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Would you go with a 2010 or 2014 FJ?

Hi,

I'm stuck between 2 FJ Cruisers....

I found a 2010 FJ with 45,000ish miles for $24.5k and a 2014 FJ with 46,000ish miles for $30k.

Both are equipped about the same, and in great condition. Any reason to choose one year over the other? Which would you pick?

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2014. No contest. Bottom line = it’s a 4-year newer car. Both have really low miles; and unless those extra miles on the ‘14 were spent towing a trailer uphill in Wisconsin winters, they don’t matter. And the price is really good. Unless the 2010 is white, in which case I change my vote

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Re: Would you go with a 2010 or 2014 FJ?

I would save the $5k and go with the 2010. Unless the 2014 had crawl control. Then, I would save the $5k and go with the 2010.
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2014. No contest. Bottom line = itís a 4-year newer car. Both have really low miles; and unless those extra miles on the Ď14 were spent towing a trailer uphill in Wisconsin winters, they donít matter. And the price is really good. Unless the 2010 is white, in which case I change my vote. Dan
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2014. No contest. Bottom line = it’s a 4-year newer car. ... Unless the 2010 is white, in which case I change my vote
I read the response as buy the 2014 unless the 2010 is White. Then buy the 2010.

I believe you agree.

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2010 and spend the extra $ on mods.
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2010 of course! LOL


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Re: Would you go with a 2010 or 2014 FJ?

The 2010 FJ I found is army green, and the 2014 is white.
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Re: Would you go with a 2010 or 2014 FJ?

Go drive both if you can, and buy whichever one you have a better feeling about.

Then post up some pics of the one you got, and the link to the one you didn't
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