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Hi - I'm new to this forum and first time posting. Apologize if this is not the right place to post this.

I'm looking to purchase a 2010 FJ and found one in Cleveland, OH but I live in Texas. I was wondering if anyone in Cleveland can help a fellow Texan out and be a pair of eyes to look at the FJ. I would like to know if the FJ is worth purchasing depending on the condition.

I can provide more details if you DM me.

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If I were you I would probably wait to find an fj below the Mason dixon line closer to home. Too much rust up here. For the same price you can get a clean frame fj down in texas.
 

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If I were you I would probably wait to find an fj below the Mason dixon line closer to home. Too much rust up here. For the same price you can get a clean frame fj down in texas.
I was afraid of that. There is one in Texas that is the same year, color, and price but the mileage is 160k while the one in Cleveland has 114k miles. Do you think $15,750 for a 2010 162k pricey?
 

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I was afraid of that. There is one in Texas that is the same year, color, and price but the mileage is 160k while the one in Cleveland has 114k miles. Do you think $15,750 for a 2010 162k pricey?
It's hard to say because that's a lot of unknown mileage. No way of knowing how it was treated by the previous owner. I bought my fj 80,000mi from a dealer. It was previously owned by a woman living in a wealthy area outside of the city. Not saying you should profile people, but it's good to have an idea of how it was treated because there is only so much maintenance you can do after someone neglected it for 100,000 miles. If you're gonna get a plane ticket and fly out to get one I would stick to warm southern states and stay away from the coasts (salt water). If you do travel make sure you know exactly what you're getting. Don't let someone who doesn't know squat sell you a 2wd if you want a 4x4. There is a great write up on buying used fjs on here if you search for it.
 

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You never know y'all. I, as well as friends up near Cleveland all use Fluid Film or some other oil coating in the winters. Just because its sitting in NE Ohio doesnt mean its a rust bucket. The odds are certainly much higher though. No doubt. If I wasnt over 2 hours away I would happily go check it out. I may not be remotely close to Cleveland for another 2 weeks or so.


Edit - It does look rather clean, but man that engine bay shot does make you wonder. Looks covered in salt. The yellowing may be dirt....or who knows maybe its a bunch of undercoating oil.... hard to say. Maybe iceberg painted trucks just get that way being single stage paint.

 

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You never know y'all. I, as well as friends up near Cleveland all use Fluid Film or some other oil coating in the winters. Just because its sitting in NE Ohio doesnt mean its a rust bucket. The odds are certainly much higher though. No doubt. If I wasnt over 2 hours away I would happily go check it out.
Would you happen to have any friends or know someone in that area to check the car out?
 
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