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      12-26-2012 12:57 PM #1
      OK so my gf currently owns a 2007 Voodoo Blue Portapotty Edition FJ. 77k miles. Automatic with roof rack. She bought it brand new back in 07. She just wants a new one before she has to start putting money into a 6 year old SUV.

      She wants a 2013 Magma Orange FJ. Auto. Premium package and Roof rack.

      I'm thinking her FJ + $10,000.00 +/- should do this deal? Am I way off on this?

      We were at the stealer this past Saturday. They located an Orange Auto + Roof rack model. However they balked at my proposal. She got a follow up call today from the dealer asking for us to come back in. I know there are a lot of dealer types in here and I'd rather not waste my time if this deal can't/likely won't happen. The way she looks at it she will get a brand new car if it only costs her $10k. Otherwise she will keep her current FJ.

      TIA for the help TCL.

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      Respray current truck

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      Wow... Who says Hondas have no torque?

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      12-26-2012 01:03 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Sir UNBANNED_GERBIL M.B. View Post
      Respray current truck
      She wants some thing brnad new. Warranty. Peace of mind type deal. As it is she has already started to put some money into the maintenance on her current FJ. Right now with 77k miles it's still worth a good chunk of money as opposed to trading it in/selling it in a couple years and another 24k miles etc....

      She loves the Voodoo blue by the way. It's not so much a color thing. It's just that if she is going to change cars she wants a new color. Her favorite color is orange

    6. 12-26-2012 01:04 PM #6
      Shouldn't it be able to last 6+ more years w/o any problems?

      Once you pull off the lot w/ the new one, would it be worth 10k more than the current one market wise?

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      12-26-2012 01:06 PM #8
      So she doesn't want to maintain her FJ because it costs money.

      But she's willing to trade in hers and $10k for the exact same truck.

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      12-26-2012 01:06 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by fiveovercrest View Post
      Shouldn't it be able to last 6+ more years w/o any problems?

      Once you pull off the lot w/ the new one, would it be worth 10k more than the current one market wise?
      One would like to think that it would be 6 more years. However who knows?

      Would it be worth 10k more to her? In a nutshell, yes. That's the deal we are looking for.

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      12-26-2012 01:07 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Broduski View Post
      So she doesn't want to maintain her FJ because it costs money.

      But she's willing to trade in hers and $10k for the exact same truck.

      She has maintained her FJ. She's very very good with that.

      It's not the same exact truck. It would have zero miles and be brand new instead of 6 years old with almost 80k miles.

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      12-26-2012 01:07 PM #12
      There's a thread somewhere around here noting that the FJ has the highest resale value of pretty much any used car. Not sure if it is according to Edmunds or another source, but you may want to check into selling the car independently if she can get more out of the independent sale than she'd pay in extra taxes for not trading it in.

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      12-26-2012 01:09 PM #13
      In other words, she wants to pay 10K to extend her bumper to bumper warranty 3 years. Common sense is really lacking.

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      12-26-2012 01:10 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by madmax2k1 View Post
      In other words, she wants to pay 10K to extend her bumper to bumper warranty 3 years. Common sense is really lacking.
      Correct. She wants a new car after having her current car for 6 years.

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      12-26-2012 01:12 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by kwik!gti View Post
      She has maintained her FJ. She's very very good with that.

      It's not the same exact truck. It would have zero miles and be brand new instead of 6 years old with almost 80k miles.
      Dude, it's a toyota truck. Almost 80k miles is nothing. If she wants to spend the money and has it, more power to her, but I'm pretty sure she can make more money off that 10K if wisely put to use than she'd spend in extra maintenance over the next few years. That truck should be able to hit 200k miles with relatively few problems.

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      12-26-2012 01:12 PM #16
      Weird, I bought a new Tacoma back in 1998 and drove for 6-7 years, 100K miles and didn't do anything else to it besides oil changes and a brake job. OP's GF must drive the snot out of that thing to need repairs and feel like it's worn-out at 70K miles.

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      12-26-2012 01:12 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by madmax2k1 View Post
      In other words, she wants to pay 10K to extend her bumper to bumper warranty 3 years. Common sense is really lacking.
      do you expect something else from OP?
      Quote Originally Posted by nicoli View Post
      Wow... Who says Hondas have no torque?

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    18. 12-26-2012 01:13 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by madmax2k1 View Post
      In other words, she wants to pay 10K to extend her bumper to bumper warranty 3 years. Common sense is really lacking.
      And she wants something new but not something different.

      Sounds like an excuse just to make a purchase w/o a real need present. It's nice to get something new.

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      12-26-2012 01:15 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Pool Runner View Post
      Weird, I bought a new Tacoma back in 1998 and drove for 6-7 years, 100K miles and didn't do anything else to it besides oil changes and a brake job. OP's GF must drive the snot out of that thing to need repairs and feel like it's worn-out at 70K miles.
      I didn't say it needed repairs. Maybe you can quote me where I said that?

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      12-26-2012 01:16 PM #20
      I'll check in later after the normal 1st page tomfollery sibsides. Looking for some helpful insight. Thanks.

      Edit: by helpful I mean people who possibly work at Toyota/dealers to let me know if they think the deal I proposed could happen or if I'm wasting my time. Thanks.
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      12-26-2012 01:21 PM #21
      Thought about leasing?

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      12-26-2012 01:21 PM #22
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      12-26-2012 01:23 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      Thought about leasing?
      She's not interested in leasing. I suggested it and we looked into that but it doesn't fit the needs as she might be in a position where she will need to accumulate mileage that would exceed the lease allowance.

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      12-26-2012 01:25 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by kwik!gti View Post
      o Blue Portapotty Edition FJ. 77k miles. Automatic with roof rack. She bought it brand new back in 07. She just wants a new one before she has to start putting money into a 6 year old SUV.

      What on this vehicle is she worried about having to put money into? I've got a friend with an '05 Tacoma, Crew Cab, V6, Auto with 150,XXX+ miles on it and he has not so much turned a wrench on it, nor has it been to the dealer for anything outside of an oil change. A Tacoma and FJ are basically one and the same from a drivetrain standpoint. Cliche to say, but your GF's FJ aint even broken in yet. Just saying.
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    25. 12-26-2012 01:28 PM #25
      Stupidity can stimulate the economy too.

      This sounds like a great investment to me. I say she do it.

      The car is worth about $13k according to Edmunds. New MSRP is $26k, so unless you find a place that is willing to put money on the hood you will need more then $10k if you want to avoid financing.

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