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General V-Strom Discussion Talk about all things V-Strom not limited to just one of the above models

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post #21 of 39 Old 08-31-2019, 02:43 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds like mall crawling is a nationwide trend. Makes me feel better about central Texas, which has actual opportunities to scratch your jeep, or bike, or butt....
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Priced a Toyota FJ?
They go for more used than they did new.

Owning a Cherokee for a few years was enough of the Jeep experience for me. Spent a lot of quality time working on it.
Tacoma's are the same. I bought a 2000 SR5 in 2003 for 10,500 kept it for 14 years put it for sale for $6,500 with faded paint and 10 year old barely passable tires and it sold within 2 hours to a guy in Kansas that did a fly-n-ride.

I could have held out for $7,500 to $8,000 but would have missed $1,500 cash back from Toyota on my new Tacoma so it was a wash.
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Almost 60,000 miles on my 2015 wrangler and I've never had a minutes trouble with it. Just do routine maintenance and I don't abuse it. I haven't had the need for a lift kit or winch but there may come a time I will wish I had it. I've had to chop my way around a few trees blocking the road/trail but it's always got me home.
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60k on our 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel, 40k of which is towing a Travel Trailer. Initial SCR teething issues and then the latest "Diesekgate" recall (thank you CARB and EPA&#x1f644;<img src="https://www.stromtrooper.com/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" /> but other than than those it is a blast to drive. 15mpg towing and 30mpg highway.
Always keep some "mobile protection" handy in all vehicles....the 9mm variety
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I had mine at the dealership for the airbag recall a couple of weeks ago. I was checking out the new Jeep pick-ups thinking I might get'em to give me a trade quote but the $60,000 msrp brought me back to reality. I could also hear Dave Ramsey in the background repeating "don't do it, you are Debt Free". Common sense prevailed.
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"Always keep some "mobile protection" handy in all vehicles....the 9mm variety"

Very handy if the jeep goes 'Christine' on you. Shoot out the lights so it can't light you up and then the tires so it slows it down.
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We have 30k on this one, over 100k on the last one when traded. Maintenance is always done.
I beat the crap out of both Jeepswith no problems. Vehicle protection equipment is always on hand.
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Almost 60,000 miles on my 2015 wrangler and I've never had a minutes trouble with it. Just do routine maintenance and I don't abuse it. I haven't had the need for a lift kit or winch but there may come a time I will wish I had it. I've had to chop my way around a few trees blocking the road/trail but it's always got me home.
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Same here decked out Rubicons lifted big tires suspension upgraded, etc. Not a ding on them.

They all have winches on the front that have never been used.

And then there's the big shiny trucks...

We got the trucks too. Full size lifted diesels with wheel spacers making them 7'11 and 15/16 wide rollin' coal. All the sound of turbines and whistling and waste gates abruptly opening at every shift.

The red light behind my house is like the Christmas tree at the drag strip for these coal rollin' fools. Actually this fad seems to thankfully be fading out and there are fewer into this. For a while I was hoping diesel would reach $8 a gallon.
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But there is NOTHING that has the resale value of Jeep Wranglers!
Except maybe a Tacoma or FJ Cruiser
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Except maybe a Tacoma or FJ Cruiser
I was going to leave this alone....

FJ cruisers don't sell for more than they cost new. At least not on any auction or sales report I have at hand. Yes, they do retain value very, very well. But not so good that they were worth buying as they quit making them in 2014 due to slow sales.

Tocomas were at one time were probably the best resale value high production vehicle. At least on par with Jeep Wrangler and some other models. But those were the "older" Tacos. Dead reliable, and actually cheap to buy new. The also rusted in half due to a poor frame construction. That brought resale value of good ones way up. So yes, the older ones bring crazy money to the right buyer. But the amount they bring isn't all that much as they were cheap to start with. The newer Tacos don't have quite the same reputation. Still great vehicles but not the low option run forever basic vehicles that built the name. They now have serious competition from the Colorado, Canyon, and Ranger.

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