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2012 FJ w/ 95k mi - How much rust is too much?

See attached pics. It has what I'm looking for (4x4 with rear locker) but I'm worried about frame rust.

Priced at 23k

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Re: 2012 FJ w/ 95k mi - How much rust is too much?

Ummmm.....what rust?

From some of the stuff we have seen on the Forum, that frame is nearly pristine!

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Re: 2012 FJ w/ 95k mi - How much rust is too much?

Ummmm.....what rust?

From some of the stuff we have seen on the Forum, that frame is nearly pristine!
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Re: 2012 FJ w/ 95k mi - How much rust is too much?

Ok guys, I guess I'm a little more anal than I previously thought.

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Re: 2012 FJ w/ 95k mi - How much rust is too much?

I do not see any holes from rusting through the frame. So, as others said, "What rust?"
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Re: 2012 FJ w/ 95k mi - How much rust is too much?

What about this one? 2013,. 85k mi, $26k

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Re: 2012 FJ w/ 95k mi - How much rust is too much?

Not as clean as the first one, the little bit that is showing is easy enough to take care of.


If I were basing my purchase on the frame alone I would have zero issue purchasing either one.

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Re: 2012 FJ w/ 95k mi - How much rust is too much?

i think the first one is a LOT better rust wise. You didnt include your location so I am unable to tell what type of conditions it will be subject to going forward.

The first one looks like a southern or rocky mountain vehicle where the owner sprayed any salt off the frame if he/she drove it in the winter (basically looks like mine). second one with it being a 2013...looks like it was either a wetter climate or where the owner never bothered to spray off the salt/sand from the frame.

Without knowing any other factors and assuming the 2012 is cheaper because of higher mileage (10k) and one year older, I would pick that one.
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