Re: Advice on possible purchase
That black one looked nice. Bad break there.
To me this rust doesn't look bad at all considering it's a 11-12 year old vehicle. Rust opinions are relative. AZ and CA will say that looks really bad while those in Northeast and Midwest will say it looks pretty good. I would say keep an eye on it be prepared to do some rust mitigation/prevention in the next year or so depending on where you live.
My Indiana/Ohio 2012 with 45K miles looks about the same or slightly worse. I had planned to work on the rust this fall but we literally went from highs in the 90's to the 50's in 36 hours.
This particular FJ looks like it has some sort of lift on it. The wheels are not the original wheels. Not sure which years had those wheels but my 2012 has the same wheels. Personally, I love the style. The spare needs a cover it so bad. I don't like the brush guard. It is probably easily removed but to each his own.
2012 Army Green Bone Stock Slick Top