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Postby Oro » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:57 pm

This is proof of why no state should legalize marijuana. Because then hippies get high and ask $10k for this:

[url]https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/seattle-tin-top-suzuki-samurai-jx/7131270545.html [/url]

(The 4th pic is exactly why you SHOULDN'T buy it, IMO).  :D :D :D
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Postby Jake.Werecat » Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:00 am

Buahahaha! This is awesome ;) I hate small cars, but I must admit that it looks kinda cute in comaprison to those RAMs :D
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby Enemigo » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:36 am

I just got a headache from rolling my eyes so hard at this post.

Oro's post, not the Craigslist ad, to be clear.
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby SRN » Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:12 am

Exact same color as my Dad's tin-top. Not sure if $10k is worth it, but if you've been watching the prices of these lately, thats where they're headed!
And to Oro's comment about the 4th pic, that exactly WHY you should by a Samurai. Samurai sized parking!
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby DSUZU » Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:21 pm

I have to agree with SRN. The 10K is a little steep (maybe if it were PROPERLY repainted or "excellent" original paint. The price of those IS skyrocketing. Down here, if you can find a nice one for say, $7,500.00, you found a deal. I had 2 of them. As for the "small car syndrome". To each his own. I enjoyed mine (and I'm 6'4''). Dennis
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby Oro » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:45 pm

Enemigo wrote:I just got a headache from rolling my eyes so hard at this post.

Oro's post, not the Craigslist ad, to be clear.


I completely accept that criticism.

I was trying to make a funny post in a hurry, and I struck the wrong tone.

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A few days ago, one person in the party thought it would be fun to finish the trip on the Oregon coast. I did a quick resource check and realized there was enough 9mm and room on the credit card left to make that reasonably safe. And here we are.
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby Enemigo » Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:59 am

I apologize myself. I think I was in a bad mood at the time and took that out on you.

I was out of town for work and saw one of those vehicles several days in a row cruising around town. It was actually towing around a trailer, funny enough.
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby aidan7777 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:24 am

One of the cool things about the trooper is that it will probably never be 'gentrified'.
Samurai, Land cruiser, cherokee, 4runner, hilux, All of them have been driven up into these kinds of ridiculous prices by both the hipster market, and the "I KNOW WHAT I HAVE" crowd.

Isuzu, on the other hand, isn't very well known outside of box trucks. They don't have enough of a profile to warrant that kind of attention, and even if they did, there's still not very many first gens left. Least there's less to fall into the hands of annoying car youtubers. (touch wood!)
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby SRN » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:37 am

aidan7777 wrote:One of the cool things about the trooper is that it will probably never be 'gentrified'.
Samurai, Land cruiser, cherokee, 4runner, hilux, All of them have been driven up into these kinds of ridiculous prices by both the hipster market, and the "I KNOW WHAT I HAVE" crowd.

Isuzu, on the other hand, isn't very well known outside of box trucks. They don't have enough of a profile to warrant that kind of attention, and even if they did, there's still not very many first gens left. Least there's less to fall into the hands of annoying car youtubers. (touch wood!)


Hagerty and various other outlets seem to be of the opinion that 1st Gen Troopers and Vehicross's are "future classics". And I've noticed 1st Gen's starting to tick up a bit. I saw the same thing with Samurai's, started with a small uptick, then they started to skyrocket. I think it'll happen with Trooper's, perhaps not to Land Cruiser levels, but there will be a day when you're hard pressed to find a clean runner for cheap anymore.

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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby aidan7777 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:25 am

The article's dated 2016, but hey, old cars have got to become 'classics' someday.

Suppose we'll enjoy the low barrier for entry til the hipsters roll in.

Here's hoping it revives the moribund aftermarket, though. Most of the parts i've ordered are listed for a rodeo! (all of them so far have fit, rodeo and post '88 trooper share a ton of parts)
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby paulevans76 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:08 pm

A low mile, superb condition 1986 turbo diesel trooper went for 17k on BAT recently. Whether they actually get paid or not is another thing. But great condition examples of 1st gen troopers, p'ups, amigos and such are going for good money already. I doubt they will get into the 2k+ for a "clean but no drivetrain" or "running rust bucket" area anytime soon, but clean original rigs will get harder and harder to find, and therefore more expensive.
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby aidan7777 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:31 pm

I just had a look at that listing. It says it was sold on the 22nd.
17k isn't too unreasonable. 40,000 miles and no rust is near as damn new old stock for an '86, especially considering how rare first gens are getting.
The other listings alongside arent too frugal, either. 10000, 11000, 8500, Pretty okay prices when you're talking about mint condition cars.

Really could do a lot worse, I've seen a volkswagen combi go for 10k with BIG holes in the floorboard, and a missing engine + transmission. Clear result of an A4 sized dose of LSD back in its day..
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby Oro » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:40 pm

aidan7777 wrote:...Clear result of an A4 sized dose of LSD back in its day..


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby itsmehb » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:16 pm

Oro wrote:This is proof of why no state should legalize marijuana. Because then hippies get high and ask $10k for this:

[url]https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/d/seattle-tin-top-suzuki-samurai-jx/7131270545.html [/url]

(The 4th pic is exactly why you SHOULDN'T buy it, IMO).  :D :D :D


Here's an inflated one from Colorado I saw today on our local Dallas CL.


https://dallas.craigslist.org/ftw/cto/d ... 31310.html
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby SRN » Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:27 pm

I guess the frame and the body are still Samurai on that? And I don't think the spare will help out much...
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby itsmehb » Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:21 pm

SRN wrote:I guess the frame and the body are still Samurai on that? And I don't think the spare will help out much...


Good catch, I didn't notice that first time around. I guess if the same size wheel and tire were to be put in the spare position the thing would sit on it's rear!
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby DSUZU » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:56 am

Maybe it's a 33" "doughnut spare" :lol: Dennis
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Re: Probably a result of marijuana legalization in WA...

Postby itsmehb » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:17 am

DSUZU wrote:Maybe it's a 33" "doughnut spare" :lol: Dennis


Didn't think of that either. That would make more sense than putting a huge same size one in that position. Just enough to get one back to civilization if in the boonies.
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