2014 Night Armor Xterra Pro-4X 6MT
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Downey, CA
KBB is really only for banks to determine how much they will loan you and at what rate (100% finance is higher risk than 70%) and probably also insurance. Otherwise it's sort of a joke, as it has no market value built in, really.
Likewise, even if market value is much higher, dealers will bend you over still and if you do Private Party, potential buyers will try to pull the KBB says and/or run into the bank won't loan them the full amount, etc.
Generally speaking, it's a real PITA to sell something that is more than 5 to 10k, unless it truly is a classic (not talking just because it's x years old), or something is super high demand. Sadly, these newer X's don't fall under those criteria, although asking prices are up there now IMO...
Manuals with better (subjective to buyer) colors and higher trim levels will more than likely fetch more $ (demand, wants) in the real world, so ignore the dealer BS and naysayers who say the opposite.
I do forsee them holding value in the long run, but not appreciate in value like a Hummer, let's say, any time soon, if ever.
Last edited by JNR; 05-16-2017 at 03:22 PM.