Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Woodward County, Oklahoma
I have owned my 2009 XTZ since new and I would not sell mine that cheaply. My personal opinion is that $8,000 to $9,000 range is about where nice 2009 XTZs should be, but that is very subject to local markets. I would not use the wholesale blue book, black book, etc., prices for anything. They are not indicative of the real world value.
If it has truly been the seller's gated community transportation, there is not much to expect being wrong with it.
Normal wear items are the battery age (new batteries are readily and cheaply available from farm supply stores and the seats becoming unglued from their frames (new seats are easily found on eBay).
If the machine had been flogged off road, I would look at the tie rods also, but light duty use would not hurt them. Look at the rear receiver hitch and see if it has been overloaded and is bent down. It would be nice if it has had regular oil changes.
Being used in a gated community may have worn the tires down kind of flat across. Discount Tires is a member on this forum. He can supply new tires in a variety of patterns at great prices.
Early 2009s had a water pump recall issue. I would think that would have been done or not needed. If no radical engine modifications have been done, the motor should be near bullet proof.
The body colors seem to hold their appearance very well and usually look great even if stored outdoors. I like the square tube ROPS better than the newer round tube, but that is a matter of personal preference.
If the rear roll bar has bars that go down into the rear corners of the bed and there is a spare tire mounted in the bed, it is a rare "Baja" model. The Baja beds are not dumpable (is that a word?) and are bolted to prevent trying to dump them. Again, its a matter of preference, but I would expect the Baja models to command a slightly higher price.
These are just my thoughts. There are other folks here that have more miles/hours on their machines than I have, have more experience, and will have better knowledge about wear on mechanical items and current prices.
Where are you located?
2009 Prowler XTZ 1000 Baja - ITP beadlock wheels, ITP Baja Cross X/D tires, 2" wheel spacers, harness bar, 5 point harnesses, custom doors, 4 Vision X LED lights, 2 PIAA lights, RAM mounts on roll bar and dash, military truck mirrors, polished aluminum rear frame brace, inside tube rear frame stiffeners, Mossy Oak camo pattern seats, custom front brush guard, parking brake 'on' alarm, Throttlemaxx controller, Uni pre-filter, and Mobil 1 4T M/C 10W-40 racing oil with K&N filter.
Last edited by Retired1; 07-09-2016 at 11:55 AM.