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What are some factors that influence the Kelley Blue Book value of a used ATV?

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The all-terrain vehicle's make, model, year, mileage and optional equipment are key factors that influence the value of used ATV's in the Kelly Blue Book. Current market demand and vehicle condition, as well as the method in which the user is selling the vehicle, also play important roles.

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What are some factors that influence the Kelley Blue Book value of a used ATV?
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When using the Kelley Blue Book value reference guide, ATVs must be searched for in the motorcycle section. Typically, newer models with larger engines and lower mileage command a higher value. The blue book has a mileage reference chart to show expected use for specific model years. The condition of the vehicle is also important with vehicles in excellent condition worth more than those with scratches, dents and mechanical problems.

Optional equipment, such as engine guards, exhaust headers, custom paint or camouflage and towing trailers, all have a positive impact on pricing. The Kelley Blue Book has a chart of possible options for specific models with a reference list for the value they add to the ATV by model year.

Market demand affects pricing so sellers need to cross-check blue book values with the current classified ad asking prices on sites such as eBay.com and Craigslist.com. The sale price suggestions in the blue book are broken down by the method of sale, including a private sale, trade-ins or dealer purchase values.

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