TNX Realm Noobie
2006 Granite Xterra S
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Shocked by low KBB Resale Values -- Does 6MT+4WD justify Asking above KBB?
I bought my 2006 Xterra (6MT + 4WD) new off the lot back in 06. I believe S trim? I just remember I had to special order it to get the MT above a base model. It now has 151k miles, no rust, 30k on clutch, 15k on 2yo Michelin Defender LTX's, only mods are Timbren SES, hi-flow upstream cats, deleted downstream cats replaced with glasspacks , still using stock muffler. Factory running boards, flaps, luggage cover, and tow package. Paint is "Granite" I think. Nothing wrong with it at all, all oils and driveline fluids meticulously maintained by factory recommended intervals. I have a truck now, and I have been debating about selling the Xterra.
I am absolutely shocked by the abysmally low private party value estimate on KBB. It says $2,733 - $4,544, with "Very Good" for my options being $3,639. Now, if I re-run it with automatic, it goes up to $3,223 - $5,034 or $4,129 for "very good", which is stupid because there is no reason why an automatic would make a 2nd gen Xterra more valuable. NADA shows "clean retail" at $6,425 (or $6,575 if it were AT.) For those numbers, I'll stuff the thing in my basement and sit on it until armageddon.
Question is-- what is a realistic estimation of value for this vehicle? It is almost impossible to find a 2nd gen for sale anywhere with a 6MT-- does rarity necessarily make that an asset, and am I justified in blowing past KBB in asking price?