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I don't have a problem but I was looking to buy a 1987 Maxima with 160,000 miles. What would a reasonaable price for the age and milage. He was asking 1600. I think for the age that is too much. thanks

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an '89 SE (furthest they go back) Auto Trans, etc. has a "fair" condition value at $890 - Excellent $1490

Offer him $1000 and he'll prolly take it!!

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