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Hot Carl
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Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
Getting it for $8,400, it’s valued at $11,750. Putting $2,500 down. Seems like it’s depreciated most drastically already, and I can’t imagine ever being upside down on it.

Lender is trying to sell it to me for $449, but build it into the loan with interest. Interest rate is already higher than normal because of the age and mileage. Thoughts? TIA


hungryone
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
Don’t buy a 12 year old vehicle?


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DCtiger1
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
Hell no


Hot Carl
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
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Hell no


That’s what I’m leaning, but why?


lsujro
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
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but why?


you answered it already. it has already taken the biggest depreciation hit in its first 10 years of life

as long as your note isn't 7 years, very little risk you go upside down.


UltimaParadox
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Member since Nov 2008
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
No need for GAP, you are literally paying down almost 1/3rd of the cost anyways.

Very little chance you go upside down unless you are financing it for a long time.


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Golfer
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
If you want GAP insurance, you can buy it as an add on to your auto policy for like $2/mo. But I don’t think you even need it.


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kywildcatfanone
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
Not at all. Never.


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Hot Carl
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?


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JOJO Hammer
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
I’m more concerned about why someone would finance $6,100?


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Slickback
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
Definitely not.


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UnoMe
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
If this is a serious question, I would recommend you get it. Reason being you are more than likely to give your money away anyway.

Oh ya, call your lender and tell them you will be doing business somewhere else if they are pushing GAP Insurance on a 13 year old vehicle.

ETA: be sure to get the credit life as well.
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Hamma1122
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
Nope


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bubbz
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
No, your loan to value (LTV) would be close to 50%. No reason for it..


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lsubaseball78
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
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I’m more concerned about why someone would finance $6,100?




Yeah, I had that thought too. Maybe OP is young. Sometimes financing a car is necessary, but I try to avoid it unless there is a 0% interest promotion.


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cave canem
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Member since Oct 2012
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
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Getting it for $8,400, it’s valued at $11,750. Putting $2,500 down. Seems like it’s depreciated most drastically already, and I can’t imagine ever being upside down on it.

Lender is trying to sell it to me for $449, but build it into the loan with interest. Interest rate is already higher than normal because of the age and mileage. Thoughts? TIA



My advice is do nothing for at least a month and that vehicle will be at least $1,000 cheaper.

It is tax refund season and dealers love nothing more than separating fools from their new found wealth and there are plenty of them with cash burning a hole in their pocket.


hottub
Member since Dec 2012
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
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Getting it for $8,400, it’s valued at $11,750


Give more specs on 4Runner, mileage, and condition.

Where did you get $11,750 as the value? KBB?




No to gap insurance.


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braindeadboxer
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
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My advice is do nothing for at least a month and that vehicle will be at least $1,000 cheaper. It is tax refund season and dealers love nothing more than separating fools from their new found wealth and there are plenty of them with cash burning a hole in their pocket.


Every time I sell a vehicle I do it in March and April. Can easily get 20% more than normal.


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Chad504boy
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
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Getting it for $8,400, it’s valued at $11,750.


car salesmen are so nice.


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756
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re: Should I get GAP on an ‘07 4-Runner?
No No and NO


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