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Old 04-07-2015
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I am: T M
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Help with fairly pricing my Splash for sale

I'm moving into an RV in the near future so I want to sell my Ranger, but I have no idea how to price it fairly. Online guides vary wildly, and don't have the functionality to account for what is right and/or wrong with the vehicle being priced.

I have a 1996 Ranger Splash (fiberglass flareside) with extended cab, 4x2 with auto trans, 3.0L, 245k miles, bright yellow (factory color), original 15" chrome wheels all around including center caps. Everything on it is original except the stereo receiver, windshield, and the AC compressor. It runs and drives fine, shifts all gears fine w/o issue, gets about 17mpg in town, ~22mpg highway. Brakes are good all around, good compression in all cylinders, tires have life left in them, cruise control works. Was used only twice to tow a single motorcycle trailer, and it does have a 2" (?) bumper hitch on it and lighting harness installed. Interior seat/wall upholstery is not ripped or torn. I am the original owner, title is clear and the vehicle is currently registered. It's currently in Kansas City, but it was purchased in CA and none of the smog equipment has been removed.

Here's what I know is wrong with it:

The hood and the roof have some small hail dimples.
The front bumper needs to be replaced.
The back bumper needs repair.
The tailgate needs either repair or replacement.
Headliner has a very small tear, perhaps 1/2"
The passenger door lock will not open with the key.
Exterior door handle (driver side) spring needs reattaching; handle still works fine.
There is a hand-sized area on the fiberglass flareside next to the rear bumper that needs glassing.
The front fiberglass grille insert is broken and needs to be replaced or glassed back together.
The rear pinion seal is slowly leaking, but I have kept the diff topped off.
The oil pan seal leaks and needs replacing.
The temp gauge does not work
The AC needs a new drier installed and a recharge. (New sealed part is in hand)
The cruise control buttons on the steering are cracked, but the cruise works fine.
Driver's side seatbelt clip needs replacing.

I think that's a pretty comprehensive list. This was my daily driver for 17 years, and has been my backup vehicle for the last two years. The battery is kept on a trickle charger, and she gets fired up and driven at least once a month to keep things lubed. I won't lie, she needs work, but she gets around under her own steam and she's nowhere near being a parts vehicle. I kept her around with the thought of rebuilding her someday but I'm just not going to do that at this point. I simply don't know how to price her so that it's a fair deal for both sides.

Any advice is appreciated.
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I am: Gerry
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I've seen couple of '96 ranger splash at $1500 to $1700 on craigslist with little list of parts to repair/replace. Also seen a rare 5-speed with low mileage at $2500.
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