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    So I can buy a 2004 Artic Cat f600 le (red) with 300 miles on it stored indoors. Absolute mint new old stock.
    Track is picked and there is a tunnel bag.

    Blue Book shows about $1900

    The guy was asking for stupid money. I showed him the blue book.

    He now is willing to do $2400

    What would you will be willing to pay over blue book for a brand new 2004 sled?

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    Since you asked I'm just throwing my 2 cents out here; Low miles, so has it been sitting for 16 years? My former sled was a 2010 and there is a remarkable improvement in ride and handling compared to my current model. $1900 sounds about right maybe 2 grand if it starts and runs and you just have to have it.

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    I think it really comes down to WHY you want this sled
    I mean, IMO, and no bash here, its Not a real special sled, by any means,
    its old school ride more or less, IMO, good for small riders, and NOT so much fun for adults , all the more so if they have any back or knee issue's!

    F7's have a following and a ton of things can be done to them,. but the F6's, were nothing that built a big following

    I Sold a 1998 T cat, with a full rebuild to better than new(AGLT front end, Crossfire 136 skid) with 1300 original miles on it
    and got $3600, but the T cats have again a long following to them, to make them worth over book value!

    NOW< if you have sentimental reasons for wanting this sled, then over book value is in YOUR eye's what you are willing to spent to have it

    other wise, I really don't think many folks are willing to spend that much on this model sled, even in MINT condition, due to, well, its outdated, and even the low miles and appearance it has,
    things can and odds are still need replacing, seals, bearings, all can go by from age alone
    typically after you BUY a older ??what ever, and get it, and start to go over it, you FIND many things that are BAD from age!

    SO< for me, personally, BOOK value would be MAX I'd even think about doing, unless I had personal reasons to go higher, and odds are I wouldnt; even pay BOOK value for outdated tech and ride quality!
    My back and knee's just wouldn;t allow me to enjoy it !

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    It is worth whatever you or someone else will pay. Pretty simple.

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    It is hard to get new oem parts for hoods, decals, seats, etc. for any sled that is over 10 model years old. If you are going to use this sled for everyday riding, $2,400 is a little steep in my opinion. This sled is 17 model years old, it is closer to being a vintage sled then a current sled.

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    What kind of picks? How many holes?
    I have buds with old f6 with about those mi . Prob if they all have big jugs and nos . But in showroom cond .
    Very ez to pull those jugs slap the stockers on put the factory clutching in and take the slugs out of the shocks .
    Almost every drag guy I know from back then started with the f6 because it was cheaper and more of them had rev IE chain case

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    Wow you guys are harsh. $1900 barely buys you a running sled these days and this thing is practically brand new. I’d pay $3000 all day for it.

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    I had the similar sled back in the day. They are an upgraded ground pounder. It would be worth the extra money to buy something in the new chassis (2012+).

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    Where is it? If you are thinking of passing it by let me know. That year and model is exactly the next sled I need for the 13 year old for drag racing. I got a guy who's great with that series of sled if we find something wrong with it. Secondly, the 13 year old doesn't need a perfect suspension for trail riding. He's young yet.

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    It’s like this supply and demand. I sold a low mile Doo 600 GT 2up for $3900 the book was $2k. The sled was in show room condition the buyer was tired of shopping and seeing crap on the market. I didn’t have to sell the sled could use it for ice fishing or keep for kids and other guests. Buyer bought on sight rode off in the sunset with his daughter on the back happy as could be. Got to pay to play and value is between buyer and seller screw the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitedust View Post
    It’s like this supply and demand. I sold a low mile Doo 600 GT 2up for $3900 the book was $2k. The sled was in show room condition the buyer was tired of shopping and seeing crap on the market. I didn’t have to sell the sled could use it for ice fishing or keep for kids and other guests. Buyer bought on sight rode off in the sunset with his daughter on the back happy as could be. Got to pay to play and value is between buyer and seller screw the book.
    Exactly. I paid $2500 last fall for a 2000 classic touring 600 2up. Thing had 1500 miles and was literally in brand new condition, it didn’t look like it had a mile on it. Couldn’t get my money out fast enough, I bet blue book is half that on a 20 yr old sled.

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    bought it 2400 - nice backup sled - thanks for all the feedback

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    Great purchase for $2400. You could keep it 10 years, and if its still in good condition $1400 all day long. So $100 a year, no brainer.

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    Prices are up on Ski doo 4 Strokes. I just sold a 1200 for a little under Book with a lot of Scratches Cracks and 9800 miles. You cannot find a cheap 900 or 1200.

    There is a Dealer in WI that has a new 900 NA left and they want full Msrp plus a $200 fee for it. There are some new 900 Turbo's around.

    The used 1200 s listed are very high and also high mileage. There are no used 900 NA left in Wi that are advertised.

    This market is like no one has ever experienced before. So if you find something you think is close to its value, buy it.

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    Sled is worth more than asking considering the miles. An 02 edge X 600 with 6000 miles I know of just sold for $1500.

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