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I am about to get my license and I have always wanted a nice bronco. I finally found one it's in great condition, no rust to be found any where on it and no body damage. It is a 1990 with a brand new 5.8L 351 in it and a 3yr warranty on the engine. Also new tires, new alternator, new starter, new brakes, new water pump. The interior is mint and very clean, and it runs and drives great. It is a bit above the blue book value priced at $5500. Is that to high??? :beer
 

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An 90 bronco is 1200-2500 down here. The only "new" part worth anything is the engine. If everything is new now something must have been wrong. You dont just put on the parts for something to do on the weekends. The dealership is not going to charge less if it has bald or new tires. They only say the good points so you dont offer low. Car lots make arould 2000 dollars per car sold. It is rare that they do not make money on the sale. Also dont forget tax, tag and title along with the dealer fee.
 

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Keep lookin :thumbup
 

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Have a mechanic check it out and then decide what to offer them. If the whole thing is in mint condition then the price is ok. You can get them for cheaper, however they are also more likely to have problems. You are going to spend the money. Do you want to spend it on the purchase or on parts?

I just bought mine in July and I've had to replace the alternator, battery, rims, window switch, transfer case and I had to fix a starting problem in my steering column. I now need to fix my exhaust, my floorboards are cracked, my drivers seat is busted and my radius arm bushings need to be replaced soon. The good thing is that most of these wont need to be fixed again soon, but I had to spend the money. When I bought it I thought only the drivers seat was busted..Surprise!

All that said I love my Bronco..its my third one. Alot of what I've gone thru is part of buying a 10+ year old vehicle. At first the costs are always higher. You are much better off spending more on the initial purchase over spending money on parts and downtime.
 

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Another thing to remember (though a small thing) is most engine suppliers won't honor a warranty that was purchased by someone else. I know my Groom's engine lifetime warranty is for "as long as I own the truck." I have to provide a copy of my regitration to get a replacement. So, if the new engine was install or broken in wrong and it goes, it's on you to replace it. But then again, maybe the engine manufacturer will work with you, don't know, but that's why most include the "as long as you own" statement in their warranties.
 

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What dealer? How many miles? Anyway, my PC froze up after writing a lengthy reply with the trade-in price shown (from KBB) for our area' for that year, 150k miles (My guess) and EB model (My guess) w/power and in EXCELLENT cond. is about $2300. However dealers in our area are not giving KBB trade-in prices; figure on 75% of that, at the max.; based on from recent family experiences (3) on trades.

Even w/the new tires (if they are the type/size you want anyhowz) & engine (is it a complete new block and new heads???? or is it a newly "rebuiolt" engine? or rebuilt heads?, it shouldn't be over $2500.; the new accessories are nice to have depending on the rebuild source; I wouldn't consider the generic brands.

There are so many broncos for sale in our area; as others' advised, look around for a low mileage B.
 
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