Need purchase help - Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum
Dealer Negotiations/Test Driving This area is for purchasing help, dealer negotations as well as test driving impressions.

 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-23-2018, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Rahawkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bogata, Texas
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Need purchase help

I am about to purchase my first FJ and would like to bounce my deal off of some more experienced FJ owners. What is the best way to get that accomplished on the forum?
Rahawkins is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 08:10 AM
Forum Regular
 
Invisibleempire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 225
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 94 Post(s)
Garage
Re: Need purchase help

I may be able to offer some guidance - I have purchased two 2014 FJs and a 2018 4Runner. What is the deal?
Invisibleempire is offline  
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Rahawkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bogata, Texas
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Re: Need purchase help

2011 96K miles Quicksand ARB front and Rear bumpers Baja roof rack (little rusting) warn winch, (all service records), ladder to rack, JBL sound, A-trac, locking diff, lift (not sure which) tuffy box in rear (most likely will remove) molle racks on dash and rear door. $24K seems very clean and well taken care of .
Rahawkins is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Rahawkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bogata, Texas
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
More responses???

Is there any way to get more responses from your post? I requested help from experienced FJ experts on a purchase deal and maybe I did something wrong because no one has responded... I am new to the forum so I figured I must have made a mistake haha...
Rahawkins is offline  
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 08:37 PM
Forum Master
 
gearwrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 1,596
Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 479 Post(s)
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: Need purchase help

What are you wanting to know? The prices are all over the place when you start looking at aftermarket parts because some sellers think they're worth what they paid for them and include them in the price, conversely a buyer may not have a problem with that as long as the upgrades fit their idea for a build. This sounds like a good deal as long as it's been maintained well and hasn't been bashing rocks off road or been swamping on weekends. That's my thoughts and you will get others as it's a pretty active place when people want buying advice. Post some pictures and let the scrutinizing begin. My .02 cents. On a side note this rig wouldn't appeal to me because I wanted to build mine the way I wanted and the ARB bumpers aren't something I like. Good luck with you hunt and make sure to let us see what you choose.


KC3JJX
gearwrench is offline  
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 08:45 PM
Forum Superstar
 
Loganbeere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: CA
Posts: 1,813
Mentioned: 67 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 788 Post(s)
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: Need purchase help

Sounds like a good deal. Try to find out what kind of lift


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

2013 Iceberg AT 4x4 | Ghost FJ Build | Instagram
Loganbeere is offline  
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Rahawkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bogata, Texas
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Thanks for your response, I just wanted to know what the thoughts were on the miles and the extras, I just realized I forgot to mention that it has a safari snorkel also, seemed like a good deal to me but like I said it will be my first. I am excited about becoming a part of this community, I was in Ouray in 2016 just by chance the same week as the FJ summit...
Rahawkins is offline  
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Rahawkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bogata, Texas
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Was also trying to decide between the 2011 quicksand with all the extras from my previous post and a 2012 Red TT with 84K but all stock no extras... what are your opinions? The 2012 is $1900 more before negotiating
Rahawkins is offline  
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 09:13 PM
Forum Master
 
gearwrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Posts: 1,596
Mentioned: 44 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 479 Post(s)
Lifetime Supporting Member
Re: Need purchase help

No problem. If it's what you're looking for and has been taken care go for it. By the way where is it coming from? If its from the rust belt do a thorough inspection of the frame for excessive rust and once again pics will always help us evaluate things for you.


KC3JJX
gearwrench is offline  
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-24-2018, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Rahawkins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Bogata, Texas
Posts: 40
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Texas & Arkansas so no rust issues both have been in south all there lives
Rahawkins is offline  
Reply

  Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum > Toyota FJ Cruiser Discussion > Dealer Negotiations/Test Driving

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Toyota FJ Cruiser Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome