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Old May 6th, 2019, 06:49 PM
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2004 Bravada final 500

This is not far from me. If someone needed me to I could go look at it and give an idea of condition. I just wish I could buy it but with getting ready to restore the Jetfire I just can't.

https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/...877640389.html
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Old May 7th, 2019, 04:48 AM
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I had a 96 bravada - it was a great little SUV
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Old May 15th, 2019, 07:00 AM
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I can't figure out how to find a "book value" on this. Does anyone have a way to look it up? I can find things for old cars but not this new. Just googling others I am thinking this one is to high at $5500 but it sure looks nice. He did tell me that it has a freshly rebuilt transmission with warranty, new brakes and struts. I am thinking about going to look at it but the price may be to high. I need a new daily driver.
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Old May 15th, 2019, 12:10 PM
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Thanks, Not sure why I couldn't find that?
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No Problem Mister Eric

The first couple places I looked had no INFO On Bravado values at all

We had one. I was not crazy about full time 4x4 and gas miles per gallon was worse than my chevy full size truck. The transmission went out on ours while under warranty. Sold it soon after that
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You can also try the Kelly Blue Book site.

https://www.kbb.com/

I plugged in this car, assuming standard equipment, 116,000 miles, very good condition, and purple color (they ask the color).

Here's the page it comes up with for a private party sale value. The seller of the vehicle in question is asking $5500, which is quite a bit above the highest value shown by Kelly.

I also ran it selecting "Excellent" for condition, instead of "very good." It came up with an average private party value of $3797, only about $200 more than the "very good" value. The maximum of the "private party range" was $4813, about $300 more than the maximum value for "very good."


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Old May 16th, 2019, 06:58 AM
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I ask if he was firm on the price because the book shows what you guys posted. He said he was firm and that those book values are not accurate, lol. I told him that if he finds it will not sell for his asking price I would likely give him book value. His reply is NO THANKS!!!! in caps just like that. Time to move on. Maybe a couple of you guys can offer him $3000 so that my offer would look a little better to him, lol He come across as a nice guy till the very end.
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Just my 2cents, BUT unless I missed something, what is not being factored into the current NADA/KKB pricing is that this particular Bravada is not only a 2004, but is one of the Final 500... I know, for most this is no big deal, but it is one of Oldsmobiles final pieces of documented history with special features, paint, badging, interior, etc.. Don't know how much value can really be added because of the 1 of 500, but it has to have some added value over the standard 2004 Bravadas... If the body and interior are in exceptionally good condition and appears to be well maintained, pricing above book value (within reason) may be warranted...
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Originally Posted by CRUZN 66 View Post
Just my 2cents, BUT unless I missed something, what is not being factored into the current NADA/KKB pricing is that this particular Bravada is not only a 2004, but is one of the Final 500... I know, for most this is no big deal, but it is one of Oldsmobiles final pieces of documented history with special features, paint, badging, interior, etc.. Don't know how much value can really be added because of the 1 of 500, but it has to have some added value over the standard 2004 Bravadas... If the body and interior are in exceptionally good condition and appears to be well maintained, pricing above book value (within reason) may be warranted...
I do believe that as well but I still feel he is a little to high.
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HEY Mister Eric

Tell the man your number
He may call you back???


I do not think those cars have a following
that will pay above book value

I have been wrong before LOL

Have fun test driving that car!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by CRUZN 66 View Post
what is not being factored into the current NADA/KKB pricing is that this particular Bravada is not only a 2004, but is one of the Final 500... I know, for most this is no big deal
Stop right there. This is exactly why the fact that it is a Final 500 vehicle is irrelevant. "Most" (of the planet) do not care. It IS no big deal. These car value sites are catering to the general public, not the tiny percent of the public that is knowledgeable about Oldsmobiles. If someone really wants a Final 500 Bravada or anything else, they can pony up the money. But to the general public, it's just another old car.

I've always thought this final 500 business is overblown. Lots of car companies have gone out of business, and the most valuable or sought-after models in the history of that make are generally NOT the last cars produced by that company. Oldsmobile tried to make something of their going-out-of-business because it was known well in advance that it was going to happen, and things could be done to commemorate it. But this ended up mattering to very few people. In fact, there was so little interest in the final 500 Silhouettes at the end that they ended up making only 360 of them. Most Oldsmobile buyers at the time were more concerned about parts availability going forward and what would it mean as far as future trade-in value if they bought a make that was soon to be an orphan.

Did we see a "final 500" program for Pontiac, which had at least as storied a history as Oldsmobile, when it died six years later in 2010? No. I wonder why.

The seller is free to ask whatever he wants, and the rest of us are free to not pay it.

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You are 100% right on all points. I myself am looking for a Final 500 Alero or Intrigue (the Auroras are just to space alien ugly for me to stomach IMHO) without a gazillion miles on it. I'd have liked this Bravada if it had 50,000 less miles on it for that price. No sale. Also, anybody know if a Bravada can tow a 79 Cutlass on a (metal) open 16 foot car trailer. I think we're talking 5200 lbs max. It's rated as 6100 lbs but I always use the 50% rule for towing. As in, really try to avoid towing something if it weighs over 50% of rated towing capacity. Just a guideline I use.
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Eric, Ive got in collector car price guide a #3 at 4500 and #2 at 6300 with no breakdown for a 500. I bought mine a couple years back for 1600 but the trans was toast. That cost around 2200 to replace and it needed some paint work that cost 1700. Its got 135K miles. Plus side is the interior still looks new. Maybe they used a better quality leather for the end run.
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Also, anybody know if a Bravada can tow a 79 Cutlass on a (metal) open 16 foot car trailer. I think we're talking 5200 lbs max. It's rated as 6100 lbs but I always use the 50% rule for towing. As in, really try to avoid towing something if it weighs over 50% of rated towing capacity. Just a guideline I use.[/QUOTE]
i have towed my 65 f85 (among other cars) many times with my wife's 2003 bravada.it handles quite well,the inline 6 has plenty of power.jc
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Nice vehicle; I hope he gets his asking price or close to it. There was a time when I REALLY wanted one of these.
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Ours had a 4.3 V-6 engine
much nicer than the old s10 blazer
just over $20,000$ with low dealer demo miles
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