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Old 07-19-2019, 09:58 AM #16
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I bought mine new due the 4Runner's resale value. I wanted to buy used but knew that I wouldn't want something with high mileage due to my driving patterns. Seeing the reality of that landscape, buying new made more sense. Couple that with controlling routine maintenance from the very start was an added bonus. 26 months and +76K miles later, I have no complaints to report and no regrets to harp on haha. If you don't do a lot of driving, buying used may be the way to go (if you can land yourself a nice deal).
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Hello all. I've been reading this board for a long time and looking at 4Runners, LandCruisers, Jeeps as well. I have a friend who is selling his wife's 4Runner and wanted to get the group's opinion on a couple of things. First, the vehicle:
2015 SR5 Premium 4WD with 45k miles. Black exterior/tan interior. Black Book wholesale is $28,000 so I'd probably pay him a little over that amount.

My questions:
1. I've been looking at new 4Runners since the depreciation on these rigs is so low, as demonstrated by the price above. However, money is money and this rig has been gently used, not offroaded, and has low miles.
2. I've convinced myself that I need the Trail/Off Road Pro for the rear locker etc. but maybe I don't. Maybe I should go camping etc and see what I need. I'm really looking to camp/overland in the PNW and not rock crawl so maybe the 4WD is plenty.
3. I actually don't like the fake hood scoop that's a plus for the SR5.
4. A new TRD Offroad Pro would be $40K ish, so I could do a lot of cool stuff to this stock rig for way less than the difference.

Any input on the value proposition and on the actual, real world need for the upgraded 4WD bits on the Off Road Pro? Anything I'm missing out on by buying a 2015 (I don't think so).

Thanks everyone. This is a great forum.
$28k is a hell of a lot less than $40k+ for new. Just use your eyes and a good mechanic to make sure you know what you're getting.

You can add a rear locker if you decide you need one, but buy and test and then build.

But back to $$, $28k + a few mods = $$ left over for a few nice trips for the next 4-5 years, or just save it for something else.

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Price sounds reasonable and if he is a friend and his wife drives it, it sounds even better as these vehicles are bullet proof. Also never hurts to try and negotiate?
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Ask yourself if you really need the dif locker, etc. An SR5P is more than capable for offroading and "overlanding" or whatever the cool kids are calling it this week. Personally though, if it's worth 28K Blue Book, I'd offer him like 25K for the buddy discount
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