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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-04-2015, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all.....am new to here, but have owned a few goldwings to date. An 84 and now a 93. Want to "update". Have eye on a 2004 with 13K miles and a 2008 with more goodies, but with 21K. Any comments regarding model years, pluses and minus's. Know to get evidence of service, but like everything else, money is a factor. Thanks for your help!
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-04-2015, 09:41 AM
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21,000 miles on an 08 ? I thought I didn't ride enough with 50,000 on my 08. That 04 was just parked. What's the price on both, and especially, what are their colors ?

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The 04 is that model years red and the 08 is the titanium. The 04 is asking $11,900 and appears to be a basic model with some add-ons and the 08 with the comfort package is asking $14,999.
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The 04 is that model years red and the 08 is the titanium. The 04 is asking $11,900 and appears to be a basic model with some add-ons and the 08 with the comfort package is asking $14,999.
The comfort package is nice during the fall rides, but the red has more eye appeal. If their colors were reversed it would be a no-brainer.

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Because the newer model would be the better option/deal even with the slightly higher mileage? Otherwise the model years shouldn't make that much of a difference?
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My current one is red as well and do like the look of it better too. Just making sure your no brainer is what I think it is.....;D
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Because the newer model would be the better option/deal even with the slightly higher mileage? Otherwise the model years shouldn't make that much of a difference?
Neither of these Wings have been out and about much. Mileage is a non-factor. Starting in 06 they beefed up the stereo system, but it still can't compete with Harley's Harmon Kardon, in my opinion. What else did they do starting in 06.......... Maybe something with the cooling fans ? The Navigation System , if the 08 has it, is what it is. I think it added about a $1,000 to the MSRP.

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Unless those bikes are pristine, I think their a tad high on the price. However, not knowing your local market conditions it could be fair for where you are too.
I'd personally be looking at at least $1k less on each, maybe more depending. Those asking prices are even with top Bluebook in Canadian dollars with all the bells and whistles and neither of those bikes are full load for US spec, and our prices are significantly higher up here.

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Good info......With the very low mileage on one or really both of these, they should be pristine..which what I'm hoping for. I've gotten pretty tough......been workin on not being so dumb! Thanks!
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TRS I have a 08 also , Like Chopin , its pearl white with 74,000 miles , and I run a car tire , to me your talking 3,000 dollars for a 4 year newer bike . So I kinda feel the 08 is what I would be looking at . Not really a lot difference in the two bikes . The miles , well kinda makes them new . Hopes this helps .
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