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How do you determine the value of a 2005 Toyota Tacoma?

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Determine the value of a 2005 Toyota Tacoma by visiting websites such as Kelly Blue Book, NADA Guides or Edmunds.com and inputting the particulars about the vehicle. The value of the vehicle depends on the included equipment, the vehicle's mileage, condition and location, and the sales method.

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Each website uses a slightly different algorithm to arrive at a value for a used vehicle, so the prices are likely to vary a bit. The higher the mileage on the vehicle, the more wear and tear the vehicle is likely to have and the lower its value. Geographical location has a bearing on the vehicle's value as well. Trucks, such as the Tacoma, that have good traction in adverse conditions are in higher demand in snowier areas, such as the Northeast and Midwest, so they are likely to command a higher price in these areas. Color may also have an impact on the vehicle's value, so a vehicle in an odd color may command a lower price. Vehicles with automatic transmissions are in higher demand than those with manual transmissions and may have a higher value.

All the websites that provide estimated values of vehicles ask whether the seller wants to trade in the vehicle or sell it himself. A person who trades in his Tacoma is likely to get less money for it than if he sells it on his own.

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