Hammer Time: How Much for A Mint Condition 1999 Tahoe With 119k?

Steven Lang
by Steven Lang
hammer time how much for a mint condition 1999 tahoe with 119k

Atlanta area. Fire engine red 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe with 119k on the clock. Loaded to the gills with everything save leather. One owner, no accidents, perfect Carfax. Looks like it just came out of the showroom. My older brother (who considers himself the world’s best bargain hunter and resident expert on everything) gave the Tahoe the once-over and couldn’t find anything wrong with it to point out where I’d done it wrong. I asked him how much he thought I paid for it. He said “hmmm… I’d say around $7500.” Bought at auction for $4825. Oh, and this one went to former TTAC Managing Editor Frank Williams, who also gave me a 1993 VW Eurovan for $750 that I’d bought for him a year ago.

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  • Olddavid Olddavid on Oct 17, 2008

    Very valuable info. Too often lacking here. Thank you for the insight. Your experience is real world- not that ethereal "bluebookworld".

  • TheImportSpecialist TheImportSpecialist on Oct 17, 2008

    It sounds a bit high, average Manheim Market Report adjusted for miles is $2,900. Clean is only $3650. The most expensive one sold in the country last month had 86K miles for $5500. Not too much sold for even close to that. But as it was stated earlier, if he is happy, and you made out some way. The rest is academic.

  • Golden2husky Golden2husky on Oct 18, 2008
    the exterior body style didn’t change much over the years and I have a hard time telling an early and late model apart... 1999 was the last year of the straight line across the window line; the newer ones have a swoop instead. At that mileage, less than half the useful life is used up. Parts are relatively cheap, too.

  • Michaelfrankie Michaelfrankie on Oct 18, 2008

    If he would have paid two bucks for it, someone would have chimed in how they picked one up for a buck with half the miles.