Newbie here who's wife vehicle was just stated a total loss. She wants an FJ! I was shocked when I saw the prices that they are getting for them. I have ready Jimmy Buffet's post on buying a new FJ, very informative, and I feel like I am in the plus $10k crowd already
This will be a daily driver for my wife, so realistically, it will see little off road use but some light trail as we go fishing some times and go on some day hikes.
I am looking at 2010 - 2014 years only, and it must have blue tooth, back up camera, and power windows etc. All other options, at least of what I am aware of, could go either way. I am trying to stay at $30k or under, but would love to be under $26k but I realize that would be a higher mileage vehicle than under 60,000 miles.
Looking in to the future, and assuming after 4 years we will add another 60,000 miles, is it worth paying for a 2014 to have the last year made?
I am finding 2012's with under 60,000 miles for for about $3-$4,000 less than a similar 2014, will it be worth paying the difference or just go with the cheapest price for the mileage regardless of year? I also found a couple of trail team vehicles and but the colors have not been what she wants the most, but I really like the look of the trail team versions.
I have a couple of options in town that are one owner 2013 and 2014 with under 44,000 miles for $28-$29k which seem like good prices, they are stock. There are a couple of others worth mentioning, a grey 2014 with the blacked out toyota wheels (look like trail team but not sure the vehicle is a TT), plus a custom front bumper, 57,000 miles for $29,000, and a 2011 TT Green with 67,000 miles for $27,500.
Do you think long term value with be that much higher for a TT or 2014 to justify spending more $$ for one of those? Any product knowledge would be appreciated regarding value of the special models or 2014's. I am under the gun on time so I will need to buy whats out there now vs being able to watch the market for 6 months. Thanks!