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I am planning on purchasing my first FJ in the next 6 months. I have been looking at 2013-14, lowest millage, clean title and one owner preferred. Is there a specific year I should or should not consider? What are some common issues I should be looking into when test driving? Thank you all for your input
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Welcome from Oregon

It would be good to know the maintenance history..

Depending on the part of the country you're in, or the FJ comes from, rust would be something important to check on.

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Decide on what you want and be prepared to buy it, even if you have to fly there and drive home. If you want a recommendation, get a TTUE; it will hold its value. A available now (in Colorado):



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Damn, who'd have a FJ and only drive it 800 miles a year? (unless they gambled and won not knowing what would be happening now )

I've had months with more than that!

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Welcome to the show.

Local dealer has one that he bought, sat in the showroom to a couple of months ago. I stopped down to see if it was still there and the sales robot told me he took it home and put it in his garage. So if he drove it there, it still has less then a 100 miles on it.

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Yup get that one in San Antonio

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