trouble with GM for years.